Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Houston, TX - Candidate for Priesthood

June 8, 2015

COLLEYVILLE, TX. June 8, 2015 -- God willing, on Sunday, June 28, 2015, the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Houston will be blessed with an ordination of a new priest. The candidate to be is Nader Shehad. On Friday, June 26, 2015, Mr. Shehad will be ordained full deacon at St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church. 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