With our firm faith in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come, the Diocese of Los Angeles announces the departure of the blessed and beloved hegomen, Fr. Daniel Farag of St. Mina Church in Riverside, on Wednesday afternoon, August 20, 2003. In the morning of this same day, Fr. Daniel celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Mina Church.
Funeral services was held on Saturday, August 23rd, 2003 at St. Mina Church in Riverside. Preceding the funeral prayers on Saturday, H.G. Bishop Serapion along with H.G. Bishop Youssef and the priests of the Diocese celebrated the Divine Liturgy. Recordings of the Funeral service will be available soon.
The Rev. Fr. Daniel Farag was born on February 19th, 1936. He was ordained as a priest by H.H. Pope Shenouda III on Nov. 11th, 1990. He was later given the rank of "hegoumen" by H.G. Bishop Serapion on Jan. 16th, 2000. Prior to his ordination, Fr. Daniel served at St. Mark Church in Los Angeles, St. Mark Church in Houston, as well as St. Anthony Church in Hayward, California. May our Lord Jesus Christ repose his soul in the Paradise of Delight.