Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 49 priests serving the 38 churches and 28 Coptic communities. More

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The Season of the Church

The Martyrdom of
St. Anastasia

Oct 12, 2015
Paope 1, 1732

Today's Readings

October 7, 2015
Thoout 26, 1732

Let our glorying and our confidence be in Christ. Let us be subject to His Will. Let us consider the whole multitude of His angels, and how they stand waiting to minister His Will.
St. Clement of Rome



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El Karaza Article

You Have Laid Your Body Like The Ground (The Cross Feast)

On Thoout 17 (September 28) the church celebrates the Glorious Feast of the Cross. Although we celebrate this glorious feast twice a year, yet, sitting under the cross, meditating it, and chanting its blessings is the work of eternity and our main occupation therein. Among the most beautiful verses spoken by Isaiah the Prophet says: "See, I have taken out of your hand the cup of trembling, the dregs of the cup of My fury; you shall no longer drink it. But I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to you, 'Lie down, that we may walk over you.' And you have laid your body like the ground, and as the street, for those who walk over" (Isaiah 51:22-23). As if this is the sweet sound of the Lord which will be heard from His blessed mouth by all who carry the cross every day with thanksgiving, as they stand at the doorway of heaven, after having left earth.
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Diocese Educational Programs - Board of Education

Asaph Hymns Institute

(AHI) is the first ever online hymnological seminary.
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Family Ministry Program

(FMP) Spring Registration deadline for new students: January 1, 2016
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LEAD Program

A program for learning Christian leadership principles.
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Theological Seminary Program

Program Registration deadline for new students: March 15, 2016
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Theological Seminary Program - Nashville

An Arabic theological program located in Nashville.
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Theological Seminary Boarding Program - Abbey

A 2 year live-in program located at St. Mary and St. Moses Abbey.
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Diocese Programs

Archangel Raphael Ministry (A.R.M.)

A program designed specifically for individuals with special needs.
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H.O.P.E. Social Services

A social services program designed to help those in need.
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St. Clement Christian Academy

This is a learning community dedicated to meeting the needs of each learner within its walls.
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St. Mark Festival Program

This is a spiritual competition among the Coptic Churches doing the same activity world wide.
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St. Verena Resource Ministry

(SVRM) Professionals networking together to make a difference and provide resources to our Coptic community. To make a request or to volunteer as a consultant.
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Diocese Events

Pre-Marital Retreat

TX: Nov 13-15, 2015
FL: Jan 22-24, 2016
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Diocese Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Oct 1931, 2015
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FL Family Convention

Nov 26-29, 2015
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WTL Diocese High School Conventions

Boys: Dec 21-24, 2015
Girls: Dec 26-29, 2015
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FL Winter Kids Camp

Dec 27-30, 2015
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2016 Crossroads Convention

Jan 15-18, 2016
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Grand Tour of the Holy Land and Egypt

May 2-21, 2016
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Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

P.O. Box 1005
Colleyville, TX 76034

Tel: 817-841-9353
Fax: 817-704-2389

St. Stephen Retreat Center

4951 S. Washington Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780

Tel: 321-567-4961
Fax: 321-567-4955

St. Mary & St. Demiana Convent

330 Village Dr.
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Tel: 706-925-0895
Fax: 817-704-2389

St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey

101 South Vista Drive
Sandia, TX 78383

Tel: 361-547-3257
Fax: 817-231-0135