Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Of Blessed Memory

 

Bishop John

The Most Rev. John Adel Elya (1928-2019) was the third eparch (the fourth bishop), serving from 1993 to 2004. Born in Maghdouche, Lebanon he was 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..

Bishop Justin

The Most Rev. Justin Abraham Najmy (1898-1968), a member of the Aleppian Basilian Order, served as pastor of St Basil’s Church, then in Central Falls, RI., for twenty years before becoming the first bishop for the Melkites in the United States. Appointed Apostolic Exarch in 1967, he served until his untimely death on June 11, 1968.

Archbishop Joseph

The Most Rev. Joseph Elias Tawil (1913-1999), a native of Damascus, Syria was a member of the patriarchal clergy. After serving at the patriarchal college in Alexandria, Egypt from 1936 to 1959, he was elected Archbishop of Myra and patriarchal vicar in Damascus. In 1969 he was appointed as our second exarch. In 1976 the exarchate was raised to the status of a full eparchy and Archbishop Joseph became its first eparch. He retired for reason of health in 1989. Archbishop Joseph reposed on February 17, 1999.

Bishop Ignatius

The Most Rev. Ignatius Ghattas (1920-1992), our second eparch (third bishop) was a native of Nazareth. A member of the Basilian Salvatorian Order, he taught for six years in the monastery school before coming to the United States. He served as pastor of St. Elias Church, Brooklyn, OH for 34 years before his election to the episcopate in 1989. He reposed on October 11, 1992.

Necrology

Remember, O Lord, Your servants who have departed this life in the hope of resurrection.
   
Archbishop John Bassoul, BSO August 9, 1977
Archbishop Elias Cueter (Kwaiter) June 9, 1985
Archbishop Joseph Raya June 10, 2005
Archbishop George Riashi, BCO October 28, 2012
Archbishop Joseph E. Tawil February 17, 1999
   
Most Reverend John A. Elya, BCO July 19, 2019
Bishop Ignatius Ghattas, BSO October 11, 1992
Bishop Justin Najmy, BAO June 11, 1968
   
Exarch Anthony Joseph Aneed August 24, 1970
Exarch George Coriaty, BSO February 3, 2002
Exarch John Haddad, BCO 1940
Exarch John W. Haddad, BSO January 27, 1998
Exarch William Haddad, BSO May 5, 2001
Exarch Elias Skaff December 14, 2000
   
Archimandrite Gregory Abboud, BSO June 29, 1978
Archimandrite Benedictos Abdennour, BAO April 28, 1947
Archimandrite Charles Aboody May 29, 2017
Archimandrite Peter Abouzeid, BSO November 26, 1960
Archimandrite Nicholas Abraham, BSO August 16, 1973
Archimandrite Cyril Anid November 4, 1968
Archimandrite Elie Antoun March 27, 2008
Archimandrite Adib Badaoui, BSO July 7, 2006
Archimandrite Michel Bardaouil January 4, 1987
Archimandrite Constantine Belisarius November 27, 2016
Archimandrite Nicholas Borkhoche, BSO April 11, 1985
Archimandrite Peter Capucci, BAO April 20, 1973
Archimandrite Maximos Chalhoub May 30, 2002
Archimandrite George Dagher, BSO November 8, 2012
Archimandrite Elias Denissoff September 7, 1971
Archimandrite William J. Egan December 27, 1985
Archimandrite Julien Eliane February 8, 2011
Archimandrite Joseph Francavilla November 13, 2019
Archimandrite Bernard Ghosn, BCO September 9, 1955
Archimandrite Cyril Haddad, BSO April 15, 1986
Archimandrite Simon Hage, BSO August 15, 2004
Archimandrite Peter Haijar, BSO June 15, 1996
Archimandrite Malatious Hajjar, BSO March 29, 1949
Archimandrite Andrew Hallack, BCO October 9, 1962
Archimandrite Dimitri Hatoum, BCO October 7, 1986
Archimandrite John E. Hindy November 18, 1938
Archimandrite John Jadaa, BSO May 7, 2016
Archimandrite Joseph Kandalaft, BSO August 3, 1957
Archimandrite Oreste Kerame January 21, 1983
Archimandrite Lucien Malouf, BSO April 13, 1982
Archimandrite Paul Kattini Malouf August 24, 1965
Archimandrite Maximos Mardelli October 3, 2000
Archimandrite Frank J. Milienewicz December 11, 2019
Archimandrite Malatios Mufleh, BSO July 4, 1964
Archimandrite Gerasimos Murphy, BSO September 14, 2019
Archimandrite Basil Nahas, BSO June 8, 1926
Archimandrite Dimitri Nicholas 1963
Archimandrite Agabious Riashi, BCO July 6, 1984
Archimandrite Clement Salman, BSO September 13, 1951
Archimandrite Philip Salmone, BCO July 6, 1967
Archimandrite Paul Sanky December 5, 1939
Archimandrite Basil Sawaya, BCO January 18, 1905
Archimandrite Theophane Wakim, BSO March 10, 1988
Archimandrite Flavian Zahar, BSO December 12, 1945
   
Archpriest Armand Jacopin December 10, 1971
Archpriest Daniel Munn June 29, 2006
   
Protosyncellus Eftimios Saba, BSO August 20, 1956
   
Economos Abraham Bechewate, BSO October 10, 1923
Economos Thomas Fayad, BCO September 20, 1939
Economos Nicholas Medawar, BCO January 4, 1928
Economos Seraphim Roumie, BAO December 12, 1940
   
Rev. Elias Abboud, BSO November 22, 1937
Rev. Basil William Adcock August 4, 1998
Rev. Elias Akel February 17, 1932
Rev. Nicholas Araktingi July 18, 1973
Rev. Philip Azoon March 5, 2012
Rev. Philip Batal, BSO October 17, 1906
Rev. Boctor Bishara August 25, 2016
Rev. Ananias Boury, BCO January 21, 1963
Rev. Ramon Castañon, BSO October 31, 1991
Rev. Cyril Crume September 28, 2013
Rev. Joseph Dagher, BSO May 18, 1997
Rev. Gabriel (Gofriel) Dick, MSSP August 10, 2014
Rev. Badie George Essa June 3, 1997
Rev. Abraham Estephan
Rev. Salem Faddoul March 23, 1992
Rev. Ross Frey, BSO June 21, 2014
Rev. Athanasius Gannam, BSO
Rev. Nicholas Gannam, BSO
Rev. Ignatius Gebara, BSO December 31, 1928
Rev. Raphael Gedah, BSO December 29, 1975
Rev. Peter Geha
Rev. Edmond Michel Ghazal, BCO November 16, 2013
Rev. Albert Gorayeb July 27, 1987
Rev. Athanase Hassey February 4, 2007
Rev. Timothy Jock August 11, 1948
Rev. Michael Jolly April 10, 2015
Rev. Michael Hull July 10, 1998
Rev. Michael Kadry, BCO
Rev. Theophile Kalaff, BCO 1938
Rev. Lawrence Karam, BCO March 11, 1989
Rev. Abraham Kattan
Rev. Beshara Kayata, BSO December 17, 1933
Rev. Alexander Kelliher, SA January 31, 2004
Rev. Philip Khairallah November 17, 2018
Rev. James King October 27, 2011
Rev. David Kirk May 23, 2007
Rev. Andrew Kolitsos October 7, 2014
Rev. Dominic Ledbetter, BSO May 19, 1996
Rev. John Leonard April 28, 2015
Rev. Allen Maloof April 28, 1969
Rev. Basil Marsha, BSO 1925
Rev. Peter Nahas November 21, 1926
Rev. Makarios (El-Haj) Nasr, BCO 1930
Rev. Elias Njeim November 30, 2017
Rev. Richard Rasi November 13, 2002
Rev. Raphael Riashi, BCO June 6, 1963
Rev. Nemetallah Saliba, BCO January 21, 1976
Rev. Makarios Samaha, BCO
Rev. Clement Sawaya, BCO July 1, 1969
Rev. Gerasimos Sawaya, BCO November 18, 1949
Rev. Lawrence Sawaya, BCO 1981
Rev. Anthony Sayegh January 17, 1995
Rev. Phillip K. Sayegh, BSO February 13, 1947
Rev. Basil Shaheen, BSO January 28, 1953
Rev. Antoine Sharkey
Rev. Raymond Shashaty, BSO November 15, 1991
Rev. Alexios Shatawee, BSO July 12, 1957
Rev. Anthanasius Simon February 3, 1935
Rev. Joseph Simon, BSO 1911
Rev. Paul Sion, BSO August 21, 1953
Rev. Beshara Thalge, BSO March 4, 1964
Rev. Cyril Totongy, BAO
Rev. Polycarp Warde, BSO January 21, 1955
Rev. Clement Youssef, BSO May 31, 2019
   
Archdeacon Elias Sahyouni April 15, 2013
   
Protodeacon Paul Lawler August 27, 2008
Protodeacon James Soloman July 4, 2011
Protodeacon Paul Weyrich December 18, 2008
   
Deacon Thomas Burke November 26, 2016
Deacon Stan Cholewinski August 27, 2009
Deacon Irenaeus Dionne November 2, 2012
Deacon Lawrence Farhat March 29, 2005
Deacon Carl Heinemeyer August 12, 2009
Deacon Ibrahim Marji August 20, 2004
Deacon Michael Patrick McCarthy December 30, 1988
Deacon Malachy McHugh, OFM Cap May 2, 1998
Deacon Robert Pride September 10, 2011
Deacon Nicholas Rosov August 8, 2004
   
Monk Andreas Nocerino March 23, 1999

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