April 27, 2016

Excused Absence Letter for Holy Pascha 2016

As a service to parents and families who would like to spend the holy days of Covenant Thursday and Great Friday together in their respective parishes, the Diocese is offering the following attached Excuse Absence Letter to submit to teachers and schools. Excused Absence Letter – Pascha 2016

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June 10, 2014

New Parish in Chino Hills Opens this Weekend

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 the area. Under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Serapion, the parish will initially be served by Fr. David Abdelsayed, Fr. – …

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May 31, 2014

New Women’s Ministry and Spiritual Day – June 21

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 Divine Liturgy from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, followed by brunch and a program for women until 2:00 pm. All women – …

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April 9, 2014

Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar – June 7, 2014

The 11th Marital Enrichment Seminar is coming back to St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Monica on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Participants who come to the seminar expect relevant topics, professional speakers, delicious food, homemade dessert, lively and hilarious entertainment, and a complete and exciting children’s program. The spots fill up fast as the church will accept applications until May 20 or until 300 persons have applied (whichever happens earlier). If you – …

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April 18, 2013

Marital Enrichment Seminar 2013

Saturday June 22, 2013 – Saturday June 22, 2013 3803 W. Mission Blvd. Map and Directions | Register Description:Through the blessings and prayers of our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Family Education committee joyously presents this annual seminar for married couples to help enrich their marriage and family life by bringing them closer to the Lord, and to each other. Please Note: The original – …

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November 6, 2011

7th Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar

Through the blessing of our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, the Diocese proudly announces the 7th Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar. Please see the attached flyer for details.

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November 27, 2010

Sixth Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar for Newlyweds and Married Couples

Through the blessings and prayers of our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles joyfully announces its 6th Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar on December 10-11, 2010 at St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church in Irvine.This retreat is designed specifically for married couples that seek guidance to improve their marriage in the context of the Orthodox Christian faith.The suggested (but not mandatory) donation cost of this seminar is $10.00 per person, – …

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October 28, 2010

Diocese Pre-Marital Retreat

The Diocese is pleased to announce the Pre-Marital Retreat for couples on the path towards marriage. The retreats will cover important aspects regarding the Engagement Period as well as Marital Relationships. The Reverend Father Gawargious Kolta will address a broad range of topics and issues related to the Mystery of Marriage and the engagement period. This year’s retreat will be held at the Coptic Village from Friday, December 3 to Sunday, December 5. Registration costs – …

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April 13, 2010

To Husbands, on Maintaining Peace towards their Wives

1. I am very grateful to you for the eagerness with which you welcomed my words on prayer, because you have made me happy. Happy is he that speaketh in the ears of those who hearken (Ecclesiasticus 25:9). I am convinced of this, not only by the applause and praise that I received, but also by what I saw you doing. For, as I was exhorting you not to pray against your enemies and telling – …

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December 23, 2009

Understanding the Process of Grief

Modern society is a “death denying and death-defying society”1. We speed along highways, eat fats and sugars to excess, overwork, smoke, pollute, and inject toxins into our faces all with the childish façade that death happens to other people. This is not to say that we ignore death – in fact it is constantly in our faces with up to the second media and technology reporting all the tragedies around the world. Yet, families seem – …

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December 15, 2009

Grief and Healing within the Family

All humans are influenced by their interactions with significant others throughout their lives. One’s social context helps people understand, organize, and define themselves and their situations. Thus it is common and natural that the loss of a significant other brings a great loss of one’s own identity and reality. The loss of a person who has been so important in defining one’s self and environment leads a person to grief. The absence of this relationship – …

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November 25, 2009

Diocese Newlywed & Marital Enrichment Retreat – December 4, 2009

Through the blessings and prayers of our beloved father H.G. Bishop Serapion, the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles joyously presents its biannual Marital Enrichment Retreat. This retreat is designed specifically for couples who have been married less than seven years. Speakers include Dr. Yousry Armanious and Dr. Nabil N. Soliman. Babysitting will be provided during all lectures. For more information, please see this attached flyer. Newlywed Flier 12-09.pdf354.2 KB

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