February 14, 2018

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Timothy Paul

With great joy and much thanksgiving to God, St Paul Abbey announces the ordination of the blessed servant Subdeacon Timothy as Deacon Timothy Paul, on Wednesday , February 14, 2018 by the blessed hands of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, His Grace Bishop Abraham and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos at the Murrieta location of St. Paul Abbey. ​We thank the Lord, for His love for mankind and making him worthy to worship Him, to serve before – …

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February 13, 2018

Greece and Rome Signup

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January 5, 2018

Festal Message of H.E. Metropolitan Serapion 
for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2018

“The People Sitting in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light” My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Today, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, we are rejoicing with the angels and the heavenly hosts, as the angel proclaimed to the shepherds, “Do not by afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to – …

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December 30, 2017

A Prayer for the Victims of the Recent Terrorist Attacks in Egypt

+ We pray for the souls of the innocent martyrs who were killed by terrorists on Friday, December 29, 2017 in an attack on the Church of St. Mena in Helwan, as well as the attack on a store owned by a Coptic Christian man in the same area. May the Lord repose their innocent souls with “the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which – …

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Tagged: Persecution
December 23, 2017

On the Recent Attack on a Coptic Church in Atfih (South Cairo)

Official statement of Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Atfih Today, the church of El Amir Tadros (St. Theodore), which is located in the Kafer Al-Wasleen village, city of Atfih, has been attacked by hundreds of people who gathered in front of the building after Friday’s services, yelling offensive words and demanding that the church be demolished. They attacked the church and destroyed its contents after beating the Christians who were inside. Security forces arrived on scene, – …

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Tagged: Persecution
November 23, 2017

New Presbyter for Simi Valley

On Sunday, November 26, the blessed servant Karim Said will be ordained by the grace of God a presbyter at Archangel Michael Church in Simi Valley where he will serve. This Friday, he will be ordained as a Deacon at St Mina Church during the Feast of St Mina the Wonderworker. May Our Lord bless this ordination for the Glory of His Holy Name.

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Tagged: New Priest
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 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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