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The Rev. Dr. Joshua Samuel

Fr. Joshua Samuel (Fr. Josh) was ordained priest in the Church of South India, Diocese of Madras in 2008. After moving to the United States, he has been serving as the Priest in Charge of the Church of the Resurrection in Richmond Hill, Queens, since 2015.


He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the Union Theological Seminary, New York, and currently teaches at the Mercer School of Theology (School of Ministry of the Diocese of Long Island) in Garden City.


He is married to Amirthaseeli Jeyaseelan (Seeli), who is a postulant for priesthood in our diocese. They have two sons, Raphael (9) and Matthew (2). Fr. Josh is interested in social justice activism and wherever/whenever possible gently encouraging the church to work for justice and peace.


St. John’s would like to extend a warm Welcome to Fr. Joshua Samuel!

Church: (718) 525-1444
Rectory: (516) 341-2233

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