November 10, 2015

Is Christianity Found on a Cup?

By now, most of us have heard about the recent controversy over Starbucks’ new solid red cups. It all began when Joshua Feurstein, an Evangelical pastor, posted a video about the new red cups, which he believes represents a war on Christ, Christianity, and Christmas. Prior cup designs featured Christmas themes, like snowflakes and reindeer, but this year’s cup is plain, which he finds problematic. His solution? Order a drink under the name “Merry Christmas” as – …

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August 27, 2015

St. Gregory American Coptic Orthodox Church Begins Service on August 29

With great joy, the Diocese announces the opening of a new parish, St. Gregory the Theologian American Coptic Orthodox Church, on Saturday, August 29, 2015.This parish has a similar mission to the other “American Coptic Orthodox” parishes in the Diocese, such as St. Paul (Tustin) and Holy Cross (San Diego), in that it offers a primarily English service geared towards second- and third-generation Copts and non-Copts alike.The new parish will begin service at the following – …

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April 25, 2015

Missionary Service Trip to Egypt 2015

The Diocese is sponsoring a missionary service trip to Upper Egypt this year from June 30 to July 14 under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion and the direct supervision of Reverend Father Abraam Megally and Reverend Father Daniel Habib. The primary focus of this trip is service to our brethren in Sohag, Qus, and Naqada, and especially those in hospitals, orphanages, etc. under the guidance of the local hierarchs and clergy. The group – …

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December 3, 2013

First Liturgy at New Missionary Parish in West Los Angeles

Glory to God! The Diocese announces the opening of the new missionary parish, Holy Resurrection American Coptic Orthodox Church, with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 8:00-10:30 a.m. Like St. Paul Church in Tustin, Holy Resurrection Church is a missionary parish focused on serving non-Egyptians and mixed couples and guiding them in the sweet richness of the Coptic Orthodox faith. The parish is presently located at: [ba-column size=”one-half” last=”0″] – …

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November 18, 2013

Hawaiian Mission for Youth – January 2014

The Hawaiian Mission is pleased to announce that there is an opportunity for 15 college students to attend a mission trip in Honolulu, HI this coming January. The dates of the mission will be January 10-20, 2014. If any youth from your respective congregations is interested in this opportunity they can email mission@lacopts.org for more information or to sign up by December 10, 2013.

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December 12, 2012

Mission Trip to Ethiopia for College Youth and Young Professionals

With great joy, we announce this year’s annual youth service trip to Ethiopia for all college youth and young professionals from June 17 to July 1, 2013. Our mission is to serve our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia by providing them with basic medical, social services and to learn more about our sister church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Some of the activities will include: Services – Orphanages and poor home visitation Senior home and social activities – …

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December 7, 2012

Hawaii Mission Service Trip 2013

Under the guidance of H.G. Bishop Serapion and Father John Paul Abdelsayed, all graduates and young professionals are cordially invited to serve with us in Honolulu, Hawaii. Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church – Honolulu, Hawaii When: January 12 2013 – January 22 2012 (Martin Luther King holiday is on 1/21/13) What: Focus is on evangelizing and helping the families and community of Hawaii Where: Honolulu, Hawaii Cost: $500 (includes accommodations, transportation and food) plus Airfare – …

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August 17, 2012

The Missionary Journeys and Epistles of the Apostle Paul

An understanding of the chronological order of events in St. Paul’s ministry can be very valuable as a tool for the study of the book of Acts and St. Paul’s epistles. The book of Acts and the epistles of St. Paul sometimes tell us the length of time between one event and another. However, determining the year in which an event took place can require some research. It is most helpful to know the year – …

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June 16, 2012

Mission Trip to Fiji (July 9-23, 2012)

During our two week stay at Fiji we will be preaching, assisting at the orphanage, visiting homes, offering medical volunteer, teaching during Sunday school services, and other church activities. We provide a daily devotional structure that allows each team member to participate, as well as a time for corporate quite time, prayer and reflection on all that God is doing daily. Christ is at the centre of all we do; and we believe that individuals are – …

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May 17, 2012

Mission Trip to Hawai'i 2012

The Diocese joyfully announces its annual Mission Trip to Hawai’i from August 19-30, 2012 under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion. Previous participants outlined what they did in this trip: We serve homeless families on O’ahu in many ways. We involve ourselves in programs such as a parent-child participatory preschool for at-risk families near coastal beach parks and homeless families living at beach parks. Families also receive canned and dried goods as well as – …

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May 3, 2011

Diocese Mission Trip to Africa 2011 (August 28–September 12)

The Diocese announces its annual mission trip to Africa from August 28 to September 12, 2011. This trip is tailored towards servants who are college age and older with a desire to spread the light of Orthodoxy through service to the people of Kenya and Tanzania.  For more information, please download the attached flyer. Africa Mission Trip Flyer 2011[1].pdf9.9 MB

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March 30, 2011

Service Opportunity for Youth: Hawai'i Mission Trip

Looking for a rewarding way to spend your summer? Consider our annual diocesan mission trip to Hawai’i under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion and the guidance of Fr. Daniel Habib of St. John Church in Covina from June 24-July 4, 2011. Mission To serve the poor and homeless in Hawai’i by showing them the Gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ through our actions and through our words. Services We serve homeless families – …

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