During his service back in Egypt God blessed the Church a lot. El Malak and EL Romany Coptic Orthodox church has been renewed and rebuilt in the year of 2000, despite of the great persecution to Christians in that area. Moreover, two major services have been established:
Lately, Abouna was elected to lead the prayers of Christmas, Epiphany, and Easter in America and Canada. While Abouna was visiting St Antonious Coptic Orthodox Church in May of 2006 in order to celebrate Easter, the congregation expressed their need for a permanent priest.
Finally the Lord answered the prayers of His people. It was published in "El-Keraza" – June 2006, page 15 – that Fr. Mekhail S. Hanna was chosen to serve in Portland, Oregon. He has now been serving this congregation since August 2006.
We thank the Lord for His choice, and also thank H.H. Pope Shenouda III and H.G. Bishop Abakir. Congratulating our congregation we also pray that the Lord keep watching over us.
Contact Fr. Mekhail Hanna at abouna_mekhail at st-antonious.org