The Diocese keeps her congregations informed about the latest news and events within the Diocese and abroad through news stories, press releases, announcements, and more. Check this section often for the latest from the Diocese.

February 7, 2016

Meeting of the Special Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Coptic and Russian Orthodox Churches

During the historic visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, on October 29, 2014 in Moscow, the two beloved Primates agreed to …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 Lit …

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January 25, 2016

SPECIAL: Discipleship in Christ’s Way

What is discipleship? With so many different models of discipleship being spoken of, how are we to understand pure discipleship in a Christian sense? In this short homily, His Grace Bishop Serapion meditates on the proper way to view discipleship. …

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Tagged: Discipleship
January 23, 2016

Coptic Marital Satisfaction Survey

With the blessing and permission of His Grace Bishop Serapion, one of the daughters of the Diocese, a Ph.D student, is conducting a research study to identifying factors associated with happy and lasting marriages for married Coptic couples of all ages …

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Tagged: Marriage, family
January 4, 2016

Excused Absence Letter for Feast of the Nativity

In response to the request of many parents for an official letter outlining the Coptic Orthodox tradition of celebrating Christmas, the Feast of our Lord’s Nativity, on January 7, Fr. Michael Fanous has prepared the following letter that may be signed …

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December 21, 2015

Axios! Ordination of Fr. Reweis Antoun

On Sunday, December 20, Their Graces Bishop Serapion and Bishop Youssef ordained the blessed servant Fady Antoun as a presbyter for the Diocese to serve at St. Mark Church in Los Angeles. He had previously served in this parish, most recently as Deacon …

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Tagged: Ordinations
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, certain …

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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 cst.edu. The following are required to complete the application at CST. Personal statement Resume Official transcr …

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November 26, 2015

ACTS Launches Servants’ Preparation Program

St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School joyfully announces the launch of the Servants Preparation Program for the Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii. This program is designed to provide existing and future se …

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November 26, 2015

International Patristic Conference in Moscow

From November 18-20, delegates of ACTS participated in the International Patristic Conference hosted by the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies in Moscow. The subject of the third international conference wa …

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