Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Euless, TX - Priest Ordination

June 10, 2012

COLLEYVILLE, TX. June 10, 2012 -- On Sunday, June 10, 2012, the St. Abanoub community was blessed with an ordination of a new priest, Fr. Abraam Farah, as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of hands". This blessed event was attended by some of the Southern Diocese priests and the St. Abanoub community. Fr. Abraam be will serving the congregation of St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Abraam 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