The Cross Feast

The Cross Feast

Sep 27, 2017 AD
Thoout 17, 1734 Martyrs

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“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,through which[a] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14

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In every act we do, in every step we take, let our hand trace the Lord’s cross.

Our Beloved Church is celebrating the Cross Feast by praying the vesper prayers on Tuesday, September 26th from 7:30 – 8:30 pm; and the Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, September 27th from 9:00 – 11:30 am

New Coptic Year Feast of Nairouz

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who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword;whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were put to death by stoning;[e] they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins,destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. ‘Hebrews 11:33-38

For it is in our power, when we are examined, to deny that we are Christians, but we would not live by telling a lie… “St. Justin the Martyr”

Our Beloved Church is celebrating a New Coptic Year 1734 Martyrs (Nairouz Feast) on Sunday, September 10th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm by praying the Vesper Prayers and enjoying fun time afterwards, also by celebrating the Divine Liturgy on Monday, September 11th from 9:00 – 11:30 am

St. Mary’s Fast Revival

St. Mary Fast

Aug 7-21, 2017
Mesore 1-15, 1733

Your name, O Mary, is a precious ointment, which breathes forth the odor of Divine Grace. Let this ointment of salvation enter the innermost recesses of our souls.
St. Ambrose

 

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Holy and Blessed St. Mary’s Fast

The Apostles Fast

The Apostles Fast

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Jun 5 – Jul 11, 2017
Pashons 27 – Epip 4, 1733

On this account, the apostles left Israel and accomplished that which had been commanded them by the Savior: “Make disciples of all the nations.”
ORIGEN C. 245, E

The Apostles Feast is on Wednesday, July 12th 2017 AD – 5 Epip 1733 Martyrs from 9:00 am -12:30 pm (Matin Prayers, Laquan (Liturgy of the Water) and Divine Liturgy).

Pentecost Feast

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“When the day of Pentecost was being celebrated,[a] all of them were together in one place. Suddenly, a sound like the roar of a mighty windstorm came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw tongues like flames[b] of fire that separated, and one rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in foreign[c] languages as the Spirit gave them that ability.” Acts 2:1-4

“As the Lord put on the body, leaving behind all principality and power, so Christians put on the Holy Spirit, and are at rest.”

St. Macarius the Great, “Spiritual Homilies” (Homily 26)

Our Beloved Church is celebrating the Pentecost Feast on Sunday, June 4th 2017 A.D. / 27th of Pashons 1733 Martyrs from 8:30 am-11:30 am; followed by Sunday School / Aghapy and the Prostration Prayers (Sagda) from 1 pm – 3 pm

Christ is Risen.. Indeed Risen

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 “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said” Matthew 28:6

Holy and Blessed Feast of Resurrection.. Happy Easter

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs, bestowing life!
Truly the Lord is risen!

 

The Great Lent

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Meshir 13 – Paramhotep 29, 1733 Martyrs

Feb 20, 2017 – April 7, 2017

Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (80 – 167)

Wherefore let us forsake the vain doing of the many and their false
teachings, and turn unto the word which was delivered unto us from
the beginning, being sober unto prayer and constant in fastings,
entreating the all-seeing God with supplications that He bring us
not into temptation, according as the Lord said, The Spirit is
indeed willing, but the flesh is weak. [Polycarp 7:2].

 

Fast of Nineveh (Jonah’s Fast)

Fast of Nineveh (Jonah’s Fast)

Feb 6-8, 2012
Tobe 28-30, 1728

We ask You, O merciful One, to do with us, we the sinners, as You did with the people of Nineveh, have mercy on us according to Your great mercy. For You are a compassionate and an all merciful God, and You are kind, patient, and the good Philanthropic One.
Doxology of the Fast of Ninevites

Celebrating Jonah’s fast from Monday Feb 6th – Wed Feb 8th according to the following schedule:

Divine Liturgy on Monday 10 am – 1 pm
Divine Liturgy on Tuesday 10 am – 1 pm; Prayers Meeting at 7:30 pm
Divine Liturgy on Wed 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm; followed by English Bible study at 8:30 pm ( We study the Gospel of St. John)

– Jonah’s Feast Divine Liturgy on Thursday Feb 9th from 9-11:30 am; followed by Seniors Outing. We celebrate today St. Paul the First Anchorite Feast as well.

Holy and Blessed New Year

“You crown the year with Your goodness,
And Your paths drip with abundance.” Psalm 65:11

As we are approaching a New Year, Our beloved Church is organizing an evening at church on Saturday, Dec. 31st from 7 pm till midnight followed by The Divine Liturgy from 12 midnight till 2:30 am.

The evening program includes: Matins Prayers, Kiahk Praises, Midnight Prayers, Choir, Spiritual Songs, A word of Wisdom, and opportunity to pray, repent and start the new year on a good note.

We wish you all a Very Blessed Year End and a Fruitful New Year 2017

  • On Friday, January 6, 2017, we are praying the Nativity Feast Paramoni Divine Liturgy from 5:00 am – 7:30 am; While celebrating the Nativity Feast Divine Liturgy from 8:00 pm – 12:00 Midnight followed by Aghapy.