The Most Rev. John Adel Elya (1928- ) was the third eparch (the fourth bishop), serving from 1993 to 2004. Born in Maghdouche, Lebanon he is a member of the Basilian Salvatorian Order. He previously served the eparchy as a parish priest, an instructor and rector of St. Basil’s Seminary before become auxiliary bishop of Newton in 1986. He retired in 2004 and is presently eparch emeritus.