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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem and Bishop Serapion

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

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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 [...]


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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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 [...]

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Christian Unity

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Christian unity is an exalted goal that all faithful seek. We pray that God may grant His children to be united in faith. In order to achieve this unity, we must return to the Early Church, especially the Apostolic Era, to understand Christian unity. In the Book of Acts, we read, “Now all who believed [...]


2013 GYP Convention

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Fellow Graduates and Young Professionals, Join us this October in the beautiful beach town of Oxnard, California for our 11th Annual Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) Convention: Orthodoxy Uncensored: Defining Truth; refining tradition This year, we will be navigating the complexities of the often blurred lines between dogma and culture. Find where you stand (and [...]

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Christian Churches Together (CCT) Letter in Support of the Copts

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The ecumenical Christian organization, Christian Churches Together (CCT), has issued a powerful statement in support of the Copts in wake of the recent unprecedented violence against them in Egypt. The statement reads as follows: Grace and peace be to you, in the name of our Lord and Savior! We write to you as leaders of [...]

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Bishop Serapion Receives Recognition for Efforts in Enhancing Interfaith Dialogue

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LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2013 – The Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, His Grace, Bishop Serapion, along with local Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) leader Dr. Hathoot Salam, were presented with a certificate of acknowledgement from the City of Los Angeles Human Rights Commission (CLAHRC), at the Annual Iftar dinner (July [...]

5th Annual Pan-Orthodox Day of Praise – May 12, 2012

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With the grace of God and the blessing of His Grace Bishop Serapion, St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church will hold the Fifth Annual Orthodox Day of Praise on May 12, 2012. This day is a gathering and a participation of different Orthodox churches with love which is the greatest truth for a praise day. This is a humble effort is to [...]