H.G. Bishop David’s 10th Anniversary as a Bishop


This year marks the anniversary of H.G. Bishop David’s ordination as a bishop and 10 years of his blessed service here on the east coast.  His Grace Bishop David was honored at two functions, a banquet held in his honor at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus, NJ on Nov. 17, 2009 and an anniversary celebration held at St. Aedan’s Roman Catholic Church in Jersey City, NJ on Nov. 18, 2009.   Attending these events were some of our blessed hierarchs of our sister oriental orthodox churches,  distinguished political guests, clergy, and congregation.

Among those in attendance was H.E. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian of the Armenian Orthodox Church, H.E. Metropolitan Zacharias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and Very Rev. Chorepiscopus John Meno, on behalf of H.E. Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim of the Syrian Orthodox Church.  Both nights were filled with speeches, video presentations (see below), choirs, etc… that were an attempt, but could not express our love and gratitude to our beloved Anba David.

May the Lord keep for us the life of our holy righteous father, our patriarch Pope Shenouda III, and his partner in the apostolic ministry, our father the Bishop Anba David for many years and peaceful times.  Amen. Amen. Amen.

Ordination of H.G. Bishop David

10 Years of Service

Recording of H.G. Bishop David’s 10th Anniversary Banquet

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Ordination of Fr. Thomas Nashed


Among those ordained by H.H. Pope Shenouda III on November 14, 2009, was Fr. Thomas Nashed, formerly known as Hany Nashed, to serve in the church of St. George & St. Shenouda Church in Jersey City, NJ.  I would like to congratulate Fr. Thomas, Mona, Mark, Thomas, Daniel, the family, and the congregation on this blessed ordination.  May the Lord bless Fr. Thomas’ service to be fruitful and effective in the youth of our church. Here are the two videos of selected clips from the ordination.

Ordination Video  – Short Version (5:32)

Contains: Beginning of Prayers, Fr. Thomas is Called, Fr. Thomas is Dressed in his Priestly Garments, Fr. Thomas is Crowned with his Priestly Crown, Fr. Thomas Prays a Part in the Liturgy

Ordination Video – Long Version (17:11)

Contains: Beginning of Prayers, The Oath of Priesthood, The Prayers of Blessing, Fr. Thomas is Called, Fr. Thomas is Dressed in his Priestly Garments, Fr. Thomas is Crowned with his Priestly Crown, Fr. Thomas Prays a Part in the Liturgy, The Confession

Coptic Priest Ordinations – November 2009


Today, on November 14, 2009, the 38th Anniversary of the Enthronement of H.H. Pope Shenouda III as Pope and Patriarch on the See of St. Mark, H.H. Pope Shenouda III, the gathered Metropolitans, and Bishops ordained many priests.

They ordained 22 new priests:

  1. Father Tomas (Thomas), formerly known as Hany Nashed of Jersey City, NJ, to serve St. George & St. Shenouda Church in Jersey City, NJ, USA
  2. Father George to serve St. George Church in Ottawa, Canada
  3. Father Youssef (Joseph) to serve St. Abraam Church in Toronto, Canada
  4. Father Mikhail (Michael) to serve St. Mark Church in Brazil
  5. Father Elia (Elijah) to serve St. Antonius & St. Paul Church in Ezbet El Nakhl, Cairo, Egypt
  6. Father Yostos to serve St. Antonius & St. Paul Church in Ezbet El Nakhl, Cairo, Egypt
  7. Father Boules (Paul) to serve Virgin Mary Church in El Matareya, Cairo, Egypt
  8. Father Bola (Paul) to serve Virgin Mary Church in El Matareya, Cairo, Egypt
  9. Father Filopateer to serve Virgin Mary Church in El Matareya, Cairo, Egypt
  10. Father Angelos (Angel) to serve Virgin Mary Church in El Matareya, Cairo, Egypt
  11. Father Samoeel (Samuel) to serve Virgin Mary Church in Hart El Room, Egypt
  12. Father Bola (Paul) to serve Virgin Mary Church in Hart El Room, Egypt
  13. Father Mina to serve Virgin Mary & St. Mina Church in Madenat Nasr, Egypt
  14. Father Bishoy to serve St. Shenouda Church in El Hadaba Bosta, Egypt
  15. Father Rafael to serve St. Shenouda Church in El Hadaba Bosta, Egypt
  16. Father Shenouda to serve St. Shenouda Church in El Hadaba Bosta, Egypt
  17. Father Timothaos (Timothy) to serve St. Mina Church in Shoubra, Cairo, Egypt
  18. Father Arsanios to serve St. Mina Church in Shoubra, Cairo, Egypt
  19. Father Mousa (Moses) to serve St. Mina Church in Shoubra, Cairo, Egypt
  20. Father Markos (Mark) to serve Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael in Egypt
  21. Father Yohanna (John) to serve Virgin Mary & St. John in Bab El Looh, Cairo, Egypt
  22. Father Mina, formerly knows as Mina Abdelshahid of Brooklyn, NY, to serve our churches in USA

May the Lord continue to bless His Church and increase her service. We congratulate His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on the ordinations of these new servants of Christ. We also congratulate the newly ordained fathers the priests, their families, and the congregations of these blessed churches.

I would like to wish a special CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Tomas Nashed, Mona, Mark, Thomas, Daniel, the whole family, and congregation of St. George & St. Shenouda!

Coptic Clergy Ordinations Video

Live Streaming of Coptic Special Events


I will be live streaming video of two events coming up:

1. Celebration for the Anniversary of H.H. Pope Shenouda III of Enthronement at 11:00am EST on Friday,  Nov. 13, 2009.

2. Ordination of Coptic Clergy at 1:00am EST on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009.

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Theological Seminary in Melbourne


His Grace Bishop Suriel of Melbourne is completing the development of the Theological Seminary in Melbourne and will open it to the general public. Moreover, the Seminary will soon be accredited through His Grace’s leadership.

What a wonderful and awesome endeavor that is greatly needed for our Church and for the public at large.

We ask our Good Savior to continue advancing these efforts for the glory of His Holy Name.

Please check out this wonderful video about the Seminary:

More Information available at: http://www.sacotc.org/