The Right Reverend Gerald T. Murphy, JCD, entered eternal rest on September 14, 2019.

Father Murphy was ordained a priest at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 9, 1967. On September 14, 1984, he professed vows in the Basilian Salvatorian Order, joining an Eastern Catholic Order of priests who elected him Regional Superior (Provincial) of the American Region where he served as Superior for six years.

Father Murphy received his Licentiate in Canon Law from the University of Strasbourgh in France and his Doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, Italy.

Father Murphy was laid to rest on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in New London, following a liturgy celebrated at his hometown parish of St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Waterford.

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