April 9, 2017

Statement of H.E. Metropolitan Serapion on the Cowardly Bombings in Tanta and Alexandria

As the Heavenly Jerusalem receives today the blessed souls of our Martyrs of Alexandria and Tanta, let us pray for the peace of the Church and safety of HH Pope Tawadros and brothers and sisters in Egypt and for the wounded and the families of the Martyrs and confessors. I ask all our churches today to pray for our Martyrs and Confessors and their families and give message of faith and confidence in our Mighty – …

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April 5, 2017

Excused Absence Letter for Holy Pascha 2017

Below, please find a link to a PDF containing an Excused Absence Letter that can be used to excuse students from school on Covenant Thursday and Great Friday. Excused Absence Letter

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April 2, 2017

ACTS Goes Abroad: Egypt

ACTS’s first study abroad trip to Egypt brought students and faculty from dioceses around the world together on a unique lecture tour of Egypt’s ancient historical sites. The course focused on the significance of the country’s rich monastic history providing … The post ACTS Goes Abroad: Egypt appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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March 27, 2017

Tentative 2017 GYP Lenten Retreat Schedule

Friday, March 31st 7:30 pm: Registration 9:00 pm: Ice-Breaker 9:30 pm: Introduction & Lecture #1 10:30 pm: Snack Break 11:00 pm: Midnight Praises Saturday, April 1st 7:30 am: Quiet Time #1 8:00 am: Breakfast 9:00 am: Morning Prayers 9:30 am: Ice Breaker 10:00 am: Lecture #2 11:00 am: Discussion #1 12:00 pm: Lunch & Free Time 3:30 […]

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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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