Press Releases – Resources – Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States An RSS feed of the press releases released on the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States website http://www.suscopts.org/resources/literature Phoenix, AZ - Priest Elevation and Priest Ordinationhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2016/jul/03/phoenix-az-priest-elevation-and-priest-ordinationCOLLEYVILLE, TX. July 3, 2016 -- On Sunday, July 3, 2016, the diocese was blessed with the elevation of Fr. Marcus Mansour to hegumen and the priest ordination of Fr. Thomas Mansour. H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands". This blessed event was attended by H.G. Bishop Abraham, H.G. Bishop Kyrillos, some of the Diocese priests, visiting priests and the Phoenix community. Fr. Thomas will be serving the congregation of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Phoenix, AZ. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Thomas wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service."The work ...Sun, 03 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0500 Phoenix, AZ - Candidate for Priesthoodhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2016/jun/17/phoenix-az-candidate-for-priesthoodCOLLEYVILLE, TX. June 17, 2016 -- God willing, on Sunday, July 3, 2016, the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Phoenix, AZ will be blessed with an ordination of a new priest. The candidate to be is Mr. Ehab Mansour. 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 ...Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0500 Message from the Bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church of North Americahttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2016/jun/02/message-from-the-bishops-of-the-coptic-orthodox-chCOLLEYVILLE, TX. June 2, 2016 -- A message from the bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church of America. Download Letter: English | Arabic Pastoral Message to the Sons of the Church of North AmericaWe, the Bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church of North America, send this message to our beloved sons in our churches in North America, in order to warn them not to be dragged by the wrong teachings remembering what St. Paul said, "If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which ...Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0500 Tallahassee, FL - Priest Ordinationhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2016/mar/20/tallahassee-fl-priest-ordinationCOLLEYVILLE, 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 ...Sun, 20 Mar 2016 12:00:00 -0500 The Church Rites for the Coptic Months of Tobe and Meshirhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2016/feb/04/the-church-rites-for-the-coptic-months-of-tobe-andCOLLEYVILLE, TX. February 4, 2016 -- The church commemorates the feasts of annunciation, nativity, and resurrection on the 29th day of every Coptic month except for Tobe and Meshir since these two months represents the two eras of the Law and Prophets. So this Sunday, Tobe 29, will be following the rule of the 5th Sunday of the Coptic month. This means the hymns will be in the standard tune (NOT in the joyful tune) and the readings are the gospel of feeding the multitude which is from the 2nd Sunday of Meshir. ...Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:00:00 -0600 C.O.P.E. TCR - Grand Openinghttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2016/feb/02/cope-tcr-grand-opening COLLEYVILLE, TX. February 2, 2016 -- The Diocese announces the grand opening of C.O.P.E. Please see below. C.O.P.E. - Coptic Orthodox Paradise Escape T.C.R - Triumphant Christian Retreat Brooksville, FL Under the direct blessings and supervision of His Grace Bishop Youssef, the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is pleased to announce the grand opening of the C.O.P.E. (Coptic Orthodox Paradise Escape) home called TCR (Triumphant Christian Retreat). It is designated for those men that are suffering from any addictive behavior and/or sin such as but not limited to drugs, alcohol, gambling, pornography, marijuana, ...Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:00:00 -0600 H.G. Bishop Daniel, Bishop of the Diocese of Sydney and Affiliated Regions, Visits our Diocesehttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/oct/28/hg-bishop-daniel-bishop-of-the-diocese-of-sydney-aCOLLEYVILLE, TX. October 28, 2015 -- It is with great pleasure, the Diocese welcomes His Grace Bishop Daniel, Bishop of the Diocese of Sydney and Affiliated Regions. His Grace will bless us with several visits according to the schedule below: Saturday, October 31, 2015 Divine Liturgy at St. George Church, Tampa Vespers at St. Reweis Coptic Orthodox Church, New Tampa Sunday, November 1, 2015 Divine Liturgy at St. Reweis Church, New Tampa Sunday Evening: Servants Meeting for Tampa/Clearwater Area St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Clearwater Monday, November 2, 2015 Monday Evening: Arabic Youth Meeting ...Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Nashville, TN - Two Priest Ordinationshttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/oct/12/nashville-tn-two-priest-ordinationsCOLLEYVILLE, TX. October 12, 2015 -- On Saturday, October 10, 2015, the Nashville community was blessed with the ordinations of two new priests, Fr. Pachom Ibrahim and Fr. Theodore Ghaly, as His Holiness Pope Tawadros II performed the "laying of the hands" with H.G. Bishop Youssef next to His Holiness. This blessed event was attended by several bishops, some of the Diocese priests, and the Nashville community. Fr. Pachom will be serving the congregation of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church and Fr. Theodore will be serving the congregation of St. Pishoy Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will ...Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Broadcasting: Divine Liturgy by His Gracehttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/sep/19/broadcasting-divine-liturgy-by-his-grace-sep-20-20COLLEYVILLE, TX. September 19, 2015 -- Through the grace of God, St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Clearwater, FL is providing live streaming of the Divine Liturgy with His Grace on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 8:30 am (EST). The streaming may be viewed at the following link http://www.stmarystmina.org/live/ ...Sat, 19 Sep 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Broadcasting: Divine Liturgy by His Gracehttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/aug/22/broadcasting-divine-liturgy-by-his-grace-aug-23-20COLLEYVILLE, TX. August 22, 2015 -- Through the grace of God, St. Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Houston, TX is providing live streaming of the Divine Liturgy with His Grace on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at 8:00 am (CST). The streaming may be viewed at the following link http://www.saintmaryhouston.org/content/online-broadcast-menu ...Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500