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Archdiocese Clergy meeting at the Papal Residence in Pleasanton, CA in 2017


In the Coptic Orthodox Church, the priestly rank of hegumen (Gr. ἡγούμενος) corresponds to that of archpriest or protopresbyter (lit. “first priest”) in any given parish. The Church prays for these priests in their elevation rite, saying, “Allow him to teach Your commandments and to be concerned with the purity, love and holiness of your people that they may be presented blameless unto Christ, the heavenly Groom.”

Fr. Antonios Baky (Papal Secretary)
St. John, Pleasanton, CA
Fr. Angelos Sarkis
St. George, Redmond, WA


The word “presbyter” (Gr. πρεσβύτερος)  literally means “elder.” He is a leader in the local parish after the bishop and exists to officiate the services, consecrate the Mysteries, and present the flock perfect in Christ. The presbyter is a sacramental image, a living sign and expression of Christ’s eternal Priesthood.

Fr. Abraam Agaiby
St. George, San Jose, CA
Fr. Anthony Hanna
St. Mina, Concord, CA
Fr. Arsanios Hanna
St. Mary, Seattle, WA
Fr. Arsanios Nady
St. Mary, Sacramento, CA
Fr. Athanasius Fekry
St. Antonius, Hayward, CA
Fr. Bishoy Halim
St. Mark, Modesto, CA
Fr. Bishoy Wahba
St. Mary, Sacramento, CA
Fr. Daniel Gerges
St. Mary, Las Vegas, NV
Fr. Daniel Girgis
St. Mary, Seattle, WA
Fr. Gawargios Kolta
General, N. California
Fr. Joseph Arsanious
St. John, Pleasanton, CA
Fr. Karas Maurice
Seattle, WA
Fr. Karas Mounir
St. Antonius, Hayward, CA
Fr. Karas Saint Anthony
St. Mark, Monterey, CA
Fr. Mekhail Hanna
St. Antonious, Portland, OR
Fr. Mina Adib
St. George, Redmond, WA
Fr. Mina Salama
St. Mary, Seattle, WA
Fr. Salib Girgis
St. George, San Jose, CA
Fr. Takla Azmy
St. Mark, Puyallup, WA
Fr. Yacoub Soliman
St. Mark, Denver, CO
Fr. Youhanna Sadek
Redwood City, CA


The Deacon is the third degree of the major orders of clergy in the Orthodox Church, following the bishop and the presbyter. The word deacon (Gr. διάκονος) means “one who serves.”

Dn. Mourad Aboseif
St. Mina, Concord, CA
Dn. Alber Michael
St. Mina, Concord, CA
Cantor Amir Saleh
St. John, Pleasanton, CA

Reposed Clergy

Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Thy servants who have fallen asleep! May their memory be eternal!

Hegomen Fr. Matthias Wahba
St. Antonius, Hayward, CA