September 10, 2016

Bishop Kyrillos, Dean, Welcomes Students to the New School Year

The new school year brings in a plethora of exciting developments for ACTS. The school looks forward to a year of firsts: the first graduating class, the first study-abroad program in Egypt and abroad, and the largest student body in the school’s history. ACTS was also blessed to started this new school year hosting the 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies in July. His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, Dean of ACTS, welcomes students to look forward to – …

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August 12, 2016

Register for Fall Courses Today!

Fall Course Offerings, August 29-Decemeber 21, 2016 COP 3013 Survey of Coptic Literature with Dr. Faten Morris Guirguis (online instruction only) . This course is designed and devoted to an in-depth study of the Coptic experience as captured in the seminal works of masters of Coptic literature from the Fourth till the Eleventh century AD. Through a reading list ranging from romances, narratives, hagiographies, gnostic, biblical, and patristic works, students are exposed to the various genres and – …

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June 15, 2016

Axios! Consecration Of Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos As Auxiliary Bishops For The Diocese

With great joy and jubilation, the children of the Diocese celebrates the consecration of Hegumen Father Ishak Saint Antony and Hegumen Father John Paul Saint Antony as auxiliary bishops with the names Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, respectively. The consecration commenced Saturday evening at the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin in Zeitoun, Cairo, Egypt with our beloved father, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II introducing the candidates and their respective services. Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos – …

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April 10, 2016

Coptic Congress comes to Claremont

Every four years experts the International Association for Coptic Studies holds a conference in which top scholars throughout the world gather to present their research in Coptic archeology, art, literature, papyrology, monasticism, and other topics. The 11th Congress will be hosted by Claremont from July 25-30, 2016. The short communications will be presented by the following: His Grace Bishop Martyros. The Scriptoria in the Coptic Monasteries and their Role in Enriching the Art of illuminating Coptic Manuscripts From the – …

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March 13, 2016

Watch Video Lectures from March 12, 2016 Diocese Servants’ Day

On March 12, 2016, the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School hosted a spiritual day at Claremont School of Theology for all servants in the Diocese, which featured academic lectures from His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion (“Studying Theology in the Life of a Servant”), Reverend Dr. Deacon Severus Mikhail (“A Brief History of the School of Alexandria”), and Dr. Lillian Larsen (“Early Monasticism in Egypt”). This slideshow requires JavaScript. For those who were unable – …

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January 29, 2016

Scholarship Fund Established in Honor of Pope Shenouda III

With much joy and anticipation, a student scholarship fund was established in honor of the Trice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III in January, 2016. ACTS seeks to raise $50,000 by March 1, 2016 for this purpose. So far almost half of these funds have been raised. Individuals who wish to contribute to this scholarship fund, may donate through the website, or via mail (ACTS, 1325 N. College Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711). For further information, please email us at Applications – …

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January 25, 2016

A Match Made in Heaven

The continuous search for a place to reside led St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological School to Claremont. However, when ACTS finally settled down, many people wondered why Claremont had been selected as the new home for ACTS. The comprehensive list of assets offered in both partnerships with Claremont Graduate University and Claremont School of Theology made Claremont the ideal place to establish a Coptic Theological School. Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is home to a – …

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January 25, 2016

Diocese Servants’ Day – March 12, 2016

On Saturday, March 12, 2016, The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles will be having a Diocese-wide servants’ day hosted by the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School in Claremont. The day will begin with the Divine Liturgy at 8am. All the details are provided in the attached flyer below. In preparation for this event, we need your help with two small items. First, we will need the contact information for the – …

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December 17, 2015

The Future of Coptic Studies

In a lecture given at the Society of Biblical Literature in 2006, Dr. Stephen Emmel, one of the world’s foremost Coptologists , remarked: “I think that the current senior generation of diaspora Copts – if I may call them that, certainly without meaning to offend anyone by it – I think that the current senior generation of diaspora Copts is quite right to place emphasis on ‘Coptic studies’ as a potentially important factor in the – …

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December 1, 2015

Financial Aid Now Available through CST

Students also have access to Federal Loans by applying to Claremont School of Theology. To do so, students must apply online at The following are required to complete the application at CST. Personal statement Resume Official transcripts from ACTS and other institutions 3 letters of recommendation from ACTS or other institutions Students with English as a second language should complete the TOEFL $50 application fee For admission in Spring Semester, applications should be submitted by December 1; – …

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