Ordination of Fr. Andrew Hanna

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Andrew Hanna

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On Sunday, October 5, 2014, Their Graces Bishop Serapion and Bishop Thomas of el-Qusiya celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Mary and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church and ordained a new presbyter to serve at the church. The blessed servant, Andrew Hanna, was ordained as Fr. Andrew Hanna after being ordained a Deacon one day [...]

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Bishop Thomas of el-Qusiya to Visit Diocese

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The Diocese joyfully announces the visit of His Grace, Bishop Thomas, of the Diocese of el-Qusiya and Meir, and their surrounding regions from Wednesday, October 1 to Monday, October 6, 2014. At this time, His Grace’s schedule will be as follows: Thursday, October 2 Divine Liturgy and Clergy Meeting at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in [...]

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Diocese Bids Farewell to Hegumen Father Bishoy Gobreial

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On Thursday, September 18, the Diocese community gathered under the leadership of our father in Christ, His Grace Bishop Serapion, to bid farewell to the beloved father, Hegumen Bishoy Gobreial, who departed into eternal rest on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the age of 86. The funeral service was preceded by the celebration of the Divine [...]

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The Departure of Hegumen Father Bishoy Gobreial

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With a firm hope in our Savior’s Resurrection from the dead, the Diocese announces the departure of the Reverend Hegumen Father Bishoy Gobreial on Sunday, September 14, 2014. He is the first presbyter who was assigned to the Diocese’s first parish, St. Mark Church in Los Angeles. Father Bishoy was born in Egypt in 1928 and [...]

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Congratulations to Fr. John Paul Abdelsayed on Completing his Doctoral Studies

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The Diocese community joyfully congratulates the Very Reverend Fr. Dr. John Paul Abdelsayed of the St. Paul Brotherhood for completing his Ph.D. program at Notre Dame University and successfully defending his dissertation on Christ the High Priest in the works of St. Cyril of Alexandria. Attending the defense were our beloved father, His Grace Bishop [...]

New St John the Baptist Church Building

Breaking Ground on a New Church Building in Oxnard

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The Diocese joyfully announces the ground breaking ceremony for the new church building at St. John the Baptist Coptic Orthodox Church in Oxnard on Friday, September 12 from 12:30-1:30 pm, following the Divine Liturgy from 9:00-11:00 am. His Grace Bishop Serapion will preside over the Divine Liturgy and ceremony, which will take place at the new [...]

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New Parish Serving San Diego Opens Sunday, August 17

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By the grace of God and under the auspices of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles and the guidance of His Grace Bishop Serapion, it is with great pleasure that we announce the commencement of Divine Services at Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church (San Diego Branch). God willing, our first services will be vespers [...]

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Urgent: Help Buy a Church in the Diocese

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The Church of St. Pope Kyrillos VI in Westminster, California is one of the newest parishes in our diocese. With God’s grace, it was established in August 2013 immediately after the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church canonized Pope Kyrillos VI the Wonderworker as a saint. For this reason, it is one of the first parishes [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]