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Ordination of Fr. Andrew Hanna

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Andrew Hanna

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On Sunday, October 5, 2014, Their Graces Bishop Serapion and Bishop Thomas of el-Qusiya celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Mary and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church and ordained a new presbyter to serve at the church. The blessed servant, Andrew Hanna, was ordained as Fr. Andrew Hanna after being ordained a Deacon one day […]

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Axios! Election of New Syriac Orthodox Patriarch

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The Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church, our Sister Church in the faith, met on March 31, 2014 under the leadership of Catholicos Abune Basalios Thomas I of India and Archbishop Mor Severios Hawathe of Baghdad and Basra, the locum tenens of the Patriarchal See, and elected Metropolitan Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim Elected as […]

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Axios! Ordination of Fr. Angelos Guirgus

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On Sunday, January 12, His Grace Bishop Serapion laid hands on, and ordained, Deacon Michael Guirgus as a presbyter with the name Father Angelos Guirgus to serve the Diocese at St. Mercurius and St. Abraam Church in Torrance. Participating in the ordination were the honored hierarchs, Bishop Tadros of Port Said and Bishop Youssef of […]

Ordination of Fr. Raphael Maher

Axios! Ordination of a New Presbyter and Archdeacon

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On Sunday, November 24, His Grace Bishop Serapion laid hands on, and ordained, Deacon Raphael Maher as a presbyter to serve at St. Abanoub and St. Antony Church in Norco. Attending the ordination were several diocesan priests, including Fr. Felimon Mahrous, Fr. Mina Girgis, and Fr. Michael Fanous in addition to the fathers of the […]

Ordination of Three Presbyters - Nov 10 2013

Axioi! Ordination of Three New Presbyters

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On Sunday, November 10, 2013, Their Graces Bishop Serapion and Bishop Youssef laid hands on, and ordained, three new presbyters at St. Maurice Church in Pomona to serve in this Christ-loving Diocese. Deacon Pimen Shenouda was ordained as Father Pimen Shenouda to begin his service at St. Paul and St. Marina Churches, respectively. Deacon Theophilus […]

Deacon Pimen Shenouda

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Pimen Shenouda

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On Thursday, November 7, 2013, His Grace Bishop Serapion laid hands on and ordained the blessed servant, Anthony Shenouda, as Deacon Pimen (after the great Abba Poemen of the Egyptian desert) for the Christ-loving Diocese of Los Angeles at St. Demiana Church in San Diego. Since the ordination took place during the monthly clergy meeting, […]

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Ordination of Four New Presbyters for the Diocese

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With great joy, the Diocese announces the ordination of four candidates to the Holy Priesthood in November. On Thursday, November 7, the blessed servant Dr. Anthony Shenouda will be ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the clergy meeting, which is to be held at St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church in San Diego. On Sunday, November […]