Home > Diocese News

Tag Archive

224 Posts tagged "Diocese News"

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem and Bishop Serapion

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

at 1:43 pm | Tagged With: , ,

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 [...]

2012_Bp_Joseph_photo.teaser-large_feature

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

at 10:24 pm | Tagged With: ,

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

at 8:44 pm | Tagged With: , ,

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

at 1:04 pm | Tagged With: , ,

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

at 8:39 am | Tagged With: , ,

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 [...]

Ignatus_Zakka_I_Iwas

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 [...]

IMG_3613

Unveiling the Pope Shenouda III Memorial in Covina, CA

at 10:21 pm | Tagged With: ,

On Sunday, March 16, 2014, His Grace Bishop Serapion along with the priests and congregation of St. John Coptic Orthodox Church unveiled a permanent dedication in honor of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III at the corner of Cienega Ave and Valley Center Ave in Covina, California. Also present at the ceremony was the Hon. Walter Allen [...]

20140313-135357.jpg

Second Annual Commemoration of the Departure of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III

at 1:54 pm | Tagged With: ,

On Monday, March 17, 2014, the Church celebrates the second annual commemoration of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III of blessed memory who departed into eternal joy on March 17, 2012 after shepherding the Church and presiding over Her unprecedented growth for over 40 years. For this reason, every parish of the Diocese will remember his [...]