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.

The Nativity Fast

The Nativity Fast

Nov 25, 2016 – Jan 6, 2017
Hathor 16 – Koiahk 28, 1733

How, then, was He manifested to the world? A star shone forth in heaven above all the other stars. The light from this star was inexpressible, and its uniqueness struck men with astonishment.
Ignatius (c. 105, E), 1.57

St. John the Beloved Feast

Our Church is celebrating the Feast of St. John the Beloved Our Patron Saint

Church Schedule

Divine Liturgy on Saturday, May 21st from 8:30 – 11:30 am followed by Sunday school and Aghapy

Families Annual Retreat from May 21st after Liturgy till Monday, May 23rd

Divine Liturgy on Tuesday, May 24th from 9-11:30; Feast of St. John the Beloved; followed by Seniors activities

Prayers Meeting on Every Tuesday, from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

English Bible Study on Every Wednesday, from 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Divine Liturgy on Every Thursday, from 9:00 – 11:30 am followed by Aghapy and Seniors Meeting

Divine Liturgy on Every Friday from 5:00 am – 7:30 am

Hymns class and Youth Activities on Every Friday from 8:00 pm

Vesper Prayers on Every Saturday, from 7:30 pm followed by Kids activities, family meeting and Midnight Praises

Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 29th from 8:30 am – 11:30 am followed by Aghapy and Sunday School. Servants Meeting to follow at 1:00 pm

 

The Holy Nativity Fast and Kiahk Praises

Nativity WallpaperThe Nativity Fast

Nov 26, 2015 – Jan 6, 2016
Hathor 16 – Kiahk 27, 1732

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Kiahk Praises start on Saturday December 12, 2015 from 7:00 PM till Midnight.

Give Thanks to the Lord

Thanksgiving
Church Schedule:
  • Our Church is celebrating the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 11th from 9 am – 12 noon; followed by Sunday school and Aghapy.
  • Weekly Prayer Meeting on Tuesday, October 13th from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm to gather and thank God for His Love and Care
  • English Bible Study on Wednesday, October 14th from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Divine Liturgy on Thursday, October 15th from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. H.G. Anba Morcos; Bishop of Shoubra El Khaimah is leading the Divine Liturgy, followed by Aghapy and a word of Wisdom by H. G. Anba Morcos.
  • Divine Liturgy on Friday, October 16th from 5:00 am – 7:30 am
  • Hymn class and youth Meetings and activities (Grades 7 and up) on Friday from 7:30 pm – midnight.
  • Vesper prayers on Saturday, October 17th from 7:30 pm followed by the Early Church Fathers Study. Special service for kids after the vesper prayers followed by midnight praises.
  • Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 18th, from 9 am – 12 noon followed by Sunday school and Aghapy.
May God grant us a thankful heart..

Feast of the Cross

copticcrossb-square-sticker-3-x-3Because of its power and holiness, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates two separate Feasts of the Cross in its liturgical year. The first, on Thout 17 (September 27 or 28), commemorates the discovery of the Holy Cross by the Empress Helen, mother of the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine. Through her diligent search and efforts, the Holy Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ was recovered from under the rubble at Golgotha. The second Feast, on Paramhotep 10 (March 19), commemorates the manifestation of the Holy Cross in the seventh century during the reign of the Roman emperor Heraclius. After he had defeated the Persian army, one of the Persian princes stole the Holy Cross while en route to Persia. When Heraclius heard of this, he gathered the Roman army and marched to Persia where he recovered the Holy Cross and returned it to Constantinople in 629 A.D. Read more from Coptic.org