December 1, 2016

Register for Spring Courses Today!

Registration is now open for everyone to enroll in the Spring 2017 semester. If you haven’t filled out an application, it’s not too late. This semester we will be offering a special winter intensive session with Fr. Peter Farrington. The … The post Register for Spring Courses Today! appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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November 30, 2016

Summary of a Holy Synod Study Dealing with Issues related to Women Receiving Holy Communion

The following is a summary of a study dealing with women receiving Holy Communion presented by the Medical Subcommittee of the Holy Synod, which convened at the Synod’s request in March 2016 at Logos Center. The Christian Church clearly teaches that sin alone defiles a believer and that men and women are temples of the Holy Spirit, which only leaves a person in the case of death in sin. Thus, a woman is a pure dwelling place of – …

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November 30, 2016

Diocese Servant’s Day

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November 22, 2016

A Season to Give Thanks

As a central theme in the Church, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on God’s blessing throughout our lives. Our thanksgiving sentiment this year is best expressed in the words of Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, who said these words on his final celebration of the liturgy on Thanksgiving Day, 1983. Thank You, O Lord! Everyone capable… The post A Season to Give Thanks appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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November 22, 2016

A Season to Give Thanks

As a central theme in the Church, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on God’s blessing throughout our lives. Our thanksgiving sentiment this year is best expressed in the words of Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, who said these words on his … The post A Season to Give Thanks appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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November 7, 2016

Program Highlight: New Servant Leadership Course coming to ACTS in Spring 2017

The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.” – Robert K. Greenleaf. Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds … The post Program Highlight: New Servant Leadership Course coming to ACTS in Spring 2017 appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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November 7, 2016

Program Highlight: New Servant Leadership Course coming to ACTS in Spring 2017

The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.” – Robert K. Greenleaf. Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. The Diocese will be launching its first course in Servant… The post Program Highlight: New Servant Leadership Course coming to ACTS in Spring 2017 appeared first on St. Athanasius & – …

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October 31, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Andrew Iskander

On Sunday, October 30, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained Deacon Andrew Iskander, to the priestly rank of presbyter. God willing, Fr. Andrew will serve initially at both St. Paul Church (Tustin) and St. Basil (San Diego) after his 40-day retreat; both are American Coptic Orthodox Churches. The children of the Diocese joyfully proclaim “Axios!” while praying for Fr. Andrew, that the Lord – …

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October 10, 2016

2016 GYP Convention Schedule (Tentative)

This is the tentative schedule for this upcoming GYP Convention Weekend. Thursday, October 13 7:00 pm: Registration 8:00 pm: Agpeya Prayers 8:30 pm: Ice-Breaker 9:00 pm: Orientation & Welcoming Remarks 9:30 pm: Lecture 1 10:30 pm: Midnight Praises Friday, October 14 8:30 am: Divine Liturgy 11:00 am: Brunch 12:00 pm: Lecture 2 1:00 pm: Quiet […]

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October 9, 2016

Bishop Rofail to Visit the Diocese Oct. 20-29

On October 20, His Grace Bishop Rofail, General Bishop serving the churches of Downtown Cairo and Secretary of the Holy Synod, will bless the Diocese with a nine-day visit in which he will speak at several parishes in different areas. His schedule will be as follows: Thursday, Oct. 20 7:30 pm Arabic Youth Meeting at St. Mary & St. Athanasius Church, Northridge  Friday, Oct. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 23 Arabic Youth Convention Sunday, Oct. 23 – …

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October 9, 2016

Sign Up and Join Our Egypt Study Abroad Program!

This semester, ACTS is looking forward to some exciting new courses and opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of our study abroad opportunity in Egypt. From December 11th – 23rd, scholars will be introduced … The post Sign Up and Join Our Egypt Study Abroad Program! appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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October 9, 2016

Sign Up and Join Our Egypt Study Abroad Program!

This semester, ACTS is looking forward to some exciting new courses and opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of our study abroad opportunity in Egypt. From December 11th – 23rd, scholars will be introduced to the historical and archaeological study of the monastic life in Egypt, specifically the monasticism in Wadi El… The post Sign Up and Join Our Egypt Study Abroad Program! appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological – …

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