Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

West Palm Beach, FL - Priest Ordination

January 3, 2010

COLLEYVILLE, TX. January 3, 2010 -- On Sunday, January 3, 2010, the West Palm Beach community was blessed with an ordination of a new priest, Fr. Tadros Hirmina, as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of hands". This blessed event was attended by H.G. Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles, H.G. Bishop Maximous, the general bishop, some of the Diocese priests and the West Palm Beach community. Fr. Tadros will serving the congregation of St. Peter, the Seal of the Martyrs Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Tadros 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