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Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis

March 20, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 20/3/18 All those who participated in this year’s memorable iconography workshop, organized by Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese from March 12 to 15, were deeply moved by the experience. Ten students from USA and Canada—beginners and experienced alike—had a rare opportunity to explore the meaning and purpose of the icon […]

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A Video of the 26th Church Music Conference at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles of the North American Dioceses of the Russian Church Abroad

November 4, 2017 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 4/11/17 The 26th Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference was held at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, from October 4-8, 2017. It concluded with divine services led by His Grace Bishop Theodosius of Seattle, First Vicar of […]

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The 26th North American Church Musicians’ Conference Concludes

October 31, 2017 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 31/10/17 Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, hosted the very successful, fruitful, and uplifting 26th North American Conference with over 70 church choir directors, singers, and psalmists participating. The conference, whose main theme was “Vocal Artistry of […]

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The Semi-Annual Conference of Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America Held

April 28, 2017 News
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Coptic Orthodox Church Spokesperson – 28/4/17 The semi-Annual Conference of Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America was held from April 25-27 hosted by the Arch Diocese of North America. Participating Prelates were: His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, Bishop of Los Angeles and Metropolitan of Southern California and Hawaii His Grace Bishop Karas General Bishop and Patriarchal […]

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October 29, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 29/10/16 On Wednesday, October 26, a press conference was held outside the St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, reports pokrov.org . The topic was unpleasant, but one which has many in the diocese deeply concerned—clergy and laity alike. In a letter dated October 6, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox […]

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The Feast of Our Lady Queen of Los Angeles

May 13, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- USA- May 2016 The Feast of Our Lady the Queen of Angels (Los Angeles) was celebrated for the second time on Bright Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the St. Steven’s Cathedral in Alhambra. The Synaxarion: “On this day, the Saturday of Bright Week, we celebrate the Synaxis of our All-holy Lady the […]

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May 29, 2015 Featured News

Celebritybabies.people.com – May 2015 You can take the girl out of Russia, but you can’t take the Russia out of the girl. Milla Jovovich has been giving her Instagram followers an inside look at daughter Dashiel Edan‘s traditional Russian Orthodox baptism ceremony, which took place Friday at the Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox church in Los Angeles. […]

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What the World Witnessed a Century Ago – A Presentation by the AGBU Asbeds

March 30, 2015 Featured News

Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America – March – April 2015Begins – Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pmEnds- Friday, April 10 at 9:30pmContact- asbeds@agbuca.org Location- Skirball Cultural CenterAddress- 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90049Source:

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The Enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph : Celebrations of East and West

February 11, 2015 Featured News
Metropolitan Joseph during the Hierarchical Liturgy, West Coast Gala Weekend

The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America  – February 2015 Imagine the spiritual renewal, excitement, festivities and joyful reunion of the clergy and laity at a Parish Life Conference or an Archdiocesan Convention – in the middle of winter. Antiochian Orthodox Christians on this continent did not have to wait until summertime for […]

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The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God concludes its visit to the Western American Diocese at Los Angeles’ Transfiguration Cathedral

August 26, 2014 Featured News

Russian Church Outside Russia On Monday, August 18, 2014, the eve of the Transfiguration of the Lord, His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America, Secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, performed all-night vigil at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA. His Eminence was […]

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New Assyrian Patriarch Meets Community Leaders in Los Angeles

July 9, 2014 Featured News

9/7/14 Los Angeles (AINA) — A delegation of Assyrian organizations and churches met on Sunday with His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch.  Representatives from Assyrian Aid Society (AAS), Seyfo Center, Assyrian Democratic Movement (ADM), Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA), American Mesopotamian Organization (AMO), along with Father Athanasis Toma of […]

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American Getty Museum to return 12th century Byzantine New Testament manuscript to Athos

April 17, 2014 Featured News

Los Angeles – April 2014 The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has announced that it will return the 12th century New Testament manuscript with invaluable miniatures depicting scenes from the Gospel stories to the Athonite Dionysiou Monastery, reports Romfea. The museum acquired this manuscript—a masterpiece of the Byzantine arts—in 1983 as a part […]

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Protest to Be Held At Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles

March 1, 2014 News

March 2014- http://operationantioch.blogspot.com The coalition of supporters for the March 9th “Stop the Christian Genocide in Syria” protest outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles, California, continues to grow, with the American Mesopotamian Organization joining the cause. When asked about the Protest, and the current plight of Christians in Syria, Mr. David William Lazar, Chairman […]

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New Publication – History of Ayntab

November 16, 2013 News

November 2012 The Catholicosate of Cilicia Continues Publishing the  History of Pre-Genocide Armenian Populated Towns in Turkey Volume 4 History of Ayntab Appears On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, His Holiness Aram I is supervising the publication of a series of history books, each devoted to a […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Coptic Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles

October 4, 2013 Featured News

On 30 September 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with a hierarch of the Coptic Church, Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles. They were joined in the meeting by archpriest Dimitry Sizonenko, DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, and Ms Margarita Nelyubova, a DECR staff member. […]

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Armenians Celebrate First Baptisms at Aghtamar Since 1915

September 12, 2013 Featured News
Two young women from Van are baptized at Sourp Khatch, the Church of the Holy Cross, at Aghtamar on Sept. 8. Three others were also baptized that day during the same ceremony. (Photo by Matthew Karanian)

Special to the Armenian Weekly – 12/9/13 For the first time since 1915, the Armenian Church performed the rite of baptism at the Church of the Holy Cross (Sourp Khatch) on Aghtamar Island in Lake Van. Two adults and three youths, including a boy from Armenia named Van and three Armenians from the town of […]

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Coptic Orthodox Church Diocese of Los Angeles: More than 40 Coptic Christian Churches Burned and Torched Throughout Egypt

August 17, 2013 Featured News

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — At least 40 Churches across Egypt have been burnt and destroyed by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in under 24 hours. Coptic Christians all over the world following the current violence and events in Egypt with lifted hearts praying to God that He has compassion on the beloved people of […]

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Moldova swims in bottled wine

January 4, 2013 News

By Alistair McMurran 4/1/2013 Sports Writer Alistair McMurran visited Moldova this year and has now been to 195 countries and territories on the Los Angeles-based Travellers Century Club list. His travelling companion David Horne has been to 258 of the world’s 321 countries, more than any other New Zealander. Moldova is world famous for its vineyards […]

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Controversial Sermon: Did Catholicos Aram I Defrock Father Bartev for Speaking Out?

November 2, 2012 News

On October 16, Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia officially defrocked Father Bartev Gyulumian. It seems that Cilician Catholicosate took offense at comments made by Father Gyulumyan during a sermon he gave in Los Angeles. Here’s a snippet of what he said: The church is not a national institution. The church is […]

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Syria Christian refugees in Lebanon fear Islamist rebels

August 22, 2012 Featured News

Alexandra Sandels and Patrick J. McDonnell Los Angeles Times 22/8/2012 ZAHLE, Lebanon — For most of the refugees streaming across the border into Lebanon, Syrian President Bashar Assad is to blame for the violence back home and the rebel effort to oust him is laudable. For the traumatized Christians among them, it’s often the opposite. […]

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Syrian Christians worry about life after Bashar Assad

March 7, 2012 Featured News
Greek and Armenian Orthodox Priests pray during a liturgy in January for a Christian boy who was killed in the fighting in the central Syrian city of Homs. (Joseph Eid / AFP/Getty Images / January 9, 2012)

By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times 6/3/2012 They fear civil war and revenge attacks if President Bashar Assad falls, an anxiety fed by the sectarian violence seen in Egypt and Iraq. Reporting from Damascus, Syria— For 40 years, Um Michael has found comfort and serenity amid the soaring pillars and ancient icons of St. Mary’s […]

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