Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Orlando, FL - Priest Ordination

August 13, 2017

COLLEYVILLE, TX. August 13, 2017 -- On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Pisenti Rofail for the St. Peter, the Apostle Coptic Orthodox Church in Orlando, FL as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands". This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, visiting fathers and lay people, and the Orlando community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Pisenti 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