Our Metropolitan

His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion
Presiding Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles and Metropolitan of Southern California, and Hawaii


Hegumens

21 Hegumens

In the Coptic Orthodox Church, the priestly rank of hegumen (Gr. ἡγούμενος) corresponds to that of archpriest or protopresbyter (lit. “first priest”) in any given parish. The Church prays for these priests in their elevation rite, saying, “Allow him to teach Your commandments and to be concerned with the purity, love and holiness of your people that they may be presented blameless unto Christ, the heavenly Groom.”

Father Abrahim Aziz Gindi
St. George Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Athanasius Ragheb
St. Pope Kerollos VI Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Bishoy Aziz Bastawros
St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Bishoy Brownfield
St. Cyril of Alexandria Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Bishoy Kamel
St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Daniel Azer Sous
St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Felimon Mikhail
Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church (OC)

Father Gawargious Kolta
St. John Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Gregory Bishay
St. Verena and the Three Holy Youth Coptic Orthodox Church

Father John Mikhail
St. Justina Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Joseph Boules
St. Mary and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Kyrollos Wassily
St. Mercurious and St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Luke Sidarous
St. Mercurious and St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Macarius Shehata
St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Mauritius Mikhail
St. George Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Meina Albeir Youssef
Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Michael Gabriel
St. Abanoub and St. Antony Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Mina Wahba Youssef
St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Paul Megally
St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Raphael Hanna
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (LA)

Father Shenouda Ghattas
St. John Coptic Orthodox Church


Presbyters

38 Presbyters

The word “presbyter” (Gr. πρεσβύτερος)  literally means “elder.” He is a leader in the local parish after the bishop and exists to officiate the services, consecrate the Mysteries, and present the flock perfect in Christ. The presbyter is a sacramental image, a living sign and expression of Christ’s eternal Priesthood.

Father Abraam Ayoub
St. Thomas the Hermit Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Andrew Hanna
St. Mary and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Angelos Guirges
St. Mercurious and St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Antony Attallah
St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Antony Paul
St. Paul Brotherhood

Father Antony Selim
Father Antony Selim

Father Arsany Paul
St. Paul Brotherhood

Father Augustinos Hanna
St. John Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Beshoy Dawood
St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Cyril Gorgy
Holy Resurrection American Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Daniel Habib
St. John Chrysostom American Coptic Orthodox Church

Father David Abdelsayed
Holy Transfiguration American Coptic Orthodox Church

Father David Elias
St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Essac Milad Androus
St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church

Father George Aziz
St. George the New Martyr Coptic Orthodox Church

Father James Soliman
Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Jeremiah Said
Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church (SV)

Father John Shafik Botros
Holy Annunciation Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Kyrillos Ibrahim
St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Lazarus Yassa
Christ the Good Shepherd American Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Mark Hanna
Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church (OC)

Father Mark Paul
St. Paul Brotherhood

Father Markos Hanna
Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church (SV)

Father Mena Fam
St. Abanoub and St. Antony Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Michael Fanous
St. Mary Magdalene Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Mikhael Ibrahim
St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Mina Girgis
St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Mina Shoukry Ghebrial
St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Moses Samuel Samaan
St. Gregory the Theologian American Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Paul Baky
St. Verena and the Three Holy Youth Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Paul Elias Abdelmesih
St. Mary Magdalene Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Raphael Maher
St. Abanoub and St. Antony Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Thomas Rizkallah
St. Mary Magdalene Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Youhanna Farid
St. George and St. Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Youhanna Ibrahim
Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church (OC)

Father Youhanna Youssef
Archangel Raphael and St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Youssef Zaki
St. John the Baptist Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Zocimus Kneiber
St. Mary of Egypt Coptic Orthodox Church


Diaconate

11 Deacons

The Deacon is the third degree of the major orders of clergy in the Orthodox Church, following the bishop and the presbyter. The word deacon (Gr. διάκονος) means “one who serves.”

Archdeacon Antonious Yuwakim
St. John Coptic Orthodox Church

Archdeacon Arsanious Wissa
St. Justina Coptic Orthodox Church

Archdeacon Botros Botros
St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church

Archdeacon Efrayem Soliman
Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy Coptic Orthodox Church

Archdeacon Jacob Abdelmalak
St. Mary and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church

Archdeacon Marcos Hanna
St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church

Archdeacon Michael Ishak
St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church

Archdeacon Mina Tadrous
St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church

Archdeacon Thomas Moussa
St. John Coptic Orthodox Church

Archdeacon Zakaria Hanna
St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church

Deacon Severus Mikhail
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (LA)


Consecrated Sisters (Al-Muqarassat)

2 Sisters

The order of Consecrated Sisters is a celibate order in which women may live and serve in the world while retaining the ascetic life of nuns. It is analogous to the rank of the virgins in the Early Church.

Sister Gabriela Verena
Sister Gabriela Verena

Sister Raphaela Verena
Sister Raphaela Verena


Reposed Clergy

8 Reposed Clergy

Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Thy servants who have fallen asleep! May their memory be eternal!

Archdeacon Youssef Abdelmalek
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (LA)

Father Angelos Youssef
Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Antonios Younan Soliman
St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Antonious Henein
Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Bishoy Gobreial
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (LA)

Father Daniel Farag
St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Samuel Samaan
St. Abanoub and St. Antony Coptic Orthodox Church

Father Youhanna Alexander
St. John Coptic Orthodox Church