On the 2nd Sunday of the blessed month of Mesore, August 20, 2023, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion accompanied by their Graces, His Grace Bishop Suriel, His Grace Bishop Abraham, and His Grace Kyrillos laid hands on and ordained the blessed Deacon Gabriel Iskander, as a priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles to serve at St. Justina Coptic Orthodox Church in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He was given the name Fr. Gabriel Iskander.
This blessed event took place at St. Justina Coptic Orthodox Church in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Following the ordination, the new priest proceeded to St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Abbey in Murrieta, California to spend the 40 days. He will return to start his ministry at St. Justina Coptic Orthodox Church in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Apart from our father His Eminence and Their Graces, all or part of this blessed event was Hegumen Fr. Shenouda St. Antony and Presbyters Fr. David Elias, Fr. Mark Hanna, Fr. Gawargious Hanna, and Deacon Wannas Attia.
May God bless this ordination and grant the new priest the gifts of the Holy Spirit.