Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Atlanta, GA - Candidate for Priesthood

September 26, 2012

COLLEYVILLE, TX. September 26, 2012 -- God willing, on Sunday, October 7, 2012, the St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Atlanta will be blessed with an ordination of a new priest. The candidate to be is Deacon Ibrahim Samir. 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