Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Priest Ordination - La Vergne, TN

July 23, 2023

COLLEYVILLE, TX. July 23, 2023 -- On Sunday, July 23, 2023, the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Makary Boutros for the Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in La Vergne, TN as H.E. Metropolitan Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of H.G. Bishop Peter, H.G. Bishop Basil and H.G. Bishop Gregory. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests, visiting priests and laymen, and the Nashville community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Makary 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