Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Nashville, Tennessee - Priest Ordination

September 30, 2012

COLLEYVILLE, TX. September 30, 2012 -- On Sunday, September 30, 2012, the St. Mark community was blessed with an ordination of a new priest, Fr. Pistavros Sedky, as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of hands". This blessed event was attended by some of the Southern Diocese priests and the Nashville community. Fr. Pistavros be will serving the congregation of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Pistavros 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