March 19, 2017

ACTS Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony Spring 2017

“The Self-revealing of the Word is in every dimension – above, in creation; below, in the Incarnation; in the depth, in Hades; in the breadth, throughout the world. All things have been filled with the knowledge of God” – St. … The post ACTS Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony Spring 2017 appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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February 16, 2017

Meeting for all Teachers and Educators in the Diocese – March 26

Under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and the guidance of His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, the Auxiliary Bishop for Education in the Diocese, there will be a meeting for all teachers and educators in the Diocese on Sunday, March 26 from 3:00-5:00 pm at St. Mary and St. Verena Church in Anaheim. In this kick-off meeting we will start identifying current and potential service needs and opportunities throughout the Diocese, and we will begin – …

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February 9, 2017

REGISTER TODAY! GYP Lenten Retreat 2017

Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals Committee, would like to invite you to the 8th Annual GYP Lenten Retreat: “The Grain of Wheat”. This is based on the book “The Grain of Wheat” by Fr. Matthew El-Meskeen. Fr. Antony Paul of the Saint Paul Brotherhood, will lead spiritual […]

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February 6, 2017

Servants Day 2017 Launches Servant Certification Coursework

Saturday, February 4th marked the second annual Servants Day hosted by ACTS in Claremont, CA. The day began with a liturgy held in Claremont’s Kresge Chapel, then moved quickly to the program, beginning with His Grace Metropolitan Serapion’s talk on … The post Servants Day 2017 Launches Servant Certification Coursework appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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January 7, 2017

Happy Nativity Feast!

On the night of His birth, Christ showed us His immense love and humility in His willingness to be born in a manger and begin his journey on Earth that ended in our Salvation. These sentiments are expressed eloquently in … The post Happy Nativity Feast! appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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December 11, 2016

Metropolitan Serapion Speaks on the Barbaric and Cowardly Attacks on Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Cairo

In the wake of today’s barbaric and cowardly attacks on the ancient Coptic Orthodox Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, which is adjacent to the Great Cathedral of St. Mark and the Papal Residence, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion delivered powerful and comforting remarks in the course of his homily at Holy Annunciation Coptic Orthodox Church. Use the links below to listen in English or Arabic. English Arabic

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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 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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