Metropolitan Serapion Speaks on the Barbaric and Cowardly Attacks on Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Cairo
In the wake of today’s barbaric and cowardly attacks on the ancient Coptic Orthodox Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, which is adjacent to the Great Cathedral of St. Mark and the Papal Residence, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion delivered powerful and comforting remarks in the course of his homily at Holy Annunciation Coptic Orthodox Church. Use the links below to listen in English or Arabic. English http://lacopts:8888/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Metropolitan-Serapion-on-the-Bombing-at-Sts-Peter-and-Paul-Church-English.m4a Arabic http://lacopts:8888/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Metropolitan-Serapion-on-the-Bombing-at-Sts-Peter-and-Paul-Church-Arabic.m4a
Q&A: I know Jesus loves me, but I’m suffering.
+ Q: I’m having some troubles dealing with suffering, and I don’t want just the “Jesus loves me” answer. Any thoughts or insights? Response: There were two other blogs where we discussed the problem of evil and how peoples’ choices are really the cause of most of our suffering. So I want to take a different line of meditation this time. Actually, this is a time of year, where that question is being meditated on by the – …
The Problem of Anger
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, I observed that the most frequent response was that of anger. President Francois Hollande, for example, vowed to destroy ISIS while the hacking cooperative Anonymous declared it would mercilessly hunt ISIS members down. It was anger that led the ISIS to attack France and now it is the French people’s turn to give in to anger and strike back, all while ISIS plots to strike – …
Young Women and St. Marina
Today, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the martyrdom of St. Marina the Holy Martyr of Antioch, a wonderful role model especially for young women. She was raised as an unbeliever by her parents until her mother died. Afterwards, she believed in our Lord Jesus Christ and vowed to remain a virgin for Him, but her father disowned her because of her faith, which ultimately resulted in her martyrdom. She shunned marriage, pleasure, fame, wealth, family, – …
Bishop Serapion and Clergy Commemorate Armenian Genocide
On Tuesday, April 14, His Grace Bishop Serapion and several reverend fathers of the Diocese participated in an ecumenical prayer service at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels commemorating the Armenian genocide of the 20th century in which 1.5 million Armenian Christians were killed under Ottoman Turk rule.Several speeches were given by speakers such as the Roman Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.