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

The Feast of St. Mina the Wonder Worker

The Martyrdom of St. Mina, the Wonder Worker

November 24, 2016
Hathor 15, 1733

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The Lord desired that we should rejoice and leap for joy in persecutions. For when persecutions occur, then the crowns of faith are given. Then the soldiers of God are proved. Then the heavens are opened to martyrs…We should not fear to be slain, for we are sure to be crowned when we are slain.
Cyprian (c. 250, W)

Our Beloved Church is celebrating the Feast of St. Mina by praying the Vesper Prayers on Wed. Nov. 23rd from 7:30 – 8:30 pm; and the Divine Liturgy on Thursday, Nov. 24th from 9:00 – 11:30 am

The Feast of the Cross

The Feast of the Cross

September 27-29, 2016
Thoout 17-19, 1733

Every action of Christ glorifies the Church, but the cross is the glory above all glory… The glory of the cross, by contrast, has enlightened all those who were blinded by ignorance. It has set free all those who were slaves of sin. It has redeemed the whole human race.
Let us glory in the cross of the Savior… 
CYRIL OF JERUSALEM

Our Church is going to celebrate the Feast of the Cross:

  • On Monday, Sep 26th at 7:30 pm by praying the Vesper Prayers and having a procession around the church.
  • On Tuesday, Sep 27th by celebrating the Divine Liturgy from 9 – 11:30 am
  • On Thursday, Sep 29th by celebrating the Divine Liturgy from 9 – 11:30 am followed by Aghapy and Seniors Meeting

 

 

St. Mary’s Fast Revival

St. Mary Fast

Aug 7-21, 2016
Mesore 1-15, 1732

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

Our Church is going to celebrate St. Mary’s Fast which is starting from Sunday, August 7th till August 21st by praying the vesper prayers daily from 7:30 pm followed by procession, glorification and a word of wisdom.

Apostles Feast Celebration

 

 

 

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Our Church is celebrating the Apostles Feast on Tuesday, July 12th in the morning from 9 am – 1 pm (Matins Prayers, Laquan and Divine Liturgy)and a Carnival in the evening from 6 pm – 9 pm as per the attached invitation. Celebrating both the Apostles Feast and receiving the Church permanent location in the same day was never a coincidence but a constant reminder of our role in reaching out to others, washing the feet and bringing as many people to Christ.

 

Happy New Year 2016

“Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5

– Last Divine Liturgy in 2015 on Thursday, December 31st from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Followed by Aghapy and time for confessions

 New Year’s eve celebration starts by Matin Prayers at 8:30 pm, followed by praises, singing, prayers, choir and a word of wisdom till midnight. The first Divine Liturgy of 2016 shall start just after midnight till 2:30 am. 

The Holy Feast of Ascension

Ascension05Because in His divinity, He is everywhere, He does not ascend nor descend. Therefore, in the Liturgy of St. Gregory we say “And You ascended into the heavens in the body…” This ascension is evidence that His Glorified Body is not subject to the earth’s gravitational laws. It is also evidence of His Divinity. He ascended before His disciples as they were looking. This scene strengthened their faith because the Lord not only resurrected using His Divine power, but He also ascended into heaven in front of them.

In His ascension to Heaven, He did not leave His church alone on Earth.

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Raised Up to Sit in Heavenly Places

And raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Eph 2:6).

Our Salvation was achieved by our Lord Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and accomplished by His resurrection and lifting up from this world into heaven. The fullness of Christ’s resurrection is given in the ascension. The ascension completes the resurrection. Without the resurrection Christ’s death would be meaningless “And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty” (1 Cor 15:14). Continue Reading From Suscopt.org

Pope Tawadros II visit to our Church On September 8, 2014

The congregation celebrated the consecration of Pope Cyril VI Church, Baptism Font and laying the Corner Stone of our church St. Mary and St. John the Beloved Church by the hands of our beloved Pope Tawadros II. May God continue blessing us with His Mighty Wonders.

Our Pope baptized two children, David, Soha & Michael’s son and Sofia , Michael & Nancy’s daughter. Congratulations! He spoke with the community talking about Love, Hope and Faith, he stressed that we need to do the bible’s teaching not just listen to it.

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