July 5, 2014

Bishop Serapion at the Reception of H.H. Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim in Los Angeles

On July 2, 2014, His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim arrived in Los Angeles for a pastoral visit and to attend the Syriac Orthodox Youth Convention from July 3-6. Our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, attended the reception of His Holiness along with some diocesan priests and welcomed His Holiness in a spirit of unity and love.

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March 31, 2014

Axios! Election of New Syriac Orthodox Patriarch

The Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church, our Sister Church in the faith, met on March 31, 2014 under the leadership of Catholicos Abune Basalios Thomas I of India and Archbishop Mor Severios Hawathe of Baghdad and Basra, the locum tenens of the Patriarchal See, and elected Metropolitan Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim Elected as the 123rd Patriarch of Antioch and All East. Since January 1996, he has served as the Metropolitan and Patriarchal Vicar – …

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March 21, 2014

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch and All East Reposes in the Lord

With a firm hope in the Resurrection of our Savior, the Diocese offers her condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Syriac Orthodox Church for the departure of the Thrice-Blessed Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch and All East. Word of His Holiness’ departure was confirmed by official sources in Germany where he had been staying for treatment. His Holiness departed at precisely twelve noon on March 21, 2014 from health complications. The – …

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April 27, 2013

Diocese Prays for the Safe Return of Abducted Syrian Metropolitans

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 killing of their driver, also a deacon, as they were driving through Northern Syria outside of Aleppo on Monday, April 22, 2013. Four days after being abducted, the two prominent Metropolitans remain missing despite reports of their return. Since – …

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