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Fourth Annual Cheap Eats Food Tour – Mary’s BDay Edition

by on Nov.02, 2015, under News, Personal News

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On Saturday, October 31, 2015, 22 of us toured East Village & Alphabet City, Manhattan for our annual cheap eats food tour.  A very Happy Birthday to Mary Gabriel and thanks to everyone for coming out. A special thanks to Tony Gabriel for organizing the tour!!! This year’s itinerary included:

Pizza
Prince Street Pizza
27 Prince Street
Recommended: The Spicy Spring
Average Rating: 4.13/5

15 minute walk to:

Dogs
Huertas
107 1st Avenue
Recommended: Basque Dog
Average Rating: 4.4/5

4 minute walk to:

Tacos
Empellon al Pastor
132 St.Marks Place
Recommended: Taco al Pastor
Average Rating: 3.15/5

3 minute walk to:

Chicken
Fuku
163 1st Avenue
Recommended: Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Average Rating: 4/5

3 minute walk to:

Dessert
Dessert Club, ChikaLicious
204 E. 10th Street
Recommended: Bun Chika Bun Bun
Average Rating: 4.2/5

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Coptic Clergy Ordination – May 30, 2015 – Fr. Gregory Saroufeem

by on May.30, 2015, under Church News, Coptic, Coptic News, News, Personal News, Religion, Video

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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!

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Bishop Ordinations May 23, 2015

by on May.23, 2015, under Church News, Coptic, Coptic News, Media, News, Personal News, Religion, Video

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:

  1. H.G. Bishop Youannes enthroned on the Diocese of Assiut, Egypt and its vicinity.
  2. H.G. Bishop Louka enthroned on the Diocese of the South of France and Geneva, Switzerland and its vicinity.

Newly Ordained Bishops:

  1. 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.
  2. H.G. Bishop Youakim (Joakim), formerly Hegomen Monk Bakhoum Al-Bakhoumy, as a General Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Esna and Armant.
  3. 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.
  4. H.G. Bishop Iklemandos, formerly Hegomen Monk Iklemandos Ava Mina, as a General Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Eastern Canada.
  5. H.G. Bishop Mark, formerly Hegomen Monk Apollo Anba Bishoy, as a General Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Paris, France.
  6. 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.

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.

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