The Christ-loving Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii under the pastoral care of His Grace Bishop Serapion congratulates her beloved father, the Shepherd of Shepherds, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope of the Great City of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Ancient See of St. Mark and all lands of emigration, on the 38th Anniversary of his accession to the Apostolic See of St. Mark.

We have been blessed by your pastoral care and guidance throughout the years. You have taught us to follow the example of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Tradition of the Holy Orthodox Church. Through your teachings, we are edified and grow in our knowledge of perfect Christian living.

We thank God for the blessing of your leadership and devotion to us and all your children. We pray that the Lord may preserve your life for all your people around the world. We thank God for the blessing of His Grace Bishop Serapion and pray that the Lord may preserve his life for us through Your Holiness’s prayers and intercessions.

Wishing Your Holiness a joyful anniversary and asking for your prayers on our behalf.

Your Holiness’s loving children
in the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii