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Holy Transfiguration

New Parish in Chino Hills Opens this Weekend

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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

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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 […]

Coptic Marriage

Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar – June 7, 2014

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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 […]

Marital Enrichment Seminar 2013

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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 […]

Sixth Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar for Newlyweds and Married Couples

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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 […]

Diocese Pre-Marital Retreat

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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. […]

Understanding the Process of Grief

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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 […]

Grief and Healing within the Family

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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 […]

Diocese Newlywed & Marital Enrichment Retreat – December 4, 2009

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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 […]

Premarital Couples Retreat – December 13, 2009

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The Diocese joyfully announces its annual Pre-Marital Couples Retreat from Friday, December 11 to Sunday, December 13 at the Coptic Village in Big Bear Lake. This retreat is intended for Christian couples seeking enrichment before their marriage and comprised of a series of lectures, discussions, and workshops led by the Hegumen Father Gawargious Kolta. Topics […]

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