Spiridon Mattar

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Spiridon Mattar
Bishop of Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo
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Bishop Spiridon in the centre
Church Melkite Greek Catholic Church
See Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo
In office 1978–1990
Predecessor Elias Coueter
Successor Boutros Mouallem
Ordination July 20, 1946
by Maximos IV Sayegh
Consecration July 20, 1978
by Maximos V Hakim
Personal details
Born (1921-03-01)March 1, 1921
Alexandria, Egypt
Died July 26, 2014 (aged 93)
Boa Esperança, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Spiridon Mattar (March 1, 1921 – July 26, 2014) was an Egyptian-born Brazilian Melkite Greek Catholic hierarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo.


Mattar was born in Alexandria, Egypt from Lebanese parents, but grew up in Beirut and was ordained here as a priest on July 20, 1946.[1] He studied theology and philosophy at the Seminary Saint Anne in Jerusalem, Palestine. He was secretary in the Melkite bishopric in Beirut, Lebanon; Pastor of Our Lady of Providence; Superior of the Saint Basil School; Vicar General in Beirut; President of the Ecclesiastical Court – Patriarchal; Parish priest of Saint John Chrysostom (Chaplain). Mattar was appointed bishop of the Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo on June 22, 1978 and ordained bishop on July 20, 1978. Mattar resigned from the diocese on April 20, 1990. At the time of his death in 2014 he operated in the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, in Boa Esperança, Minas Gerais.[2]


  1. ^ Almanach 2010: Patriarcat Grec-Melkite Catholique. Antelias. 2011. p. 138. 
  2. ^ "Notícia: notícias > Morre, em Boa Esperança, o bispo Dom Spiridon Mattar". Jornal de Lavras. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 

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