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March 16, 2014

Unveiling the Pope Shenouda III Memorial in Covina, CA

On Sunday, March 16, 2014, His Grace Bishop Serapion along with the priests and congregation of St. John Coptic Orthodox Church unveiled a permanent dedication in honor of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III at the corner of Cienega Ave and Valley Center Ave in Covina, California. Also present at the ceremony was the Hon. Walter Allen III, Mayor of Covina along with several other dignitaries. The memorial, which commemorates the second anniversary of the departure of – …

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March 13, 2014

Second Annual Commemoration of the Departure of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III

On Monday, March 17, 2014, the Church celebrates the second annual commemoration of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III of blessed memory who departed into eternal joy on March 17, 2012 after shepherding the Church and presiding over Her unprecedented growth for over 40 years. For this reason, every parish of the Diocese will remember his pure soul in the Sunday Divine Liturgy on March 16. Additionally, the fathers in every parish will say a few – …

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February 23, 2013

Invitation to First Annual Commemoration of the Departure of Pope Shenouda III

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion, cordially invites all clergy and people of the Diocese to a special commemoration service in remembrance of the first anniversary of the departure of our beloved father, the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III of blessed memory. The service will be held at St. John Church in Covina on Sunday, March 17 2013 at 3:00 p.m. and will be attended, God willing, – …

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October 19, 2012

Update Concerning the Election of the 118th Pope and Patriarch

With God’s grace, the Papal Nominations Committee of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church has thoroughly examined the list of 17 candidates for Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria. After giving each candidate much consideration, the list of 17 was reduced to a list of 5 names, which include: His Grace Bishop Rofail, General Bishop for the Downtown Cairo Churches His Grace Bishop Tawadrous, General Bishop in the Metropolitanate of El Beheira Fr. Raphael – …

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April 26, 2012

The Reflections of Fr. Alexander Schmemann on Meeting His Holiness Pope Shenouda III of Blessed Memory

Saturday, February 11, 1978 Immersion yesterday and today in a totally unknown (to me) world of Coptic Christianity. Right away I must express my main impression: it is edifying and it is alive. I remember my trip to the Middle East in 1971 and my impression of something outlived, nominal, dying, chained to the past—the existence of a non-existent world. Lifeless Hierarchs. Fear. Lies. Corruption. And then, last year in Los Angeles, I met His Holiness – …

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