October 13, 2015

Let the Deacons Respond!

The Divine Liturgy is the most important activity in our Orthodox Christian lives. It is the time when the people of God, the ekklesia, stand before Him in reverence, worship Him and entreat His mercy, and receive Communion with Him for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Because of its importance, any changes to the Divine Liturgy must be studied with caution. I feel we are at the cusp of such a change relating – …

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March 5, 2014

Egypt's Young Coptic Christians Energized to Fight for Civil Rights – AINA

CrossmapEgypt’s Young Coptic Christians Energized to Fight for Civil RightsAINAThe group, formed to fight for civil rights, rejects the mostly passive role Christian Copts played before the revolution, when the church’s patriarch served as proxy for the Coptic community in all matters political. It targets younger people — a …Open season on Christians in LibyaThe CommentatorWhy So Many Christians Killed or Under Persecution in the World ,Will …Crossmapall 7 news articles »

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March 3, 2014

New Regulations for Choosing the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch

I. An Historical Session The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, under the auspices of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, agreed on new regulations for electing the Pope, who is the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Apostle, the Archbishop of Alexandria, and the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church worldwide. In a special session that lasted seven hours, the Holy Synod voted on the following regulations which were presented by the – …

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March 2, 2014

Murder of 7 Coptic Egyptians in Libya met with indifference – FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24Murder of 7 Coptic Egyptians in Libya met with indifferenceFRANCE 24Seven Egyptian nationals, stone masons by trade and Coptic Christians, were executed Sunday in Benghazi. The city, which was the cradle of the Libyan revolution, is sinking ever deeper into chaos. The crime, which was likely committed for religious …Coptic Christians killed ‘execution style’ in LibyaChristianTodayCoptic Solidarity Condemns Inadequate Response to Murder of 7 Copts in LibyaCanada Free PressCoptic Orthodox Church condemns killing of Egyptians – …

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February 26, 2014

Funeral held in Egypt's main Coptic church for 7 Egyptians killed in Libya – Ahram Online

Ahram OnlineFuneral held in Egypt’s main Coptic church for 7 Egyptians killed in LibyaAhram OnlineThe funeral for the seven Egyptians who were found shot dead in Libya took place on Wednesday in the main Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo’s Abbasiya district. The bodies of the seven men arrived in Cairo earlier on Wednesday. Egypt’s army chief …Military helicopter to transfer bodies of slain Egyptian Copts on arrival from …Daily News Egyptall 5 news articles »

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February 25, 2014

Egyptians, possibly Coptic Christians, shot to death near Benghazi – UPI.com

swissinfo.chEgyptians, possibly Coptic Christians, shot to death near BenghaziUPI.comThe Egyptian Coptic Christian community has been under attack in recent years in Libya, the Herald said. Two people were killed In 2012 in an explosion near the Coptic Orthodox Church in Misurata. The main Coptic church in Benghazi was closed after it …Gunmen Go Door-to-Door to Find and Execute Christians in LibyaChristian PostSeven Egyptian Christians Were Killed on Monday Near the Libyan City of …CrossmapSeven Christians Found – …

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October 16, 2013

Attacks on churches leave Egypt's Coptic Christians feeling more persecuted, vulnerable

Locked inside a 6th century church in a desert monastery are some of the jewels of early Christianity — ancient murals in vivid pinks, greens and reds depicting saints, angels and the Virgin Mary with a baby Jesus, hidden for centuries under a blanket of black soot.

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June 3, 2013

Coptic Christians hold protest after coming under attack at monastery in southern Egypt

Egyptian security and church officials say hundreds of Coptic Christians visiting a southern monastery have protested after coming under attack by unidentified assailants who stole their money and personal belongings and beat them.

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November 20, 2012

Axios! His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

Glory to God! On Sunday, November 18, 2012, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the 118th Successor of St. Mark the Apostle, was enthroned by the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church in a ceremony led by the beloved Metropolitan Pakhomius, the Locum Tenens of the See of St. Mark. Pope Tawadros II Enthroned In attendance were many religious and governmental dignitaries, including His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zaka Iwas I, the Patriarch of Antioch; His – …

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November 20, 2012

Homily at the Enthronement of H.H. Pope Tawadros II

On this blessed day, during which we celebrate the enthronement of our blessed and honored father, His Holiness Pope Tawadros the Second, on behalf of the holy synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the world, we present to you the successor of Saint Mark, the thirteenth apostle, the father of fathers, the archpriest and archbishop, Pope Tawadros the Second. And my beloved, briefly, we remember our father, His Holiness, the reposed, Pope Shenouda III, – …

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November 15, 2012

Press Release Concerning the Unveiling of the Official Photograph of Pope Tawadros II

(November 15, 2012-Los Angeles) — The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii will unveil the official portrait of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II in celebration of his enthronement on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 4:00p.m. at the Coptic Orthodox Christian Center in the City of Orange. After the passing of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, who faithfully served congregants in Egypt and around the world for nearly four decades, the Coptic Church will – …

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November 5, 2012

Diocese Rejoices at Choice of Abba Tawadrous as 118th Pope

On November 4, 2012, H.E. Metropolitan Pachomius and the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Mark Cathedral in Al Abbassiya, Cairo, Egypt and conducted the ancient apostolic tradition of the Altar Lot to choose the 118th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria. The names of the three candidates — H.G. Bishop Roufail, H.G. Bishop Tawadrous, and Hegumen Fr. Raphael Ava Mina — were placed in a beautiful glass vase – …

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