Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Priest Ordination - Tuscon, AZ

September 23, 2018

COLLEYVILLE, TX. September 23, 2018 -- On Sunday, September 23, 2018, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Misael Malak for the St. John the Beloved Coptic Orthodox Church in Tucson, AZ as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands". This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, visiting laymen, and the Tuscon community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Misael 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