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21 Posts tagged Press Release

June 21, 2015

Statement on the Tragic Shooting at Emmanuel AME Church

Fr. Moses Samaan

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion, laments the news of the recent tragedy at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopalian (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina in which nine innocent lives were …

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February 15, 2015

A Statement on the Martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya

Fr. Moses Samaan

His Grace Bishop Serapion, along with the clergy and laity of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, offers prayers, condolences, and sympathy to the families of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya who received the crown of eternal life on February 13, …

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August 15, 2013

Statement of Bishop Serapion on the Violence in Egypt (8/14/13)

Fr. Moses Samaan

Updated with Arabic translation — We follow the current events in our beloved Egypt with lifted hearts praying to our beloved God that He has compassion on the beloved people of Egypt and alleviates the distress of terrorism and terrorists’ attacks. We …

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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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April 27, 2013

Diocese Prays for the Safe Return of Abducted Syrian Metropolitans

Fr. Moses Samaan

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2013 –The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, led by His Grace, Bishop Serapion, strongly condemns the abduction of Antiochan Orthodox Metropolitan Paul Yazigi and Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan Youhanna Ibrahim, and the killin …

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April 16, 2013

Diocese Condemns Senseless Attacks at Boston Marathon

Fr. Moses Samaan

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2013 – The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, led by His Grace, Bishop Serapion, vehemently condemns the attacks that occurred yesterday at the Boston Marathon, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more. “It is …

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April 8, 2013

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

Fr. Moses Samaan

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 occur …

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November 15, 2012

Press Release Concerning the Unveiling of the Official Photograph of Pope Tawadros II

Fr. Moses Samaan

(November 15, 2012-Los Angeles) — The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii will unveil the official portrait of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II in celebration of his enthronement on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 4:00p.m. …

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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 13, 2012

Urgent Press Release: Diocese Condemns Inflammatory Film against Islam and Resulting Violence

Fr. Moses Samaan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — We strongly condemn the brutal murder of the United States ambassador to Libya and three of the embassy employees. In order for peace to reign throughout the world, brutality and hatred must be swiftly condemned and punished. Ho …

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March 17, 2012

Statement of His Grace Bishop Serapion on the Departure of our Beloved Father, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

Fr. Moses Samaan

With hearts full of faith, trust, and hope, we bid farewell to our beloved father and faithful shepherd, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. We have full confidence that his pure soul is praying on our behalf before the throne of grace. Remembering his lab …

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October 13, 2011

Copts Mourn Innocent Christians Killed By Egyptian Army

Fr. Moses Samaan

LOS ANGELES – Deeply grieved by the slaughter of innocent Coptic Christian protesters by Egyptian army tanks that plowed through crowds near Shubra (Maspero) last weekend, the Copts of Los Angeles invite Christians worldwide to advocate for a peaceful …

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