The Divine Liturgy in which there will be Clergy Ordinations officiated by H.H. Pope Tawadros II will take place in St. Mary & St. Athanasius Church in Medinat Nasr, Cairo, Egypt on December 19, 2015. The liturgy will begin at approximately 7:00AM Cairo Time.
MeSAT Coverage of the Coptic Clergy Ordinations – December 19, 2015
H.H. Pope Tawadros will ordain 6 priests, including:
David Habib to serve St. George & St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
John Ibrahim to serve St. George & St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
Mina Dimitri to serve St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
On May 30, 2015, Bishop David ordained a new priest, Fr. Gregory Saroufeem, for the St. Mary and St. Mark Church of Manhattan. The ceremony took place at St. Vartan’s Armenian Cathedral and was attended by close to 400 parishioners. Formerly known as Nader Saroufeem, a pharmacist from New Jersey who regularly attended Mahattan services, Nader was ordained as Father Gregory. This was a historic event, as this was the first ordination for the Manhattan Church.
Prior to being ordained as a Priest, Father Gregory was first ordained as Deacon Athansius.
The ordination was attended by approximately 20 clergy from New York, New Jersey, New England states and Egypt. Father Gregory explained that he chose the name Gregory after St. Gregory the Armenian, the Illuminator.
Father Gregory is headed to Egypt for his forty day training and will return on July 10th. A reception is planned that afternoon, as he cannot serve the congregation without the reception. The congregation of St. Mary and St. Mark are looking forward to receiving Father Gregory and looking forward to his first mass at the Manhattan church on July 11th.
May God keep for us the life and standing of our beloved Bishop David and our beloved Fr. Gregory Saroufeem. Amen.
Congratulations to Fr. Gregory, his Family, and the congregation of St. Mary & St. Mark Church in Manhattan, NY!
H.H. Pope Tawadros II will officiate the Holy Liturgy at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Al Abbasiya, Cairo, Egypt on May 23, 2015. During this liturgy H.H. Pope Tawadros II, with our fathers the Metropolitans and Bishops, will enthrone and ordain some new bishops. More information to follow.
CTV Coverage of The Bishop Ordinations Vespers – May 23, 2015
MESat Coverage of The Bishop Ordinations Liturgy – May 24, 2015
Newly Enthroned Bishops:
H.G. Bishop Youannes enthroned on the Diocese of Assiut, Egypt and its vicinity.
H.G. Bishop Louka enthroned on the Diocese of the South of France and Geneva, Switzerland and its vicinity.
Newly Ordained Bishops:
H.G. Bishop Boktor (Victor), formerly Hegomen Monk Bishoy Al-Muharaqy, as a General Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Al Wadi Al Gadeed.
H.G. Bishop Youakim (Joakim), formerly Hegomen Monk Bakhoum Al-Bakhoumy, as a General Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Esna and Armant.
H.G. Bishop Ilarion, formerly Hegomen Monk Ilarion Ava Mina, as a General Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Ezbet El Haganna, Almaza and Nasr City.
H.G. Bishop Iklemandos, formerly Hegomen Monk Iklemandos Ava Mina, as a General Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Eastern Canada.
H.G. Bishop Mark, formerly Hegomen Monk Apollo Anba Bishoy, as a General Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Paris, France.
H.G. Bishop Hermina, formerly Hegomen Monk Hermina Al-Baramosy, as a General Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Ain Shams and El Matareya.
H.G. Bishop Youannes
H.G. Bishop Youannes
H.G. Bishop Louka
H.G. Bishop Louka
H.G. Bishop Boktor
H.G. Bishop Ilarion
H.G. Bishop Iklemandos
H.G. Bishop Mark
H.G. Bishop Hermina
May God keep for us the life and standing of our beloved Pope Tawadros II and all of our fathers the metropolitans and bishops. Amen.