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January 5, 2018

Festal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2018

“The People Sitting in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light” My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Today, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, we are rejoicing with the angels and the heavenly hosts, as the angel proclaimed to the shepherds, “Do not by afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to – …

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December 30, 2017

A Prayer for the Victims of the Recent Terrorist Attacks in Egypt

+ We pray for the souls of the innocent martyrs who were killed by terrorists on Friday, December 29, 2017 in an attack on the Church of St. Mena in Helwan, as well as the attack on a store owned by a Coptic Christian man in the same area. May the Lord repose their innocent souls with “the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which – …

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Tagged: Persecution
December 23, 2017

On the Recent Attack on a Coptic Church in Atfih (South Cairo)

Official statement of Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Atfih Today, the church of El Amir Tadros (St. Theodore), which is located in the Kafer Al-Wasleen village, city of Atfih, has been attacked by hundreds of people who gathered in front of the building after Friday’s services, yelling offensive words and demanding that the church be demolished. They attacked the church and destroyed its contents after beating the Christians who were inside. Security forces arrived on scene, – …

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November 28, 2017

The Women in the Genealogy of Christ

Let us examine a unique aspect of the genealogy of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Gospel according to St. Matthew: the inclusion of several women. The historical reality is that, in Biblical genealogies, women are not typically included. A person’s lineage was defined primarily by his or her male’s ancestors. But in Christ’s genealogy, […] The post The Women in the Genealogy of Christ appeared first on Become Orthodox.

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November 23, 2017

New Presbyter for Simi Valley

On Sunday, November 26, the blessed servant Karim Said will be ordained by the grace of God a presbyter at Archangel Michael Church in Simi Valley where he will serve. This Friday, he will be ordained as a Deacon at St Mina Church during the Feast of St Mina the Wonderworker. May Our Lord bless this ordination for the Glory of His Holy Name.

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