On Sunday, November 5th, 2006, at Saint Mark Church in Honolulu, Hawaii, His Grace Bishop Serapion ordained the blessed servant, Hanna Botrous, now Fr. John, as a priest for the Diocese of Los Angeles to serve Saint Mark Church in Hawaii. Prior to the priesthood ordination, on Saturday November 4th, he was ordained as a deacon (full rank). Participants in the Divine Liturgy were the reverend fathers: Fr. Anastasi St. Antony, Fr. Angelos Saad and Fr. Domadius Fr. Angelos Youssef, and Fr. Anthony Selim.
Fr. John served at Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius Church in Mississauga, Canada.
The New priest traveled to the Monastery of Saint Pishoy in Wadi El Natroun Region, Egypt to spend his forty days and will return to begin his service at Saint Mark Church upon his arrival.
May Our Lord grant Fr. John Botrous a blessed service for the Glory of His Name.