Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Priest Ordination - Nashville, TN

April 30, 2017

COLLEYVILLE, TX. April 30, 2017 -- On Sunday, April 30, 2017, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Daniel Ebrahim for the St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Nashville, TN as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of H.G. Bishop Takla, H.G. Bishop Abraham, and H.G. Bishop Peter. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, visiting fathers, and the Nashville community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Daniel wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service.

"The work of the priesthood is done on earth, but it is ranked among heavenly ordinances. And this is only right, for no man, no angel, no archangel, no other created power, but the Paraclete Himself ordained this succession, and persuaded men, while still remaining in the flesh to represent the ministry of angels."
- St. John Chrysostom, On the Priesthood