(SCOOCH) - The Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches offers its most sincere congratulations to conference member H.G. Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Church on His Grace’s enthronement as the Diocesan Bishop of the newly created Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York and New England.
H.G. Anba David’s new diocese will include the states of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. For the past 14 years, in his role as General Bishop and Patriarchal Exarch, His Grace has provided pastoral care for an enormous flock in the wide-ranging Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America. To the great joy of his spiritual children, His Grace will be officially enthroned by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church on November 16-17.
The Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches asks our merciful Lord to keep the life of our honored father, H.H. Pope Tawadros II, and his partner in the Apostolic service, H.G. Bishop David, for many years on their thrones in peace and happiness and to grant their spiritual children mercy and grace through their prayers and supplications.
Axios! Axios! Axios!