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.

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Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

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The donor retains full ownership of any copyright and rights currently controlled. Nonexclusive right to authorize uses of these materials for non-commercial research, scholarly, or other educational purposes are granted to Khayrallah Center pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. Usage of the materials for these purposes must be fully credited with the source. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials.

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Text/pdf

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Text

Identifier

2015_Yanney_ChristopherMorris

Coverage

Kearney, Nebraska

Files

Yanney, Nicola timeline.pdf

Citation

Father Christopher Morris, “Father Nicola Yanney: A Timeline of his Life and Missionary Journeys,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed June 17, 2024, https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/39460.