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Rev. Father George Dragas
Rev. Father Daniel Habib

Fifth Annual Patristics Conference - July 8-9, 2011

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii joyfully invites you to the Fifth Annual Patristics Conference under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion.

This year’s conference will focus on the Mystery of Baptism and the image of rebirth in the writings of St. Cyril of Alexandria. The conference will feature presentations by the Reverend Father George Dragas from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts, and the Reverend Father John Paul Abdelsayed from the Diocese.

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“Concerning the teachings of the Church, whether publicly proclaimed (kerygma) or reserved to members of the household of faith (dogmata), we have received some from written sources, while others have been given to us secretly, through apostolic tradition…


A Greek theologian from the end of the fifth century wrote several treatises and commentaries, which were widely circulated at his time in the East and West. Among his treatises is the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, which comments on the liturgy as it was prayed in his time in Antioch. This theologian is anonymous, but he wrote under the pseudonym of Dionysus the Areopagite.



Submitted by RamezMikhail on Thu, 06/17/2010 – 07:51 The first homily in St. Basil’s famous work, The Hexameron, begins with a thorough and beautiful exegesis of the first verse in Genesis, “In the beginning God made the Heaven and the Earth” (Gen. 1:1).



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