Bishop Stephanos attends the Entrhonement of Bishop François Beyrouti, the 6th Bishop of the Eparchy of Newton, MA
Photo: Most Rev. Bishop François Beyrouti, left, and Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, right, with Patriarch Youssef Absi, the current patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Newton, MA.
On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, the Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, and Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas attended the Enthronement Divine Liturgy of the Most Rev. Bishop François Beyrouti, the sixth (6th) Eparchial Bishop of Newton for the Melkite Church in the United States of America.
The Enthronement of Most Rev. Bishop François Beyrouti was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation in West Roxbury, Massachusetts with Patriarch Youssef Absi and Bishop Nicholas Samra (the Eparch Emeritus) of the Melkite Catholic Eparchy of Newton as the principal celebrants. The Secretary for the Congregation of the Eastern Churches, Archbishop George Gallaro, read the Papal Bull of designation as is customary.
On behalf of the Eparchial Bishop, Mar Stephanos, the clergy, religious and lay faithful of St. Mary Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA & Canada, the Eparchy extends her prayerful best wishes to Most Rev. Bishop François Beyrouti as he begins his Episcopal ministry.