Richard Van de Water

Richard Van de Water
Contact information:

Tel: +1 310 470 9116
Email: [email protected]

  • 30/04/1950: Born in Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • 1974: Arrived in the Holy Land, a Presbyterian
  • 1976: Welcomed into the Catholic Church.  Catechism Teacher, Freres School in Jerusalem
  • 04/10/1978: Joined the Latin Patriarchate Major Seminary
  • 30/05/1982: Ordained Priest by Patriarch J.J. Beltritti  at the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem on Pentecost Sunday
  • 07/1982: Vicar to Fr. Luigi Favro, Holy Family Parish in Ramallah, Palestine
  • 09/1985: Vicar to Fr. Mario Furlan, Twelve Apostles Parish in Zarqa North, Jordan
  • 1988: Vicar to Fr. Khalil Ja’ar, Twelve Apostles Parish in Zarqa North
  • 01/07/1989: Parish Priest, St. Joseph in Ader, Jordan
  • 1995: Professor, Biblical Studies, Latin Patriarchate Seminary; Studies for Licentiate at the French Biblical and Archeological School of Jerusalem
  • 1996: Doctorate in Biblical Studies, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 09/1999: Parish Priest, St. Joseph in Jifna; Professor, Latin Patriarchate Seminary
  • 2004: Priest Assistant to Fr. Labib Kobti