|The Founding of Our Church|
|Past and Present Clergy|
Past & Present Clergy
Initially His Holiness Pope Shenouda III appointed the following clergy to serve in our church on an interim basis:
- Fr. Shenouda El Anba Bishoy, July 1978 - February 1979
- Fr. Ikladious Khalil, August 1979 - April 1980
- Fr. Mina Shenouda, May 1980 - November 1980
In December 1980, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III ordained Fr. Mikhail Tobia to become the Priest of St. Abraam Church in L.I. Fr Mikhail devotedly served the congregation in our church for a period of seventeen years until 1998 when he was appointed by His Holiness to serve in St. Mary’s Church, East Brunswick, N.J.
Fr. Shenouda Ghattas also served in our church in the late 1980s for a period of 18 months.
In. March 1992, His Holiness Pope Shenouda appointed Fr. Guirguis Tadros of St.George and St. Abraam Church in Heliopolis, Cairo to serve in our church. Since then, Fr. Guirguis has been genuinely and lovingly serving our St. Abraam congregation in L.I. And, in December 1999, His Holiness elevated him to be the Hegumen of our church, St. Abraam Church in L.I.
In May 1999, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III ordained Fr. Marcos Ghaly to become a Priest at St. Abraam Church in L.I., NY. Fr. Marcos Ghaly faithfully served our congregation for a period of five years until he was assigned by His Holiness to serve in St. Mark church in Cleveland, Ohio.
Fr. Shenouda Awad was appointed by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III to serve on a temporary basis in our church and later he was assigned by His Holiness to serve the Coptic congregation in Virginia Beach.
Fr. Moussa Shafik of the Coptic Mission in Nairobi, Kenya was appointed by His Holinees Pope Shenouda III to serve in our church in September 2008. Fr. Moussa continues to actively and lovingly serve St. Abraam congregation in L.I.