Bishop Emeritus Nicholas

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

On October 12th 2022, Bishop Nicholas officially retired from the pastoral governance of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton (Massachusetts), as Bishop François Beyrouti, was ordained. 

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