The Reverend Nicholas L. Gregoris
Father Gregoris was born on July 26,1972 in New York City, where he attended parochial elementary and secondary schools. He did his seminary studies at Seton Hall University, receiving a BA degree (magna cum laude) in Classical Languages in 1992 and at the Pontifical Gregorian University, earning his STB degree there (magna cum laude) in 1995. He was one of the founders of the Diocesan Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania (now reconstituted as the Priestly Society of the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman). He was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on May 26, 1997, at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in the Diocese of Scranton. Following ordination to the priesthood, he was assigned to teach theology full-time at Notre Dame High School in East Stroudsburg and did parochial work on weekends at Our Lady of Victory Church in Tannersville, Pennsylvania.
Father Gregoris was reassigned to Rome in the Fall of 1998 to complete his graduate studies, receiving the licentiate of sacred theology at the Pontificia Facoltà Theologica Marianum in June of 1999 (summa cum laude). An alumnus of the Pontifical North American College, his particular area of study and the topic of his thesis concerned the Mariology of Cardinal Newman, which work he developed in greater depth for his doctorate, which he received from the Marianum (summa cum laude) in June of 2001. In July of 2002, Father Gregoris became an Assistant Professor at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in theology and Latin. Subsequently, he became the first full-time chaplain at Wyoming Catholic College. Later, he served at the Church of Saint Andrew in Downtown Manhattan, which provides sacramental ministry to the judicial community.
A special area of interest for him is the Sacred Liturgy and relations with the Eastern Churches, as reflected in his possession of faculties to celebrate in the Byzantine Rite.
He has published numerous articles in the Catholic Press [Our Sunday Visitor, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, The Catholic Answer, National Catholic Register, l’Osservatore Romano(English Edition)] and has been accredited to the Vatican Press Corps. He is the managing editor of The Catholic Response, the author of one book, and the translator of two. He conducts lectures and workshops on a variety of topics for Religious and laity alike. He has hosted a weekly radio program entitled, “The Truth About Mary,” was a research consultant for the national organization Priests for Life, and for the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He has competency in Latin and Greek, as well as in the following modern languages [in order of fluency]: Italian, Spanish and French.