June 20, 2016

Photos of the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost with the Newly Consecrated Bishops

With great joy, the Diocese received the newly consecrated auxiliary bishops, His Grace Bishop Abraham and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos on the weekend of the Feast of Pentecost 2016. These photos were taken from the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 19, at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church. [envira-gallery id=”11223″]

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June 18, 2016

Reception for Newly Consecrated Auxiliary Bishops

On Saturday, June 18, the Diocese will joyfully receive the newly consecrated auxiliary bishops, His Grace Bishop Abraham and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, alongside our beloved father, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Los Angeles. The reception will begin at 7:30p, God willing. Additionally, the hierarchs will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost together on Sunday, June 19, at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona. The service will begin around – …

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May 1, 2016

His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion Receives Clergy and Dignitaries for the Feast of the Resurrection 2016

As part of the Diocese’s celebration of the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion received clergy and dignitaries at the diocesan headquarters in Los Angeles on May 1, 2016. Among the esteemed guests were clergy from around the Diocese who came from the various parishes with their families, bearing greetings to His Eminence on this most auspicious occasion. In addition, His Eminence joyfully welcomed Her Excellency, Ambassador Lamia Mekhimar, the Consul – …

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April 30, 2016

Paschal Message for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2016

Your Joy No One Will Take From You (Jn. 16:22)   رسالة عيد القيامة المجيد 2016   My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is my pleasure to wish all of you a joyous Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. The Resurrection of Christ grants us everlasting joy, as our Lord Jesus Christ promised His disciples, “Therefore you now – …

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April 11, 2016

His Eminence Speaks at Southern Region Servants’ Meeting

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion addressed a group of servants from around the Southern Region of the Diocese (including Orange County, San Diego, and surrounding areas) at their bimonthly meeting. His Eminence’s lecture, “The Spiritual Growth of a Servant”, discussed the dynamic nature of the spiritual life and its goal and direction: perfection in Christ. It also provided practical advice for growth in loving those whom we serve, growth in our – …

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March 9, 2016

Axios! The Reception of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion

With great joy, the Diocese and her children received their newly elevated father and shepherd in Christ, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, on Tuesday, March 8 at St. Mark Church in Los Angeles. The reception was attended by almost all of the clergy and many parishioners from the four corners of the Diocese who came to congratulate their father and receive his blessing. After the Prayer of Thanksgiving, there was an Arabic word of congratulations offered – …

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June 28, 2015

Bishop Serapion in Houston for the Ordination of a New Priest

On the weekend of Sunday, June 28, His Grace Bishop Serapion traveled to Houston, TX to share in the Divine Liturgy and ordination of a new priest alongside His Grace Bishop Youssef. The new priest, Fr. Metias Shehad, will serve at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Houston.May God grant him the fruit of the Holy Spirit while he grants us many joyful occasions with our blessed fathers, the bishops.

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May 9, 2013

Bishop Serapion Joins H.H. Pope Tawadros in Vatican to Meet H.H. Pope Francis

On Wednesday, May 8, His Grace Bishop Serapion traveled to the Vatican to join a delegation of Coptic Orthodox bishops accompanying His Holiness Pope Tawadros II in an historic visit to meet His Holiness Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Tawadros’ visit marks the first official visit by the Pope of Alexandria to the Pope of Rome in over 40 years, since Pope Shenouda III of thrice-blessed memory met with Pope Paul VI – …

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May 4, 2013

Paschal Letter for the Feast of the Resurrection 2013

The Resurrection of Christ gives us strength in time of weakness and allows us to feel the Divine power, which is with us and is greater than the power of evil, upon which those who persecute us and fight against us depend on. My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is my pleasure to wish all of you a Glorious Feast of the Resurrection of – …

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February 2, 2013

Several Diocesan Parishes to be Consecrated

Glory to God! The Diocese joyfully announces the upcoming consecrations of Holy Altars in several diocesan churches by our beloved fathers, His Grace Bishop Serapion and His Eminence Metropolitan Hedra of Aswan. The Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III consecrating one of many Altars during his papacy. The consecrations will be according to the following schedule: Sunday, February 3 Consecration of the Holy Altar at St. Justina Coptic Orthodox Church 8768 Helms Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA Sunday, – …

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January 9, 2013

Bishop Serapion Appointed Abbot of Saint Antony Monastery in Yermo, CA

With great joy, the Diocese announces the appointment of our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, as the Abbot of Saint Antony Monastery in Yermo, California. The appointment was made by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II on December 27, 2012 via Papal Decree No. 4/1, which reads in full: Saint Anthony Monastery in California will be under the authority of His Grace Bishop Serapion, Bishop of Los Angeles in the United Stated with the continuation of – …

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