We are directly related to and our Bishops of the Diocese of Newton are full members of the Holy Synod of Antioch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. The See of Antioch and The See of Rome are in communion with each other.
Our Patriarch is His Beatitude, Gregory III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem. The Patriarchate is today headquartered in Damascus, Syria.
Our fifth Eparch and sixth Bishop here in America, Bishop Nicholas Samra, resides presently in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.
One other retired Melkite hierarch also resides in the U.S. in the person of Bishop John Elya, Eparch Emeritus of Newton.
In the United States Eparchy, we have a Cathedral, the Mother Church of our Diocese, a Diaconate Formation Program, 36 Melkite Parishes, 6 Missions, 2 Communities, 58 Priests, Patriarchal and Eparchial, in active ministry, 7 retired Priests, 32 Deacons and several bi-ritual clergy who also assist around the nation where needed. Presently, seminarians for the Priesthood study at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA.
Our Eparchy (Diocese) covers the entire country. It consists of 5 Regions: New England, Mid Atlantic, Southern, Mid West and Western. Each is under the direction of a Priest called a “Protopresbyter”.