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Unveiling the Pope Shenouda III Memorial in Covina, CA

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On Sunday, March 16, 2014, His Grace Bishop Serapion along with the priests and congregation of St. John Coptic Orthodox Church unveiled a permanent dedication in honor of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III at the corner of Cienega Ave and Valley Center Ave in Covina, California. Also present at the ceremony was the Hon. Walter Allen [...]


Second Annual Commemoration of the Departure of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III

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On Monday, March 17, 2014, the Church celebrates the second annual commemoration of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III of blessed memory who departed into eternal joy on March 17, 2012 after shepherding the Church and presiding over Her unprecedented growth for over 40 years. For this reason, every parish of the Diocese will remember his [...]

Remembering Pope Shenouda III

Invitation to First Annual Commemoration of the Departure of Pope Shenouda III

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The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion, cordially invites all clergy and people of the Diocese to a special commemoration service in remembrance of the first anniversary of the departure of our beloved father, the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III of blessed memory.

The Reflections of Fr. Alexander Schmemann on Meeting His Holiness Pope Shenouda III of Blessed Memory

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Saturday, February 11, 1978 Immersion yesterday and today in a totally unknown (to me) world of Coptic Christianity. Right away I must express my main impression: it is edifying and it is alive. I remember my trip to the Middle East in 1971 and my impression of something outlived, nominal, dying, chained to the past—the [...]

Condolences from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Coptic Orthodox Church on the Death of Pope Shenouda

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To the faithful people of the Coptic Church in Egypt and throughout the world, our beloved in the Lord: grace and peace from on high. The world’s heart stopped briefly in mourning as we all learned the sad news that His Holiness Pope Shenouda III fell asleep in the Lord. Yet, we do not mourn [...]

Heartfelt Condolences of the Eritrean Orthodox Diocese of North America

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In the passing away of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, the world has lost a most beloved spiritual leader. Pope Shenouda’s influence has been wide and deep throughout his papacy. The Coptic Church has experienced a profound and unparalleled renaissance under his leadership. He was the [...]

Obituary for Pope Shenouda III

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Together with all Egyptians, the Episcopal / Anglican Church of Egypt mourns the loss of Pope Shenouda III, the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Pope Shenouda passed away yesterday (Saturday 17 March) at the age of 89 and 41 years after his enthronement as the 117th Patriarch of Alexandria. Please find attached in the [...]

A Message of Sympathy and Condolences +The Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III+

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A Message from Metropolitan PHILIP, Primate Metropolitan of New York and All North America With much sadness and sorrow, we have received the news of the falling asleep of His Holiness Patriarch and Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria, and Patriarch of the Seat of St. Mark. His passing on to eternal life is an enormous loss [...]

Funeral Oration on the Life of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III

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The following funeral oration was delivered impromptu by His Eminence Metropolitan Bakhomious, Metropolitan of Beheira and Pentapolis, and Locum Tenens of the See of St. Mark, towards the end of the funeral for the thrice-blessed Pope Shenouda III. Despite its spontaneity, the oration reflected the work of the Holy Spirit in its clarity, power, and [...]