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Our Metropolitan

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


Hegumens

15 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 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 Kyrollos Wassily
St. Mercurious and St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Luke Sidarous
St. Mercurious and St. Abraam 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 Shenouda Ghattas
St. John Coptic Orthodox Church
Fr. Saraphim Elsouriany
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (HI)

Presbyters

43 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 Megally
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 Bishoy Brownfield
St. Cyril of Alexandria Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Bishoy Kamel
St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Boules Baky
St. Verena and the Three Holy Youth Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Cyril Gorgy
Holy Resurrection American Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Daniel Habib
St. John 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 Gregory Bishay
St. Verena and the Three Holy Youth Coptic Orthodox Church
Father James Soliman
Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy Coptic Orthodox Church
Father John Mikhail
St. Justina Coptic Orthodox Church
Father John Shafik Botros
St. George Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Joseph Boules
St. Mary and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Kyrillos Ibrahim
St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Lazarus Yassa
St. George Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Macarius Shehata
St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Mark Hanna
Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church (OC)
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. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church
Father Pimen Shenoda
Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church (San Diego Branch)
Father Raphael Hanna
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (LA)
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

12 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 Macarius Paul
St. Paul Brotherhood
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