Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Priest Elevation - Orlando, FL

January 31, 2021

COLLEYVILLE, TX. Januray 31, 2021 -- On Sunday, Januray 31, 2021, the diocese was blessed with the elevation of Fr. Daoud Tawadrous, the priest for St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church in Orlando, FL,to hegumen by H.G. Bishop Youssef with the presence of H.G. Bishop Peter, H.G. Bishop Saraphim, H.G. Bishop Basil and H.G. Bishop Gregory. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Daoud wisdom, love and peace as he continues his 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