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 SUS Diocese Egypt Trip - Auxiliary Bishop Ordinationshttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/oct/28/sus-diocese-egypt-trip-auxiliary-bishop-ordinationCOLLEYVILLE, TX. October 27, 2018 -- The Diocese is happy to announce the upcoming ordinations of Fr. Bishoy Abba Moses and Fr. Maximus Abba Moses as auxiliary bishops. To celebrate this festive occasion, our diocese is arranging a trip for anyone interested in attending the ordination for our wonderful and beloved Fr. Bishoy Abba Moses and Fr. Maximus Abba Moses as auxiliary bishops for our diocese AND enjoying our beautiful motherland on November 18-26, 2018 For more details, please contact Tasoni Suzy Kalleeny at (321) 377-2548. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Bishoy Abba ...Sun, 28 Oct 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Statement from Metropolitan Antonios on Recent Incidents at the Coptic Monastery of Deir Al-Sultan in Jerusalemhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/oct/24/statement-from-metropolitan-antonious-on-recent-inCOLLEYVILLE, TX. October 24, 2018 -- On Wednesday, several Coptic monks were viciously attacked by the Israeli police while protesting and protecting their home. His Eminence Metropolitan Antonios of the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Far East has issued an important statement regarding recent events at the Coptic Monastery of Deir Al-Sultan in Jerusalem. Download English version| Download Arabic version We are asking for everyone to come together to make our voice heard regarding the of excessive use of force on Coptic monks by Israeli forces for protesting and protecting their home. Thus please sign the ...Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Statement regarding the attack on Al Sultan Monastery from the Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North Americahttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/oct/24/statement-regarding-the-attack-on-al-sultan-monastCOLLEYVILLE, TX. October 24, 2018 -- Please see the statement from the Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America. Statement regarding the attack on Al Sultan Monastery October 24, 2018 We, the Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America, strongly denounce the abhorrent treatment of monks and deacons serving in the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Antonius of Jerusalem and the unlawful arrest of one of the monks, as they exercised their right for peaceful protest against the illegal seize of the Sultan ...Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Priest Ordination - Ft. Worth, TXhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/oct/14/priest-ordination-ft-worth-txCOLLEYVILLE, TX. October 14, 2018 -- On Sunday, October 14, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Akhnoukh Ghatas for the St. Meena Coptic Orthodox Church in Fort Worth, TX as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of H.G. Bishop Daniel Abba Pola. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, visiting laymen, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Akhnoukh wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service."The work of the priesthood is done on earth, but it is ranked ...Sun, 14 Oct 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Priest Ordination - Tuscon, AZhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2018/sep/23/priest-ordination-tuscon-azCOLLEYVILLE, 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, ...Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:00:00 -0500 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