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July 25, 2016

Axios! Elevation of Hegumen Father Bishoy Kamel

On Sunday, July 24, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, accompanied by Their Graces Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church in Irvine. The parish community joyfully received the hierarchs in their first visit since the elevation of Metropolitan Serapion and the consecration of the two auxiliary bishops. As part of the joyful festivities, the Reverend Father Bishoy Kamel was elevated to the priestly rank of Hegumen after serving in – …

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July 29, 2015

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, – …

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