On Sunday, November 21, 2010, the Nashville community was blessed with an ordination of a new priest, Fr. Cherubim Khalil, as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the “laying of hands”. This blessed event was attended by H.G. Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles, some of the Diocese priests and the Nashville community. Fr. Cherubim will be serving the congregation of St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Cherubim wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service.
Today, August 7, 2010, H.H. Pope Shenouda III with the gathered bishops ordained 2 new priests for the service of our churches in the USA. They are:
1. Fr. Bishoy, formerly known as Mr. Nazeeh Awad of Howell, NJ, to serve the church in Allentown, PA.
2. Fr. Louca, formerly known as Dr. Rafik of Bellville, NJ, to serve the church of St. Mary & St. Mercurius in Bellville, NJ.May God keep for us the life of our patriarch, bless his church, keep her strong, and bless the service and lives of these new fathers, the shepherds of Christ.
Among those ordained by H.H. Pope Shenouda III on November 14, 2009, was Fr. Thomas Nashed, formerly known as Hany Nashed, to serve in the church of St. George & St. Shenouda Church in Jersey City, NJ. I would like to congratulate Fr. Thomas, Mona, Mark, Thomas, Daniel, the family, and the congregation on this blessed ordination. May the Lord bless Fr. Thomas’ service to be fruitful and effective in the youth of our church. Here are the two videos of selected clips from the ordination.
Contains: Beginning of Prayers, The Oath of Priesthood, The Prayers of Blessing, Fr. Thomas is Called, Fr. Thomas is Dressed in his Priestly Garments, Fr. Thomas is Crowned with his Priestly Crown, Fr. Thomas Prays a Part in the Liturgy, The Confession