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July 6, 2013

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

Fr. Moses Samaan

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 …

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September 25, 2012

Joint Statement of the Diocese and the Muslim Public Affairs Council

Fr. Moses Samaan

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 …

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September 24, 2012

Thousands Sign Petition Supporting Bishop Serapion

Fr. Moses Samaan

On Sunday, September 23, 2012, the children of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of the Southern United States enthusiastically signed a petition in Arabic and English supporting our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion. Specifically, the …

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September 22, 2012

Diocese Clergy Issues Statement Supporting Bishop Serapion Against False Accusations

Fr. Moses Samaan

On September 20, 2012, the Clergy Synod of the Diocese of Los Angeles convened to discuss the recent disturbing news that His Grace Bishop Serapion was subpoenaed by the Egyptian Attorney General over his alleged involvement in the misguided film, The …

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September 16, 2012

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

Fr. Moses Samaan

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 play …

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January 8, 2012

Statement by the President on the Celebration of Coptic Christmas

Fr. Moses Samaan

Michelle and I wish Coptic Orthodox Christians in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous Christmas. On this special day, we give thanks for the extraordinary contributions that Coptic Christians have made to the United States. I wa …

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November 10, 2011

George Washington University Survey of Copts in the Diaspora

Fr. Moses Samaan

The Diocese encourages all her children to participate in a study of Copts living outside of Egypt through the following survey. Please review carefully the message below from GWU Professor Jennifer Brinkerhoof. ______ Given current events in Egypt it …

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November 10, 2011

Register to Vote in Egyptian Elections

Fr. Moses Samaan

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 …

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March 15, 2011

U.S. Congressman Joseph R. Pitts (R) Address Congress on Plight of Copts in Egypt

Fr. Moses Samaan

In the video below, U.S. Congressman Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA) addresses an open session of Congress on the plight of Egypt’s Christians.

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June 4, 2010

Pastoral Message on the Recent Egyptian Court Ruling on Divorce

Fr. Moses Samaan

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 constitu …

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April 9, 2009

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

Fr. Moses Samaan

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 conven …

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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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