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His Eminence Metropolitan Youssef

Listening to the call of

the Lord Jesus Christ,

His Eminence Metropolitan Youssef entered monastic life in 1986 at the El-Souryan Monastery.


He was ordained into the priesthood in 1988,

then in 1989, he came to the United States under the auspices of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III,

the 117th Pope of the Holy See of St. Mark.

He was appointed resident priest to

serve the Coptic congregation of

St. Mary Church in Dallas/Fort Worth.

In 1992, His Grace was ordained as General Bishop.

In 1993, His Eminence was appointed to oversee

the Southern Coptic Diocese.


In 1995, His Eminence was enthroned as the first Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese

of the Southern United States.

In 2022, His Eminence was elevated to

the rank of Metropolitan. 


May the Lord keep him for us

for many years and peaceful times.

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