Father Augustinos Ragheb Hanna was born in 1935. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law from the University of Cairo Law School in 1957. He practiced law in Egypt from 1957 – 1981.
In his capacity as attorney, Mr. Hanna was the attorney of H.H. Pope Shenouda from 1976 – 1981. He served in many different churches all over Egypt and was youth leader of the college youth in St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in El Agouza, Cairo, Egypt.
In 1981, he and his family moved to the United States. On November 14, 1989, he was ordained presbyter by H.H. Pope Shenouda III and has served at the Church of Saint John Coptic Orthodox Church in Covina, California, since then.
From 1990 – 1995, Fr. Augustinos taught Old Testament in Pope Shenouda III Coptic Orthodox Seminary in Los Angeles. Fr. Augustinos also began service at the Church of Saint Mary in Victorville, California, St. Anthony and St. Abanoub in Corona, California, as well as, St. Mark Coptic Church in Phoenix, Arizona.