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

 

Jonah’s (Nineveh) Fast

Jonah’s (Nineveh) Fast

Jan 29-31, 2018
Tobe 21-23, 1734

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“I called out to the Lord from the midst of affliction directed at me, and he answered me. From the depths[c] of death[d] I cried out for help; and you heard my cry.” Jonah 2:2

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

Our beloved church is celebrating Divine Liturgies during Jonah’s Fast according to the following schedule:
Monday, Jan 29th: From 10 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, Jan 30th: From 10 am – 1 pm
Wednesday, Jan 31st: From 4 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday, Feb 1st: From 9 am – 11:30 am followed by an outing to celebrate Jonah’s Feast

Nativity Fast

The Nativity Fast

Nov 25, 2017 – Jan 6, 2018
Hathor 18 – Koiahk 28, 1734

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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

Thanksgiving

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“When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God’s feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, when you are asleep or awake, give thanks to God, who created and arranged all things for your benefit, to have you know, love and praise their Creator.”

+ St. Basil the Great, from Homily V

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The Cross Feast

The Cross Feast

Sep 27, 2017 AD
Thoout 17, 1734 Martyrs

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“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,through which[a] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14

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In every act we do, in every step we take, let our hand trace the Lord’s cross.

Our Beloved Church is celebrating the Cross Feast by praying the vesper prayers on Tuesday, September 26th from 7:30 – 8:30 pm; and the Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, September 27th from 9:00 – 11:30 am

New Coptic Year Feast of Nairouz

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who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword;whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were put to death by stoning;[e] they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins,destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. ‘Hebrews 11:33-38

For it is in our power, when we are examined, to deny that we are Christians, but we would not live by telling a lie… “St. Justin the Martyr”

Our Beloved Church is celebrating a New Coptic Year 1734 Martyrs (Nairouz Feast) on Sunday, September 10th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm by praying the Vesper Prayers and enjoying fun time afterwards, also by celebrating the Divine Liturgy on Monday, September 11th from 9:00 – 11:30 am

St. Mary’s Fast Revival

St. Mary Fast

Aug 7-21, 2017
Mesore 1-15, 1733

Your name, O Mary, is a precious ointment, which breathes forth the odor of Divine Grace. Let this ointment of salvation enter the innermost recesses of our souls.
St. Ambrose

 

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Holy and Blessed St. Mary’s Fast

The Apostles Fast

The Apostles Fast

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Jun 5 – Jul 11, 2017
Pashons 27 – Epip 4, 1733

On this account, the apostles left Israel and accomplished that which had been commanded them by the Savior: “Make disciples of all the nations.”
ORIGEN C. 245, E

The Apostles Feast is on Wednesday, July 12th 2017 AD – 5 Epip 1733 Martyrs from 9:00 am -12:30 pm (Matin Prayers, Laquan (Liturgy of the Water) and Divine Liturgy).

Pentecost Feast

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“When the day of Pentecost was being celebrated,[a] all of them were together in one place. Suddenly, a sound like the roar of a mighty windstorm came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw tongues like flames[b] of fire that separated, and one rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in foreign[c] languages as the Spirit gave them that ability.” Acts 2:1-4

“As the Lord put on the body, leaving behind all principality and power, so Christians put on the Holy Spirit, and are at rest.”

St. Macarius the Great, “Spiritual Homilies” (Homily 26)

Our Beloved Church is celebrating the Pentecost Feast on Sunday, June 4th 2017 A.D. / 27th of Pashons 1733 Martyrs from 8:30 am-11:30 am; followed by Sunday School / Aghapy and the Prostration Prayers (Sagda) from 1 pm – 3 pm

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!