Father Nicola Yanney: A Timeline of his Life and Missionary Journeys

Title

Father Nicola Yanney: A Timeline of his Life and Missionary Journeys

Description

This timeline of the life of Father Nicola Yanney was written and compiled by Fr. Chirstopher Morris of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Kearney, Nebraska with the help of the Yanney family. Fr. Nicola Yanney was an important figure in the early Syrian Orthodox Church in America and the first to serve the Orthodox community in the Midwest.

Fr. Nicola was born in Fi'eh al-Koura, Lebanon in 1873 and emigrated to the United States around 1893 settling in Nebraska. In 1904 he was ordained a priest by Bishop Raphael Hawaweeny (St. Raphael of Brooklyn). He was the first permanent pastor of St. George Orthodox Church in Kearney, Nebraska but simultaneously ministered throughout the Midwest to communities in nineteen states including the far reaches of Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Kansas. He died in 1918 from the Spanish Flu.

Creator

Fr. Christopher Morris

Source

Fr. Christopher Morris

Publisher

Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Date

March 2015

Rights

Donor retains full ownership of any and all copyright currently controlled in agreement with Khayrallah Center. Nonexclusive right to authorize all uses of these materials for non-commercial research, scholarly, or other educational purposes are granted to Khayrallah Center pursuant to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA).

Format

Text/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

Kearney, Nebraska

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