Bishop Nicholas


Born in Paterson, N.J., the Most Rev. Nicholas James Samra (1944- ) was ordained a priest of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton. He served in several Melkite parishes and eparchial posts before his election as auxiliary bishop in 1989. He was elected our fifth eparchial bishop in 2011.

January 1

Jubilee of Mercy and Melkite Jubilee


December 19

Bishop's 2015 Nativity Letter


October 21

Bishop's Appeal 2015


May 24

Pastoral Letter on Christian Death and Funerals


Melkite San Jose

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