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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 4, 2020

Message of Greeting for Independence Day – July 4, 2020

To the Blessed Clergy and Congregations of the Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii, Greetings in the Lord! As we commemorate Independence Day, we reflect on the blessings of liberty and opportunity we have received in the United Sta …

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June 19, 2020

In Celebration of Juneteenth

Today, we the Coptic Orthodox faithful celebrate the 155th observance of Juneteenth and lift our voices to emphatically condemn all racism, racial superiority, racial insensitivity, aggression and anti-Black violence. Juneteenth is the oldest known com …

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October 24, 2018

Statements on the Recent Events at Deir El-Sultan Monastery in Jerusalem

In the aftermath of the recent events affecting the Coptic Orthodox Monastery known as Deir El-Sultan in Jerusalem, His Eminence Metropolitan Antonious of the Holy See of Jerusalem has issued a statement outlining a history of the recent events and inj …

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October 22, 2018

Announcement Concerning Fr. Makary Younan’s Visit

His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion has issued an announcement to all of the clergy and laity of the Diocese concerning the upcoming visit of Fr. Makary Younan.  Announcement 10-22-18 (English)Download Announcement 10-22-18 (Arabic)Download

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August 18, 2018

A Message from His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion: A Year of Growth and a Bright Future

Dear Friends of ACTS, Greetings in the Lord! As the 2017-2018 academic year comes to a close, and our graduating class prepares for commencement, I reflect on what was accomplished this year with our Lord’s provision.  No effort can succeed …

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June 19, 2018

Congratulations, ACTS Class of 2018!

Sunday, June 3rd, ACTS celebrated its second graduating class in Claremont, CA. Joined by clergy members from throughout the diocese and blessed by the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, His Grace Bishop Youssef, His Grace Bishop Abraham a …

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May 3, 2018

Declaration of the Bishops of North America

We, the bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church of North America, in our semi-annual meeting in Mississauga, April 23-26, 2018, with His Grace Bishop Suriel of Melbourne and His Grace Bishop Angaelos of London, have observed and studied the phenomenon of …

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February 14, 2018

Ordination of Deacon Timothy Paul

We are proud to announce the ordination of our very own team member, Subdeacon Timothy, as Deacon Timothy Paul, today, February 14th 2018, by His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, His Grace Bishop Abraham and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos at St. Paul …

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February 14, 2018

Axios! Ordination of Deacon Timothy Paul

With great joy and much thanksgiving to God, St Paul Abbey announces the ordination of the blessed servant Subdeacon Timothy as Deacon Timothy Paul, on Wednesday , February 14, 2018 by the blessed hands of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, His Grace …

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December 30, 2017

A Prayer for the Victims of the Recent Terrorist Attacks in Egypt

+ We pray for the souls of the innocent martyrs who were killed by terrorists on Friday, December 29, 2017 in an attack on the Church of St. Mena in Helwan, as well as the attack on a store owned by a Coptic Christian man in the same area. May the Lord …

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Tagged: Persecution
December 23, 2017

On the Recent Attack on a Coptic Church in Atfih (South Cairo)

Official statement of Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Atfih Today, the church of El Amir Tadros (St. Theodore), which is located in the Kafer Al-Wasleen village, city of Atfih, has been attacked by hundreds of people who gathered in front of the building af …

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Tagged: Persecution
November 23, 2017

New Presbyter for Simi Valley

On Sunday, November 26, the blessed servant Karim Said will be ordained by the grace of God a presbyter at Archangel Michael Church in Simi Valley where he will serve. This Friday, he will be ordained as a Deacon at St Mina Church during the Feast of S …

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Tagged: New Priest

Posted by Fr. Moses Samaan

July 17, 2012