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August 25, 2016

Condolences to Fr. John Mikhail and Family

Today, with a firm hope in the Resurrection, the Diocese learned of the departure of the blessed priest, Hegumen Father Gawargious Morcos, the father of our own Father John Mikhail of St. Justina Church in Rancho Cucamonga, and the brother of His Eminence Metropolitan Hedra. His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos offered condolences to the entire family. God willing, the family will receive condolences on Friday, August 26 at – …

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November 24, 2014

The Departure of the Thrice-Blessed Metropolitan Mikhail of Assiut

His Grace Bishop Serapion, along with the clergy and laity of the Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii commend to the heavenly habitations the pure soul of the thrice-blessed Metropolitan Mikhail of Assiut, entreating God’s repose for his pure soul in the Paradise of Joy. The Diocese also offers her condolences to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and all of the hierarchs of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and to all of the clergy and – …

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September 18, 2014

Diocese Bids Farewell to Hegumen Father Bishoy Gobreial

On Thursday, September 18, the Diocese community gathered under the leadership of our father in Christ, His Grace Bishop Serapion, to bid farewell to the beloved father, Hegumen Bishoy Gobreial, who departed into eternal rest on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the age of 86. The funeral service was preceded by the celebration of the Divine Liturgy by His Grace and several diocesan clergy. Afterwards, the funeral service for departed priests commenced with many priests carrying – …

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September 14, 2014

The Departure of Hegumen Father Bishoy Gobreial

With a firm hope in our Savior’s Resurrection from the dead, the Diocese announces the departure of the Reverend Hegumen Father Bishoy Gobreial on Sunday, September 14, 2014. He is the first presbyter who was assigned to the Diocese’s first parish, St. Mark Church in Los Angeles. Father Bishoy was born in Egypt in 1928 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Agricultural Sciences from Cairo University in 1951, and a diploma in – …

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March 28, 2014

Condolences to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

With a firm hope in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Diocese of Los Angeles extends her condolences to our beloved father, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, for the departure of his mother, Mrs. Samia Istafanous who departed into eternal rest on Friday, March 28, 2014. Her pious life is clearly evident in the fact that she brought forth and raised Pope Tawadros II, whose very name means “gift from God,” for the – …

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