Special program for children 8-13 on advanced subjects like Church History, Theology, Apologetics etc.
“And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.”
Servant Preparation and Certification
“The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.”
Sunday School Curriculum
“Education is the first need for the community after bread.”
About the Department of Christian Education
All things have been filled with the knowledge of God.
St. Athanisius the Apostolic
Envisioning the future of Christian Education throughout the lands of immigration, H.E. Metropolitan Serapion and H.G. Bishop Kyrillos, saw the need for a centralized place for Christian Education.
The Department of Christian Education was established to ensure that servants throughout the diocese have a solid foundation of knowledge from which they will be able to effectively teach the children and youth of the diocese.
This goal is achieved by the various programs offered through DCE that provide the knowledge for spiritual growth as well as successful molding of the model servant.
All of these programs, while they do have their associated costs are provided to servants at no cost
Stay informed on the latest diocese-wide servants' days and distinguished guest speaker events
DCE offers many different programs to provide a means of developing the model servant. These include programs for Bible Study, the Diaconate, a curriculum for Sunday School, and various materials for servant preparation
A diverse selection of resources and content spread across various topics, centralized in one location
Blessed Servants of the Diocese:Greetings in the Lord! We are grateful to God for the completion of the servant certification modules, which began in March, 2017. Over the past three years 1,097 servants have successfully completed these modules. As we had announced, these modules would not be available after January, 2020; and so they are Read more about Servants’ Certification Update[…]
The Department of Christian Education is now offering a special program for college and graduate students who are in their gap year (or semester). We are currently conducting interviews for 10 volunteer positions in 2020. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Here I Am” When God called His Read more about CED Launches Gap Year Volunteer Program[…]
TWO DAYS LEFT FOR SERVANT CERTIFICATION VIDEOS Thank God we have had the certification videos available for three years. God willing on January 1, the certification videos will no longer be available to certify servants. Instead, there will be a yearly Summer examination for those called to enter the service. The examination, as Read more about Christian Education Updates: December 2019[…]
+ “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:7-8) There are many verses in Holy Scripture that speak about submission to God. Submission is one of the most important aspects of the Christian life. The Read more about Loving Submission[…]
Foreseeing the need for a means of equipping servants with the proper knowledge for self-edification as well as to effectively teach the children and youth of the diocese, His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion established the Department of Christian Education in the Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii to fulfill this need, under the direction Read more about “Thoroughly Equipped for Every Good Work”: Servant Certification Program[…]
“In His Hands” is a new yearly program through the St Athanasius and St Cyril Theological School (ACTS), in partnership with the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii, designed to support and equip clergy at various stages of their ministry. This one year program provides for the theological, psychological, pastoral and Read more about In His Hands[…]
Article by His Grace Bishop Kyrillos Today, on this Second Sunday of the Blessed Month of Babeh, we see St. Peter in the boat after a long night of struggle, of failure, of waiting for God to work in his life (Luke 5:1-11). He emerged from the sea, greatly discouraged. The Lord sat in his Read more about Nevertheless[…]