Coptic Orthodox

 My beloved children in the lands of immigration, clergy and laity.

My greetings and love to you, wishing you all goodness from the Lord. Hoping that you are all growing in grace and in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I congratulate you on the Feast of the Nativity and for the beginning of a New Year, may it be new for you in all things and especially for your spirituality. Amongst the words that I remember on the occasion of the Feast of the Nativity, is what was said about Him during His Incarnation, that He “went about doing good.” (Acts 10:38) It is a lesson to us in our lives, to be like Him, going about doing good.

Read more: Nativity Papal Message for 2012

St. Philopatere Mercurius 

St. Mercurius was born to pagan parents in the year 225 A.D. in Rome.  He was named Philopatere (a Greek name meaning “lover of the Father”).  His father, Gordianus, was miraculously saved from death by an angel of the Lord, and he and his wife soon converted to Christianity.  They preached, gave alms, and raised their son according to Christian teachings. 

 

Author: H. H. Pope Shenouda III.

The love which does not sacrifice is a barren love, without fruit. Love is a productive mother that gives birth to numerous virtues such as compassion and affection, a word of encouragement and a word of consolation, attention and care, forgiveness and seeking the salvation of the soul. This is the spiritual love...

Perhaps the most distinguished quality in love... is sacrifice.

This is the big difference between love and lust:

 

Author: H. H. Pope Shenouda III.

The spiritual person who is known for the virtue of hope always has hope in all the particulars of his life, which grants him strength and joy:

  • With regard to repentance and purity, he always has hope that God will pick him up however great his fall may be and will set him up.

Calendar

Fri Feb 12 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Liturgy
Fri Feb 12 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Sunday School Bible Study
Fri Feb 12 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Arabic Bible Study
Fri Feb 12 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
Youth Fellowship Meetings English
Fri Feb 12 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
High School (Grade 9 to 12) Sunday School
Sat Feb 13 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Liturgy
Sat Feb 13 @ 4:30PM - 05:00PM
Vespers Praises
Sat Feb 13 @ 5:00PM - 05:30PM
Raising of Incense (Ashia)
Sat Feb 13 @ 5:30PM - 07:00PM
Sunday School Service for PreK to 8th Grade
Sat Feb 13 @ 5:30PM - 07:00PM
Arabic Bible Study

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Tue Feb 16 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Liturgy (Feast of Christ's Entrance into Temple)
Mon Feb 22 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Liturgy of Jonah's Fast
Mon Feb 22 @ 4:30PM - 07:00PM
Liturgy of Jonah's Fast
Tue Feb 23 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Liturgy of Jonah's Fast
Tue Feb 23 @ 4:30PM - 07:00PM
Liturgy of Jonah's Fast
Wed Feb 24 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Liturgy of Jonah's Fast
Wed Feb 24 @ 4:30PM - 07:00PM
Liturgy of Jonah's Fast
Thu Feb 25 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Liturgy of Jonah's Feast
Sun Mar 06 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM
Church Dinner