St Mary and St John The Beloved

Welcome Message

Welcome! Our church’s website exists to meet the needs of her members at different ages, and to help those members in times of hardship.  We worship together as a community of Christian Coptic Orthodox believers. We support one another’s values and common beliefs through love and respect. We nurture the faith of our members in a variety of ways including divine liturgies, Sunday schools programs, spiritual meetings, and social activities.


The Season of the Church

The Great Lent

Holy Great Fast

Feb 12 – Mar 30, 2018
Meshir 5 – Paremhotep 21, 1734

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Matthew 6:3, 6 & 17

“when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly; when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly; when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

“Since we were wounded by sin, we must treat it with penance. But penance without fast is worthless. Then by fasting justify yourself before God!”
St. Basil

 


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