Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Tallahassee, FL - Priest Ordination

March 20, 2016

COLLEYVILLE, TX. March 20, 2016 -- On Sunday, March 20, 2016, the diocese was blessed with an ordination of a general priest, Fr. Jerome Maximous, as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands". This blessed event was attended by H.E. Metropolitan Serapion, some of the Diocese priests, and the Tallahassee community. Fr. Jerome will be serving the congregation of St. Mary & St. George Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Jerome 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