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Children of the June 30 Revolution

Bishop Serapion Congratulates Egyptian People on the Success of June 30 Revolution

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The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, led by His Grace, Bishop Serapion, congratulates the Egyptian people for the historic showing of millions of Egyptian citizens demanding to be heard. It was not a military coup, but rather a popular uprising in which the military implemented the will of the people of Egypt.

Joint Statement of the Diocese and the Muslim Public Affairs Council

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The Diocese of Los Angeles, under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council jointly issued a statement on September 17, 2012 responding to the tragic film, The Innocence of Muslims, and the subsequent violence and persecution. The statement says, We collectively condemn desecration directed at any religion, namely the anti- [...]

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Diocese and Muslim Public Affairs Council to Hold Joint Press Conference on Monday, September 17

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On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Coptic Orthodox Church, Diocese of Los Angeles, will hold a joint press conference to stand together in strongly condemning all violent reactions that have been playing out over the past several days in the Middle East. SEE: “MPAC Condemns Attacks [...]

Register to Vote in Egyptian Elections

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The Diocese is encouraging all Copts with an Egyptian National ID or new Egyptian passport to register to vote in the upcoming 2011 Egyptian Election.  The Egyptian election committee decided that Egyptians living abroad can share in the upcoming election using either with their National ID number or with their new passport which includes the [...]

Pastoral Message on the Recent Egyptian Court Ruling on Divorce

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On Sunday, May 30, the Supreme Administrative Court in Egypt issued a final decision in the case of a Copt who sued the Church for denying him authorization to remarry in the Church after divorcing his wife. The court decreed that the Egyptian constitution guarantees his right to remarry in the Church. This decision, however, [...]

Coptic Orthodox Church Condemns Homosexuality, Ordination of Homosexuals and Same-Sex Marriage

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COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE TO PRINT AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA August 26, 2003 BOSTON, MA (USA)–During its Annual Clergy convention, the leaders of the Coptic Orthodox Church discussed recent issues related to homosexuality. The convention was presided by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. [...]

Declaration Against Same-Sex Marriage

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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 against the Divine Plan for marriage and its purpose of procreation. “But from the beginning of the creation, [...]