On Sunday, February 19, 2023, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, along with Their Graces, Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos ordained the blessed servant, Deacon Elijah, as a priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He was given the name, Fr. Elijah Ghali.
This blessed event took place at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church, in Northridge, California.
Following the ordination, the new priest proceeded to St. Paul Brotherhood in Murrieta, California to spend the 40 days. He will return to start his ministry at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church, in Northridge, California.
Apart from our father His Eminence and Their Graces, all or part of this blessed event was Hegumen Father Bishoy Aziz, Hegumen Fr. Daniel Azer, Hegumen, Fr. Antony Attallah, and Presbyters Fr. Isaac Androus, Fr. David Elias, Fr. Daniel Meleka, and Fr. Joseph Abraham.
May God bless this ordination and grant the new priest the gifts of the Holy Spirit.