July 2, 2016

July 4: What are we Celebrating?

We find ourselves at the gate of another Fourth of July weekend, a time when family and friends gather to celebrate the birth of this nation with barbecues by day and fireworks by night. When it comes to celebrating July 4, we certainly know what we’re doing. Our mailboxes are filled with circulars advertising various cuts of meat, meal pairings, and flag-themed napkins. This weekend, the brave will flock to local beaches despite overcrowding in – …

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December 13, 2013

Communiqué on Upcoming Egyptian National Referendum

As the national referendum on the new Constitution of Egypt approaches, the Diocese wishes to inform her children of the following. First, every Coptic Orthodox Christian eligible to participate in the referendum should do so. Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Matt 22:21). Christians should therefore be diligent in their political responsibilities as good citizens. Second, the Diocese – …

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October 24, 2013

Memo from the Egyptian Consulate regarding Voter Registration

The Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Los Angeles has just issued the attached Arabic memorandum concerning voter registration for Egyptians living outside of Egypt. Our Diocese strongly encourages all eligible voters to register and make their voices heard in the next elections. [prettyfilelist type=”pdf” filesPerPage=”3″]

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October 13, 2013

Diocese Supports Referendum against AB 1266 (“Bathroom Bill”)

The Diocese, through her parishes, supports the effort to overturn a bill recently passed by the California legislature and signed into law by the Governor. This bill, known as ‘AB 1266’ or the ‘Bathroom Bill,’ opens bathrooms, showers and locker rooms at our public schools to the opposite sex. It creates the right of elementary and secondary school students to use sensitive sex-segregated school facilities such as showers, restrooms and locker rooms based on the student’s perceived – …

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August 27, 2013

2013 GYP Convention

Fellow Graduates and Young Professionals, Join us this October in the beautiful beach town of Oxnard, California for our 11th Annual Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) Convention: Orthodoxy Uncensored: Defining Truth; refining tradition This year, we will be navigating the complexities of the often blurred lines between dogma and culture. Find where you stand (and where you should be standing) as we explore together our Church’s core beliefs and the effect and role of various, – …

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August 22, 2013

Christian Churches Together (CCT) Letter in Support of the Copts

The ecumenical Christian organization, Christian Churches Together (CCT), has issued a powerful statement in support of the Copts in wake of the recent unprecedented violence against them in Egypt. The statement reads as follows: Grace and peace be to you, in the name of our Lord and Savior! We write to you as leaders of Christian Churches Together in the USA. During the last three weeks of political unrest in Egypt, we have witnessed with – …

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August 16, 2013

Photos and Video of the Barbaric Attack on St. George Church in Sohag

The following gallery and video depict the barbaric attack against the venerable St. George Church in Sohag by what the media have called “peaceful protestors.” The Diocese of Los Angeles strongly condemns this attack, and the many others like it, and echoes Pope Tawadros’ call to the Western media to report on these matters accurately and fairly. These images depict the fruit of barbarism, not peaceful protests. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5Yfs8bRRlk

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August 15, 2013

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

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 strongly condemn the terrorist attacks on innocent people, churches, monasteries, Christian schools and property of Christians. What is happening against innocent Copts is the result of the suffering of Christians for many decades – …

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