March 28, 2014

Condolences to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

With a firm hope in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Diocese of Los Angeles extends her condolences to our beloved father, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, for the departure of his mother, Mrs. Samia Istafanous who departed into eternal rest on Friday, March 28, 2014. Her pious life is clearly evident in the fact that she brought forth and raised Pope Tawadros II, whose very name means “gift from God,” for the – …

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March 21, 2014

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 had been staying for treatment. His Holiness departed at precisely twelve noon on March 21, 2014 from health complications. The – …

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March 20, 2014

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 Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles and the West. The Antiochian Orthodox Church is one of two – …

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August 16, 2012

H.H. Abune Paulos, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Rests in the Lord

His Holiness Abune Paulos, Patriarch and Catholicos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, passed away last night in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was 76 years old. Official sources have confirmed the departure of the Patriarch. Lately, he had been seriously ill at the Dejazmach Balcha Hospital in Addis Ababa. Coptic Orthodox Christians will remember the warm friendship between the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III and the Thrice-Blessed Patriarch Paulos as the hierarchs of the Coptic and – …

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August 6, 2012

The Honest Servant: A Documentary about Fr. Angelos Youssef

A group of servants and youth from Holy Virgin Mary and St. Pishoy Coptic Orthodox Church in Los Angeles have produced a beautiful documentary concerning the life and ministry of the late Hegumen Father Angelos Youssef who departed into eternal rest on June 30, 2012. You may watch the full video at YouTube:

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Tagged: In Memoriam
July 19, 2012

Diocese Bids Farewell to Fr. Angelos Youssef

On Saturday, July 7, His Grace Bishop Serapion, the Diocese clergy, and the community bid farewell to the late Father Angelos Youssef of blessed memory, who departed into the heavenly habitations on Saturday, June 30 after many years of faithful service. The day began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy by His Grace surrounded by many diocesan clergy and deacons. Afterwards, His Grace presided over the funeral service, which was attended by substantially all – …

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Tagged: In Memoriam
July 1, 2012

Father Angelos Youssef Rested in the Lord

With a firm hope in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we announce the departure of the blessed servant, our beloved Hegumen Father Angelos Youssef, who reposed in the Lord earlier this morning. The family will be receiving condolences tomorrow (Sunday July 1st) from 6 to 8 pm at Holy Virgin Mary Church in LA.  The funeral will be celebrated next Saturday (July 7th) at 11 am also at Holy Virgin Mary Church, preceded – …

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Tagged: In Memoriam
June 22, 2011

Departure of the Reverend Hegumen Father Antonious Younan Soliman

With a strong faith and hope in the Resurrection, we announce the departure of the beloved Reverend Hegumen Father Antonious Younan Soliman, the priest of St. Mary and St. Athanasius Church in Northridge on Monday, June 20, at the age of 85. Father Antonious had lived a full and blessed life of service, being a priest for 56 years. He was ordained Presbyter by Metropolitan Timothaos on November 21, 1954 for a Church in Mansoura, – …

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Tagged: In Memoriam
November 4, 2010

Father Mina Iskander of the Southern Diocese Rested in the Lord

With faith and a firm hope in the resurrection, the Diocese offers condolences for the departure of Father Mina Iskander of St. Pishoy Church in Antioch, Tennessee. Although Fr. Mina served in the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States, he received treatment at the UCLA Medical Center for the past two months. Many of the clergy and congregation of the diocese saw Fr. Mina and received his blessing before his departure.The funeral service – …

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Tagged: In Memoriam
April 9, 2009

The Departure of Fr. Daniel Farag

With our firm faith in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come, the Diocese of Los Angeles announces the departure of the blessed and beloved hegomen, Fr. Daniel Farag of St. Mina Church in Riverside, on Wednesday afternoon, August 20, 2003. In the morning of this same day, Fr. Daniel celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Mina Church. Funeral services was held on Saturday, August 23rd, 2003 at St. – …

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Tagged: In Memoriam
April 9, 2009

Beloved Archdeacon Youssef Abdelmalek Rests in the Lord

Archdeacon Youssef Ragheb Abdelmalek reposed peacefully on the evening of February 17, 2008. Archdeacon Youssef was born in Egypt on March 8, 1923. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cairo University in 1948. He worked as an Engineer for many years and reached the rank of Deputy Chairmen of the National Organization of water and Sanitary Drainage in Cairo. He served in many churches in Egypt before coming to California in 1985. – …

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April 9, 2009

The Departure of Fr. Youhanna Alexander

With our firm faith in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come, the Diocese of Los Angeles announces the departure of the blessed and beloved Fr. Youhanna Alexander of St. John Church in Covina, on Thursday, August 12, 2004. Funeral services was held on Friday, August 20th, 2004 at Archangel Michael Church in Santa Ana. The Rev. Fr. Youhanna Alexander was born on November 24th, 1924. He was ordained – …

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Tagged: In Memoriam