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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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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October 1, 2015

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Beshoy Dawood

“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad” (Ps 126:3). On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, His Grace Abba Serapion ordained Mr. Beshoy Dawood as a deacon in anticipation of his ordination as a presbyter on Sunday, October 4 to serve at St. Demiana Church in Bakersfield.   Abba Serapion also ordained eight young cantors (Psaltos) to serve in the parish. May God bless their service and grant them the fruit of – …

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September 22, 2015

Ordination of a New Priest for St. Demiana (Bakersfield)

“And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was.” ‭‭(Heb‬ ‭5:4‬) With great joy, the Diocese announces the ordination of a new priest for St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church in Bakersfield. The candidate, Mr. Beshoy Dawood, will be ordained by His Grace Bishop Serapion as a Deacon on Wednesday, September 30 and later ordained as a presbyter on Sunday, October 4 at St. Demiana Church. – …

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March 25, 2015

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Macarius Paul

With great joy and much thanksgiving to God, St Paul Brotherhood announces the ordination of the blessed servant Mina Isaac as Deacon Macarius Paul, on Monday, March 23, 2015 by the blessed hands of His Grace Bishop Serapion at the Murrieta location of St. Paul Brotherhood during its annual Lenten Retreat.​We thank the Lord, for His love for mankind and making him worthy to worship Him, to serve before the Holy Altar and to find – …

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October 8, 2014

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Andrew Hanna

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 earlier. We congratulate the parish community and wish Fr. Andrew all of the fruit of the Holy Spirit in his – …

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March 31, 2014

Axios! Election of New Syriac Orthodox Patriarch

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 the 123rd Patriarch of Antioch and All East. Since January 1996, he has served as the Metropolitan and Patriarchal Vicar – …

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January 14, 2014

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Angelos Guirgus

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 the Southern United States. Father Angelos will travel, God willing, to the Monastery of Abba Antony in the California desert – …

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