November 23, 2017

New Presbyter for Simi Valley

On Sunday, November 26, the blessed servant Karim Said will be ordained by the grace of God a presbyter at Archangel Michael Church in Simi Valley where he will serve. This Friday, he will be ordained as a Deacon at St Mina Church during the Feast of St Mina the Wonderworker. May Our Lord bless this ordination for the Glory of His Holy Name.

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October 31, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Andrew Iskander

On Sunday, October 30, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained Deacon Andrew Iskander, to the priestly rank of presbyter. God willing, Fr. Andrew will serve initially at both St. Paul Church (Tustin) and St. Basil (San Diego) after his 40-day retreat; both are American Coptic Orthodox Churches. The children of the Diocese joyfully proclaim “Axios!” while praying for Fr. Andrew, that the Lord – …

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October 6, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Andrew Iskander and a New Priest for the Diocese

On Thursday, October 6, at the monthly Clergy Meeting, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained the blessed servant, Andrew Iskander, to the priestly rank of Deacon. God willing, Deacon Andrew will be ordained as a presbyter on Sunday, October 30 to serve in the Diocese, initially at both St. Paul Church (Tustin) and St. Basil (San Diego); both are American Coptic Orthodox Churches. – …

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September 24, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Antony Mikhael and a New Priest for Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy

With great joy, the Diocese announces the upcoming ordination of a new presbyter for the Church of the Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy in Los Angeles. The blessed servant Shady Mikhael will be ordained, God willing, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy Church to serve with Fr. Meina Youssef, Fr. James Soliman, and Archdeacon Ephraim Soliman. On Friday, September 23, he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate with – …

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September 2, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Giorgios Hanna

In the course of the Divine Liturgy for the September 2016 Clergy Meeting, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, along with Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained the blessed servant, Dr. George Hanna, to the priestly rank of Deacon with the name Giorgios. For many years, Deacon Giorgios faithfully served at St. Abanoub and St. Antony Church in Norco with the late Fr. Samuel Samaan of blessed memory and later at – …

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August 22, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Daniel Nashed

On Sunday, August 21, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos laid hands on and ordained Deacon Daniel Nashed to the priestly rank of presbyter at Holy Transfiguration American Coptic Orthodox Church in Chino Hills. Although the ordination took place at Holy Transfiguration, the new presbyter, Fr. Daniel, will spend a year serving in Orange County before being assigned more permanently. The Diocese rejoices in his blessed ordination and joyfully – …

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March 14, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Jonah Labib

On Sunday, March 13, 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, along with His Grace Bishop Karas, the General Bishop and Patriarchal Exarch at the Archdiocese of North America, laid hands upon and ordained Deacon Jonah Labib (formerly Dr. Michael Labib) as a presbyter to serve in the Diocese at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Bellflower. We congratulate Fr. Jonah, his family, and the entire parish community for this joyful occasion while praying that the Lord – …

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October 5, 2015

Axios! Ordination of Father Beshoy Dawood at St. Demiana, Bakersfield

Axios! On Sunday, October 4, His Grace Bishop Serapion ordained Deacon Beshoy Dawood as a presbyter for the Diocese to serve at St. Demiana Church in Bakersfield along with the Reverend Hegumen Father Daniel Azer Sous. His Grace Bishop Serapion with Hegumen Fr. Daniel Azer Sous, Fr. Youhanna Farid, and the newly ordained Fr. Beshoy Dawood Father Beshoy will now travel to Egypt for his 40 day retreat at the Monastery of Abba Bishoy in – …

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