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 Priest Ordination - Houston, TXhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/sep/02/priest-ordination-houston-txCOLLEYVILLE, TX. September 2, 2018 -- On Sunday, September 2, 2018, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Polycarpus Shoukry for the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Houston, TX as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands". This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, visiting priest and laymen, and the Houston community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Polycarpus 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, ...Sun, 02 Sep 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Sunday School Curriculum Revision Announcementhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/aug/21/sunday-school-curriculum-revision-announcementCOLLEYVILLE, TX. August 21, 2018 -- "And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him" (Luke 2:40) The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is in the process of revising and updating Sunday School Curriculum. After 15 years of the development of the curriculum that our churches currently use and since this year, the Coptic Orthodox Church marks100 years of the establishment of Sunday School, and celebrates the remarkable man who founded it, St. Archdeacon Habib Girgis, it was most appropriate revise the curriculum. Our mission and ...Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Priest Ordination - Nashville, TNhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/jul/15/priest-ordination-nashville-tn-fr-pemwahCOLLEYVILLE, TX. July 15, 2018 -- On Sunday, July 15, 2018, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Pemwah Honein for the St. Pishoy Coptic Orthodox Church in Nashville, TN as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of Metropolitan Serapion. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, visiting laymen, and the Nashville community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Pemwah 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 ...Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Priest Ordination – Tulsa, OKhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/jul/08/priest-ordination--tulsa-okCOLLEYVILLE, TX. July 8, 2018 -- On Sunday, July 8, 2018, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Silas Abdelmalek for the St. Peter & St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Tulsa, OK as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of H.G. Bishop Metias. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, visiting laymen, and the Tulsa community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Silas wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service."The work of the priesthood is done on earth, but it is ranked ...Sun, 08 Jul 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Priest Ordination – Palm Harbor, FLhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/jun/10/priest-ordination--palm-harbor-flCOLLEYVILLE, TX. June 10, 2018 -- On Sunday, June 10, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Mercurius Gorgy for the St. Philopateer Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church in Palm Habor, FL as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands". This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, visiting priests and laymen, and the Clearwater/Tampa community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Mercurius 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 ...Sun, 10 Jun 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Priest Ordination – Clearwater, FLhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/apr/15/priest-ordination--clearwater-flCOLLEYVILLE, TX. April 15, 2018 -- On Sunday, April 15, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Ermia Bishara for the St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Clearwater, FL 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 Clearwater community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Ermia 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, ...Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Priest Ordination – Phoenix, AZhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/mar/18/priest-ordination--phoenix-azCOLLEYVILLE, TX. March 18, 2018 -- On Sunday, March 18, 2018, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Arseny Aziz for the Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Phoenix, AZ as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of Metropolitan Serapion and H.G. Bishop Seraphim. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, visiting priests, visiting laymen, and the Phoenix community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Arseny wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service."The work of the priesthood is done on earth, but it ...Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0500 SUS Pre-Servants Programhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/mar/17/sus-pre-servants-programCOLLEYVILLE, TX. March 17, 2018 -- For the first time ever, St. Mary and St. Moses Abbey will be offering a Pre-Servants Program for incoming high school males, freshmen and older. Dates: 16 courses (3 days each) over the course of 4 years (4 courses per summer)- dates will be posted on the registration form Please sign up via Google Form Registration as seats are very limited: Each 3 day course costs $25.00. Payment can be made in cash or in check written to "St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey", with "summer program" in the memo ...Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Priest Ordination - Dawsonville, Georgiahttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/feb/22/priest-ordination-dawsonville-georgiaCOLLEYVILLE, TX. February 22, 2018 -- On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Zakaria Bakheet for the St. Mary & St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Convent in Dawsonville, GA as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of H.G. Bishop Cherubim, H.G. Bishop David, H.G. Bishop Peter, and H.G. Bishop Seraphim. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests and visiting lay people. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Zakaria wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service."The work of the priesthood ...Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0600 Priest Ordination - Nashville, TNhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/feb/11/priest-ordination-nashville-tn-fr-karasCOLLEYVILLE, TX. February 11, 2018 -- On Sunday, February 11, 2018, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Karas Sorial for the St. Philopateer Coptic Orthodox Church in Nashville, TN as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of H.G. Bishop Abraham, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angelos. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests and the Nashville community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Karas wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service."The work of the priesthood is done on earth, but ...Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0600