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October 13, 2011

Copts Mourn Innocent Christians Killed By Egyptian Army

LOS ANGELES – Deeply grieved by the slaughter of innocent Coptic Christian protesters by Egyptian army tanks that plowed through crowds near Shubra (Maspero) last weekend, the Copts of Los Angeles invite Christians worldwide to advocate for a peaceful Egypt by joining them in three days of prayer and fasting that began Tuesday, Oct. 11. Following prayer and fasting, the Coptic Orthodox Christian Diocese of Los Angeles is participating in a peaceful demonstration 2-4 p.m. – …

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February 24, 2011

Media Advisory for the February 27 Day of Prayer and Solidarity

LOS ANGELES – In the wake of the popular uprising that overthrew Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt now stands at a crossroads with unprecedented opportunity to build a democratic society. Southern California Coptic Christians support the aim of their Coptic brothers and sisters in Egypt: to help create a new government that is fair and equitable to all citizens, ensures human rights for everyone and rejects extremism and discrimination in all forms.But many in the – …

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January 2, 2011

Statement of His Grace Bishop Serapion Concerning the 1/1/11 Alexandria Terrorist Attack

Our beloved children of the ChurchBlessings and peace with you all, Wishing you all a blessed and happy new year.As we are continuing to witness the repercussions of the terrorist attack on the Saints Church of Alexandria, that claimed the life of tens of martyrs and left tens more wounded; with an overwhelming feeling of sadness, confidence, and peace. We are saddened that evil has dominated the souls of those who carried out this horrid attack – …

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December 21, 2010

Statement from the Diocese of Los Angeles

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December 16, 2010

Official Statement from the 12/14 Day of Prayer and Solidarity

We, the Coptic Orthodox bishops in the United States, called for a day of prayer and solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Egypt on Tuesday December 14th, 2010. The prayer was held in Saint Vartan’s Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Manhattan, N.Y. from 10.30a.m.-12.30p.m.The prayer was attended by the Coptic Orthodox bishops in the United States, more than fifty Coptic Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox priests, and many thousands of parishioners. Dignitaries, hierarchs – …

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June 4, 2010

Pastoral Message on the Recent Egyptian Court Ruling on Divorce

On Sunday, May 30, the Supreme Administrative Court in Egypt issued a final decision in the case of a Copt who sued the Church for denying him authorization to remarry in the Church after divorcing his wife. The court decreed that the Egyptian constitution guarantees his right to remarry in the Church. This decision, however, is contrary to the teachings of the Holy Scriptures and the Orthodox Church. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III respectfully rejected – …

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