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 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

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 

The Nayrouz Feast (Coptic New Year)

NayrousTout 1st, 1732 – September 12, 2015

On September 12, our Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the Nauruz (El Nayrouz) feast, the beginning of the Coptic New Year, in which we commemorate our fathers the martyrs who have shed their blood an offering on the altar of love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Martyrdom is the highest degree of testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ whereby a martyr accepts to shed his blood for the sake of proclaiming the right faith and testifying to his Savior who had shed His blood on the cross out of love for us. So, martyrdom is the most sublime application of the Lord’s command to His disciples and us saying, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Read more from Suscopts.org


St. Mary’s Fast Spiritual Revival

Feast of the Apostles And Our Church

St_Peter_St_PaulOur church is celebrating the Apostles’ Feast this coming weekend
–  Praying the vesper prayers on Sat, July 11th at 7:30 pm; followed by a word from Dr. Mamdouh Armis and Aghapy
– Praying the Matin prayers on Sunday, July 12th at 8:30 am; followed by the Liturgy of water “Laquan” from 9:00-10:00 am; then the Divine Liturgy from 10:00 am – 12 noon.
This Feast is very special to our church as it is the day when we received the precious Church Land from God’ Hands four years ago on July 12th, 2011.
So everyone is invited to participate in this wonderful occasion and celebrate God’s gift.
Please book your calendar and spare some time after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday for BBQ, Cake and fellowship.
May God continue blessing Our Beloved Church and us all

St. John the Beloved’s Vesper Prayers

st-john-the-beloved-laying-his-head-on-the-chest-of-our-lord-at-the-last-supperOur beloved Church will pray vesper prayer and celebrate St. John the Beloved’s feast, on Saturday May 23 at 7:00 PM followed by a sermon from Dr. Mamdouh Armis about St John’s life an teachings.
We will celebrate the feast on Sunday May 24 followed by servants’ meeting at 1:00 PM. We ask the Lord through the prayers and blessings of St. John the Beloved our patron to bless our Church, our Congregation, our Community and all our Church’s ministries.

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.

Read more from lacopt.org…


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