Diocese Parish Directory

Because of the long distances between churches, which could be over a hundred miles between the farthest churches, regionalization of churches was implemented. The Diocese has been divided into four regions – North, South, East and West in Southern California and one region in Hawaii. This makes coordination of services, regional meetings among local priests, deacons, and Sunday School teachers, more feasible and practical. Also, services such as retreats and other activities can be combined.

The first church acquired by newly immigrant Copts to Southern California was St. Mark in Los Angeles. The number of churches has steadily grown, as reflected in the following list.

Eastern Region
Serving Riverside, Corona, Chino, and the rest of the Inland Empire

11 Parishes

Western Region
Serving Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and the metropolitan area

8 Parishes

Northern Region
Serving the San Fernando Valley and other areas north of Los Angeles

9 Parishes

Southern Region
Serving Orange County, San Diego, and surrounding areas

12 Parishes

Hawaii Region
Serving Hawaii and her islands

1 Parishes

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Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles