September 13, 2022 0 Comments

Here is a note received from the Chancellor of the Eparchy of Newton, the Very Reverend James Koury: We send heartfelt congratulations and prayers to the following brothers who recently received blessings as readers and/or subdeacons, and those who were ordained to the Diaconate and/or Priesthood. Priest: Rev. Fr. Peter Wingerter, September 11, 2022, at …

A new Melkite Priest

January 16, 2022 0 Comments

Axios! Axios! Axios! He is Worthy. He is Worthy. He is Worthy. With great joy, Bishop Nicholas Samra and the Eparchy announce the ordination to the priesthood of Father Zyad Abyad of St. John of the Desert Melkite Catholic Church in Phoenix, Arizona which took place on Sunday, January 9, 2022. We congratulate Fr. Zyad, …

Priesthood Sunday 2021

September 22, 2021 0 Comments

Please pray for Fr Dennis, our priest, especially this weekend for Priesthood Sunday. Tell Fr Dennis you are praying for him, too. Let us build up the priesthood, one priest at a time!

Ordinations plus… for the Eparchy of Newton

August 16, 2020 0 Comments

Recently, Bishop Nicholas Samra announced the wonderful news that Father Mark Melone –who last year lovingly came to shepherd Holy Transfiguration, after the passing of the beloved pastor of nearly 50 years, Father Joseph Francavilla– has been assigned as our new pastor at Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church. Saturday, on the Feast of the Dormition …

Postponing ordination

July 10, 2020 0 Comments

July 10, 2020 My sisters and brothers in Christ: I regret to inform you that, after consultation with Bishop Nicholas, it has been determined that Deacon Georges’ scheduled ordination on July 25th to the Holy Priesthood will be postponed. This is because of the threat of COVID 19 to the large number of people who …

Married Newtown Man Ordained to Priesthood in Danbury

March 29, 2020 0 Comments

Our sister parish in Danbury, St. Ann’s, has a new priest since December 2019: Father Thomas Davis. The Newtown Bee published a story today on Davis’ ordination to the priesthood. Read the story here. #ByzantineCatholicCT #ByzantineCatholicConnecticut #Melkite #MelkiteCT

Clerical celibacy and priesthood

February 23, 2020 0 Comments

Abbot Nicholas (Zachariadis) of the Holy Resurrection Monastery (Wisconsin) gave a non-scholarly talk on celibacy, marriage and priesthood. It is relevant to Byzantine Catholics (…and others). Holy Resurrection Monastery is under Bishop John Michael Botean of the Eparchy of Canton — Romanian Byzantine Catholics.   The talk can be viewed here.