September 24, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Antony Mikhael and a New Priest for Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy

With great joy, the Diocese announces the upcoming ordination of a new presbyter for the Church of the Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy in Los Angeles. The blessed servant Shady Mikhael will be ordained, God willing, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy Church to serve with Fr. Meina Youssef, Fr. James Soliman, and Archdeacon Ephraim Soliman. On Friday, September 23, he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate with – …

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September 17, 2016

A Message to All Copts from His Holiness the Pope concerning Receiving the Egyptian President and Dignitaries

The dignity of Egypt is expressed by the dignity and honorable reception of Egypt’s President as His Excellence deserves. Many people can be victimized as a result of wrong and incorrect information fed by the media that publish lies and slanders against the true lives of Egyptians, both Copts and Muslims. We know well our society, and cannot at all accept what gives a wrong reflection of our society through articles, comments, and statements which – …

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September 10, 2016

Bishop Kyrillos, Dean, Welcomes Students to the New School Year

The new school year brings in a plethora of exciting developments for ACTS. The school looks forward to a year of firsts: the first graduating class, the first study-abroad program in Egypt and abroad, and the largest student body in the school’s history. ACTS was also blessed to started this new school year hosting the 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies in July. His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, Dean of ACTS, welcomes students to look forward to – …

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September 2, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Giorgios Hanna

In the course of the Divine Liturgy for the September 2016 Clergy Meeting, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, along with Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained the blessed servant, Dr. George Hanna, to the priestly rank of Deacon with the name Giorgios. For many years, Deacon Giorgios faithfully served at St. Abanoub and St. Antony Church in Norco with the late Fr. Samuel Samaan of blessed memory and later at – …

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August 26, 2016

EARLY SPECIAL! 12th Annual GYP Convention

Written by admin on August 26, 2016. Posted in Conventions For this weekend only, we are having an early special for registration! Register anytime between today and Sunday, August 28th, 11:59pm for an early special of $199 for a quad, $309 for a double. Regular registration prices will go back to $219 for a quad, and $329 for a double after this weekend!

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August 26, 2016

REGISTER TODAY! 12th Annual 2016 GYP Convention

Written by admin on August 26, 2016. Posted in Conventions 2016 GYP Convention: Register Today! “Peace Be Still!” Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) committee invites you to the 12th Annual GYP Convention on October 13-16, 2016. This year we are blessed to have His Grace Bishop Kyrillos formerly Fr. John Paul of the Saint Paul Brotherhood, will lead spiritual and introspection discussion as our speaker. We – …

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August 25, 2016

Condolences to Fr. John Mikhail and Family

Today, with a firm hope in the Resurrection, the Diocese learned of the departure of the blessed priest, Hegumen Father Gawargious Morcos, the father of our own Father John Mikhail of St. Justina Church in Rancho Cucamonga, and the brother of His Eminence Metropolitan Hedra. His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos offered condolences to the entire family. God willing, the family will receive condolences on Friday, August 26 at – …

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August 22, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Daniel Nashed

On Sunday, August 21, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos laid hands on and ordained Deacon Daniel Nashed to the priestly rank of presbyter at Holy Transfiguration American Coptic Orthodox Church in Chino Hills. Although the ordination took place at Holy Transfiguration, the new presbyter, Fr. Daniel, will spend a year serving in Orange County before being assigned more permanently. The Diocese rejoices in his blessed ordination and joyfully – …

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August 12, 2016

Register for Fall Courses Today!

Fall Course Offerings, August 29-Decemeber 21, 2016 COP 3013 Survey of Coptic Literature with Dr. Faten Morris Guirguis (online instruction only) . This course is designed and devoted to an in-depth study of the Coptic experience as captured in the seminal works of masters of Coptic literature from the Fourth till the Eleventh century AD. Through a reading list ranging from romances, narratives, hagiographies, gnostic, biblical, and patristic works, students are exposed to the various genres and – …

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August 7, 2016

Axios! Elevation of Hegumen Father Raphael Hanna

On Sunday, August 7, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos. As part of the liturgical celebration, the Reverend Father Raphael Hanna was elevated to the priestly rank of Hegumen after serving at St. Mark’s parish for over 13 years. The children of the Diocese congratulate the new Hegumen and the entire congregation of St. Mark in Los Angeles for – …

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August 4, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Daniel Nashed

At the monthly meeting of the Diocese clergy, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained the blessed servant, Daniel Nashed, to the priestly rank of Deacon at St. Demiana Church in San Diego. God willing, Deacon Daniel will be ordained as a presbyter on Sunday, August 21 for the Diocese and will continue his service at St. Verena and the Three Holy Youth Church – …

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July 25, 2016

Axios! Elevation of Hegumen Father Bishoy Kamel

On Sunday, July 24, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church in Irvine. The parish community joyfully received the hierarchs in their first visit since the elevation of Metropolitan Serapion and the consecration of the two auxiliary bishops. As part of the joyful festivities, the Reverend Father Bishoy Kamel was elevated to the priestly rank of Hegumen after serving in – …

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