The Saint Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church in San Diego was consecrated by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III (left) on Friday, October 7th 1994.
During that time the Southern California area began to grow and His Holiness Pope Shenouda III enthroned His Grace Bishop Serapion (right) as the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles on December 23rd, 1995.
Our Church became part of the Diocese of Los Angeles. In the past eleven years, Our Church congregation has nearly tripled in numbers. The large growth of the congregation in San Diego caused issues with the already small Church. The congregation decided to purchase land for a future Church site.