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June 21, 2022

Departure of the Very Reverend Hegumen Father John Mikhail

“So it was, as soon as the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house” (Lk 1:23). His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, along with Their Graces, Bishop Suriel, Bishop Abraham, and Bishop Kyrillos, as well as the clergy and congregation of the Diocese of Los Angeles, the beloved of Christ, bid farewell, with hope in the Resurrection, to the beloved father and faithful servant, the Very Reverend Hegumen Father John Mikhail, – …

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July 21, 2021

Statement Concerning the Burning of St George Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey British Columbia, Canada

“On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old” (Amos 9:11) July 20, 2021 The Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan and Bishops of North America are deeply saddened to hear of the burning of St George Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey BC in Canada early on Monday morning July 19. This parish – …

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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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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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