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July 2, 2016

July 4: What are we Celebrating?

We find ourselves at the gate of another Fourth of July weekend, a time when family and friends gather to celebrate the birth of this nation with barbecues by day and fireworks by night. When it comes to celebrating July 4, we certainly know what we’re doing. Our mailboxes are filled with circulars advertising various cuts of meat, meal pairings, and flag-themed napkins. This weekend, the brave will flock to local beaches despite overcrowding in – …

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December 13, 2013

Communiqué on Upcoming Egyptian National Referendum

As the national referendum on the new Constitution of Egypt approaches, the Diocese wishes to inform her children of the following. First, every Coptic Orthodox Christian eligible to participate in the referendum should do so. Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Matt 22:21). Christians should therefore be diligent in their political responsibilities as good citizens. Second, the Diocese – …

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October 24, 2013

Memo from the Egyptian Consulate regarding Voter Registration

The Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Los Angeles has just issued the attached Arabic memorandum concerning voter registration for Egyptians living outside of Egypt. Our Diocese strongly encourages all eligible voters to register and make their voices heard in the next elections. [prettyfilelist type=”pdf” filesPerPage=”3″]

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October 13, 2013

Diocese Supports Referendum against AB 1266 (“Bathroom Bill”)

The Diocese, through her parishes, supports the effort to overturn a bill recently passed by the California legislature and signed into law by the Governor. This bill, known as ‘AB 1266’ or the ‘Bathroom Bill,’ opens bathrooms, showers and locker rooms at our public schools to the opposite sex. It creates the right of elementary and secondary school students to use sensitive sex-segregated school facilities such as showers, restrooms and locker rooms based on the student’s perceived – …

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August 27, 2013

2013 GYP Convention

Fellow Graduates and Young Professionals, Join us this October in the beautiful beach town of Oxnard, California for our 11th Annual Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) Convention: Orthodoxy Uncensored: Defining Truth; refining tradition This year, we will be navigating the complexities of the often blurred lines between dogma and culture. Find where you stand (and where you should be standing) as we explore together our Church’s core beliefs and the effect and role of various, – …

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