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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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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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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October 6, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Andrew Iskander and a New Priest for the Diocese

On Thursday, October 6, at the monthly Clergy Meeting, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained the blessed servant, Andrew Iskander, to the priestly rank of Deacon. God willing, Deacon Andrew will be ordained as a presbyter on Sunday, October 30 to serve in the Diocese, initially at both St. Paul Church (Tustin) and St. Basil (San Diego); both are American Coptic Orthodox Churches. – …

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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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