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July 16, 2016

Inaugural Divine Liturgy at St. John Chrysostom Church in South Orange County

On Saturday, July 16, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion celebrated the inaugural Divine Liturgy at St. John Chrysostom American Coptic Orthodox Church in South Orange County. As with other ‘American Coptic Orthodox’ parishes in the Diocese, this parish was established to serve the new generations of Coptic Orthodox faithful who were raised in Western society as well as to reach out to non-Egyptians seeking the fullness of Orthodox Christianity as found in the ancient Church of – …

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November 10, 2015

Is Christianity Found on a Cup?

By now, most of us have heard about the recent controversy over Starbucks’ new solid red cups. It all began when Joshua Feurstein, an Evangelical pastor, posted a video about the new red cups, which he believes represents a war on Christ, Christianity, and Christmas. Prior cup designs featured Christmas themes, like snowflakes and reindeer, but this year’s cup is plain, which he finds problematic. His solution? Order a drink under the name “Merry Christmas” as – …

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August 27, 2015

St. Gregory American Coptic Orthodox Church Begins Service on August 29

With great joy, the Diocese announces the opening of a new parish, St. Gregory the Theologian American Coptic Orthodox Church, on Saturday, August 29, 2015.This parish has a similar mission to the other “American Coptic Orthodox” parishes in the Diocese, such as St. Paul (Tustin) and Holy Cross (San Diego), in that it offers a primarily English service geared towards second- and third-generation Copts and non-Copts alike.The new parish will begin service at the following – …

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April 25, 2015

Missionary Service Trip to Egypt 2015

The Diocese is sponsoring a missionary service trip to Upper Egypt this year from June 30 to July 14 under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion and the direct supervision of Reverend Father Abraam Megally and Reverend Father Daniel Habib. The primary focus of this trip is service to our brethren in Sohag, Qus, and Naqada, and especially those in hospitals, orphanages, etc. under the guidance of the local hierarchs and clergy. The group – …

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December 3, 2013

First Liturgy at New Missionary Parish in West Los Angeles

Glory to God! The Diocese announces the opening of the new missionary parish, Holy Resurrection American Coptic Orthodox Church, with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 8:00-10:30 a.m. Like St. Paul Church in Tustin, Holy Resurrection Church is a missionary parish focused on serving non-Egyptians and mixed couples and guiding them in the sweet richness of the Coptic Orthodox faith. The parish is presently located at: [ba-column size=”one-half” last=”0″] – …

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