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Please keep the two abducted Archbishops
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Both Archbishops were abducted
on Monday April 22, 2013

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April,7 2018
The following hymn, among others, is sung during the procession of Resurrection Service.

Qom Gaboro men Qabro
The Almighty rose from the tomb With a great power.
The prophet met Him and marveled at Him.
He [the prophet] drew near and asked Him:
"What happened to You, my Lord?
Why are Your garments red?
Your side and hands pierced?" [Isaiah 63:2]
"I have mightily trodden the winepress in Sh...More

April,7 2018
“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4

“Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for
praise is comely for the upright” Psalm 33

“Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep.” Romans 12:15

“Rejoice evermore.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16

“This is the day which the Lord has made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

“Notwithstanding in this rejoice ...More

April,6 2018
"Who His own self bare our
sins in His own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:
by Whose stripes ye were healed."
1 Peter 2:24

The skies are gray,
The thunder roars,
From the crying heavens
The rain downpours,

For here on Calvary,
There on the tree,
You, O Lamb of God,
Bleed now for me.

My heart quavers
To behold this bitter sight,
On thi...More

April,5 2018
On the occasion of Lazarus Saturday March 31, 2018, His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, the Archbishop of the Western USA Archdiocese, celebrated the Holy Divine Liturgy at St. George Church in San Fernando, CA. Assisted by very Rev. and Reverend fathers: Bouros Rouboz (Priest of the church, very Rev. Fr. Abdulahad Shara, Rev. Fr. Mtanos Askar and Rev. Fr. Paul Yacoub), with the church deacons and the well organi...More

March,10 2018
Daylight Saving Time Begins!
Please remind your family and friends to turn their clocks ahead!

Everything Has Its Time
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
A time ...More

March,8 2018
With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Malak Touma, on Wednesday March 07, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Late is brother of our beloved very Rev. Fr. George Touma.

Born: September 21, 1941, Beirut, Lebanon
Died: March 07, 2018, Los Angeles, California

Parents: Gebran...More

March,7 2018
A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.
He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
A righteous man hates lying, but a wi...More

March,2 2018
“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left han...More

February,26 2018
In an action not seen in more than a century, the leaders of Jerusalem’s churches closed the doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on Sunday. The united protest was in response to moves by Jerusalem authorities to begin collecting tens of millions of dollars in taxes from churches, as well as proposed legislation to confiscate church-owned land.

In a statement, the church leaders described a “...More

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