LA CRESCENTA—The Council of Oriental Bishops, comprised of spiritual leaders and clergy from the Coptic, Syriac, and Armenian Churches, met Tuesday to discuss upcoming joint activities.
The meeting was held at St. Ephraim Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in Burbank, hosted by Archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan.
The day began with the opening prayer led by Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, head of the Syriac Church, and Bishop Serapion, head of the Coptic Church, and with the participation of clergy from the three churches.
Very Rev. Fr. Barthev Gulumian and Rev. Fr. Vazken Atmajian accompanied the Prelate.
Council members discussed the activities of the Sunday Schools and youth groups, and drafted future events, among them the annual joint Divine Liturgy which will be celebrated this year on Tuesday, September 28, hosted by the Syriac Church.
Members also discussed new means of spreading and promoting the Orthodox faith, particularly among the youth, through mediums such as Logos TV of the Coptic Church, which can also be viewed through their website at www.logoschannel.com.
A reception followed.