St. Mary & St. Verena church is part of the

Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California & Hawaii,

headed by H.E. Metropolitan Serapion.


Fr. Joseph Boules

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Fr. Boules was ordained on 6/22/1997 to serve our church. He was elevated to the rank of Hegumen on 5/22/2016.


Fr. Andrew Hanna

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Fr. Hanna was ordained on 10/5/2014 to serve our church


Archi Jacob Abdelmalak

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Archi Abdelmalak was ordained on 12/5/2011 to serve our church.

Our Story

St. Mary & St. Verena church was established by H. E. Metropolitan Serapion on March 30, 1997. The church started with services on Saturdays at a rented spaced (The Rock Church) in Fullerton, Ca. After Fr. Joseph Boules was ordained in June, 1997, we moved services to Sundays in August, 1997,  Services were held for 5 years (until May, 2002) at a rented space from the First Southern Baptism Church in Anaheim. The congregation purchased and moved into a church building in Anaheim in May, 2002. Then we had the blessed ordinations of Archi Jacob Abdelmalak in December, 2011 and Fr. Andrew Hanna in October, 2014, Finally, in August, 2017 the congregation purchased and moved into our current campus in Yorba Linda, Ca. 

Our Vision

"A Christ-centered community, spiritually developed and heavenly oriented."

Our Mission

"To be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to 'Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations,

baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…'