My fellow sisters and brothers in Christ,
I pray that you are all doing well,
I wanted to speak about the Hegumen promotions concerning some priests.
I once heard from our Beloved Father His Grace Bishop David, the exarchal-steward-vecher of the American churches of His Holliness Pope Tawadros, proclaim in the arabic language that we "promote priests who have increased their services, eledest priests of churches, and are in good terms on various ideas". However his Grace kind of broke the rule, when he acquired from the resigned intremed Locum Tenen His emminence Metropolitan Bachomious, to promote Rev. Father Mikhail Tobia to the rank of hegomenship. The rule was broken because his reverence is not the eldest priest in his church. So is this right. This idea has been bothering me for quite a while now.