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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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 2, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Giorgios Hanna

In the course of the Divine Liturgy for the September 2016 Clergy Meeting, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, along with Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained the blessed servant, Dr. George Hanna, to the priestly rank of Deacon with the name Giorgios. For many years, Deacon Giorgios faithfully served at St. Abanoub and St. Antony Church in Norco with the late Fr. Samuel Samaan of blessed memory and later at – …

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August 25, 2016

Condolences to Fr. John Mikhail and Family

Today, with a firm hope in the Resurrection, the Diocese learned of the departure of the blessed priest, Hegumen Father Gawargious Morcos, the father of our own Father John Mikhail of St. Justina Church in Rancho Cucamonga, and the brother of His Eminence Metropolitan Hedra. His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos offered condolences to the entire family. God willing, the family will receive condolences on Friday, August 26 at – …

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August 7, 2016

Axios! Elevation of Hegumen Father Raphael Hanna

On Sunday, August 7, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos. As part of the liturgical celebration, the Reverend Father Raphael Hanna was elevated to the priestly rank of Hegumen after serving at St. Mark’s parish for over 13 years. The children of the Diocese congratulate the new Hegumen and the entire congregation of St. Mark in Los Angeles for – …

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August 4, 2016

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Daniel Nashed

At the monthly meeting of the Diocese clergy, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, laid hands upon and ordained the blessed servant, Daniel Nashed, to the priestly rank of Deacon at St. Demiana Church in San Diego. God willing, Deacon Daniel will be ordained as a presbyter on Sunday, August 21 for the Diocese and will continue his service at St. Verena and the Three Holy Youth Church – …

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July 25, 2016

Axios! Elevation of Hegumen Father Bishoy Kamel

On Sunday, July 24, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church in Irvine. The parish community joyfully received the hierarchs in their first visit since the elevation of Metropolitan Serapion and the consecration of the two auxiliary bishops. As part of the joyful festivities, the Reverend Father Bishoy Kamel was elevated to the priestly rank of Hegumen after serving in – …

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July 14, 2016

July 2016 Clergy Meeting at Holy Annunciation Church

On July 14, 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan, along with the auxiliary bishops, Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Kyrillos, met with the diocesan clergy at Holy Annunciation Coptic Orthodox Church in Inglewood for their regular monthly meeting. The day began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy followed by an agape meal and a discussion of important administrative issues. Fr. Gregory Bishay delivered an important presentation on the growing topic of Apologetics before the meeting was adjourned with – …

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June 20, 2016

Photos of the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost with the Newly Consecrated Bishops

With great joy, the Diocese received the newly consecrated auxiliary bishops, His Grace Bishop Abraham and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos on the weekend of the Feast of Pentecost 2016. These photos were taken from the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 19, at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church. [envira-gallery id=”11223″]

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June 18, 2016

Reception for Newly Consecrated Auxiliary Bishops

On Saturday, June 18, the Diocese will joyfully receive the newly consecrated auxiliary bishops, His Grace Bishop Abraham and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, alongside our beloved father, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Los Angeles. The reception will begin at 7:30p, God willing. Additionally, the hierarchs will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost together on Sunday, June 19, at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona. The service will begin around – …

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