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Diocese News

  November 23, 2017

New Presbyter for Simi Valley

On Sunday, November 26, the blessed servant Karim Said will be ordained by the grace of God a presbyter at Archangel Michael Church in Simi Valley where he will serve. This Friday, he will be ordained as a Deacon at St Mina Church during the Feast of St Mina the…
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  October 25, 2017

Statement from Metropolitan Antonious on Recent Incidents at the Coptic Monastery of Deir el-Sultan in Jerusalem

His Eminence Metropolitan Antonious of the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Far East has issued an important statement outlining recent events at the Coptic Monastery of Deir el-Sultan in Jerusalem, which is currently occupied by visiting Ethiopian monks. English Statement Arabic Statement

  October 20, 2017

Statement from the Bishops of North America on the Martyrdom of Hegumen Samaan Shehata and Terrorism in Egypt

From October 17-19, 2017, we, the Coptic Orthodox bishops of North America, gathered for our semi-annual conference in Titusville, Florida and discussed the acts of sectarian violence directed against our beloved brethren in Egypt. The most recent of these events resulted in the martyrdom of Hegumen Samaan Shehata from the…
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Coptic Orthodox Christianity

Orthodoxy is what Christ taught, the Apostles preached, and the Fathers kept…

What is the Coptic Orthodox Church?

  • COPTIC

    The term “Copt” comes from the Greek word for “Egyptian.” The Coptic Orthodox Church, then, is the Church that was established in Egypt by the Holy Apostle Mark.

  • ORTHODOX

    Orthodox Christianity is the authentic and original Christian Faith founded by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the most pure form of Christianity with nothing added.

CHURCH

The One, Only, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church is the Body of Christ existing in the world. He is the sole Head and His people constitute His Body in the Church. Orthodox Christians believe that the Church is undivided, holy, catholic (universal), and sanctified for the work of preaching the Holy Gospel throughout the world and baptizing the nations.

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  November 16, 2017
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Christ Calms the Raging Sea

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