May 6, 2016

New Rules for the 2016 Mahragan Al Keraza

Christ is risen! Truly He is Risen! This year the Keraza 2016 NEW system for testing is changed, we will implement regional Spiritual & Coptic testing this year, THE WEEK OF July 29,30,31 as follows: We will have 7 regions with 7 proposed test centers (see the proposed structure), so participating churches will have a reasonable driving distance and shorter time at the test centers (our goal is that each church should not spend more – …

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August 25, 2012

Mahragan 2012 Results (Updated for Both Centers)

On Saturday, August 25, 2012, the Diocese community gathered at St. Mark Church and St. Mary and St. Athanasius Church around our beloved father, Bishop Serapion, for the 2012 Mahragan Al Keraza Competition. This year, for the first time, the competition was divided between two churches because of the sheer number of teams participating.  Over 140 teams from almost 30 parishes participated in this wonderful event after preparing for months. Approximately 60 teams gathered at St. – …

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August 21, 2012

Schedule of Testing for Mahragan Al Keraza 2012

With God’s grace, we present to you the schedule of testing for the 2012 Mahragan Al Keraza Competition that will be held, God willing, at both St. Mary and St. Athanasius (Northridge) and St. Mark Church (LA). The following churches will be at St. Mark Church: Archangel Michael Church (Santa Ana) St. Demiana Church (San Diego) St. George Church (Bellflower) St. Marina Church St. Mark Church (Los Angeles) St. Mary Church (Victorville) St. Mary Magdalene Church – …

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August 3, 2012

YSC and Mahragan 2012 Competition Material Updated

Over the last few days, our Diocese has been migrating to this new website. As part of the transition, some of the curriculum and FAQ pages for both the YSC and Mahragan were reverted to older versions from about a month ago. Thankfully, we heard from several coaches, parents, and youth over the past couple of days who alerted us to the problem. Thank God, the pages have been updated to reflect the most recent – …

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July 19, 2012

Register for the 2012 Mahragan Al Keraza and YSC Competitions

Registrations for Keraza competition and Youth Spiritual Competition are now open. Please register your teams at http://www.ysc-keraza.org. Early registration for Keraza competition is encouraged to receive your church hymns appointment. Please be reminded that the maximum per team allowed is 12 people. Registration Deadline for the Mahragan Al Keraza is July 29th Registration Deadline for the Youth Spiritual Competition is August 1st. Once registration is closed, late registration will not be allowed.

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August 31, 2011

Keraza Competition 2011 Ranking

With God’s grace, the elementry school children of the Diocese of Los Angeles as well as few Adults teams participated in the third annual Keraza Competition on Saturday, August 27, 2011. The competition was graciously hosted by the priests and congregation of St. John Church in Covina under the auspices and guidance of our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion. Also in attendance were several diocesan priests. The participants of each church were accompanied by – …

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August 7, 2011

Keraza 2011 Hymns Testing Schedule is Now Available

Keraza 2011 Hymns testing will be conducted on Saturday, August 13, 2011.Three centers will be hosting the testing of multiple teams from multiple churches. Each Team will be video recorded at the center with a test conductor present to administer the test. The video file will be scored at a later date by a team of judges to determine the hymns score of the competition. Elementary school participants will be responsible for all audio files – …

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September 4, 2010

Mahragan Al Keraza Competition 2010 Results

On Saturday, August 28, many children from almost every parish in the Diocese participated in the Mahragan Al Keraza Spiritual Competition for children in grades 1-5. The competition took place at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Church in Northridge, California under the auspices of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III and our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion. Attending the event with His Grace were several priests, clergy, and servants from the various parishes of the – …

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August 18, 2010

Update on Mahragan Al Keraza Media Project (3-5th Grade)

Below, please find some clarification regarding the media project portion of the Mahragan Al Keraza Competition for the 3-5th grade level from the YSC Committee.The Media Project1.      It is not mandatory (but there is are special awards for it)2.      Should be in DVD or CD format3.      10 minutes in length maximum4.      Must have a CLEAR message about being faithful5.      Can be song, video, short skit, – …

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June 24, 2010

2010 Al Mahragan Al Keraza Curriculum Updated

Today, the Diocese updated the curriculum for the 2010 Al Mahragan Al Keraza competition to reflect a minor change in the Grades 1-2 level.Initially, participants in the Grades 1-2 competition were asked to memorize Psalm 23. They now have the option of memorizing either Psalm 1 or Psalm 23.The updated Table of Contents for Grades 1-2 and the text of Psalm 1 is posted on the main Al Mahragan Al Keraza Curriculum page.

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June 7, 2010

Diocese Posts Curriculum for Mahragan Al Keraza Competition 2010

The Diocese joyfully announces the availability of information and the curriculum for this year’s Mahragan Al Keraza Spiritual Competition.The information and curriculum may be found on this page.

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September 21, 2009

Al Keraza Spiritual Competition Results

On Saturday, September 19, 2009, elementary school children from around the Diocese participated in the finals of Mahragan Al Keraza Spiritual Competition. The finals were hosted by St. Peter & St. Paul Church in Santa Monica and headed by H.G Bishop Serapion, with the attendance of 16 churches, 9 priests, 350 children and more than 200 servants and parents. This is the first year for our Diocese to participate in this competition which is based in – …

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