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

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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 Diocese of Beba and El Fashen. We joyfully commend the righteous soul of this father, the martyr Hegumen Samaan Shehata, to the Paradise of Joy, – …

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September 16, 2017

Now Available: Servant Certification Modular Videos

 You can now become certified from the comfort of your own home by watching videos adapted from the 7 Saturday workshops offered during Lent 2017. Each module covers one of the seven required topic areas of the Servant Certification Exam … The post Now Available: Servant Certification Modular Videos appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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September 15, 2017

Diocese Diakonia and Social Service Day (October 21)

Under the auspices and presence of our beloved Metropolitan Abba Serapion and Bishop Abraham, the Diocese would like to invite all the servants who are serving in the following social services: 1- Seniors ministry 2- New Comers Service 3- Arabic Youth Service 4- Free Indeed Ministry (addiction) 5- Prisons Ministry 6- Foster Homes Services … to attend the first Diakonia & Service Day at St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, Covina on Saturday October 21, 2017 – …

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September 14, 2017

EARLY SPECIAL! 13th Annual GYP Convention

For this weekend only, we are having an early special for registration! Register anytime between today and Sunday, September 17th, 11:59pm for an early special of $175 for a quad, $255 for a double. Regular registration prices will go back to $195 for a quad, and $275 for a double after this weekend! Register today!

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September 14, 2017

REGISTER TODAY! 13th Annual 2017 GYP Convention

2017 GYP Convention: Register Today! “Service: God’s Love Language” Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) committee invites you to the 13th Annual GYP Convention on October 27-29, 2017. This year we are blessed to have His Grace Bishop Kyrillos formerly Fr. John Paul of the Saint Paul […]

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August 21, 2017

Remembering Saint Habib Girgis on his Feast Day

Pioneer of Religious Education in Modern Times This article was written by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III and was published in Watani on 18 August 1991,to mark the 40th anniversary of the departure of Habib Girgis. Originally translated by Saad … The post Remembering Saint Habib Girgis on his Feast Day appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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July 24, 2017

Walking in the Footsteps of Christ: Jerusalem Study Abroad

ACTS’ second study abroad trip provided an unparalleled opportunity to understand the journey through Christ’s time on Earth, particularly His Passion in Jerusalem. The trip took students around the Holy City, visiting sites such as the Upper Room, where the … The post Walking in the Footsteps of Christ: Jerusalem Study Abroad appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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July 10, 2017

Press Release of the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Orthodox Church

Astana, Kazakhstan, June 29, 2017 From June 27-30, 2017 the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Orthodox Church held its second meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan generously hosted by His Grace Bishop Gennady of Kaskelen, co-chairman of the Commission. Present at the meeting were His Grace Bishop Gennady of Kaskelen, Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), Secretary for Inter-Christian Affairs from the Department of External Church Relations (DECR), the Very Rev. Father Oleg – …

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July 6, 2017

Visit of Bishop Arsany of Amsterdam and all the Netherlands

The Diocese joyfully announces the visit of His Grace Bishop Arsany of Amsterdam and all the Netherlands. His Grace will bless us at the following events: Thursday, July 6 – Archangel Michael Church, Santa Ana Youth Meeting at 7:30p Friday, July 7 – St. George Church, Bellflower Youth Meeting at 7:30p Sunday, July 8 – St. Maurice Church, Pomona Youth Meeting We encourage our youth to attend and be enriched by His Grace.

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June 30, 2017

Diocese Servants’ Day: July 8th with Guest Speakers Bishop Arsany and Father George Dragas

Please join us on Saturday, July 8th From 9am-4pm for a very special Servants’ Day In attendance: His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, His Grace Bishop Abraham. His Grace Bishop Kyrillos. Keynote Speakers: His Grace Bishop Arsany Bishop of Amsterdam and all the Netherlands Very Reverend Father George Dragas Professor of Patristics at Holy Cross School of Theology. This Blessed Day will begin with Divine Liturgy at 9am Followed by brunch, afternoon lectures, and a special recognition event. Location:  St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox – …

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June 30, 2017

Exciting News from St. John Chrysostom American Coptic Orthodox Church in Orange County

We are happy to announce that St. John Chrysostom in Orange County will soon be having Divine Liturgy services on Sundays! Many people have expressed a strong desire to move to Sundays, and now with God’s Grace, that will be happening.  Please mark your calendars for SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017. The NEW LOCATION for Sunday services will be:29702 Kensington DriveLaguna Niguel, CA 92677 Please consider coming to support our humble, growing parish as we move forward – …

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