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  • Paschal Message of H.E. Metropolitan Serapion for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2017 April 15, 2017
    Download the messages in both Arabic and English (PDF) Resurrection 2017 – Arabic Resurrection 2017 – English   “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels” (2 Cor. 4:7) My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is my pleasure to wish all of you the […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Words from the Holy Father St. Athanasius on Good Friday April 15, 2017
    “It is so written in the scriptures; if our souls are following the law of God, the powers of darkness will not overpower us, but if we drift away from God they will prevail on us. You man, who want … The post Words from the Holy Father St. Athanasius on Good Friday appeared first […]
    Fr. Michael Fanous
  • Between joy and sadness: Hail New Martyrs! April 9, 2017
    Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed′nego answered the king, “O Nebuchadnez′zar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.[a] 18 But if not, be […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Statement of H.E. Metropolitan Serapion on the Cowardly Bombings in Tanta and Alexandria April 9, 2017
    As the Heavenly Jerusalem receives today the blessed souls of our Martyrs of Alexandria and Tanta, let us pray for the peace of the Church and safety of HH Pope Tawadros and brothers and sisters in Egypt and for the wounded and the families of the Martyrs and confessors. I ask all our churches today […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Excused Absence Letter for Holy Pascha 2017 April 5, 2017
    Below, please find a link to a PDF containing an Excused Absence Letter that can be used to excuse students from school on Covenant Thursday and Great Friday. Excused Absence Letter
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • ACTS Goes Abroad: Egypt April 2, 2017
    ACTS’s first study abroad trip to Egypt brought students and faculty from dioceses around the world together on a unique lecture tour of Egypt’s ancient historical sites. The course focused on the significance of the country’s rich monastic history providing … The post ACTS Goes Abroad: Egypt appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril […]
    Fr. Michael Fanous
  • Tentative 2017 GYP Lenten Retreat Schedule March 27, 2017
    Friday, March 31st 7:30 pm: Registration 9:00 pm: Ice-Breaker 9:30 pm: Introduction & Lecture #1 10:30 pm: Snack Break 11:00 pm: Midnight Praises Saturday, April 1st 7:30 am: Quiet Time #1 8:00 am: Breakfast 9:00 am: Morning Prayers 9:30 am: Ice Breaker 10:00 am: Lecture #2 11:00 am: Discussion #1 12:00 pm: Lunch & Free Time 3:30 […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • ACTS Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony Spring 2017 March 20, 2017
    “The Self-revealing of the Word is in every dimension – above, in creation; below, in the Incarnation; in the depth, in Hades; in the breadth, throughout the world. All things have been filled with the knowledge of God” – St. … The post ACTS Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony Spring 2017 appeared first on St. Athanasius […]
    Fr. Michael Fanous
  • The Lost Kid March 15, 2017
    He stood, watching and waiting for the moment his son would come home. He ran to him, burst into tears, embraced him in his filth. Hugged his child that smelled like swine and that had wished his own death. It’s Lent. This past Sunday was the Sunday of the Prodigal Son. Often we talk about […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Q&A: Dealing with a liar. March 13, 2017
    I received a question here, but my answer was getting so long that I felt it warranted it’s own post! Here’s a part of the question, but please go to the original and full question because MS gives a full scenario with things that he/she has tried: What if I do stay away from the […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan