The Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting at West Coast
- 10 May 2011, Burbank: On Tuesday May 10th, 2011 His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Archbishop of the Western Archdiocese, His Grace Archbishop Serapion of the Coptic Archdiocese, and His Eminence Moushegh Mardirosian, Archbishop of the Armenian church, and members of three dioceses clergy participated in their regular Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting. Upon arriving of the bishops they went to the cathedral with all clergy and offered a short prayer each in their languages. The meeting was hosted by the Syriac Orthodox Western Archdiocese Headquarter at St. Ephraim Cathedral, Burbank, which began 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 and Sunday School programs, and joint Clergy Divine Liturgy. As a new business the council discussed the situation of the Christians in Middle East especially new burned two Coptic churches in Egypt.
The next OOCC meeting will be held at Holy Martyrs Armenian Orthodox Church, Encino, on Thursday August 25, 2011.After the meeting all attendees enjoyed an agape meal, which provided by the Western Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese.