Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Sarasota, FL - Candidate for Priesthood

October 8, 2012

COLLEYVILLE, TX. Ocotber 8, 2012 -- God willing, on Sunday, October 21, 2012, the St. Simon the Tanner Coptic Church in Sarasota, FL will be blessed with an ordination of a new priest. The candidate to be is Guirguis Luiz. 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