OSJC: Order of St John Chrysostom: Orthodox and Catholic Christians serving together


Ecclesiastical Patron

The Order operates under the official protection and blessing of H.E. the Archbishop of Jos, The Most Reverend Matthew Ishaya Audu (received June 2020). The Order is grateful for this endorsement, episcopal blessing and ecclesiastical patronage.

Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu was born on June 7, 1959, in Tudu Uku, in the Diocese of Makurdi. After attending the St. James Minor Seminary in Keffi, he completed his philosophical and theological studies at the St. Augustine Major Seminary in Jos.

He was ordained a priest on June 23, 1984, for the Makurdi clergy.

After his ordination, he held the following positions: Deputy parish priest in Keffi (1984-86); Deputy parish priest in Lafia (1986-88); Parish priest of Nasarawa (1988-89); studies in Moral Theology in Rome at the Institute of Moral Theology of the Pontifical Lateran University, Licentiate (1989-91); Professor of Moral Theology and Vice-Rector of the Major Seminary of S. Thomas Aquinas, Makurdi (1992-97); in Rome, for the Degree in Moral Theology at the Alfonsianum (1997-99). From June to December 2000, with the departure of the Rector of the Seminary for a sabbatical year, he was Acting Rector of the Major Seminary of S. Thomas Aquinas, Makurdi.

Elected first Bishop of Lafia on December 5, 2000, he received episcopal ordination on March 31, 2001.

Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu

Archbishop of JosNigeria


Date Age Event Title
7 Jun 1959 61.02 Born
23 Jun 1984 25.0 Ordained Priest Priest of MakurdiNigeria
5 Dec 2000 41.4 Appointed Bishop of LafiaNigeria
31 Mar 2001 41.8 Ordained Bishop Bishop of LafiaNigeria
6 Jan 2020 60.5 Appointed Archbishop of JosNigeria
31 Mar 2020 60.8 Installed Archbishop of JosNigeria
MicroData Summary for Matthew Ishaya Audu
Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (born ) Archbishop of Jos



Event Place
Birth Place Rafin-Pa, Diocese of Oturkpo
Ordained Bishop Nasarawa Polytechnic College, Lafia, Diocese of Lafia


Please contact the Archbishop through the Archdiocese of Jos.

  • a priest for 35.98 years
  • a bishop for 19.21 years
Episcopal Lineage / Apostolic Succession:



  • ob/c2+: Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 163, Number 13,961
  • ab: Bollettino, 6 Jan 2020
  • i: CB, 6 Jan 2020