August 7, 2016

Axios! Elevation of Hegumen Father Raphael Hanna

On Sunday, August 7, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos. As part of the liturgical celebration, the Reverend Father Raphael Hanna was elevated to the priestly rank of Hegumen after serving at St. Mark’s parish for over 13 years. The children of the Diocese congratulate the new Hegumen and the entire congregation of St. Mark in Los Angeles for – …

Read more

July 25, 2016

Axios! Elevation of Hegumen Father Bishoy Kamel

On Sunday, July 24, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church in Irvine. The parish community joyfully received the hierarchs in their first visit since the elevation of Metropolitan Serapion and the consecration of the two auxiliary bishops. As part of the joyful festivities, the Reverend Father Bishoy Kamel was elevated to the priestly rank of Hegumen after serving in – …

Read more

July 10, 2016

Axios! Elevation of Fr. Bishoy Brownfield to the Rank of Hegumen

On Sunday, July 10, the Feast of St. Cyril the Pillar of the Faith, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the feast at St. Cyril of Alexandria Coptic Orthodox Church in El Monte where they elevated the parish priest, the Reverend Father Bishoy Mikhail Brownfield, to the priestly dignity of Hegumen. Father Bishoy Mikhail Brownfield served as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader and  deacon at St. Mark Church – …

Read more

March 15, 2016

Summary of the Recent Elevations and Ordinations

The past month will be remembered as a unique time in the history of the Diocese in light of the various elevations and ordinations that have taken place. For those who missed the news, here is a summary: Elevation of Metropolitan Serapion Axios! The Reception of Metropolitan Serapion (March 8, 2016) New Biography page Announcing the Consecration of Two Auxiliary Bishops Hegumen Father Isaac Boulos and Hegumen Father Dr. John Paul Abdelsayed (March 14) Elevation of Four – …

Read more

March 14, 2016

Axios! The Elevation of Hegumen Fr. Isaac Boulos and Hegumen Fr. John Paul Abdelsayed

On Monday, March 14, 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St. Paul Brotherhood and elevated the Very Reverend Father Isaac Boulos and the Very Reverend Father Dr. John Paul Abdelsayed to the priestly dignity of Hegumen. The elevation of these two beloved holy fathers precedes the eagerly anticipated joy of their consecration as auxiliary bishops later this year to assist His Eminence in various aspects of the service within the Diocese. – …

Read more

March 14, 2016

Axios! Elevation of Hegumen Fr. Mauritius Mikhail

On Sunday, March 13, 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Karas, General Bishop and Papal Exarch in the Archdiocese of North America, laid hands upon and elevated Fr. Mauritius Mikhail to the priestly dignity of Hegumen as part of his continuing service at St. George Church in Bellflower. His Eminence Speaks about Fr. Mauritius and Fr. Jonah – Arabic His Eminence Speaks about Fr. Mauritius and Fr. Jonah – English Fr. Mauritius was – …

Read more

March 11, 2016

Axios! Elevation of Hegumen Fr. Shenouda Ghattas

In the Divine Liturgy for the March 2016 Clergy Meeting at St. Pope Kerollos VI Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion laid hands upon and elevated Father Shenouda Ghattas to the priestly dignity of Hegumen. This was His Eminence’s first act of elevation after his own elevation to the episcopal dignity of Metropolitan on February 28, 2016. The Reverend Hegumen Father Shenouda was ordained as a presbyter by the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III of blessed memory – …

Read more