February 16, 2017

Meeting for all Teachers and Educators in the Diocese – March 26

Under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and the guidance of His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, the Auxiliary Bishop for Education in the Diocese, there will be a meeting for all teachers and educators in the Diocese on Sunday, March 26 from 3:00-5:00 pm at St. Mary and St. Verena Church in Anaheim. In this kick-off meeting we will start identifying current and potential service needs and opportunities throughout the Diocese, and we will begin – …

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February 6, 2017

Servants Day 2017 Launches Servant Certification Coursework

Saturday, February 4th marked the second annual Servants Day hosted by ACTS in Claremont, CA. The day began with a liturgy held in Claremont’s Kresge Chapel, then moved quickly to the program, beginning with His Grace Metropolitan Serapion’s talk on … The post Servants Day 2017 Launches Servant Certification Coursework appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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December 1, 2016

Register for Spring Courses Today!

Registration is now open for everyone to enroll in the Spring 2017 semester. If you haven’t filled out an application, it’s not too late. This semester we will be offering a special winter intensive session with Fr. Peter Farrington. The … The post Register for Spring Courses Today! appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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November 7, 2016

Program Highlight: New Servant Leadership Course coming to ACTS in Spring 2017

The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.” – Robert K. Greenleaf. Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. The Diocese will be launching its first course in Servant… The post Program Highlight: New Servant Leadership Course coming to ACTS in Spring 2017 appeared first on St. Athanasius & – …

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November 7, 2016

Program Highlight: New Servant Leadership Course coming to ACTS in Spring 2017

The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.” – Robert K. Greenleaf. Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds … The post Program Highlight: New Servant Leadership Course coming to ACTS in Spring 2017 appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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September 10, 2016

Bishop Kyrillos, Dean, Welcomes Students to the New School Year

The new school year brings in a plethora of exciting developments for ACTS. The school looks forward to a year of firsts: the first graduating class, the first study-abroad program in Egypt and abroad, and the largest student body in the school’s history. ACTS was also blessed to started this new school year hosting the 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies in July. His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, Dean of ACTS, welcomes students to look forward to – …

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September 10, 2016

Bishop Kyrillos, Dean, Welcomes Students to the New School Year

The new school year brings in a plethora of exciting developments for ACTS. The school looks forward to a year of firsts: the first graduating class, the first study-abroad program in Egypt and abroad, and the largest student body in … The post Bishop Kyrillos, Dean, Welcomes Students to the New School Year appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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August 12, 2016

Register for Fall Courses Today!

Fall Course Offerings, August 29-Decemeber 21, 2016 COP 3013 Survey of Coptic Literature with Dr. Faten Morris Guirguis (online instruction only) . This course is designed and devoted to an in-depth study of the Coptic experience as captured in … The post Register for Fall Courses Today! appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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August 12, 2016

Register for Fall Courses Today!

Fall Course Offerings, August 29-Decemeber 21, 2016 COP 3013 Survey of Coptic Literature with Dr. Faten Morris Guirguis (online instruction only) . This course is designed and devoted to an in-depth study of the Coptic experience as captured in the seminal works of masters of Coptic literature from the Fourth till the Eleventh century AD. Through a reading list ranging from romances, narratives, hagiographies, gnostic, biblical, and patristic works, students are exposed to the various genres and – …

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April 10, 2016

Coptic Congress comes to Claremont

Every four years experts the International Association for Coptic Studies holds a conference in which top scholars throughout the world gather to present their research in Coptic archeology, art, literature, papyrology, monasticism, and other topics. The 11th Congress will be hosted by Claremont from July 25-30, 2016. The short communications will be presented by the following: His Grace Bishop Martyros. The Scriptoria in the Coptic Monasteries and their Role in Enriching the Art of illuminating Coptic Manuscripts From the – …

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January 29, 2016

Scholarship Fund Established in Honor of Pope Shenouda III

With much joy and anticipation, a student scholarship fund was established in honor of the Trice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III in January, 2016. ACTS seeks to raise $50,000 by March 1, 2016 for this purpose. So far almost half of these funds have been raised. Individuals who wish to contribute to this scholarship fund, may donate through the website, or via mail (ACTS, 1325 N. College Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711). For further information, please email us at info@actslibrary.org. Applications – …

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December 17, 2015

The Future of Coptic Studies

In a lecture given at the Society of Biblical Literature in 2006, Dr. Stephen Emmel, one of the world’s foremost Coptologists , remarked: “I think that the current senior generation of diaspora Copts – if I may call them that, certainly without meaning to offend anyone by it – I think that the current senior generation of diaspora Copts is quite right to place emphasis on ‘Coptic studies’ as a potentially important factor in the – …

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