Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Sarasota, FL - Priest Ordination

October 21, 2012

COLLEYVILLE, TX. October 21, 2012 -- On Sunday, October 21, 2012, the St. Simon the Tanner community was blessed with an ordination of a new priest, Fr. Seraphim Luiz, as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of hands". This blessed event was attended by some of the Southern Diocese priests and the Sarasota community. Fr. Seraphim be will serving the congregation of St. Simon the Tanner Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Seraphim 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