The Dicoese of L.A. is reporting that "His Holiness Abune Paulos, Patriarch and Catholicos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, passed away last night in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was 76 years old." Read more.

The British Church is also reporting. Read it here.


The Christian Family Committee is organizing family talks by Drs. Emile Joseph and Alice Tawfik on Fri. & Sat., August 3-4, 2012 @ church.  

Friday:    Topic in English about psychological needs and role of the trinity in fulfilling them – S&G group and everyone over 19 years of age.


Read the text here.

Excerpt: "...I read with amazement and puzzlement the article referred to above, in which you claim that the Council of Nicaea approved the transfer of two bishops (Eusabius and Eustathius) to larger dioceses. Would you kindly give us a reference to confirm this claim? One assumes that someone who aspires to become the 118th Patriarch of Alexandria should be familiar with the writings of the previous Patriarchs..."

Fr. Athanasius refutes H.E. Metropolitan Bishoy's artcle "Did Judas Partake of Holy Communion?"

Read the text here.

Excerpt: "...I am not going to argue about the main thesis you present which is against what St. John Chryostom says, but I will ask your Eminence: can you produce any Patristic proof of what you are proposing? The more serious problem with the article is what I underlined: they were eating the Passover which they had prepared. Allow me to offer to your Eminence what St. Peter seal of the martyr and 17th Patriarch of Alexandria wrote about this 17 centuries ago..."


The statement regarding the eligability of Bishops for election as Patrarch recently released by the Diocese of the Southern United States under H.G. Anba Youssef is available at, and is reproduced below:


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