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Axios! Axios! Axios! Deacon Antony Paul
« on: August 05, 2013, 01:41:24 PM »
Axios! Axios! Axios! Mena Rizkalla from St. Mary's, Kitchener, (fortunatus here) has just been ordained Deacon Antony Paul, for the service of St. Paul's Brotherhood, in the diocese of Los Angeles, by the hands of H.G. Bishop Serapion!

http://goo.gl/Jy7GRJ

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Re: Axios! Axios! Axios! Deacon Antony Paul
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 01:47:01 PM »
Congratulations!

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 03:01:47 PM »
Thanks be to God.  :angel:

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Re: Axios! Axios! Axios! Deacon Antony Paul
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 03:06:06 PM »
Many years!

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 03:06:30 PM »
Many Years!   :)

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Re: Axios! Axios! Axios! Deacon Antony Paul
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 03:16:40 PM »
Many years! 

What's the St Paul Brotherhood?
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Re: Axios! Axios! Axios! Deacon Antony Paul
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 04:51:13 PM »
God answered our prayers in the person of Mina, who is known for his Orthodox spirituality, Orthodox teachings and saintly asceticism.

The name Anthony is well chosen. The original Anthony and the new version have left a very comfortable life behind them to be consecrated for God.

The name Paul is a prophecy of what is yet to come.

Axios Axios Axios Anthony Paul the Deacon!

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2013, 06:40:22 PM »
Many years!  

What's the St Paul Brotherhood?

My understanding is that at the core it is like a traditional monastic community, following a rule of prayer and practicing asceticism and solitude. But while a traditional monk will work several hours a day in manual labour in order to aid them in their rule of prayer, the work assigned to those in the brotherhood is outward facing service to the diocese, such as teaching, visits, etc. (the traditional role of a deacon, but secondary to ascetic life as they are a community of celibates).

http://lacopts.org/ministries/celibate-orders/brotherhood/
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Re: Axios! Axios! Axios! Deacon Antony Paul
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2013, 02:10:22 AM »
Axios and Congratulations  Deacon Anthony Paul. I was actually lucky enough to attend his ordination at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church. Soon after Bishop Serapion gave him and helped him put on the Deacon tunic, I saw Deacon Anthony Paul become very emotional, almost to the point of tears. I'm sure he just thinking of how great a turning point this was in his life.

Looking at the pictures posted in the link, I saw that I am standing on the men's side with crossed hands wearing a black t-shirt.

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2013, 05:42:02 PM »
Axios! Axios! Axios!

May the Lord God grant His faithful servant, Deacon Antony Paul, many, many years! May the good Deacon be strengthened by the Grace of God, empowered to his ministry of service in the Church. May the mighty arm of the Lord protect him, and hold him constant. And may the good Deacon, by the Grace of God, serve faithfully and hold fast to the Faith, even to the end of his days. 
Sincerely your brother in Christ,
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Re: Axios! Axios! Axios! Deacon Antony Paul
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2013, 09:56:28 PM »
Axios! Axios! Axios!

I knew Dn. Anthony through online long time ago in coptichymns.net...I'm very happy for the appointment. And the name given is because of his huge love for St. Antonios. May God bless him for many fruitful years to come.
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Re: Axios! Axios! Axios! Deacon Antony Paul
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2013, 09:09:21 PM »
Dn. Antony Paul will now be ordained to the presbyteriate for the celibate ministry on November 10!

http://lacopts.org/story/ordination-of-four-new-presbyters-for-the-diocese/

Axios! Axios! Axios!

One link to an articles by the present deacon:
http://lacopts.org/articles/the-christian-in-the-parables-of-christ/

There are many other articles under his old name Mena Rizkalla in coptichymns.net, but the site is suspended at the moment, but from what I hear will be incorporated into the diocesan site of lacopts.org. If you like, there are cached versions of his articles:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mena+rizkalla+site%3Acoptichymns.net&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#q=%22mena+rizkalla%22+site:coptichymns.net&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial


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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2013, 08:59:31 PM »
Axios axios axios!!

Many years!!!!!!!!!!

I love Fr. Dcn Antony Paul :)

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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2013, 12:25:17 AM »
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We are very happy to have Fr. Dcn. Antony in our Diocese and wish him many years of blessed service.

Yes, God willing, we hope to move all of coptichymns.net's content to LACopts, but it is a slow process. We need your fervent prayers.

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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2013, 02:12:21 AM »
Dn. Antony Paul will now be ordained to the presbyteriate for the celibate ministry on November 10!

http://lacopts.org/story/ordination-of-four-new-presbyters-for-the-diocese/

Axios! Axios! Axios!

One link to an articles by the present deacon:
http://lacopts.org/articles/the-christian-in-the-parables-of-christ/

There are many other articles under his old name Mena Rizkalla in coptichymns.net, but the site is suspended at the moment, but from what I hear will be incorporated into the diocesan site of lacopts.org. If you like, there are cached versions of his articles:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mena+rizkalla+site%3Acoptichymns.net&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#q=%22mena+rizkalla%22+site:coptichymns.net&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial




Many years!

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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2013, 02:14:04 AM »
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We are very happy to have Fr. Dcn. Antony in our Diocese and wish him many years of blessed service.

Yes, God willing, we hope to move all of coptichymns.net's content to LACopts, but it is a slow process. We need your fervent prayers.

That's good news about coptichymns.net.  I posted there occasionally and I was sad when it was taken down.  Will it be an active forum again?

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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2013, 04:53:12 AM »
Why does he have an old name?

What is Axios?
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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2013, 08:55:01 AM »
Axios Many years

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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2013, 02:53:42 PM »
The members congregation His Reverence will serve should consider themselves very blessed to be served by Fr Anthony.

I hope the Church considers ordaining the celibate priests to Episcopates. 
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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2013, 02:57:45 PM »
Why does he have an old name?

What is Axios?

Axios, if I am not mistaken, means "worthy" in Greek.

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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2013, 03:16:31 PM »
Why does he have an old name?

What is Axios?

Axios, if I am not mistaken, means "worthy" in Greek.

Yep. :)

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« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2013, 12:03:12 AM »
I hope the Church considers ordaining the celibate priests to Episcopates. 

Me too!
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« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2013, 09:08:12 AM »
What wonderful news.

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« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2013, 12:28:18 PM »
The members congregation His Reverence will serve should consider themselves very blessed to be served by Fr Anthony.

I hope the Church considers ordaining the celibate priests to Episcopates. 

You can say that again! (I hope he isn't reading this LOL) but I have grown to be very fond of Fr. Dcn. Antony, and can say with all honesty that he is the sort of man I can see being a reflection of Jesus Christ. May God give him support in his ministry, and let's all remember to pray for his service.

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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2013, 11:56:51 PM »
Make him bishop of NJ please  ;)
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« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2013, 12:05:31 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2013, 12:09:20 AM »
Make him bishop of NJ please  ;)

WWBDD?

LOL...OH man...I completely forgot to let y'all know...

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« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2013, 12:12:31 AM »
Make him bishop of NJ please  ;)

WWBDD?

LOL...OH man...I completely forgot to let y'all know...

I will create another thread for that

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« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2013, 01:46:48 PM »
Sorry Mina,

We call dibs up here in Canada! Hes from up here, and should remain here! Manifest Destiny 2.0

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« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2013, 01:16:01 PM »
Deacon Antony Paul (formerly Mena Rizkalla) is being ordained a Presbyter for the service of St. Paul's Brotherhood in the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii in just a few minutes. Watch it live: http://www.saintmauricechurch.org/

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« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2013, 03:43:19 PM »
Axios! Axios! Axios! Fr. Antony Paul!

Many more wonderful and blessed years for the newly ordained priest (and the two other priests who were ordained with him)!
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« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2013, 03:44:39 PM »
Glory to God!  :angel:

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« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2013, 07:35:34 PM »
AXIOOSSSSSS! AXIOOOSSSSS! AXXXIIOOOSSSS!!!!!

Abouna Antony Paul is a blessing from heaven to his church! God has shown his love time and time again, and this time, he has shown his favor in his children by ordaining a man like Abouna Antony Paul!

If there is a word stronger than AXIOS! let me know.

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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2013, 08:02:25 PM »
Axios!  Is that H.G. Bishop Paul of Kenya in the background in pic 4?
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« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2013, 08:08:38 PM »
Axios!  Is that H.G. Bishop Paul of Kenya in the background in pic 4?

No, it's a monk. The only bishops present were H.G. Anba Serapion and H.G. Anba Youssef.

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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2013, 08:55:46 PM »
Axios 

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« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2013, 09:13:37 PM »
Axios!