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Diocese Announces the Opening of St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church, a Missionary Parish in Orange County

With great joy, the Diocese announces the opening of a new parish in Orange County: St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church. As the name suggests, this parish is missionary in nature, aiming to reflect the light of Orthodox Christianity to people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds while serving primarily non-Egyptian members of the Diocese.

The parish will operate under the close supervision and guidance of our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, and will be served by a rotation of four English-speaking priests in the area.

With God’s grace, the first Liturgy will be celebrated by His Grace Bishop Serapion along with Fr. Gregory Bishay, Fr. David Abdelsayed, Fr. Kyrillos Ibrahim, and Fr. Daniel Habib on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. All members of the Diocese are invited to attend and to bring their friends from outside the faith to this historic event.

The opening and prayer will take place at St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church located at 12702 9th Street in Garden Grove. You may direct any questions to (714) 681-2292 or e-mail

May God bless this new effort for the glory of His Holy Name.

Posted by Fr. Moses Samaan

February 23, 2012


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