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St. Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church, in San Diego, California, was established in May of 2016 growing from its neighboring sister churches of St. Demiana and Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Churches. Under the guidance of Metropolitan Serapion, St. Basil’s has been served by various priests within the Diocese of Los Angeles and Southern California. On March 3, 2019, Fr. Michael Maximous was ordained to the priesthood to serve at St. Basil’s. In June of 2019, the church purchased the building it was praying in previously under a lease.

St. Basil’s strives to share the Orthodox Christian message of our Lord Jesus Christ that He taught, the Apostles preached, and the fathers kept during the two-thousand year history of the Coptic Church. It is an all-English parish that is open and welcoming to all and includes services for families, youth and all those who wish to discover the Coptic Orthodox Church to ultimately become members of the church. For more information, please contact us!

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