His Grace Bishop Serapion
Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California & Hawai.
Read the biography of His Grace Bishop Serapion.
Father Bishoy Naguib Gobreial was born on September 6, 1928. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Agricultural Studies. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III ordained him on February 18, 1979. His promotion to the priestly rank of Hegomen was on October 29, 1989.
He departed into eternal rest on September 14, 2014.
Father Raphael Morcos Hanna was born on October 11, 1956. He earned a Degree in Pharmacy and an MBA in Marketing. His Grace Bishop Serapion ordained him Priest on July 12, 1998. He served at Archangel Raphael & Saint Mina Church in Palmdale, California and now serves at Saint Mark Church in Los Angeles.
Tel: 661-547-4959 | Fax: 424-205-6650 | Email: FrRaphaelHanna@lacopts.org
Father Isaac Boulos Azmy was born on October 11, 1965. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce and Accounting in 1987. Father Isaac was a consecrated deacon in the Bishopric of Public, Ecumenical and Social Services in Cairo from 1988 until 1997. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III along with His Grace Bishop Serapion, ordained him as a celibate priest on May 31, 2001 for St. Paul Brotherhood. He is currently assisting in serving the congregation of St. Mark Church in Los Angeles, California.
Tel: 909-720-6565 | Fax: 424-205-6650 | Email: FrIsaac@lacopts.org
Father Cyril Gorgy was born on January 18, 1967. He emigrated to the United States at the age of 12 with his family. He earned a degree in Civil Engineering from CSUN and worked for the California Department of Transportation until 2012. He served in St. Mark Church since his youth and was involved in various church services including Sunday School, and the church board. His Grace Bishop Serapion ordained him Deacon on Jan 14, 2012 and priest on Jan 15, 2012 to serve in St. Mark Church.
Tel: 310-487-6151 | Fax: 310-276-6333 | Email: FrCyril@stmarkla.org
Deacon Severus Mikhail was born in Cairo, Egypt. He received his formal education in Southern Californian schools, including a Masters in History and a Ph.D. in the History of the Near and Middle East at the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation was Egypt from Late Antiquity to Early Islam: Copts, Melkites, and Muslims Shaping a New Society, which won Honorable Mention for the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award conferred by the Middle East Studies Association.