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  • On the Remembrance of Death November 17, 2017
    Tonight, brothers and sisters in Christ, we offer our hearts and prayers in this Evening Raising of Incense service on the eve of the Fourth Sunday of the blessed Coptic month of Paope. Every day, our loving Mother, the Holy Church, nourishes us with different spiritual teachings through the Katamerous, or the daily readings, which […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Christ Calms the Raging Sea October 29, 2017
    Tonight, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, we offer our prayers through the raising of incense on the eve of the Third Sunday of the blessed Coptic month of Paope. Our Mother, the Holy Church, nourished us with a passage from the Gospel according to St. Mark 4:35-41, which described how our Lord Jesus Christ […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Statement from Metropolitan Antonious on Recent Incidents at the Coptic Monastery of Deir el-Sultan in Jerusalem October 25, 2017
    His Eminence Metropolitan Antonious of the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Far East has issued an important statement outlining recent events at the Coptic Monastery of Deir el-Sultan in Jerusalem, which is currently occupied by visiting Ethiopian monks. English Statement Arabic Statement
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Christ Above the Temple Tax October 23, 2017
    Christ our Lord was in Capernaum, the city that hosted Him during much of His earthly ministry, residing in one of the houses along with His disciples. St. Peter, however, was outside this house when certain tax collectors came and asked him whether our Lord paid something called the “temple tax.” Peter responded, “Yes,” and […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Statement from the Bishops of North America on the Martyrdom of Hegumen Samaan Shehata and Terrorism in Egypt October 20, 2017
    From October 17-19, 2017, we, the Coptic Orthodox bishops of North America, gathered for our semi-annual conference in Titusville, Florida and discussed the acts of sectarian violence directed against our beloved brethren in Egypt. The most recent of these events resulted in the martyrdom of Hegumen Samaan Shehata from the Diocese of Beba and El […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • CK Gillebaard September 23, 2017
    So, here we are again, expressing sadness at the abrupt passing of a son, brother, friend, comrade, and energetic man. Christopher Kyrillos Gillebaard, known to all of us as CK, flew his way to the heavens. Unlike previous incidents, however. I actually knew CK. CK was actually one of, if not the first, youth that […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • Now Available: Servant Certification Modular Videos September 16, 2017
     You can now become certified from the comfort of your own home by watching videos adapted from the 7 Saturday workshops offered during Lent 2017. Each module covers one of the seven required topic areas of the Servant Certification Exam … The post Now Available: Servant Certification Modular Videos appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological […]
    Fr. Michael Fanous
  • Diocese Diakonia and Social Service Day (October 21) September 16, 2017
    Under the auspices and presence of our beloved Metropolitan Abba Serapion and Bishop Abraham, the Diocese would like to invite all the servants who are serving in the following social services: 1- Seniors ministry 2- New Comers Service 3- Arabic Youth Service 4- Free Indeed Ministry (addiction) 5- Prisons Ministry 6- Foster Homes Services … […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • EARLY SPECIAL! 13th Annual GYP Convention September 14, 2017
    For this weekend only, we are having an early special for registration! Register anytime between today and Sunday, September 17th, 11:59pm for an early special of $175 for a quad, $255 for a double. Regular registration prices will go back to $195 for a quad, and $275 for a double after this weekend! Register today!
    Fr. Moses Samaan
  • REGISTER TODAY! 13th Annual 2017 GYP Convention September 14, 2017
    2017 GYP Convention: Register Today! “Service: God’s Love Language” Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) committee invites you to the 13th Annual GYP Convention on October 27-29, 2017. This year we are blessed to have His Grace Bishop Kyrillos formerly Fr. John Paul of the Saint Paul […]
    Fr. Moses Samaan