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November 6, 2011

7th Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar

Through the blessing of our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, the Diocese proudly announces the 7th Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar. Please see the attached flyer for details.

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November 27, 2010

Sixth Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar for Newlyweds and Married Couples

Through the blessings and prayers of our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles joyfully announces its 6th Annual Marital Enrichment Seminar on December 10-11, 2010 at St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church in Irvine.This retreat is designed specifically for married couples that seek guidance to improve their marriage in the context of the Orthodox Christian faith.The suggested (but not mandatory) donation cost of this seminar is $10.00 per person, – …

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October 28, 2010

Diocese Pre-Marital Retreat

The Diocese is pleased to announce the Pre-Marital Retreat for couples on the path towards marriage. The retreats will cover important aspects regarding the Engagement Period as well as Marital Relationships. The Reverend Father Gawargious Kolta will address a broad range of topics and issues related to the Mystery of Marriage and the engagement period. This year’s retreat will be held at the Coptic Village from Friday, December 3 to Sunday, December 5. Registration costs – …

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April 13, 2010

To Husbands, on Maintaining Peace towards their Wives

1. I am very grateful to you for the eagerness with which you welcomed my words on prayer, because you have made me happy. Happy is he that speaketh in the ears of those who hearken (Ecclesiasticus 25:9). I am convinced of this, not only by the applause and praise that I received, but also by what I saw you doing. For, as I was exhorting you not to pray against your enemies and telling – …

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December 23, 2009

Understanding the Process of Grief

Modern society is a “death denying and death-defying society”1. We speed along highways, eat fats and sugars to excess, overwork, smoke, pollute, and inject toxins into our faces all with the childish façade that death happens to other people. This is not to say that we ignore death – in fact it is constantly in our faces with up to the second media and technology reporting all the tragedies around the world. Yet, families seem – …

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