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January 5, 2019

Festal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2019

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, It is my pleasure to wish all of you a blessed Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. We rejoice in the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Who has manifested to us the mystery of God’s humility, love, and He constantly seeks our salvation. St. Paul the Apostle explained that the Word, the Son of God, “Who, being in the – …

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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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January 6, 2016

God Dwells with Us Forever

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is good to meditate on some of the types and symbols of His Birth in the Old Testament. One of the most beautiful foreshadowings of the birth of Christ can be found in 3 Kingdoms 8:26-30 (LXX). 1 In this passage, the Holy Prophet-King Solomon, the son of the Holy Prophet-King David, had just finished constructing the magnificent Temple – …

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January 5, 2016

Festal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2016

In every major Feast of the Lord, our father in Christ, His Grace Bishop Serapion, issues a Festal Letter to congratulate his children on the Feast and lift their minds to the important meanings therein. Festal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2016 [pl_alertbox type=”info”] Download this Festal Letter in PDF and Microsoft Word formats. [/pl_alertbox] [pl_tabs][pl_tabtitlesection type=”tabs”] [pl_tabtitle active=”yes” number=”1″]ENGLISH[/pl_tabtitle][pl_tabtitle number=”2″]ARABIC[/pl_tabtitle][/pl_tabtitlesection] [pl_tabcontentsection][pl_tabcontent active=”yes” number=”1″]My Beloved the Blessed Children of the Church, It is my – …

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January 4, 2016

Excused Absence Letter for Feast of the Nativity

In response to the request of many parents for an official letter outlining the Coptic Orthodox tradition of celebrating Christmas, the Feast of our Lord’s Nativity, on January 7, Fr. Michael Fanous has prepared the following letter that may be signed by parents and submitted to their child’s school. Nativity Excused Absence

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