The Coptic Orthodox hierarchs of North America, including our Bishop Mina, have published an important Pastoral Message concerning the heretical movement of Atef Aziz, who has taken shelter within the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America.
Please read the statement and exercise caution against this new heresy.
Click . . . → Read More: Pastoral Message from the Bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church of North America – May 2016
Our Church celebrates two feasts for the Cross. One is on Parmhat 10th (March 19th), which always falls during Great Lent. The other is on Tout 17th (September 27th), which falls at the end of our celebrations of the The Coptic New Year (The Feast of Nairouz), and this latter Feast of the . . . → Read More: Carrying The Cross – by Bishop Serapion
Great Lent is considered the holiest fast since our Lord Jesus Christ Himself had fasted it. Therefore, during Great Lent we follow the example set by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who fasted on our behalf forty days and forty nights (Matthew 4:2). Also during Holy Week, which comes after the . . . → Read More: Meaning of Great Lent – by Bishop Serapion
Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, this holy period is specified for correction, purification, an enlightenment of our entire being, both physically and spiritually. Great Lent is considered the spring of our spiritual life, and for every soul that yearns for her Heavenly Bridegroom, this is considered “a honeymoon,” in which the . . . → Read More: The Holy Great Lent: A Joyful Journey
Joy in the Lord
The period of the Fifty Holy Days is a special period in the ecclesiastical cycle. The prominent feature of this period is joy. The Church prays with a festal tune in all Her liturgies and prayers, including the funerals. During this period, the Church lives the life . . . → Read More: The Holy Fifty Days – by Bishop Serapion