Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Priest Ordination - Frisco, TX

October 17, 2021

COLLEYVILLE, TX. October 17, 2021 -- On Sunday, October 17, 2021 the diocese was blessed with the ordination of Fr. Pimen Ayad for the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Frisco, TX as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands" with the presence of H.G. Bishop Suriel, H.G. Bishop Basil and H.G. Bishop Gregory. This blessed event was attended by some of the Diocese priests and the Frisco/Dallas community. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Pimen 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