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Our Metropolitan

Metropolitan Youssef

Listening to the call of the Lord Jesus Christ, His Eminence Metropolitan Youssef entered the 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 Eminence was ordained as General Bishop and 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. His Eminence was also elevated to Metropolitan by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II on November 18th, 2022. May the Lord keep him for us for many years and peaceful times.


His Eminence's teachings


Metropolitan Youssef's available resources:

  • HE Bishop Youssef ‘s App on

    • Google Play​

    • iTunes

  • HE Bishop Youssef ‘s SoundCloud

  • HE Bishop Youssef ‘s YouTube Channel

  • Link for Southern US Diocese

You may reach the Office of H.E. Metropolitan Youssef by telephone at 817-841-9353, by fax at 817-704-2389, or by e-mail at

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