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    http://groong.usc.edu/news/msg474183.html Prelate Participates In Meeting Of The Council Of Oriental Orthodox Bishops From: Mihran Keheyian
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      Prelate Participates In Meeting Of The Council Of Oriental Orthodox Bishops

      From: Mihran Keheyian <mkeheyian@...>
      Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013

      http://www.armenianlife.com/2013/07/15/prelate-participates-in-meeting-of-the-council-of-oriental-orthodox-bishops/
      - JULY 15, 2013

      On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, the quarterly meeting of the Council of
      Oriental Orthodox Bishops of the Western United States was held at St.

      Ephraim Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in Burbank, led by the spiritual
      leaders of the Churches, H.E. Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan of the Syriac
      Orthodox Church, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate of the
      Armenian Apostolic Church, H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate
      of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and H.G. Bishop Serapion of the
      Coptic Orthodox Church, and with the participation of clergy members.

      The Prelate was accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian and Rev.

      Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian.

      The Council discussed the civil unrest in Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt,
      and specifically the difficulties facing the Christian minority
      communities, hoping and praying for peace and stability to be restored
      to the region. They also discussed the recent fellowship of Middle
      Eastern Churches religious leaders, which had assessed the human
      rights and religious freedoms of Christian Churches and communities
      in the Middle East, and how the Diaspora can lend support to ease
      their struggles.

      The Council concluded its meeting with the drafting of future
      endeavors. The Sunday School committee will continue to organize
      gatherings and competitions as it has been for the past few years.

      The Youth Committee will be revitalized and reorganized with the
      appointment of a committee comprised of one representative from each
      Church. It is anticipated that the committee will begin its service in
      August. The annual joint religious service will be held on March 23rd,
      2014. The next meeting of the Council of Oriental Orthodox Bishops will
      be held on Monday, October 8, 2013 at St. Athanasius Coptic Church.

      The day concluded with a luncheon and fellowship.
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