Syriac Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance
Eparchia Dominae Nostrae Liberationis Novarcensis Syrorum
|Territory||United States of America|
|Ecclesiastical province||Eastern Catholic Eparchies Immediately Subject to the Holy See|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|Denomination||Syriac Catholic Church|
|Rite||West Syriac Rite|
|Established||November 6, 1995 (25 years ago)|
|Cathedral||St. Joseph Cathedral|
|Bishop||Yousif Benham Habash|
The territory of the eparchy encompasses the entire United States. It has its HQ in Newark, New Jersey, and has its Cathedral episcopal see: St. Joseph Syriac Catholic Cathedral, in Bayonne, New Jersey. It was estimated to have 16,000 faithful. Bishop Yousif Benham Habash has led the eparchy since April 2010.
On November 6, 1995, Pope John Paul II erected the Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance, immediately subject to the Holy See, and appointed bishop Joseph Younan as the first eparch, with his see at Newark, New Jersey.
In 2009, Bishop Younan was elected as Primate of the Syriac Catholic Church and Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syriacs. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Yousif Benham Habash as the second eparch.
- Eparchs (Bishops) of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark
- Joseph Younan (November 6, 1995 – January 20, 2009), later Patriarch of Antioch of the Syriacs (actually in Beirut, Lebanon) ([2009.01.20] 2009.01.22 – ...) and President of the Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church (2009.01.22 – ...)
- Yousif Benham Habash (April 12, 2010 – ...)
As of 2016, the eparchy is estimated to have 16,000 faithful in 8 parishes and 6 missions.
Congregations are located in the following cities :
- East coast
- Allentown, Pennsylvania
- Bayonne, New Jersey
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Farmington Hills, Michigan
- Sterling Heights, Michigan
- Northbrook, Illinois
- West coast
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