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January 20, 2021

Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America Congratulate President Biden

On the occasion of the inauguration of President Joseph Biden, the Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America sent a letter with greetings and their heartfelt expression for the new President’s success with God’s grace. In particular, the bishops expressed their desire that the nation would be united and peaceful under President Biden’s administration. Read the full letter below… Biden.pdfDownload

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December 29, 2020

Clergy Meeting with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

The Clergy of the Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii were blessed to have a meeting and audience with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 via Zoom. Participating in this blessed meeting were His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, Their Graces Bishop Suriel, Bishop Abraham, and Bishop Kyrillos, as well as the clergy and their wives. His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion introduced His Holiness and thanked him for his visionary leadership, especially – …

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December 24, 2020

Festal Message for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2020/2021

“That the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (2 Co 4:7) My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Today, as we receive the Babe of Bethlehem, our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, our hearts are full of gladness. Therefore, let us rejoice and praise Him with the angels saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Lk 2:14). The birth – …

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July 4, 2020

Message of Greeting for Independence Day – July 4, 2020

To the Blessed Clergy and Congregations of the Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii, Greetings in the Lord! As we commemorate Independence Day, we reflect on the blessings of liberty and opportunity we have received in the United States of America. On this day, we offer our thanksgiving to God as well as our gratitude to the Founding Fathers and forbears who nobly labored and sacrificed to safeguard the blessings of liberty and – …

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June 19, 2020

In Celebration of Juneteenth

Today, we the Coptic Orthodox faithful celebrate the 155th observance of Juneteenth and lift our voices to emphatically condemn all racism, racial superiority, racial insensitivity, aggression and anti-Black violence. Juneteenth is the oldest known commemoration of the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865 by General Gordon Granger, almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation proclamation on January 1, 1863. Six months later, the – …

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