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Coptic Bishop Ordinations – November 11, 2017

by on Nov.11, 2017, under Church News, Coptic, Coptic News, News, Religion, Video


The Vespers and Divine Liturgy in which there will be Bishop Enthronements and Ordinations officiated by H.H. Pope Tawadros II will take place in St. St. Bishoy Monastery in Wadi El Natroun, Egypt on November 11, 2017. The liturgy will begin at approximately 7:00AM Cairo Time.

H.H. Pope Tawadros II will enthrone the following fathers:

  1. HG Bishop Angealos (General Bishop of Stevenage), as Bishop of London, UK.
  2. HG Bishop Karas (General Bishop in Archdiocese of NA), as Bishop of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia, USA.
  3. HG Bishop Mark, as Bishop of Paris and North France.

H.H. Pope Tawadros II will ordain the following fathers as Bishops:

  1. Hegumen Fr. Pigoul El-Muharraqi, as Bishop and Abbot of St. Mary’s Monastery (El-Muharraq).
  2. Hegumen Fr. Antonio Avva Shenouti, as Bishop of Milan, Italy.
  3. Hegumen Fr. Seraphim El-Soriany, as Bishop of Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, USA.
  4. Hegumen Fr. Jeovonni Avva Shenouti, as Bishop of Hungary and its affiliated regions of Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Poland (Central Europe).
MeSAT Coverage of Vespers of the Coptic Bishop Ordinations – November 11, 2017

CTV Coverage of Liturgy of the Coptic Bishop Ordinations – November 12, 2017

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2 Comments for this entry

  • tony

    I don’t understand how is it that h.g bishop michael was ordained as a bishop over maryland north and south carolina and its affilitates is being ousted after all the hard work he has done and no one is saying anything AT ALL ABOUT THIS. I FIND THIS APPALLING AND SAD AND NO ONE IS ACKNOWLEDGEING HIS WORK? YOU CANT ORDAIN A BISHOP OVER AN AREA HE WAS ALREADY DESIGNATED FOR?

    • David Bebawy

      Hey Tony,
      I’m glad to hear that H.G. is doing good work in your area but I don’t believe he is being ousted. He was ordained to serve the churches which he established in Virginia and thereabouts. This is my understanding and below is linked the videos of his ordination at the hands of H.H. Pope Shenouda III. Source: https://www.facebook.com/CopticUS/posts/409394412809792

      In consideration of the last post concerning HG Bishop Michael, here is the calling from the mouth of the Late Pope Shenouda III in His Grace’s ordination:
      The calling during the Vespers Raising of Incense:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtNxexE20JE?t=128
      Translation: “Michael a bishop on some of the churches of Virginia and its vicinity. In the name…”
      The calling during the divine Liturgy:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtUTM0gZmug
      Translation: “We call Michael a bishop in the holy Church, in the Coptic Orthodox Church—a bishop on the Christ-loving cities in America in the area of … [bishop] in the specific cities in the area of Virginia in America, and its vicinity. In the name…”

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