September 17, 2016

A Message to All Copts from His Holiness the Pope concerning Receiving the Egyptian President and Dignitaries

The dignity of Egypt is expressed by the dignity and honorable reception of Egypt’s President as His Excellence deserves. Many people can be victimized as a result of wrong and incorrect information fed by the media that publish lies and slanders against the true lives of Egyptians, both Copts and Muslims. We know well our society, and cannot at all accept what gives a wrong reflection of our society through articles, comments, and statements which – …

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October 7, 2015

His Holiness Pope Tawadros Arrives in Atlanta

His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Apostle, landed in the United States today and was greeted by several bishops and members of the clergy in Atlanta, including Bishop Serapion.His Holiness begins a three-week visit to various parts of the United States to meet with his children throughout the various dioceses and parishes as well as governments and religious leaders.God willing, he will arrive in Los – …

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September 19, 2015

Archpastoral Visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

The Diocese, under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion, joyfully awaits the safe arrival of our father in Christ, His Holiness Pope Abba Tawadros II, the 118th Pope Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of the Holy Apostle Mark. In order to ensure the safety and organization of all the congregations, the Diocese has arranged for His Holiness to visit different areas of the Diocese for services targeted to different groups. For example, there – …

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October 29, 2014

Pope Tawadros II and Delegation Received by Patriarch Kirill in Moscow

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, accompanied by a papal delegation, was received by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the Russian Patriarchate on 29 October 2014. The visit, that included a formal meeting of delegations, followed by lunch, marks 26 years since the most recent visit of the last Pope of Alexandria, His Holiness, the late Pope Shenouda III. – …

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March 28, 2014

Condolences to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

With a firm hope in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Diocese of Los Angeles extends her condolences to our beloved father, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, for the departure of his mother, Mrs. Samia Istafanous who departed into eternal rest on Friday, March 28, 2014. Her pious life is clearly evident in the fact that she brought forth and raised Pope Tawadros II, whose very name means “gift from God,” for the – …

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August 17, 2013

Words of Comfort from Pope Tawadros

In a recent interview, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II offered the following words of comfort to all Copts around the world who are feeling sadness over the recent systematic attack on over 50 churches, monasteries, and Christian institutions throughout Egypt. Source: CopticWorld Greetings to all. These days in the history of Egypt are indeed difficult. The events taking place are by all measures are very sad, combining terrorism, crime, bloodshed and aggression. Certain people are – …

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May 10, 2013

Pope Tawadros and Coptic Orthodox Delegation in Historic Meeting with Pope Francis

On Friday, May 10, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark and the Church of Alexandria, concluded an historic meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis, the Patriarch of the See of St. Peter and the Church of Rome. The two Popes discussed the ongoing ecumenical dialogue between the Coptic Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches on the 40th anniversary of a similarly historic visit to Pope Paul VI by Pope – …

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May 9, 2013

Bishop Serapion Joins H.H. Pope Tawadros in Vatican to Meet H.H. Pope Francis

On Wednesday, May 8, His Grace Bishop Serapion traveled to the Vatican to join a delegation of Coptic Orthodox bishops accompanying His Holiness Pope Tawadros II in an historic visit to meet His Holiness Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Tawadros’ visit marks the first official visit by the Pope of Alexandria to the Pope of Rome in over 40 years, since Pope Shenouda III of thrice-blessed memory met with Pope Paul VI – …

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April 8, 2013

Bishop Serapion Demands Justice and Peace for Egypt’s Millions of Christians

The official press release of the Diocese concerning the recent attacks of Christians at the Coptic Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, lead by His Grace Bishop Serapion, vehemently condemns the attacks which occurred over the weekend, first in the north of Cairo city of Al-Khosous on Saturday, and later on Sunday, at St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Coptic Church’s official headquarters, in the Cairo district of Abbasiya, during the funeral of those – …

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January 5, 2013

Papal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2013

I congratulate you my dear beloved children on this blessed Christmas, wishing you the blessings of joy, richness and peace in your life, work, and families from the Holy Born Baby in the manger – blessings. May all Christmas celebrations find you filled with peace in spirit and good health. The Precious Event The incarnation and birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the most precious events in the history of mankind. In – …

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November 20, 2012

Axios! His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

Glory to God! On Sunday, November 18, 2012, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the 118th Successor of St. Mark the Apostle, was enthroned by the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church in a ceremony led by the beloved Metropolitan Pakhomius, the Locum Tenens of the See of St. Mark. Pope Tawadros II Enthroned In attendance were many religious and governmental dignitaries, including His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zaka Iwas I, the Patriarch of Antioch; His – …

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November 20, 2012

Homily at the Enthronement of H.H. Pope Tawadros II

On this blessed day, during which we celebrate the enthronement of our blessed and honored father, His Holiness Pope Tawadros the Second, on behalf of the holy synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the world, we present to you the successor of Saint Mark, the thirteenth apostle, the father of fathers, the archpriest and archbishop, Pope Tawadros the Second. And my beloved, briefly, we remember our father, His Holiness, the reposed, Pope Shenouda III, – …

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