Ordained on October 19, 2002
B.S., Communication Studies, UCLA, 1996
J.D., Georgetown University, 1999
M.A., Theology, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, 2007
Ph.D, Theology, Notre Dame University, 2013 (anticipated)
Father John Paul Abdelsayed has a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from UCLA and a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Most recently, he earned a Masters in Theology from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D in Theology from Notre Dame University in Indiana.
He served as a consecrated deacon at St. Mary & St. Athanasius Church in the San Fernando Valley from 1992 to 1996; at St. Mark Church in Washington DC from 1996 to 1999, and at the Coptic Orthodox Christian Center since 2000. His Grace Bishop Serapion ordained him as a celibate priest for St. Paul Brotherhood on October 20, 2002.