March 30, 2011

Service Opportunity for Youth: Hawai'i Mission Trip

Looking for a rewarding way to spend your summer? Consider our annual diocesan mission trip to Hawai’i under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion and the guidance of Fr. Daniel Habib of St. John Church in Covina from June 24-July 4, 2011. Mission To serve the poor and homeless in Hawai’i by showing them the Gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ through our actions and through our words. Services We serve homeless families – …

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November 4, 2010

The Mission of the Twelve

Our Lord Jesus Christ has appointed certain men to be guides and teachers of the world and stewards of his divine mysteries. Now he bids them to shine out like lamps and to cast out their light not only over the land of the Jews but over every country under the sun and over people scattered in all directions and settled in distant lands. That man has spoken truly who said: No one takes honor – …

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July 3, 2010

Fluent English-Speaking Teachers Needed

The Samalout Diocese in Al Minya, Egypt is currently looking for fluent English-speaking teachers to help with the English Dept. of a newly established private school. Housing and extra money for food and necessities are provided. This position is a great opportunity for those interested in education and child-development and want to make a difference in a developing community. Where: New Testament School—Samalout, EgyptWhen: School start on September 18, 2010 – TBA(Mid May, 2011) Work days:Sunday- Thursday from 7:30AM-2:30PM Job – …

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April 9, 2010

Diocese Lecture Series on Mission in the Coptic Orthodox Church

Christ is risen! The Diocese joyfully announces a lecture series entitled “Mission in the Orthodox Church” throughout the next three months at St. John Coptic Orthodox Church in Covina, CA.Each lecture will focus on one aspect of mission and missionary work in the Orthodox Church, including mission in the life of the church, mission and the individual, and the history of mission. All of the lectures will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy – …

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January 27, 2010

A Sign for Change

The month of Tubah is a month celebrating the salvation of our Lord which has come to all the earth. He was born for the specific purpose of saving all of humanity, both Jew and Gentile. During this month we celebrate the Nativity, the Circumcision, the Epiphany, and the Miracle at the Wedding of Cana of Galilee. It is a month of blessings. You would never know it if you opened the news. We know – …

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January 2, 2010

Annual Youth Service Trip to Egypt

The Diocese joyfully announces its Annual Youth Service trip to Egypt for 2010 from July 12 to August 5. The purpose of this trip is to serve the Lord’s brethren in Egypt by providing them with basic medical and social services. Participants in this year’s trip will be blessed to spend time with His Grace Bishop Serapion and His Grace Bishop Thomas at the Anaphora Retreat Center. There will also be retreats for males at – …

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November 19, 2009

Serve Part-Time as an English Teacher in Upper Egypt

El Quosia is a province of Assiut in Upper Egypt which lies 325 km south of Cairo. It is a poverty-stricken province where employment, clean water, electricity, good education, and health care are scarce. Approximately more than three quarters of the population live with an income that places them at or below the poverty line. (The poverty line represents an income of 200 L.E. per month, roughly $40 U.S. Dollars) Since His Grace Bishop Thomas – …

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October 27, 2009

Diocese Youth Missionary Trip to Hawaii 2010

The Diocese joyfully announces its annual Youth Missionary Trip to Hawaii from June 30 to July 12, 2010 under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Serapion, who will participate in the missionary trip. Participants work among homeless children and their families. All of the Lord’s brethren served in this mission are invited to the parish church in Honolulu for a meal and a lecture about the faith. In addition, participants are enriched by daily liturgies, Bible studies, – …

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April 9, 2009

Witnessing To Christ In Contemporary Society

As we stand at the door of the new millennium, adhering to the Scriptures, the Apostolic Tradition, the Church’s dogmas, and the patristic teachings, all may seem unreal and even “primitive” or archaic. The Orthodox Church has a reputation for incessantly clinging to Tradition, and that She has no message to bring to contemporary society. But as Orthodox Christians, how do we deal with such claims? How do we deal with a society, which can – …

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