“Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him” (Matthew 2:13).
On the twenty-fourth of the blessed Coptic month of Pashons (June 1st), we commemorate the Lord Jesus Christs flight to the land . . . → Read More: Purposeful Tribulation – by Bishop Youssef
Was it his grief, or his doubting, greater than the grief and doubt of the rest of the disciples?
After His Resurrection and before His Ascension into heaven, our Lord Jesus Christ made a series of appearances to His disciples for the purpose of strengthening their faith, consoling and edifying them. How the . . . → Read More: St. Thomas – by Bishop Youssef
“Thy Body and Thy Blood are for the forgiveness of our sins, and for the New Testament that Thou gave to Thy disciples. We are made worthy to eat of the Tree of Life which is the Body of God and His true Blood.” (Gospel Response, Liturgy of the Eucharist)
On . . . → Read More: Covenant Thursday: The ‘Spirit’ that Gave Us Life
On the eighth day of the blessed month of Meshir, the Coptic Orthodox Church commemorates the presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the temple, a Jewish tradition of blessing, carried out forty days following a childs birth; and also a tradition the Coptic Orthodox Church follows in offering baptism to forty day old . . . → Read More: Anna the Prophetess: A Wonderful Example to the Elderly
In the thirteenth day of the blessed month of Tobe (January 21th), the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the miracle that our Lord Jesus Christ performed at the Wedding in Cana of Galilee. Cana was a town in Galilee northeast of Nazareth, where the Lord Jesus Christ miraculously turned water into wine at a wedding . . . → Read More: The Feast of the Wedding in Cana of Galilee
The Feast of Circumcision is one of the minor feasts celebrated annually by the Coptic Orthodox Church, Tobe 6 (January 14).
“You shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between ME and you” (Genesis 17:11).
Thus, the practice of circumcision began with Abraham, . . . → Read More: Circumcision: A Sign of the Old Testament Covenant
During the month of August, the Coptic Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ on Mount Tabor. The Feast of the Transfiguration is considered one of the seven Minor Feasts of the Lord. The Transfiguration is mentioned in Matthew 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, and Luke 9:28-36.
It is stated . . . → Read More: The Feast of Transfiguration – by Bishop Youssef
The Church celebrates the Feast of our Lord’s Entry into Egypt o n the 24th day of the month of Pashons (June 1st). This feast is among the Seven Minor Feasts of the Lord. As the Holy Family entered the land of Egypt, St. Mary the Virgin mother carried the child Jesus in her . . . → Read More: Feast of Entrance into Egypt – by Bishop Dimetrius