Empfang in Pomona - 12. Februar 2020
Am 12. Februar dieses Jahres empfing der koptisch-orthodoxe Metropolit von Südkalifornien, Los Angeles und Hawaii, Bischof Serapion, unsere emeritierte Großpriorin und internationale Legatin für die koptische Kirche in seiner Heimatkirche St. Mauritius in Pomona, Kalifornien.
Im Laufe des sehr vielseitigen und interessanten Gesprächs, in dem Seine Eminenz immer wieder Fragen bezüglich unserer Ordensgemeinschaft stellte, stellte der Metropolit in Aussicht, an unserem diesjährigen Konzil in Brenkhausen teilzunehmen, sofern seine Verpflichtungen es zulassen.
On 12 February of this year the Coptic Metropolitan Serapion of the Metropolitan Diocese of Los Angeles, South California and Hawaii welcomed the German Grand Prior emeritus and international Legate for the Coptic Church, Grand Prior em., in his home church St. Maurice in Pomona, California.
After attending the Medical School at Assiut University, His Eminence practiced medicine for a few years before he joined the Monastery of St. Pishoy in Egypt.
Pope Shenouda III sent him to serve the Coptic community in Switzerland and he served there from 1983 to 1985 when he was ordinated as a Bishop for the Bishopric of Public, Ecumenical and Social Services at St. Marc Cathedral in Cairo.
Ten years later His Eminence was called to be the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles and Southern California and he was later enthroned as the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles.
He is on the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches of Christ and the Steering Committee of Christian Churches Together in the USA. For many years he served on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and the Life and Service Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches, and as Vice President of the All African Conference of Churches.
On February 28, 2016, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II elevated Bishop Serapion to the Episcopal dignity of Metropolitan. His official title is Bishop of Los Angeles and Metropolitan of Southern California and Hawaii.
Attached you find some photos of the meeting.