Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Clearwater, FL - Candidate for Priesthood

February 1, 2012

COLLEYVILLE, TX. February 1, 2012 -- God willing, on Sunday, February 19, 2012, the St. Mary and St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Clearwater will be blessed with an ordination of a new priest. The candidate to be is Andrew Ghaly. We ask for your prayers in the fulfillment of God's will for this blessed event.

"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