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.
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With God’s grace, the Papal Nominations Committee of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church has thoroughly examined the list of 17 candidates for Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria.
The Reflections of Fr. Alexander Schmemann on Meeting His Holiness Pope Shenouda III of Blessed Memory
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
His Grace Bishop Serapion received a letter of condolences from the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego for the departure of the thrice-blessed Pope Shenouda III. A similar letter was also sent to the priests of St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church in San Diego. You may read the letter at this link. Condolences from Roman [...]
His Grace Bishop Serapion received a kind letter of sympathy and condolences from the Most Reverend Bishop Tod D. Brown of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange for the departure of the Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III. You may read the letter at this link. Condolences – Bishop Tod Brown.pdf 8.7 MB
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 [...]
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 [...]
Message of Condolences of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel at the Passing Away of Pope Shenouda III, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church
To His Eminence Metropolitan BISHOY,General Secretary of the Holy Synod,Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate Your Eminence, It is with deep Christian sorrow that we have learned of the passing away from this world, on the 17th of March 2012, after a long illness, of the venerable Pope and Patriarch Shenouda III, Head of the Coptic Church, a [...]
Message and Letter of Condolences from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III
Fr. Ron Roberson of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sent Bishop Serapion a message of condolences for the departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, saying, Please accept the sincere condolences of all the staff of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the [...]
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich adjourned the meeting of the Board of Supervisors in memory of Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Orthodox Church. “As the patriarch of one of the world’s most ancient churches, Pope Shenouda III was a beloved leader for the 10 million Coptic Christians that he served,” said Antonovich. [...]
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel extended condolences to Egypt, to the Copt community and to the Egyptian people upon the passing of the Coptic Pope Shenouda III. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs extends Israel’s sincere condolences to Egypt, to the Copt community and to the Egyptian people upon the passing of the Coptic [...]
Prime Minister and Nation of Australia offer Condolences to Copts over the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III
This morning Australians woke to the sad news that Pope Shenouda III, Patriarch of Coptic Orthodox Church, has died in Egypt overnight. Pope Shenouda had served in religious life for sixty years. He was spiritual leader of his people for four decades. On behalf of all Australians, I offer my condolences to the Coptic community [...]
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