Coptic Orthodox

Papal Christmas Message 2013 by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

I congratulate you my dear beloved children on this blessed Christmas, wishing you the blessings of joy, richness and peace in your life, work, and families from the Holy Born Baby in the manger - blessings. May all Christmas celebrations find you filled with peace in spirit and good health.

The Precious Event

The incarnation and birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the most precious events in the history of mankind. In this event we meet various aspects of God’s creation. For example:

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 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.

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. 

Calendar

Sun May 01 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Resurrection Feast Congregation Gathering
Sun May 01 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Youth Fellowship Meetings Arabic
Sun May 01 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
English Bible Study
Mon May 02 @ 7:30AM - 09:30AM
Easter Monday Liturgy
Tue May 03 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Prayer Meeting
Wed May 04 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Liturgy
Wed May 04 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Women Fellowship (Pope Shenouda meeting)
Wed May 04 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Hymns Class
Fri May 06 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Liturgy
Fri May 06 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Sunday School Bible Study

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