Alumnus Tristan Farida Ordained a Priest

May 16, 2022

Alumnus Farida Being Ordained by Bishop Emanuel

On May 13th, Tristan Farida was ordained a priest of the Chaldean Catholic Church by Bishop Emanuel Shaleta at St. Peter Chaldean Cathedral in El Cajon. He is the eighth Chaldean seminarian who graduated from JPCatholic to be ordained, following others like Fr. Simon Esshaki and Fr. Ankido Sipo. Fr. Farida graduated from JPCatholic’s Theology & Philosophy program in 2019. Combined with alumni in the Eudist order, JPCatholic now has ten alumni who have been ordained to the priesthood.

To learn more about the Chaldean Catholic Church, watch our recent video featuring our professor Fr. Ankido Sipo.