Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Priest Ordination - Ft. Worth, TX

October 14, 2018

COLLEYVILLE, 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 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