Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem and Bishop Serapion

Bishop Serapion at the Reception of H.H. Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim in Los Angeles

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On July 2, 2014, His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim arrived in Los Angeles for a pastoral visit and to attend the Syriac Orthodox Youth Convention from July 3-6. Our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, attended the reception of His Holiness along with some diocesan priests and welcomed His Holiness in a spirit of [...]

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Axios! +Joseph Elected Metropolitan of Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America

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His Grace Bishop Serapion and the Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii extend heartfelt congratulations to the children of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America for the election of Archbishop Joseph as their new metropolitan. Axios! Axios! Axios! From the Archdiocese: His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on [...]

Deacons

Proposed Standard Liturgical English Responses

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Under the auspices of Their Graces Bishop Serapion, Bishop Youssef, Bishop David, Bishop Mina, and others, a committee of deacons was formed to research and record standardized congregational responses for the Liturgy of St. Basil. The purpose of these standard responses is to unify congregational responses throughout North America and make it easier for visitors to pray [...]

Holy Transfiguration

New Parish in Chino Hills Opens this Weekend

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With great joy, the Diocese announces the opening of a new parish in Chino Hills this weekend. The parish, Holy Transfiguration American Coptic Orthodox Church, is a missionary church with a focus on English services and young families. God willing, it will serve Chino Hills and its surrounding regions alongside the existing large parishes in [...]

Myrrh-Bearing Women

New Women’s Ministry and Spiritual Day – June 21

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With the blessing of our father, Bishop Serapion, there have been several fruitful discussions about establishing a diocese-wide Women’s Ministry to help address the needs of women in our Orthodox diocese. On Saturday, June 21, the Ministry will begin with a spiritual day for all women at St. John Church in Covina. It will begin with the [...]

Coptic Marriage

Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar – June 7, 2014

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The 11th Marital Enrichment Seminar is coming back to St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Monica on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Participants who come to the seminar expect relevant topics, professional speakers, delicious food, homemade dessert, lively and hilarious entertainment, and a complete and exciting children’s program. The spots fill up fast [...]

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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch and All East Reposes in the Lord

With a firm hope in the Resurrection of our Savior, the Diocese offers her condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Syriac Orthodox Church for the departure of the Thrice-Blessed Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch and All East. Word of His Holiness’ departure was confirmed by official sources in Germany where he [...]

Metropolitan Philip

Condolences for the Departure of Antiochian Orthodox Metropolitan Philip (Saliba)

With a strong hope in the Resurrection of our Savior, the Diocese offers condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Antiochian Orthodox Church for the departure of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip (Saliba), Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All America. Upon hearing the news, His Grace Bishop Serapion immediately offered condolences to Archbishop [...]