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Holy Tranfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Robbed
« on: December 27, 2012, 01:11:45 PM »
The Rector of Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, Archpriest Alexander Lebedeff, wrote the following in his Facebook page: "I write with great sadness that Holy Transfiguration Cathedral was broken in to on Saturday night, and many liturgical items were stolen, including chalices and veneration crosses. The total value of the items stolen (by preliminary count) was at least $50,000...

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Re: Holy Tranfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Robbed
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 01:18:21 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

I hope they were well insured.
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Re: Holy Tranfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Robbed
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 01:18:32 PM »
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Re: Holy Tranfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Robbed
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 06:10:38 PM »
Lord have mercy.  :'(

People will do anything because metal is worth so much these days, stolen and resold. I hope those responsible are caught soon.

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Re: Holy Tranfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Robbed
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 08:59:54 PM »
That's a shame; it's a lovely church. I've driven by it many times on my way to a safer neighborhood.
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Re: Holy Tranfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Robbed
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 09:59:18 PM »
Perhaps it is time to revive the office of minor order of the Doorkeeper.
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Re: Holy Tranfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Robbed
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 10:21:01 PM »
That's terrible.  My church was broken into and robbed a couple of times before we finally got an alarm system.  It was a good investment.  It's sad that churches need that sort of protection.  Lord have mercy.


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Re: Holy Tranfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Robbed
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 07:36:01 PM »
Has anyone heard any updates to this story?
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Re: Holy Tranfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Robbed
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 12:24:07 AM »
I did a quick check at Google, and all the news articles seemed to date to Dec. 29 at the latest.