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2014-09-18 11.12.08

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 […]

On the Duties of Clergy

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Happiness in life is to be gained by living virtuously, inasmuch as thus a Christian, whilst despising glory and the favour of men, desires to please God alone in what he does. 1. In the first book we spoke of the duties which we thought befitted a virtuous life, whereon no one has ever doubted […]

The Honor Due to a Priest

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Whoever honors the priest will honor God, and he who has learned to despise the priest will gradually proceed in time to insult God also. ‘He who receives you receives Me.’ [Mt. 10:40]. And it is written, ‘But hold His priests in honor.’ [Sir. 7:31]. Hence, the Jews learned to despise God because they despised […]