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  • Congratulations to the First Graduating Class, Class of 2017! May 17, 2017
    Monday, May 15 marked the Commencement Ceremony of the first graduating class of St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological School. In the Blessed presence of His Imminence Metropolitan Serapion, His Grace Bishop Rafael and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, along with … The post Congratulations to the First Graduating Class, Class of 2017! appeared first on […]
    Fr. Michael Fanous
  • Metropolitan Serapion Meditates on Christian Unity (audio) May 12, 2017
    In this meditation, His Eminence speaks about Christian unity in light of recent ecumenical events (Arabic). https://www.dropbox.com/s/sl26it5q0qtjmoy/towards%20Chritian%20Unity.m4a?dl=0
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • A Prophecy of Abba Pambo May 12, 2017
    “And I’ll tell you this, my child, that the days will come when the Christians will add to and will take away from, and will alter the books of the Holy Evangelists, and of the Holy Apostles, and of the Divine Prophets, and of the Holy Fathers. They will tone down the Holy Scriptures and […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • His Grace Bishop Raphael on Liturgical Theology May 8, 2017
    Liturgical Theology with His Grace Bishop Raphael (In Arabic Only). These series of lectures will examine theological thought inspired by engagement with the Coptic Orthodox liturgical tradition. After an in-depth examination into the theological understanding of Orthodox worship and the … The post His Grace Bishop Raphael on Liturgical Theology appeared first on St. Athanasius […]
    Fr. Michael Fanous
  • Program Highlight: Servant Leadership Certificate Program May 3, 2017
    Summer 2017 brings the unique opportunity of the Servant Leadership Certificate Program. The course, designed for college students, graduates, and young professionals, provides tools and strategies to develop skills in leadership, particularly servant leadership, that can be applicable not only … The post Program Highlight: Servant Leadership Certificate Program appeared first on St. Athanasius & […]
    Fr. Michael Fanous
  • The Project of the Martyrs, Nabil and Neseem April 26, 2017
    Our good Lord allowed our churches in Egypt to suffer terrorist attacks, such as those that impacted the churches of El Botrosiyya in Cairo, St. Mark Cathedral in Alexandria, and Mar Gergis (St. George) in Fanta, which led to the martyrdom of many and numerous others who were wounded. Despite all the pain we felt […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Orthodox Day of Praise – May 13 April 26, 2017
    St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Monica is planning to hold its Orthodox Day of Praise on Saturday, May 13. This is a unique and a joyous event where the different Orthodox churches praise the Resurrected Christ in one unified language: the language of praise and music The admission, food and […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • ACTS Proudly Announces the First Graduating Class, Class of 2017 April 24, 2017
    ACTS is proud to announce its first graduating class. This group of students will have each completed and earned their Masters of Theological Studies and will be graduating at ACTS’ first Commencement Ceremony on May 15th alongside the celebration of … The post ACTS Proudly Announces the First Graduating Class, Class of 2017 appeared first […]
    Fr. Michael Fanous
  • Paschal Message of H.E. Metropolitan Serapion for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2017 April 15, 2017
    Download the messages in both Arabic and English (PDF) Resurrection 2017 – Arabic Resurrection 2017 – English   “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels” (2 Cor. 4:7) 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 the […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Words from the Holy Father St. Athanasius on Good Friday April 15, 2017
    “It is so written in the scriptures; if our souls are following the law of God, the powers of darkness will not overpower us, but if we drift away from God they will prevail on us. You man, who want … The post Words from the Holy Father St. Athanasius on Good Friday appeared first […]
    Fr. Michael Fanous