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 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 Broadcasting: Divine Liturgy by His Gracehttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/aug/08/broadcasting-divine-liturgy-by-his-grace-aug-09-15COLLEYVILLE, TX. August 8, 2015 -- Through the grace of God, St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Atlanta, GA is providing live streaming of the Divine Liturgy with His Grace on Sunday, August 9, 2015, at 8:30 am (EST). The streaming may be viewed at the following link http://www.suscopts.org/stmaryatlanta/streamingmedia.html ...Sat, 08 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Asaph Hymns Institute - Fall Registration Updatehttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/jul/13/asaph-hymns-institute-fall-registration-updateCOLLEYVILLE, TX. July 13, 2015 -- The Asaph Hymns Institute committee wouild like to inform everyone that the registration for the 2015 Fall Semester of the Asaph Hymns Institute has officially opened. You can register and apply by visiting: www.sushymns.org Registration deadline for the Asaph Hymns Institute has been extended to July 31, 2015. Asaph is open to everyone and not only for deacons. The Institute made some changes to better suit the students' time and work load. This online institute is the first of its kind with two Cantors teaching in ...Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 The LEAD Program - Registration Openhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/jul/06/the-lead-program-registration-openCOLLEYVILLE, TX. July 6, 2015 -- Kindly be informed that the LEAD program opened its registration now. It is a program designed for anyone interested in developing his/her leadership capabilities. This course is very beneficial in work places and for church services. It is a Christian leadership course taking the leadership aspects from psychological and Christian basis. It is a 3 year program, one convention per year with one research paper needed. If you are interested go to www.theleadprogram.org to register your spot. First come first serve, the LEAD program opened its registration and now over 50% of ...Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500