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April 8, 2016

His Eminence at Holy Annunciation Church for the Feast of the Annunciation

On Thursday, April 7, which corresponds to the Feast of our Lord’s Annunciation in the Coptic Orthodox liturgical calendar, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at one of the Diocese’s newest parishes, Holy Annunciation Coptic Orthodox Church in Inglewood. Participating with him were the Reverend Father John Botros of St. George Church (Bellflower), who currently serves this parish, and many of the blessed chanters and laity.

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August 19, 2015

She Said Yes!

One of the signs of modern courtship is the growing trend of elaborate marriage proposals, which are oftentimes choreographed and shared on social media. We see them all the time: a young man invites a young woman to some sentimental place (oftentimes with a view of the ocean) and “pops the question” (oftentimes using candles, signs, and/or balloons) shortly before all of their family and friends come out of hiding to congratulate them and celebrate. – …

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August 5, 2015

The Holy Virgin Mary and the Ignorance of Evil

In the account of the Annunciation of the Birth of our Savior, we read the following response of the Holy Virgin Mary to the Holy Archangel Gabriel’s announcement that she would miraculously conceive and give birth to the Savior of the world: “How can this be, since I know not a man?” (Lk 1:34). From this response, we learn the important lesson that, sometimes, there is value in ignorance. The Holy Virgin Mary’s response to – …

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