Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Priest Ordination - Nashville, TN

February 11, 2018

COLLEYVILLE, TX. February 11, 2018 -- On Sunday, February 11, 2018, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Karas Sorial for the St. Philopateer Coptic Orthodox Church in Nashville, TN as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of H.G. Bishop Abraham, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angelos. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests and the Nashville community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Karas 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