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June 1, 2015

Highlights of the May 2015 Decrees of the Holy Synod

In the week before the Holy Feast of Pentecost, the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church and its subcommittees convened to discuss various issues facing the Church. A summary of all the decrees may be found at CopticWorld via this link. Some notable highlights: The Resurrection Reenactment In the Rite of the Divine Liturgy for the Glorious Feast of our Lord’s Resurrection, there is a “Resurrection Reenactment” in which the curtain of the Holy – …

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April 10, 2015

Paschal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2015

“Always Leads Us in Triumph in Christ” (2 Cor. 2:14) My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is my pleasure to wish all of you the blessings of the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection, in which we celebrate the resurrection and victory of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, as well as our liberation from the bondage to evil and death. During the feast of – …

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April 19, 2014

Paschal Letter for the Feast of the Resurrection 2014

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen          Truly He is Risen It is my pleasure to wish all of you a Glorious Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Christ made the whole world rejoice, because humanity, which was separated from God because of sin, has been returned once again to be close to God. Through our Lord Jesus Christ’s death and – …

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May 4, 2013

Paschal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2013

The Resurrection of Christ gives us strength in time of weakness and allows us to feel the Divine power, which is with us and is greater than the power of evil, upon which those who persecute us and fight against us depend on. My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is my pleasure to wish all of you a Glorious Feast of the Resurrection of – …

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August 17, 2012

On the Resurrection of Lazarus

A man was raised up by Him who made man: for He is the only One of the Father, by whom, as you know, all things were made. And if all things were made by Him, what wonder is it that one was raised by Him, when so many are daily brought into the world by His power? It is a greater deed to create men than to raise them again from the dead. Yet – …

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