On Saturday, December 26, 2009, at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church, His Grace Bishop Serapion ordained the blessed servant, Paul Saman, as an Archdeacon for the Diocese of Los Angeles to continue his service at St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church in San Diego.
Participating in the Divine Liturgy were the reverend Hegumen Fr. Mina Wahba Youssef, Hegumen Fr. Michael Gabriel, Fr. Shenouda Ghattas, Fr. John Paul Abdelsayed, Fr. David Abdelsayed, and Fr. Daniel Habib.
Also, prior to the Divine Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Serapion baptized Samuel Athanasius, son of the newly ordained Archdeacon Moses and Carol.
May Our Lord grant Archdeacon Moses and his family a blessed service for the Glory of His Name.[flickr-photoset:id=72157622953302699,size=s]