The meaning of the word “Ministry” evolved during the period of time covered by the Holy Bible: from the days of Moses to the days of the Apostles. During the early days covered by the Old Testament, the word “minister” was used to designate someone attending a high ranking person. A most characteristic identification of the ministry is with the Levites priests in the Temple: “At that time the Lord separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister unto him, and to bless his name, unto this day” (Deuteronomy 10:8).
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II was born Wagih Sobhy Baky Soliman on November 4th, 1952 in Mansoura. His father was an irrigation engineer and his family moved around during his childhood from Mansoura to Sohag and then to Damanhour. He received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1975 from Alexandria University and earned a fellowship […]
Listening to the call of the Lord Jesus Christ, His Grace Bishop Youssef entered the monastic life in 1986 at the El-Souryan Monastery. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1988. Then in 1989, he came to the United States under the auspices of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of the Holy […]
Fr. Athanasius Kaldas is the priest for Archangel Raphael Coptic Orthodox Church located in Houston, TX. H.G. Bishop Youssef ordained him priest on August 20, 2000. Fr. Athanasius served as the priest for St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Bellaire, TX from 2000 until 2005. Then Fr. Athanasius started to serve at Archangel Raphael Coptic […]