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Diocese Policy on Agape Meals after Divine Liturgies

… And breaking bread from house to house, the ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart.” Acts 2:46

We ask all the parish churches of the Diocese of Los Angeles to hold fast the Biblical-Patristic Tradition of Agape Meals after Divine Liturgies. We encourage every parish church to invite her beloved children, after the Divine Liturgy, to share together with gladness and simplicity of heart a simple Agape Meal without sale and purchase of food and drink and without showing partiality among those who have and those who have not.

In this time of financial hardships affecting our country, let us make our agape meals a real expression of the fellowship, equality, unity, and solidarity among all the members of the Church.

May Our Lord grant you the blessings of obedience and bless your service for the glory of His Name.

Bishop Serapion

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Posted by Fr. Moses Samaan

January 22, 2009