ATTENTION: PRESS RELEASE
from His Grace Bishop Serapion and
The United States Coptic Christians of the Los Angeles Diocese
Defining the Church Needs
To my beloved children of St. Marina church, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you. Peace and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all.
We all know how our church, the blessed St. Marina started sixteen years ago, and grew in numbers and spirit daily with and in the grace of God and how we moved from a building to another, almost three times bigger. We all know how the church started by a few number of Christ loving people and with the services of great priests and servants over the years, we reached now to a number of families close to 500. And how also the church of St. Marina yielded and still yields fruits of servants and priests.
Today, the grace of God made us stand, look, and assess the services that the church offers to continue its mission to present everyone perfect in Christ. Today, with this number of families that includes a great no. of youth and children not forgetting the considerable no. of seniors and young families, we ought to utilize the talents among the people of St. Marina.
So Abouna kyrillos and my weak self started a number of meetings with many servants in various branches of the service in a process of assessment, planning and developing these services. It is an open dialogue and brainstorming that will guide us by the grace of God to develop the services that the church offers to attain heaven and again present everyone perfect in Christ.
We encourage you to contribute to this process by writing to us, in what ever way, or email us using the following email; firstname.lastname@example.org which reaches both fathers simultaneously. We also collectively share these contributions with our beloved father, Bishop Serapion who offers continuous supplications and prayers day and night on our behalf in front the heavenly throne for our salvation.
Beloved, our goal and destination is heaven. The ways of our salvation are many including, educational, psychological, physical, ..yet all to harbor our kids and youth, the heart of our life and service, not forgetting our seniors and those who labored fervently, for us to reach to who we are today, and to prepare us for heaven.
Let your supplications, and requests be known to God Be safe in The Lord.
Father(s) Bishoy Kamel and Kyrillos Ibrahim