Seminary Graduate Ordained to Priesthood

On Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Our Lady of the Cedars Church in Manchester, New Hampshire, Deacon Thomas Moses was ordained to the Priesthood through the hand of the Most Rev. Bishop Nicholas Samra.

In 2013, Father Thomas began his preparation for Holy Orders by attending B.C.S. He served with and learned here under a number of gifted and accomplished priests, deacons, and laity from Orthodox, Latin, Ruthenian, Melkite, and Protestant backgrounds. After 4 years of intense study and formation and preparation in the Byzantine tradition, he received his Master of Divinity degree with high honors. He then returned to New Hampshire and his home parish of Our Lady of the Cedars, where he served as a subdeacon, until his ordination to the diaconate on May 5, 2019.

He has been teaching theology at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, New Hampshire, since August 2017, and ministering as a per diem Chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital, also in Nashua, since October 2018. He serves as an assistant representative of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton to the Eparchial Directors of Religious Education, where he has been helping to bring Eastern Catholic Formation to many of the faithful in an online format through God With Us Online.

At his ordination, Bishop Nicholas appointed Father Thomas as administrator of St. Basil’s Church in Utica, New York. Father Thomas will begin his fulltime ministry at St. Basil’s Church at the conclusion of the school year.

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary community rejoices with Father Thomas, while praying that the Lord God grant him a long and fruitful ministry, and many years in health and happiness.

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