Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Orlando, Florida - Priest Ordination

October 26, 2008

COLLEYVILLE, TX. October 26, 2008 -- On Sunday, October 26, 2008, the Orlando community was blessed with an ordination of a new priest, Fr. Reweis Salidis, as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands". This blessed event was attended by H.G. Bishop Serapion, some of the Diocese priests and the Orlando community. Fr. Reweis will be serving the congregation of St. Rebekah Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Reweis wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service.

"The work of the priesthood is done on earth, but it is ranked among heavenly ordinances. And this is only right, for no man, no angel, no archangel, no other created power, but the Paraclete Himself ordained this succession, and persuaded men, while still remaining in the flesh to represent the ministry of angels."
- St. John Chrysostom, On the Priesthood