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Invitation to First Annual Commemoration of the Departure of Pope Shenouda III

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion, cordially invites all clergy and people of the Diocese to a special commemoration service in remembrance of the first anniversary of the departure of our beloved father, the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III of blessed memory.

Remembering Pope Shenouda IIIThe service will be held at St. John Church in Covina on Sunday, March 17 2013 at 3:00 p.m. and will be attended, God willing, by beloved brethren from other Christian denominations and religions.

Moreover, the liturgical commemoration of His Holiness will be held during the Divine Liturgies throughout all parishes of the Diocese on the morning of the same day.

The Diocese cordially invites you to attend the Divine Liturgy at your local parish on Sunday, March 17 and then join the special commemorative service at St. John Church at 3:00 p.m.

We pray that our Lord may repose the holy soul of our beloved father, the Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III of blessed memory in the Paradise of Joy while asking him to remember us before the Lord. We will always remember his loving fatherhood and sincere pastoral care for us and every member of the Church.

We pray for the peace of the One, Only, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, and for our beloved father, His Holiness Pope Tawadrous II.

Posted by Fr. Moses Samaan

February 23, 2013