Clergy

Father Felimon Mikhail was born in Fayoum, Egypt, 1939. He earned a Medical degree in 1961 from Ain Shams University in Cairo, a Diploma General Surgery in 1968 and a Diploma in Orthopedic Surgery in 1971. Until his ordination he worked in the Egyptian Army as a surgeon and in Helwan Orthopedic Hospital in a suburb of Cairo. He served as a Sunday School teacher and later as the head of Sunday School at St. George Church in Manshiat El Sadr, Cairo.

He was ordained to the priesthood on November 19, 1972 by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III and later as a Hegumen on September 19, 1975 by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. He served as a priest at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Church in Medinat Nasr, Cairo, 1972-1975. He came to serve at St. Mark Church in Los Angeles from September 1975 to November 1977, before returning to his church in Cairo.

He came back to California in July 1986 to serve at Archangel Michael until present. He has been instrumental in overseeing Pope Shenouda III Coptic Seminary since it opened its doors in November 1989. He also helped in the establishment of other churches in Orange County. He is the Secretary of the Diocese Clergy Synod.

 


Father Athanasius Shoukry Ragheb was born on September 14, 1949. He earned a Pharmaceutical Bachelor of Science Degree in 1973. He came to California in 1981 and worked as a pharmacist until 1993. He was a Youth Leader and Sunday School Teacher at Archangel Michael in Santa Ana From 1989-1993.

He was ordained Presbyter by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on November 14, 1993. He has been serving at Archangel Michael in Santa Ana ever since.

 

 

 


Father Youhana Ibrahim was born in Egypt on September 7, 1956. He earned a Medical Degree in 1979 from Ain Shams University. He practiced medicine and served churches in Luxor, Cairo, and Oman for twenty years. He came to United States in 1999 and served at Archangel Michael Church in Santa Ana.

On June 30, 2002 His Grace Bishop Serapion ordained him presbyter to serve at Archangel Michael Church in Santa Ana.

 

 

 

 


Father Mark Hanna was born in Egypt on November 27, 1965.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 1989 from Ain Shams University. He served for several years in St. George “Hamamat el Qoba” in Cairo. He served as a Youth Leader and in Choir. He came to United States in 2001 and served at Archangel Michael Church in Santa Ana.

On November 27, 2011 His Grace Bishop Serapion ordained him presbyter to serve at Archangel Michael Church in Santa Ana.

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