On Saturday, November 2, His Grace Bishop Serapion celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the occasion of his first pastoral visit to one of the newest parishes of the Diocese, Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church in Oceanside, CA. Sharing in the celebration were Father Abraam Megally, who serves the new parish, along with Father Mark Hanna of Archangel Michael Church in Santa Ana and Father Yustus who is visiting the Diocese.
Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church was established on October 16, 2013 as the second parish to serve the County of San Diego. The first service was held during the three-day Feast of the Cross in September 2013. Since then, both Father Abraam and Father Kyrillos Ibrahim have served the parish during the weekly Divine Liturgy on Saturdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Below is a gallery of some of the photos of His Grace’s pastoral visit: