Kiahk Praises

2014 Kiahk Praises start Saturday December 13 from 5:00 PM till Midnight.

“David the prophet prayed late at night; waking in the middle of the night, he prayed before the day; at the dawn of the day he stood before the Lord; in the small hours he prayed, in the evening and at mid-day he prayed again, and this is why he said, “Seven times a day have I praised you.” (Ps. 119:164) – From the Sayings of Epiphanious, Bishop of Cyprus – From the book of “The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. Pg. 58″

Theotokos

The praise of Kiahk (also known as “7 and 4″) on the Eve of Sunday is the praise of every eve of Sunday all year, since Sunday is the day of the Resurrection when the Church stays awake until daybreak. Eventually, it contacts the dawn of eternity, whose sun never leaves, because the Lord Jesus, the true Light, the Sun of Righteousness, will be its light. It begins with the Agpeya prayer in which the gospel of the meeting with the virgins who lit their lamps (Mat 25:1-13) is read, then the gospel of repentance out of love for Christ, offering feelings of their love with the fragrant oil which the woman poured (Luke 7:36-50). Then it concludes the appointed times of the Lord for the little flock separated from the world whom the Lord became their share (Luke 12:32-46). About Kiahk (From the website: STMARKLA).

Read more about the Coptic Hymns – From Tasbeha.org

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The Nativity Fast

The Nativity Fast

Nov 25, 2014 – Jan 6, 2015

Hathor 16 – Kioahk, 1731

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

Pope Tawadros II visit to our Church On September 8, 2014

The congregation celebrated the consecration of Pope Cyril VI Church, Baptism Font and laying the Corner Stone of our church St. Mary and St. John the Beloved Church by the hands of our beloved Pope Tawadros II. May God continue blessing us with His Mighty Wonders.

Our Pope baptized two children, David, Soha & Michael’s son and Sofia , Michael & Nancy’s daughter. Congratulations! He spoke with the community talking about Love, Hope and Faith, he stressed that we need to do the bible’s teaching not just listen to it.

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Coptic New Year (Nayrouz)

Grant us O Lord Your peace, and save us from the hands of our enemies, humiliate their counsel, and heal our sicknesses.

Bless the crown of the year, with Your goodness O Lord, the rivers and the fountains, the plants and the fruits.
THE HOLY PSALMODY

The Departure of St. Irene

August 27, 2014
Mesore 21, 1730August 27, 2014
Mesore 21, 1730

Let our glorying and our confidence be in Christ. Let us be subject to His Will. Let us consider the whole multitude of His angels, and how they stand waiting to minister His Will.
ST. CLEMENT OF ROME

St. Mary’s Feast

August 21-22, 2014

Mesore 15-16, 1730

Come and celebrate St. Mary’s Feast vesper prayers on Thursday, August 21 8-9:30 pm; and Divine Liturgy on Friday, August 22 9-11:30 am

 

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

Sayings of the Early Church Fathers

طوبى لكل من يتقي الرب ويسلك في طرقه مزمور 128: 1

Blessed is every one who fears 
the Lord, who walks in His ways 
Psalm 128: 1

 

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لا كيان لي، يا الهي، إلا فيك! أو بالأحري لا وجود لي
لو لم أكن فيك، يا من بك وفيك ومـــــنك كل موجود!
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القديس أغسطينوس

I would not exist–I would simply not be at
all–unless I exist in You, from whom and
by whom and in whom all things are 
St. Augustine