Coptic Ordinations November 30, 2010


On November 30, 2010, H.H. Pope Shenouda III, with the gathered Bishops ordained 8 new priests:

  1. Father Antoine to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Mark in Paris, France.
  2. Father Youhanna (John) to serve the Church Virgin Mary & St. Mark in Paris, France.
  3. Father Youssef (Joseph) to serve the Coptic Orthodox Church in Paris, France.
  4. Father Mina Youssef to serve the Church of Daniel The Prophet & The Three Youth in Mississauga, Canada.
  5. Father Kyrillos (Cyril) Attia to serve the Church of St. George & St. Abanoub in Mississauga, Canada.
  6. Father Daniel Hanna, formerly known as Alfred Hanna of Chicago, Illinois to serve St. Maurice and St. Verena Mission Church in Toronto, Canada.
  7. Father Peter Saad, formerly known as Peter Saad of Montreal, Canada to serve the St. Peter & St. Paul Mission Church in Montreal, Canada.
  8. Father Michael Todary, formerly known as Michael Todary of Montreal, Canada to serve the Church of St. George & St. Joseph in Montreal, Canada.

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.

Priest Ordinations Video

Ordination Liturgy Video – Part 1

Ordination Liturgy Video – Part 2

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Mosque at Ground Zero Controvesy


It seems this issue it very controversial and has attracted international attention. Muslims wish to build a 13 story Mosque and Cultural Center near Ground Zero in tribute to honor the fallen of 9-11.  Some people are raising concerns that this is not in tribute or to honor the fallen but as a symbol of Islamic supremacy and victory.  I wish to raise the issue that every American should be aware and decide for themselves.

Imam Feisal on the Cultural Center

Of Mosques and Men: Reflections on the Ground Zero Mosque

ACLU and NYCLU Support Religious Freedom and Park51

No mosque at Ground Zero

My personal opinion in one sentence: Of course Muslims have the right to build the Mosque & Cultural Center, but why not be sensitive to the victims of 9-11 and be satisfied with the mosque already built just 686 feet further.

CopticDroid – Android App


Newly released CopticDroid Android App!

Source:  http://coptic-android.blogspot.com/

Features:

  • Synaxarium (Lives of the Saints)
  • Katameros (Daily Church Readings)
  • Agpeya (Book of Hours)
  • Coptic Calendar

You can get it from the Android Market!

Screenshots

Coptic Priest Ordinations – August 7, 2010


Today, August 7, 2010, H.H. Pope Shenouda III with the gathered bishops ordained 2 new priests for the service of our churches in the USA. They are:

1. Fr. Bishoy, formerly known as Mr. Nazeeh Awad of Howell, NJ, to serve the church in Allentown, PA.

2. Fr. Louca, formerly known as Dr. Rafik of Bellville, NJ, to serve the church of St. Mary &  St. Mercurius in Bellville, NJ.May God keep for us the life of our patriarch, bless his church, keep her strong, and bless the service and lives of these new fathers, the shepherds of Christ.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

World Wide Coptic Orthodox Directory of Churches and Clergy


I would like to announce the launch of a new site which is an online worldwide Coptic Orthodox Directory.  It contains listings for Coptic Orthodox Church and Coptic Orthodox Clergy from all over the world.  I pray this site will be useful and fruitful.

Please check it out, submit updated/new information, send us feedback, comments, feature requests, etc…

http://directory.nihov.org

Screen shots below:

World Map of Coptic Churches

Directory of Coptic Orthodox Churches & Clergy- Home Page

Directory of Coptic Orthodox Churches & Clergy- Church Profile

Directory of Coptic Orthodox Churches & Clergy- Clergy Profile

Would you Sponsor David H Bebawy?


Dear Readers and Friends,

l have registered to run in The 2010 “Exercise Your Spirit” 5K Run on June 19th, 2010. Please sponsor my efforts to raise the MOST MONEY for the building of a new church for St. George and St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church in Jersey City, NJ. Please share the following link with anyone who is willing to donate and/or participate, including your friends, family and coworkers.

Link to Sponsor

David H Bebawy

Thank you all for your future donations and support!

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Coptic Ordinations Pentecost 2010


On May 23, 2010, the Feast the Pentecost, H.H. Pope Shenouda III, with the gathered Metropolitans, and Bishops ordained 19 new priests:

  1. Father John, formerly known as Maher Bishara of Jersey City, NJ to serve the Church of St. Anthony in South Jersey, New Jersey, USA
  2. Father Isaac, formerly known as Isaac Soryal of Staten Island/Bayonne to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. George in Staten Island, New York, USA
  3. Father David, formerly known as Ramez Milad to serve the Church of Virgin Mary in Maryland, USA
  4. Father Mina to serve Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Church in London
  5. Father Basilious (Basil) as a General Priest to serve the Church of God.
  6. Father Mina to serve the Coptic Church in Romania.
  7. Father Maximos (Maximus) as a General Priest to serve the Church of God.
  8. Father Armia (Jeremiah) to serve the Church of St. George in Sahel, Cairo, Egypt.
  9. Father Mikhail (Michael) to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael in El Abaseri, Egypt.
  10. Father Gawargious (George) to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael in El Abaseri, Egypt.
  11. Father Lukas (Luke) to serve the Church of St. Luke in Masr El Adeema, Egypt.
  12. Father Shenouda to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Abanoub in Manshiet Nasr, Egypt.
  13. Father Arsanios to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Abanoub in Manshiet Nasr, Egypt.
  14. Father Youhanna (John) to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Abanoub in Manshiet Nasr, Egypt.
  15. Father Bola (Paul) to serve the Church of St. Mina in El Abageya, Egypt.
  16. Father Youssef (Joseph) to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Athanasius in El Maadi, Egypt.
  17. Father Estafanous to serve the Church of Virgin Mary in El Maadi, Egypt.
  18. Father Bishoy to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & Abu Sefin in Ezbeet El Nakhl, Egypt.
  19. Father Markos (Mark) to serve the Church of St. Mark in El Eboor, Egypt.

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.

Priest Ordinations Video

Pentecost Liturgy Video