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The Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting

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    The Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting Hosted by the Armenian Orthodox Prelacy of the Western US, the heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 27, 2010
    The Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting

    Hosted by the Armenian Orthodox Prelacy of the Western US, the heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches accompanied by clergy representatives, met on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. The meeting was held at St. Mary Armenian Orthodox Church, Glendale, California.

    Attendees of the Syriac Orthodox Church were: His Eminence Archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan accompanied by very Rev. Fr. Abdulahad Shara, and Rev. Fr. Louis Yacoub. From the Armenian Church were His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, with Rev. Fr. Bartev Gouloumian, and Rev. Fr. Vasken Atmajian. From the Coptic Orthodox Church His Grace Bishop Serapion, accompanied with Rev. Fr. David Abdelsayed.

    The Prelates and clergy discussed matters of mutual interest that were listed on the agenda, and the activities of the three Unified churches. In particular the Sunday School and the youth programs were addressed in the meeting. The attendees praised the Sunday School activities stating they are successful events. A decision was made to schedule a Youth Seminar for the Oriental Orthodox Churches on Saturday, February 19, 2011 with the presence of the prelates. The next joint Clergy Divine Liturgy and Meeting will held at St. Mary Coptic church in Eagle Rock on Thursday, May 5th, 2011.

    After the meeting all attendees enjoyed a Thanksgiving lunch, which was provided by the hosting church.
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    The Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting On Tuesday September 13, 2011 at the Holy Martyrs Armenian Orthodox Church, Encino, His Eminence Moushegh
    Message 2 of 2 , Sep 23, 2011
    The Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting

    On Tuesday September 13, 2011 at the Holy Martyrs Armenian Orthodox Church, Encino, His Eminence Moushegh Mardirosian, Archbishop of the Armenian Prelacy hosted the regular Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting. The attendance was His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, His Grace Bishop Serapion of the Coptic Archdiocese, and clergy members of the three dioceses. Upon arrival the Bishops and clergy proceeded to the Church and offered short prayers in each of their own languages.

    The meeting was opened with prayer followed by discussion on the mutual matters which were listed on the agenda, and the activities of the three unified churches. In particular the Youth Committee and Sunday School programs which are taken care by Mrs. Patricia Allaf in order, the prelates are thankful and pleased of her efforts in this regards, and the joint Clergy Divine Liturgy, and other Orthodox churches. New business added to the agenda was the coming of His Holiness the patriarch Aram of the Armenian Church to the USA. And the situation of the Christians in the Middle East especially in Syria.

    The next OOCC meeting will be held at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church, Northridge, on Thursday December 13, 2011.

    After the meeting all attendees enjoyed an agape.
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