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Under the leadership of His Grace Bishop Serapion, our mission is to “present every man perfect in Christ Jesus” (Col 1:28) by bearing Christ in the world through our Orthodox Christian faith

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Feb 7, 2016


During the historic visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, on October 29, …

Feb 1, 2016


In the Holy Orthodox Church, marriage is a divine Mystery that culminates in two people being transformed into a one-flesh unity through the work of the Holy Spirit. The ultimate goal of this one-flesh unity …

Jan 29, 2016


With much joy and anticipation, a student scholarship fund was established in honor of the Trice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III in January, 2016. ACTS seeks to raise $50,000 by March 1, 2016 for this purpose. So far almost …

Jan 25, 2016


The continuous search for a place to reside led St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological School to Claremont. However, when ACTS finally settled down, many people wondered why Claremont had been selected as the new …

Jan 25, 2016


Spiritual Day for Arabic Youth
Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Diocese joyfully announces a spiritual day for all Arabic youth of the Diocese on Saturday, March 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. John Church in West Covina. Please see the attached …

Jan 29, 2016


With much joy and anticipation, a student scholarship fund was established in honor of the Trice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III in January, 2016. ACTS seeks to raise $50,000 by March 1, 2016 for this purpose. So far almost …

Jan 25, 2016


The continuous search for a place to reside led St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological School to Claremont. However, when ACTS finally settled down, many people wondered why Claremont had been selected as the new …

Jan 25, 2016


On Saturday, March 12, 2016, The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles will be having a Diocese-wide servants’ day hosted by the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School in Claremont. The day …

Jan 25, 2016


What is discipleship? With so many different models of discipleship being spoken of, how are we to understand pure discipleship in a Christian sense? In this short homily, His Grace Bishop Serapion meditates on the proper …

Jan 23, 2016


With the blessing and permission of His Grace Bishop Serapion, one of the daughters of the Diocese, a Ph.D student, is conducting a research study to identifying factors associated with happy and lasting marriages for …

Jan 25, 2016


Spiritual Day for Arabic Youth
Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Diocese joyfully announces a spiritual day for all Arabic youth of the Diocese on Saturday, March 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. John Church in West Covina. Please see the attached …

Feb 7, 2016


During the historic visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, on October 29, …

Feb 1, 2016


In the Holy Orthodox Church, marriage is a divine Mystery that culminates in two people being transformed into a one-flesh unity through the work of the Holy Spirit. The ultimate goal of this one-flesh unity …

Jan 16, 2016


This week, in addition to the Feast of our Lord’s Circumcision, the Holy Church commemorated the miraculous ascension of the Holy Prophet Elias the Thesbite to the heavens on a chariot of fire. He is …

Jan 13, 2016


On the joyful day a man and woman are crowned and married in the Orthodox Church, an inseparable bond develops between them. No longer are they two individuals serving their own egos and self-wills, but …

Dec 17, 2015


One of the most beloved Kiahk melodies in the Coptic Orthodox Church is the praise on the Thursday Theotokion known as “The Burning Bush.” The story of Moses and the burning bush is easily found …

Jan 5, 2016


In every major Feast of the Lord, our father in Christ, His Grace Bishop Serapion, issues a Festal Letter to congratulate his children on the Feast and lift their minds to the important meanings therein. Festal …

Apr 10, 2015


“Always Leads Us in Triumph in Christ” (2 Cor. 2:14) My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is my pleasure to wish all of you the …

Jan 5, 2015


My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is born, let us glorify Him! Christ is from heaven, let us go and meet Him! Christ on earth, let us exalt Him! It is …

Jan 5, 2014


My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, It is my pleasure to wish all of you a joyous Feast of the Nativity of our God, Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ, Who came to …

May 4, 2013


The Resurrection of Christ gives us strength in time of weakness and allows us to feel the Divine power, which is with us and is greater than the power of evil, upon which those who …

Dec 2, 2015


The Diocese mourns the tragic shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, which took place near several diocesan parishes and homes of the faithful. It is the latest in a seemingly growing chain …

Jun 21, 2015


The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion, laments the news of the recent tragedy at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopalian (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina in which …

Feb 15, 2015


His Grace Bishop Serapion, along with the clergy and laity of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, offers prayers, condolences, and sympathy to the families of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya who received …

Aug 15, 2013


Updated with Arabic translation — We follow the current events in our beloved Egypt with lifted hearts praying to our beloved God that He has compassion on the beloved people of Egypt and alleviates the …

Jul 6, 2013


The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, led by His Grace, Bishop Serapion, congratulates the Egyptian people for the historic showing of millions of Egyptian citizens demanding to be heard. It was not a military …

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