Bishop Ordinations June 16, 2014

H.H. Pope Tawadros II officiated the Holy Liturgy in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Al Abbasiya, Cairo, Egypt on June 16, 2014.  During this liturgy H.H. Pope Tawadros II, with our fathers the Metropolitans and Bishops, ordained 7 new bishops and enthroned 1 of the bishops over a diocese.

CTV Coverage of The Bishop Ordinations Liturgy – June 16, 2014

MeSAT Coverage of The Bishop Ordinations Liturgy – June 16, 2014

 

Newly Ordained Bishops:

  1. H.G. Bishop Isaac, formerly Khouri Abiskobos Isaac, as a general bishop.  His Grace is a graduate with a bachelor of science. He joined Al Surian Monastery in 1963 and was ordained a monk in 1964. He was the assistant to H.E. Metropolitan Pachomius.
  2. H.G. Bishop Bemwa, formerly Fr. Arsanious El Abanoubi, as a bishop of the Diocese of Suez. His Grace is a graduate with a bachelor of commerce. He joined the monastery in 1996 and was ordained a monk in 1999.
  3. H.G. Bishop Isaac, formerly Fr. Isaac El Anba Bishoy, as general bishop.  His Grace is a graduate with a bachelor of science. He joined the monastery in 1996 and was ordained a monk in 1999.  He will serve as an assistant bishop to H.E. Metropolitan Abraam of Al Fayuum.
  4. H.G. Bishop Karas, formerly Fr. Karas El Anba Bishoy, as general bishop to serve Cairo.  He joined the monastery in 1994 and was ordained a monk in 1993.
  5. H.G. Bishop Angelos, formerly Fr. Sharobim Al Baramousy, as a general bishop to serve Cairo. His Grace is a graduate with a degree in medicine.  He joined the monastery in 1991 and was ordained a monk in 1995.
  6. H.G. Bishop Markos, formerly Fr. Mark Ava Mina, as a general bishop to serve Cairo. His Grace is a graduate with a bachelor of commerce. He joined the monastery in 1994 and was ordained in 1997.
  7. H.G. Bishop Pavli, formerly Fr. Paul of Sinai, as a general bishop to serve Cairo. His Grace is a graduate with a degree in engineering in 1991. He joined the monastery in 1994 and was ordained in 1997. He is the first monk to enter the Monastery of St. Moses.

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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Consecration of the Church of Pope Kyrillos VI

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CTV Coverage of the Consecration of the Church of Pope Kyrillos VI – March 2, 2014

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, H.H. Pope Tawadros II, along with 22 venerable metropolitans and bishops, consecrated the altar of the Church of Pope Kyrillos VI in St. Mina Monastary in Maryout.  The other church altars were consecrated in the name of St. Mina and St. Antonious.

Pope Tawadros also ordained 5 monks to the priesthood. In order they are:

  1. Father Pavli Ava Mina
  2. Father Matthew Ava Mina
  3. Father Jerome Ava Mina
  4. Father Makar Ava Mina
  5. Father Ambrose Ava Mina

Pope Tawadros also elevated 7 monk-priests to the order of Hegomen. In order they are:

  1. Father Serapion Ava Mina
  2. Father Thaddeus Ava Mina
  3. Father Prusnovius Ava Mina
  4. Father Epiphanius Ava Mina
  5. Father Antonius Ava Mina
  6. Father Makarios Ava Mina
  7. Father Isaac Ava Mina

In attendance on this joyous and historic occasion were 22 venerable fathers. They are:  H.E. Metropolitan Pachomius, H.G. Bishop Metaos, H.G. Bishop Isaiah, H.G. Bishop Serapion, H.G. Bishop Bicenty, H.G. Bishop Morcos (Shubra Al Khaimah), H.G. Bishop Demetrius, H.G. Bishop Thomas, H.G. Bishop Yuannis, H.G. Bishop Cosmas, H.G. Bishop Armia, H.G. Bishop Kyrillos Ava Mina, H.G. Bishop Theodosius, H.G. Bishop Marteros, H.G. Bishop Salib, H.G. Bishop Daniel (Paula), H.G. Bishop Mina (Khatatba), H.G. Bishop Mina (Canada), H.G. Bishop Epiphanius , H.G. Bishop Julius, H.G. Bishop John (Giza)

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Coptic Clergy Ordinations – February 27, 2014

The Divine Liturgy in which there will be Clergy Ordinations officiated by  H.H. Pope Tawadros II that will take place in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Al Abbasiya, Cairo, Egypt on February 27, 2014. The liturgy will begin with Matins at approximately 8:00AM Cairo Time.

CTV Coverage of the Coptic Clergy Ordinations – February 27, 2014

H.H. Pope Tawadros ordained the following 7 priests:

  • Fr. Paula William to serve St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Heliopolis, Old Cairo, Egypt.
  • Fr. Kirillos (Cyril) Kamel to serve St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Heliopolis, Old Cairo, Egypt.
  • Fr. Botros (Peter) Nabil to serve St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church  in Heliopolis, Old Cairo, Egypt.
  • Fr. Bishoy to serve the Archangel Michael and St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church in Ayad Beh, Southern Shoura, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Fr. Samoel (Samuel) to serve St. Mina & St. Abu Sefin Coptic Orthodox Church in Colombes, France.
  • Fr. Angelos (Angel) to serve Archangel Raphael Coptic Orthodox Church in France.
  • Fr. Markos (Mark) to serve St. Mary and Pope Kyrillos VI in London, England.

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