Coptic Priest Ordinations – November 2008


On November 11, 2008 His Holiness Pope Shenouda III ordained 11 new priests. Ten priests to serve in North America and one to serve in Austria. Here is what information I could gather:

1. Father Kyrillos formerly known as Bassem Gobran to serve St. Mark’s Church – Boston, MA, USA
2. Father Samuel formerly known as Alex Hanna to serve St. Mark’s Church – Boston, MA, USA
3. Father Mark formerly known as Maged Iskander (a servant from Virgin Mary & St. Pachomius in Stoney Point) to serve St. Mary and St. Moses’ Church – Buffalo, NY, USA
4. Father Andrew formerly known as Ayman Awad to serve Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael’s Church – Hamden, CT, USA
5. Father Tadros formerly known as Sami Bishara to serve St. Mary & St. Demiana – Westchester, NY, USA
6. Father Anthony formerly known as Magdy Zaki to serve St. Mark’s Church – Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
7. Father Joseph to serve St. George & St. Rueiss’ Church – Toronto, Canada
8. Father Luke formerly known as Uncle Michail to serve Virgin Mary & St. Athanasius – Mississauga, Canada
9. Father David formerly known as Uncle Baheeg to serve Virgin Mary & St. Athanasius – Mississauga, Canada
10. Father Antonious to serve St. Mark’s Church – Montreal, Canada
11. Father Shenouda to serve our churches in Austria

May the Lord continue to bless the Church and increase her service. We congratulate His Holiness on the ordination of these servants in Christ.

Photos courtesy of Coptic.net

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