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News and Events

The Diocese keeps her congregations informed about the latest news and events within the Diocese and abroad through news stories, press releases, announcements, and more. Check this section often for the latest from the Diocese.

July 30, 2022

The 40th Day Memorial for Very Reverend Hegumen Father John Mikhail

On Friday July 29, 2022, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, along with His Grace Bishop Abraham, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Justina Coptic Orthodox Church to commemorate the 40th day memorial for Very Reverend Hegumen Father John Mikhail. Pa …

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July 26, 2022

Departure of the Very Reverend Hegumen Father Antonious Saint Antony

His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Metropolitan of Los Angeles, Southern California, Hawaii, and Abbot of the Great Saint Antony Monastery California, and Their Graces Bishop Suriel, Bishop Abraham and Bishop Kyrillos, and the Monks of the Monaste …

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June 21, 2022

Departure of the Very Reverend Hegumen Father John Mikhail

“So it was, as soon as the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house” (Lk 1:23). His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, along with Their Graces, Bishop Suriel, Bishop Abraham, and Bishop Kyrillos, as well as the clergy and cong …

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April 22, 2022

Paschal Message for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2022

”He went out conquering and to conquer”(Re 6:2) My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen Truly He is Risen It is my pleasure to wish all of you a blessed Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Fea …

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December 21, 2021

Festal Message for the Feast of the Nativity December 2021/January 2022

Christ is Born, let us glorify Him Christ from heaven, let us go out to meet Him My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, It is with great joy that I wish you a blessed Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, as wel …

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July 21, 2021

Statement Concerning the Burning of St George Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey British Columbia, Canada

“On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old” (Amos 9:11) July 20, 2021 The Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan and Bishops of North Americ …

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May 26, 2021

Bi-Annual Meeting of the Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America

By the grace of God, the bi-annual meeting of the Bishops of North America was held with the presence of the honored fathers: ❖ H.E. Metropolitan Serapion, Metropolitan of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii ❖ H.G. Bishop Youssef, Bishop of th …

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May 1, 2021

Paschal Message for the Feast of the Resurrection 2021

“Why do you seek the living among the dead?” (Lk 24:5) My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is my pleasure to wish you a blessed Feast of the Holy Resurrection, hoping that you are surrounded by pe …

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January 20, 2021

Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America Congratulate President Biden

On the occasion of the inauguration of President Joseph Biden, the Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America sent a letter with greetings and their heartfelt expression for the new President’s success with God’s grace. In particular, the bishops express …

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December 29, 2020

Clergy Meeting with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

The Clergy of the Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii were blessed to have a meeting and audience with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 via Zoom. Participating in this blessed meeting were His Eminence Met …

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December 24, 2020

Festal Message for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2020/2021

“That the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (2 Co 4:7) My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Today, as we receive the Babe of Bethlehem, our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, our hearts are full of gladness. Therefor …

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Posted by Fr. Moses Samaan

July 17, 2012