Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Dallas, Texas - Priest Ordination

October 27, 2013

COLLEYVILLE, TX. October 27, 2013 -- On Sunday, October 27, 2013, the Euless community was blessed with an ordination of a new priest, Fr. Abanoub Habeeb, as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands". This blessed event was attended by H.G. Bishop Serapion, some of the Diocese priests and the Euless community. Fr. Abanoub will be serving the congregation of St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Abanoub 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