Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Nashville, Tennessee - Candidate for Priesthood

September 22, 2012

COLLEYVILLE, TX. September 22, 2012 -- God willing, on Sunday, September 30, 2012, the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Nashville will be blessed with an ordination of a new priest. The candidate to be is Deacon Youssef Sedky. 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