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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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October 24, 2018

Statements on the Recent Events at Deir El-Sultan Monastery in Jerusalem

In the aftermath of the recent events affecting the Coptic Orthodox Monastery known as Deir El-Sultan in Jerusalem, His Eminence Metropolitan Antonious of the Holy See of Jerusalem has issued a statement outlining a history of the recent events and injustice at this site: A Statement Regarding Deir El-SultanDownload The Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America also issued a statement addressing the same events in English and Arabic: Statement regarding that attack on Al Sultan – …

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October 22, 2018

Announcement Concerning Fr. Makary Younan’s Visit

His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion has issued an announcement to all of the clergy and laity of the Diocese concerning the upcoming visit of Fr. Makary Younan.  Announcement 10-22-18 (English)Download Announcement 10-22-18 (Arabic)Download

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