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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August 4, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Daniel Nashed

At the monthly meeting of the Diocese clergy, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained the blessed servant, Daniel Nashed, to the priestly rank of Deacon at St. Demiana Church in San Diego. God willing, Deacon Daniel will be ordained as a presbyter on Sunday, August 21 for the Diocese and will continue his service at St. Verena and the Three Holy Youth Church – …

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June 23, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Daniel Meleka

Today, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained the servant, Daniel Meleka, to the priestly rank of deacon at the Divine Liturgy for the June 2016 Clergy Meeting at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Los Angeles. This was the first step in Deacon Daniel’s ultimate ordination as a presbyter to serve in the Diocese at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in – …

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May 3, 2016

Ordination of New Presbyter for the St. Paul Brotherhood

On Saturday, May 7, the blessed servant, Archdeacon Macarius Paul, will be ordained as a presbyter to continue his life of celibate service in the St. Paul Brotherhood.  The ordination will take place, God willing, at St. Maurice Church in Pomona with the Divine Liturgy commencing at 9:00 a.m.

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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 – …

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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. – …

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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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December 21, 2015

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Reweis Antoun

On Sunday, December 20, Their Graces Bishop Serapion and Bishop Youssef ordained the blessed servant Fady Antoun as a presbyter for the Diocese to serve at St. Mark Church in Los Angeles. He had previously served in this parish, most recently as Deacon Reweis before his ordination as Fr. Reweis Antoun.  May God preserve the lives of our bishops and grant him the fruit of the Holy Spirit in his service. May he also continue – …

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