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April 18, 2020

Paschal Message for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2020

“Peace be with you” (Jn 20:19) My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! As we celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, we rejoice and our hearts are full of gladness. The Resurrection of Christ is victory over death, because “by death He trampled death, and upon those in the tomb He bestowed eternal life.” The Resurrection of Christ is victory – …

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April 15, 2017

Paschal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2017

Download the messages in both Arabic and English (PDF) Resurrection 2017 – Arabic Resurrection 2017 – English   “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels” (2 Cor. 4:7) My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is my pleasure to wish all of you the blessings of the Glorious Feast of the Res-urrection. We rejoice in the Resurrection of our Lord, because it gives us – …

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May 1, 2016

His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion Receives Clergy and Dignitaries for the Feast of the Resurrection 2016

As part of the Diocese’s celebration of the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion received clergy and dignitaries at the diocesan headquarters in Los Angeles on May 1, 2016. Among the esteemed guests were clergy from around the Diocese who came from the various parishes with their families, bearing greetings to His Eminence on this most auspicious occasion. In addition, His Eminence joyfully welcomed Her Excellency, Ambassador Lamia Mekhimar, the Consul – …

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April 30, 2016

Paschal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2016

Your Joy No One Will Take From You (Jn. 16:22)   رسالة عيد القيامة المجيد 2016   My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is my pleasure to wish all of you a joyous Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. The Resurrection of Christ grants us everlasting joy, as our Lord Jesus Christ promised His disciples, “Therefore you now – …

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June 1, 2015

Highlights of the May 2015 Decrees of the Holy Synod

In the week before the Holy Feast of Pentecost, the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church and its subcommittees convened to discuss various issues facing the Church. A summary of all the decrees may be found at CopticWorld via this link. Some notable highlights: The Resurrection Reenactment In the Rite of the Divine Liturgy for the Glorious Feast of our Lord’s Resurrection, there is a “Resurrection Reenactment” in which the curtain of the Holy – …

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