About The Ordination

By the Grace of God and by the hand of His Grace Bishop Peter, Dr. Youssef Tawfik will be ordained priest for Archangel Michael Church in Greenville, SC on Sunday January 13th, 2019. God willing, we will also be blessed with the presence of guest bishops.

All are invited to receive the blessing of this sacrament and participate in the celebration after the Liturgy to congratulate Dr. Tawfik.

Due to limited seating at the venue, all attendees must register to receive a ticket. Please RSVP in the section below.

Congratulations to Dr. Tawfik, his family, Archangel Michael Church, and his new congregation! May God uphold and support this new flock and its earthly shepherd, and bless the service to grow and flourish in His Name.

Our Guests

We're excited to be blessed by many bishops and clergy during this happy occasion.

Bishop Peter

His Grace
Bishop Peter

Diocese of NC, SC, KY

Bishop Basil

His Grace
Bishop Basil

SUS Auxiliary Bishop - Florida

Bishop Gregory

His Grace
Bishop Gregory

SUS Auxiliary Bishop - Texas

Fr Antony Zaki

Fr. Antony Zaki

St. Mark

Myrtle Beach, SC

Fr.  Boutros

Fr. Boutros Boutros

St. Mina

Nashville, TN

Bishop Gregory

Fr. Pavli Ebrahim

St. Pishoy

Nashville, TN

Bishop Gregory

Fr. Theodore Ghaly

St. Verena

Nashville, TN

Bishop Gregory

Fr. George Gobrail

St. Mark

Louisville, KY

Fr Misaeil

Fr. Misaeil Abou El Kheir

St. Mary

Raleigh, NC

Fr Beniameen

Fr. Beniameen Morgan

St. Mary & St. Mina

Fort Mill, SC

Bishop Gregory

Fr. Shenuda Morkos

St. Mary

Mauldin, SC

Fr. Pistavros Sedky

St. Mark

Nashville, TN

Fr. Karas Sorial

St. Philopateer

Nashville, TN

Church Location

Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church

710 Perry Road
Greenville, SC 29609

Travel & Lodging Information

Hotel Accommodations:

The Church has arranged a room block of king and double beds at the Hilton Greenville for $95/night (more options available). To book, click here. If you have any issues, please email Hayley.

Travel by air:

GSP - Greenville Spartanburg International Airport is about 15 minutes away from the church. Rental cars are located at the airport, just outside of baggage claim. If you will be staying at the Hilton, there is a shuttle available for airport pickup, but please call the hotel to arrange pick up time based on your flight schedule.

Travel by car:

The Church is located at 710 Perry Road, Greenville, SC 29609

From Nashville - Take I-40 East to I-26 East to US-25 South into Downtown Greenville

From Raleigh - Take I-40 West to I-85 South to I-385 North into Downtown Greenville



Schedule Detail

Subject to change

  • 8:00 AM


  • Book of Hours

    8:30 AM

    Book of Hour Prayers

  • bishop

    9:00 AM

    Bishop Arrival

  • gospel

    10:00 AM

    Gospel Reading

  • 10:15 AM


  • 10:45 AM


  • communion

    11:30 AM


  • 1:00 PM

    Ordination Reception

    Hilton Greenville - Tickets required

  • 7:00 PM


  • Mightnight Praises

    8:00 PM

    Midnight Praises


Anyone wishing to attend the ordination prayers and liturgy is welcome to join us - no tickets are needed. Please plan to arrive early, as we are expecting many guests to join us at church.

Due to the limited seating at the reception venue, anyone wishing to attend the reception MUST register for a ticket.

Please click the button below to register for the reception. We kindly ask that everyone in your party completes registration.

To add multiple family members, use the "Add attendee" option (below the dietary needs question).

After registering, you will receive your tickets via email. Please bring a printed copy or show the e-ticket to the volunteer at the doors of the reception hall.

Reception Location

Hilton Greenville

45 West Orchard Park Drive
Greenville, SC 29615


Questions & Answers

Yes! Everyone is invited to attend. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.
Join us during the ordination ceremony for this information :)
Of course! Kindly let Michael Kezman know so he can coordinate and plan accordingly.
GSP - Greenville Spartanburg International Airport
Yes, please tune in to CYC or Facebook Live.

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions