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10 Posts tagged Marriage

February 1, 2016

On Modern Wedding Receptions among Orthodox Christians

In the Holy Orthodox Church, marriage is a divine Mystery that culminates in two people being transformed into a one-flesh unity through the work of the Holy Spirit. The ultimate goal of this one-flesh unity is the salvation of the husband, wife, and a …

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January 23, 2016

Coptic Marital Satisfaction Survey

Fr. Moses Samaan

With the blessing and permission of His Grace Bishop Serapion, one of the daughters of the Diocese, a Ph.D student, is conducting a research study to identifying factors associated with happy and lasting marriages for married Coptic couples of all ages …

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Tagged: Marriage, family
January 13, 2016

How a Faithful Husband Sees His Wife

On the joyful day a man and woman are crowned and married in the Orthodox Church, an inseparable bond develops between them. No longer are they two individuals serving their own egos and self-wills, but rather, they become one flesh in a sublime myster …

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January 5, 2015

Mastering Your Marriage – January 24, 2015

Fr. Moses Samaan

The Diocese announces its annual Marital Enrichment seminar, “Mastering Your Marriage,” on January 24 at St. John Church in Covina.  Please see the attached flyer for details concerning registration, cost, and schedule.

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December 31, 2013

Marital Enrichment Seminar: Marriage 911

Fr. Moses Samaan

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 thei …

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November 25, 2009

Diocese Newlywed & Marital Enrichment Retreat – December 4, 2009

Fr. Moses Samaan

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 …

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November 11, 2009

Premarital Couples Retreat – December 13, 2009

Fr. Moses Samaan

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 co …

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April 9, 2009

The Essence of A Christian Marriage

Fr. Moses Samaan

This article presents the Christian understanding of marriage, based on St. John Chrysostom’s homilies. Although he lived in the 4th and early 5th centuries, yet his teachings are pertinent to every generation and present the best understanding o …

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April 9, 2009

The Reason For Creating Eve

Fr. Moses Samaan

“And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to himself.” (Gen. 2:18) Adam’s Need: As Christians, we believe that God created everything for a reason and nothing was done just haphazardly. We als …

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April 9, 2009

Declaration Against Same-Sex Marriage

Fr. Moses Samaan

In August 2003, the Coptic Orthodox Church, through the leadership of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III and the Holy Synod, issued a formal declaration against homosexuality and same-sex marriage. In part, the declaration stated, Same-sex marriage is agai …

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