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Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2017

Saint Mina’s Coptic Orthodox Church invites you to join us in prayers accompanied by metanias (prostrations) as part of our personal prayer at home on the morning of every day of the Holy Great Lent for the year 2017:

O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted . . . → Read More: Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2017

Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2016

Saint Mina’s Coptic Orthodox Church invites you to join us in prayers accompanied by metanias (prostrations) as part of our personal prayer at home on the morning of every day of the Holy Great Lent for the year 2016:

O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted . . . → Read More: Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2016

Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2015

Saint Mina’s Coptic Orthodox Church invites you to join us in prayers accompanied by metanias (prostrations) as part of our personal prayer at home on the morning of every day of the Holy Great Lent for the year 2015:

O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted . . . → Read More: Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2015

Fasting – by Pope Kyrillos VI

The late Pope Kyrillos VI of triple blessedness, wrote this moving message to his children that had emigrated to other countries on the occasion of holy Lent. It was written shortly before his departure:

Peace to you from the Lord and grace and blessing. Our Good and Compas­sionate . . . → Read More: Fasting – by Pope Kyrillos VI

Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2014

Saint Mina’s Coptic Orthodox Church invites you to join us in prayers accompanied by metanias (prostrations) as part of our personal prayer at home on the morning of every day of the Holy Great Lent for the year 2014:

O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted . . . → Read More: Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2014

Meaning of Great Lent – 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

Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2013

Saint Mina’s Coptic Orthodox Church invites you to join us in prayers accompanied by metanias (prostrations) as part of our personal prayer at home on the morning of every day of the Holy Great Lent for the year 2013:

O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted . . . → Read More: Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2013

Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2012

St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church invites you to join us in prayers accompanied by metanias (prostrations) as part of our personal prayer at home on the morning of every day of the Holy Great Lent for the year 2012:

O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted for my sake, . . . → Read More: Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2012

The Holy Great Fast and Spiritual Discipline

“The true fast is that in which sins, anger, tongue, and instincts are under control.” — St. Basil the Great.

The Holy Great Fast is often referred to as “The Spring of Our Spiritual Life”. Spring being the most beautiful season of the year and a time of spiritual renewal.

. . . → Read More: The Holy Great Fast and Spiritual Discipline

Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2011

St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church invites you to join us in prayers accompanied by kneeling as part of our personal prayer at home on the morning of every day of the Holy Great Lent for the year 2011:

O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted for my sake, keep . . . → Read More: Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2011