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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
On Saturday, November 9, 2013, His Grace Bishop Serapion laid hands on and ordained the blessed servants, Philip Maher and Farouk Wissa, as Deacon Raphael and Deacon Arsanious, respectively, at St. Abanoub and St. Antony Church in Norco where they will serve. Attending the ordinations were Fr. Michael Gabriel, Fr. Macarius Shehata, Fr. Ishak Boulos, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
On Thursday, June 20, 2013, His Grace Bishop Serapion ordained a new celibate deacon for the service of the St. Paul Brotherhood in the Diocese.
On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Fr. George Aziz was ordained as a general priest for the Diocese by His Grace Bishop Serapion and His Eminence Metropolitan Hedra of Aswan at St. Mina Church in Riverside.
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, His Grace Bishop Serapion, accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan Hedra, ordained two deacons for the Diocese at St. Verena and the Three Holy Youth Church in Orange, CA during the monthly clergy meeting.
With great joy, the Diocese announces the ordination of a new priest on Sunday, January 15, 2012 to serve in the Diocese at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Los Angeles. Emad Gorgy was ordained as Deacon Cyril on Saturday, January 14, 2012 and ordained as Fr. Cyril on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at St. Mark [...]
With great joy, the Diocese announces the ordination of a new priest on Sunday, November 27, 2011 to serve in the Diocese at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana. The candidate, Habeeb Hanna, was ordained Deacon Maurice Hanna on Friday, November 25 at St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church by His Grace Bishop Serapion. [...]