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March 4, 2016

GYP Lenten Retreat 2016

“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are mad; you are not like us.” – St. Antony the Great Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) committee invites you to the 7th Annual GYP Lenten Retreat from April 15-17, 2016 This year we are blessed to have Father Antony Paul (Saint – …

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August 4, 2015

It takes a whole village: a reflection.

+ In a room, at the outskirts of a city, a young woman, 21 years, is giving birth to her first child, her baby girl. Her sisters,  mother, and  female cousins and friends are all around her. They console her, they squeeze her hand, and they also laugh that “knowing laugh”, while she screams in pain. They are all familiar with the joy of motherhood, the joy that comes after the pain. Some of the girls have not yet – …

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July 29, 2015

Young Women and St. Marina

Today, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the martyrdom of St. Marina the Holy Martyr of Antioch, a wonderful role model especially for young women. She was raised as an unbeliever by her parents until her mother died. Afterwards, she believed in our Lord Jesus Christ and vowed to remain a virgin for Him, but her father disowned her because of her faith, which ultimately resulted in her martyrdom. She shunned marriage, pleasure, fame, wealth, family, – …

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March 16, 2015

2015 GYP Lent Retreat Schedule

Written by admin on March 16, 2015. Posted in Retreats Friday, March 20 7:00 pm: Registration 8:00 pm: Dinner 9:00 pm: Ice-Breaker 9:30 pm: Introduction & Lecture #1 10:30 pm: Discussion #1 11:30 pm: Break 12:00 am: Midnight Praises   Saturday, March 21 7:30 am: Quiet Time #1 8:00 am: Breakfast 9:00 am: Morning Prayers 9:30 am: Lecture #2 10:30 am: Quiet Time #2 11:15 am: Icebreaker 12:00 pm: Lunch 1:00 pm: Free Time 4:00 – …

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