On Thursday, February, 26, 2004 at the chapel of the Papal Residence in Cairo, Egypt, H.H. Pope Shenouda IIIl ordained the blessed deacon Michael Abrahim Abeid as a priest to serve in the Diocese of Los Angeles The new priest was given the name Fr. Michael. H.G.Bishop Serapion along with H.G. Bishop Youannis participated in this blessed ordination. Following the ordination the new priest will spend the forty days at St. Pishoy Monastery,Wadi el Natroun,Egypt.