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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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August 18, 2018

A Message from His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion: A Year of Growth and a Bright Future

Dear Friends of ACTS, Greetings in the Lord! As the 2017-2018 academic year comes to a close, and our graduating class prepares for commencement, I reflect on what was accomplished this year with our Lord’s provision.  No effort can succeed … The post A Message from His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion: A Year of Growth and a Bright Future appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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June 19, 2018

Congratulations, ACTS Class of 2018!

Sunday, June 3rd, ACTS celebrated its second graduating class in Claremont, CA. Joined by clergy members from throughout the diocese and blessed by the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, His Grace Bishop Youssef, His Grace Bishop Abraham and His … The post Congratulations, ACTS Class of 2018! appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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