On Sunday, January 11, 2004, H.G. Bishop Serapion ordained the blessed servant, Isaac Androus, as a priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He was given the name, Fr. Essac. This blessed event took place at Saint George Church in Bellflower. From our sister Church, H.E. Archbishop Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar of the Western Diocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church participated in the blessed ordination.
Following the ordination, the new priest traveled to Egypt to spend the 40 days at St. Pishoy Monastery in Wadi El-Natroun. He will return to start his ministry at Saint George Church in Bellflower.
May God bless this ordination and grant the new priest the gifts of the Holy Spirit.