April 9, 2009

His Holiness Consecrates Two Churches in Bolivia and Brazil

On Sunday, February 12th, His Holiness consecrated our new Coptic Church in Santa Cruz Bolivia, after the name of St. Mark the Evangelist. The bishops who participated in the blessed consecration were His Eminence Metropolitan Bishoy, His Grace Bishop Antonious Markos, His Grace Bishop Serapion, His Grace Bishop Youssef, His Grace Bishop Youahnes, His Grace Bishop Boulos, HIs Grace Bishop Suriel, and His Grace Bishop Kyrilos Ava Mina. On Monday, February 13th, His Holiness consecrated – …

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April 9, 2009

Ecumenical Meeting of Orthodox Bishops

On Monday, January 15, 2007, His Grace Bishop Serapion welcomed His Grace Bishop Joseph Al Zehlaoui of the Bishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles and the West, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church; His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America; and His Eminence Metropolitan Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar of the Syrian Orthodox – …

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Tagged: Ecumenism
April 9, 2009

Santa Verena Charity Celebrates Success at Annual Banquet

 Over 500 charity-goers from the diocese of Los Angeles attended the fifth annual Santa Verena Charity Banquet, held at Anaheim’s Embassy Suites Sunday, Sept. 23. His Grace Bishop Estaphanos from the diocese of Beba, Samasta and El Fashn, and His Grace Bishop Apollo from the diocese of El-Tor (Raithu), Sharm El Sheikh and all of South Sinai, joined His Grace Bishop Serapion for the event, which raised over $50,000 to further the charity’s efforts throughout – …

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April 9, 2009

Oriental Orthodox churches in Western United States celebrated one Divine Liturgy

For the first time in history, the Oriental Orthodox churches in Western United States celebrated one Divine Liturgy of the Eucharist together at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, on Thursday, April 22, 2004. This event was arranged by the leaders of the Oriental Orthodox in the Western United States: H.G. Bishop Serapion, Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaiiof the Coptic Orthodox Church; H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of – …

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Tagged: Ecumenism
April 9, 2009

His Grace Bishop Serapion Meets His Grace Bishop Joseph and His Eminence Metropolitan Eugene Kaplan

On Tuesday, June 22, 2005, His Grace Bishop Serapion met with His Grace Bishop Joseph Al-Zehlaoui of the Antiochian Orthodox Church and His Eminence Metropolitan Eugene Kaplan of the Syrian Orthodox Church at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church. Also present in the ecumenical meeting were Rev. Fr. Michel Najim and Archdeacon George of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, Rev. Fr. George Toma of the Syrian Orthodox Church; and Rev. Fr. Ishak Boulos, Rev. Fr. Mina Girgis, and – …

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April 9, 2009

Patristic Commentary for Resurrection and Holy Fifty Days Now Available!

With great joy and enthusiasm, Saint Paul Brotherhood announces the publication of the Treasure of the Fathers Series, “Holy Feast of Resurrection” and “The Holy Fifty Days.” These books include various festal sermons and commentaries by our great fathers, St. Athanasius the Apostolic, St. Cyril the Pillar of Faith, St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, and St. Ephram the Syrian, and many others. Each book also includes various introductory articles – …

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Tagged: Publications
April 9, 2009

Ordination of Fr. Abraam Megale

On Sunday November 25, 2007 H.G. Bishop Serapion ordained the blessed servant servant Ihab Ayoub Megale (now Fr. Abraam Megale) as a priest for the Diocese of Los Angeles to serve two new churches: St. George The New Martyr (El Mozahem) in Hemet and St. Thomas The Hermit in Temecula. The New priest will travel to the Monastery of Saint Pishoy in Wadi El Natroun Region, Egypt to spend his forty days and will return – …

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April 9, 2009

New Priest Fr. Michael Ibrahim serving St Mary Church in Victorville

On Wednesday May 27, 2004 Fr. Michael Ibrahim arrived from Egypt after spending his forty days in the monastery of St. Pishoy. The rite of the New Priest reception took place during the Vespers prayers at St. Mary Church in Victorville on Friday May 29, 2004.

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April 9, 2009

His Holiness Pope Shenouda Will Join Interfaith Dialogue with Muslims

His Holiness Pope Shenouda III received a formal invitation to attend the third conference of Inter Faith Dialogue which is to be convened in Doha the capital of Qatar on June 29-30, 2005. This invitation came after the signing of the first agreement entrenching dialogue between Islam and Christianity in the Arab world on July 16, 2005, which crowned one year of marathon talks. The seven-point agreement calls for organizing organizing an annual meeting to – …

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April 9, 2009

His Holiness Pope Shenouda III’s Pastoral Visit to America and Mexico

STATEN ISLAND: His Holiness Pope Shenouda III will consecrate Archangel Michael and St. Mena Coptic Orthodox Church in Great Kills, New Yrok during a service on Sunday, Febuary 3, 2007. H.H. last visited the church in 1998. H.H. will also consecrate another St. Mary and St. George Church in Staten Island on Wednesday, February 7, 2007. PITTSBURG: His Holiness consecrated St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Ambridge, the only church in the region of Pittsburg, – …

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April 9, 2009

Ordination of Father Youhanna Farid and Elevation of Father Daniel Azer Sous

On Sunday February 17,2008 H.G. Bishop Serapion ordained Fr. Daniel Azer Sous to the rank of hegumen. Also on the same day, the blessed servant, Rasem Farid was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Los Angeles and given the name Fr. Youhanna. The blessed ordinations was celebrated at St. George and St. Bishoy Church in Visalia, CA. H. G. Bishop Youssef, Bishop of the Southern United States participated in the blessed ordinations. After – …

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April 9, 2009

A Library and an Annual Conference for Patristics in the Diocese of Los Angeles

Christ has promised, "He who believes in Me … out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." (John 7:38) The lives of Alexandrian Church fathers St. Athanasius and St. Cyril epitomised a fervent and unwavering faith in Christ. It is fitting then that the teachings that flowed from their hearts have long endured in the Church, nourishing the faithful as rivers of living water. Nor have these teachings been confined by narrow banks, – …

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