Coptic Orthodox

Fifth Sunday of the Great Lent:

There have been many great events throughout the history of the world, many with riveting results. But none can begin to approach the earth-shattering impact made by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether one is a devout Christian or a vehement atheist it would be impossible for any honest historian to deny this. No atomic bomb, world war, genocide, or trip to the moon could come close to the significance of St. John’s opening words in his gospel, “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). The gospel follows the life of Christ and his introduction as the Messiah. But the fifth chapter within this gospel marks the beginning of a division.

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Imagine you are in a big garden, one with flowers of all beautiful bright colors imaginable, with bright blue skies and clear blue waters flowing smoothly like silk; the sun is shining a gentle warmth you’ve never felt before, and the grass is the perfect shade of green. Imagine being carefree, no responsibilities of the world to worry about, just as you were as a child. Imagine having all this and remember God’s promise to us: that He will give us “what no eye has seen nor ear heard”: a true Paradise indeed, one so good that we cannot even imagine it. Such is the promise that we are hoping and waiting for.

Author: H. H. Pope Shenouda III.

INTRODUCTION


Many write for adults and few are those who write for children.
Also, many occupy themselves talking with adults, but rare are
those who love to talk to children.
So, sometimes children feel they are not the core of attention
and respect of adults, and accordingly they try to draw their
attention by many ways, perhaps by outcry or stubbornness or
(naughtiness).

In this book, we need to

  • Your relationship with the Holy Bible is concentrated in acquiring the Bible, adhering to it, reading, understanding, contemplating, studying and learning it by heart. And, above all, you  should behave according to it and train yourself to follow its commandments.
  • To acquire the Bible does not mean to keep it as a rarity on your desk but to have it for your continual use. You take it with you wherever you go, in your  pocket or in your handbag. That makes it easy for you to read it at all times.

Calendar

Wed Jul 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Women Fellowship (Pope Shenouda meeting)
Wed Jul 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Hymns Class
Fri Jul 29 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Liturgy
Fri Jul 29 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Sunday School Bible Study
Fri Jul 29 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Arabic Bible Study
Fri Jul 29 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
Youth Fellowship Meetings English
Fri Jul 29 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
High School (Grade 9 to 12) Sunday School
Sat Jul 30 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Liturgy
Sat Jul 30 @ 4:30PM - 05:00PM
Vespers Praises
Sat Jul 30 @ 5:00PM - 05:30PM
Raising of Incense (Ashia)

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Sun Jul 31 @12:00AM
Martyrdom Feast of St. Abanoub

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