On Sunday, October 30, 2011, the blessed servant Marc Gendi was ordained as Fr. James, a presbyter for St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas by His Grace Bishop Youssef and His Grace Bishop Serapion. Also attending this blessed event from the Diocese was Fr. Moses Samaan from St. Demiana Church in San Diego.
His Grace Bishop Serapion was received warmly by His Grace Bishop Youssef and all of the servants in the Houston area, reflecting the great love between the hierarchs and these dioceses serving the United States.
On behalf of the Christ-loving Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii, we congratulate His Grace Bishop Youssef and the priest and congregation of St. Mary Church, and pray that the Lord may bless Fr. James’ service and grant him the fruit of the Holy Spirit.