Fr Georges Haddad, was ordained to the holy priesthood at Our Lady of the Annunciation Cathedral in Boston at the hand of His Grace, Bishop Nicholas Samra, on Saturday, Sept. 19. Fr Georges was born and raised in Tripoli, Lebanon. At the age of 17 he emigrated with his parents and three siblings to the United States. Upon arrival, he enrolled in college and graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics. After graduation, he married his wife, Pamela, and they have two daughters, Liana and Helena.
The former is married and living in upstate New York, while the latter is finishing college. Fr Georges felt the calling to the priesthood since he was in his early teens. Trying to ignore the inner voice did not seem to work. In 2016, after getting the blessing from his wife, Khourieh Pamela, he approached Bishop Nicholas and discussed at length his desire to serve the people as a priest. Sayedna gave his blessings, and Fr Georges then earned a master’s degree in theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary, as well as learning about eastern liturgies and canon law from highly qualified Melkite clergy. He was blessed as a reader by Patriarch Absi during his visit to the United States in July 2018. A year later, on Sept. 22, 2019, Bishop Nicholas blessed him as a Subdeacon and ordained him as a deacon at St. Ann Melkite Church in Waterford, Connecticut. On Sept. 19, 2020 he was ordained a priest by Bishop Nicholas. Currently Fr Georges has been named administrator of St Elias Church in Brooklyn, Ohio, where he and the Khourieh currently reside. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.