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Aug 14 2017

The Virtues of the Holy Virgin Mary – by Pope Shenouda III

LIFE OF HUMILITY Humility was a fundamental condition for her of whom the Lord of Glory will be born. It was indispensable that He would be born from a humble person, who could bear the glory of the divine Incarnation from her, the glory of the coming of the Holy Spirit in her, and the …

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Aug 08 2016

The Virgin’s Fast (by H.H. Pope Shenouda III)

Beginning on the first of Mesra (August 7th), the Church celebrates the fast of our Lady the Virgin, St. Mary. This fast is near to the hearts of the people and it is practiced with strict asceticism. Copts in Egypt, especially the women, care for the fast of the Virgin in a manner beyond description. …

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Aug 01 2016

Mahragan Alkeraza 2016

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Jul 13 2016

The Apostles Feast

The Church celebrates the memory of the martyrdom of St. Peter and St. Paul on the 5th of Abib, which is the 12th of July. This feast is called in our Church by the name of “the Feast of the Apostles.” Its date is unchanged in every year. The Church venerates these two apostles very …

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Jun 14 2016

The Holy Feast of Ascension – by Pope Shenouda III

We celebrate two great feasts on a Thursday. The first great feast of the Lord is Great Thursday of the Holy Pascha, on which the Lord gave us the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The second is the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord into Heaven, after He spent forty days with His disciples. …

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Apr 30 2016

The Power of Resurrection

The rising of Jesus Christ from the dead was the biggest event that shook Jews and ‎they tried to fight it in all ways to the extent that they said about resurrection that ‎this last deception will be stronger than the first deception which is Christ’s ‎Preaching. So what was the power of resurrection and …

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Apr 30 2016

Bright Saturday

The night of Bright Saturday (Apocalypse) is one of the greatest spiritual nights in our Coptic Orthodox Church. It raises the souls to heaven to partake with the saints whom Christ has brought to Paradise on that same night; He granted them happiness and joy through deliverance from Hades and the enjoyment in the Paradise …

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Holy Pascha Schedule – 2016

Friday  22nd of April 10:00 – 2:00 pm Holy Liturgy Saturday  23rd of April 8:00 – 10:00 am 7:30 pm Lazarus Saturday – Holy Liturgy Palm Sunday Eve – Raising of Incense Sunday  24th of April 8:00 am   2:00 – 4:30 pm Palm Sunday – Holy Liturgy, General Funeral followed by Agapy Evening Pascha Monday  25th of April 7:00 – 10:00 am 6:00 …

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Apr 24 2016

The Seventh Sunday of Lent – Palm Sunday

Today is the seventh Sunday in the Great Lent and is known as “Hosanna Sunday” or “Palm Sunday”. The word “Hosanna” is Greek and is derived from the Hebrew word “Ho-sha-a-nan” which means “Save us”.  It is the word that the Jewish multitude said in welcoming Our Lord Jesus Christ as King during His entry …

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Apr 23 2016

Lazarus Saturday

On the Saturday before Holy Week, the Orthodox Church commemorates a major feast of the year, the miracle of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he raised Lazarus from the dead after he had lain in the grave four days. Here, at the end of Great Lent and the forty days of fasting and …

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