Fr. Thomas Nashed’s Welcome Reception


St. George & St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church of Jersey City, NJ

extends an invitation to everyone to share in celebrating

The Reception of

Fr. Thomas Nashed

Friday, December 25, 2009 at 7:00pm in Bethany Building (861 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306)

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Fr. Thomas Nashed’s First Liturgy


Fr. Thomas Nashed officiated his first liturgy at St. Bishoy Monastery in Egypt.  Here are some pics of his first liturgy.

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