Ordination of Fr. Cherubim Khalil


On Sunday, November 21, 2010, the Nashville community was blessed with an ordination of a new priest, Fr. Cherubim Khalil, as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the “laying of hands”. This blessed event was attended by H.G. Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles, some of the Diocese priests and the Nashville community. Fr. Cherubim will be serving the congregation of St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Cherubim wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service.

Video Highlights

 

Southern Diocese Press Release: http://www.suscopts.org/press/2010/nov/21/nashville-tn-priest-ordination/

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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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Coptic Priest Ordinations – March 2009


Today, March 3, 2009 at 1:45 am eastern standard time, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III ordained 19 new priests.  One priest to serve in North America and eighteen to serve in Egypt.  Here is what information I could gather:

1. Father Paul formerly known as Michael Girguis of Los Angeles, CA to serve St. Mark’s Church – Fairfax, Virginia, USA
2. Father Matta (Matthew) to serve St. Demiana’s Church in Baba Doblo, Shoubra, Egypt
3. Father Markos (Mark) to serve St. Demiana’s Church in Baba Doblo, Shoubra, Egypt
4. Father Salib (Cross) to serve Archangel Michael’s Church in Sheraton, Egypt
5. Father Marcorius to serve Archangel Michael’s Church in Sheraton, Egypt
6. Father Antonious (Anthony) to serve St. Abu Sefin’s Church in Hadayek El Kobba, Egypt
7. Father Samoeel (Samuel) to serve Virgin St. Mary’s Church in Maleeha, Egypt
8. Father Philemon to serve Virgin St. Mary’s Church in Maleeha, Egypt
9. Father Mikhail (Michael) to serve Virgin St. Mary’s Church in Maleeha, Egypt
10. Father Boules (Paul) to serve Virgin St. Mary’s Church in Amiriya, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
11. Father Yostos to serve Virgin St. Mary’s Church in Amiriya, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
12. Father Gawargios (George) to serve Virgin St. Mary’s Church in Amiriya, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
13. Father Armia (Jeremiah) to serve St. Demiana’s Church in Bel Wayli, Egypt
14. Father Mousa (Moses) to serve St. Demiana’s Church in Bel Wayli, Egypt
15. Father Philopateer to serve Pope Athanasius the Apostolic and St. Pishoy’s Church in Belkosous, Egypt
16. Father Youssef to serve Pope Athanasius the Apostolic and St. Pishoy’s Church in Belkosous, Egypt
17. Father Athanasius to serve Pope Athanasius the Apostolic and St. Pishoy’s Church in Belkosous, Egypt
18. Father Angelos (Angel) to serve Virgin St. Mary and St. Abu Sefin’s Church in Esbeet El Hagana, Egypt
19. Father Mikhail (Michael) to serve Anba Balamon’s Church in Egypt

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

Full Video of Ordination

The Ordination of Fr. Paul Girguis

Father Paul & Father Bishoy

March 3, 2009 - Father Bishoy (right) with newly ordained Father Paul (left).

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

Bishop Ordinations Pentecost 2008


Coptic Icon of Pentecost

This did not happen due to the injury H.H. sustained. It was postponed indefinitely.

Coptic Church Bulletin….

As it is known that the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles on the day of Pentecost, so also the Holy Spirit will descend upon two new successors of the apostles this year, two new bishops. H.H. Pope Shenouda III along with the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod will be ordaining two bishops for the lands of immigration this Pentecost,Father Anastasi Saint Anthony June 15, 2008. H.H. will ordain:

Fr. Anastasi Saint Anthony as Bishop and Abbot of the Saint Anthony’s Monastery in the California Scete (Desert).

Fr. Shenouda El-Baramousy as a General Bishop in the Virginia area.