Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Priest Ordination - Palm Harbor, FL

February 27, 2022

COLLEYVILLE, TX. February 27, 2022 -- On Sunday, February 27, 2022, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Fam Nicoula for the St. Philopateer Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church in Palm Habor, FL as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of H.G. Bishop Basil and H.G. Bishop Gregory at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Clearwater, FL. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, and the Clearwater/Tampa community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Fam 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