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Facts about Fasting and its Present-Day Condition (as pertaining to foods):
A great characteristic of the Coptic Orthodox Church is the homelike atmosphere we enjoy
in the house of our heavenly Father. Let us also be aware that our heavenly Father is also the great and awesome God, the
Creator! As such, we must give Him the reverence and respect due Him, as do all the heavenly beings! It has been noticed
that this perspective has been lost. In general, unnecessary walking and talking have increased while focus and participation
With the exception of nursing babies, there should be no reason to feed children during services. The
common abstaining rule is 2 hours plus 1 one hour per year of age. For example, infants nurse about every 2 hours, so a 1-
year-old toddler can add 1 more hour to the 2 hours – so a 1 year old could abstain 3 hours.
Please be aware to encourage older siblings to abstaining more hours rather than feeding them with their ...
will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25-27. This fast holds two purposes:
1) Preparation for the Great Fast (Lent) starts which would start two weeks after
2) That it sets the spirit of the Great Fast of repentance, strictness and self-discipline.
This fast is a strict fast, meaning longer abstinence hours from food and no fish.
God willing, the Great Fast will start March 11th
and the Feast of the Resurrection will be May 5th
May the Lord ...
Please be aware of an important matter having to do with direct payments from your bank.
When you request a one time or recurring direct payment from your bank, the bank makes out the check, deducts it from your account and mails it to the recipient.
If the check is lost or not cashed for any reason it seemingly remains deducted from your account until it is addressed… if it is addressed. After observing this, I would be cautioned to ...
The Church will celebrate the Feast of Theophany Saturday, Jan. 19th, in which the Trinity was
revealed. This feast is commemorated in a Divine Liturgy on the eve of the feast day (Friday, Jan. 18). Within the service that evening, there is a specific service to bless water in a basin (Laqqan) as the water of the Jordan River was blessed.It is observed that people tend to leave after being blessed by the water and not continuing the main ...
After the Feast of the Nativity, the Arabic Men’s Bible Study meeting will move from Thursdays to Wednesdays 7pm-8:30. Also, the topics will concentrate on theological and dogmatic subjects. Please encourage your family to come and attend Praises during that same time.Continue Reading →
Beginning with the Feast of the Nativity, all teenage and adult deacons will be required to wear a unified
deaconate sash (patrashain/patrashail). Please ask one of the priests who will assist you in obtain one for yourself. All visiting deacons will be required to wear one reserved for guests.