The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 51 priests serving the 38 churches and 28 Coptic communities. More
The Season of the Church
Presentation of the Lord into the Temple
February 16, 2016
Meshir 8, 1732
February 14, 2016
Meshir 6, 1732
Our Lord, Jesus Christ, glory and praise be to Him, to His good Father, and to the Paraclete, entered the holy temple, carried by his mother, forty days after His sacred birth. Joseph, the righteous, came with Mary, the Mother of Christ, and completed the Law for Jesus, the Boy and the Saviour.
Doxology of Our Lordís Entry into the Temple
Introduction to the Readings of the Coptic New Year
Coptic New Year Program
Old Testament Chart
Anna the Prophetess: A Wonderful Example to the Elderly
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 male babies.
Present in the temple, at the time our Lord Jesus Christ was brought in, was Simeon of Jerusalem, a devout, just, elderly man. Simeon was said to have been waiting for the "Consolation of Israel", the indescribable joy of the prophesied deliverance that the Messiah had been waited for to bring to Israel.
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Mighty Champions Magazine - Fall Edition 2015
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Word of Wisdom: Subscribe to the Abbey's New Mailing Program
St. Moses Bookstore
Asaph Hymns Institute
(AHI) is the first ever online hymnological seminary.
Family Ministry Program
A program for learning Christian leadership principles.
Theological Seminary Program
Program Registration deadline for new students: March 15, 2016
Theological Seminary Program - Nashville
An Arabic theological program located in Nashville.
Theological Seminary Boarding Program - Abbey
A 2 year live-in program located at St. Mary and St. Moses Abbey.
Archangel Raphael Ministry (A.R.M.)
A program designed specifically for individuals with special needs.
C.O.P.E. Triumphant Christian Retreat
A program designed specifically for men who are suffering from any addictive behavior.
H.O.P.E. Social Services
A social services program designed to help those in need.
St. Clement Christian Academy
This is a learning community dedicated to meeting the needs of each learner within its walls.
St. Mark Festival Program
This is a spiritual competition among the Coptic Churches doing the same activity world wide.
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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TN: Mar 4-6, 2016
Florida Youth Convention
Mar 4-6, 2016
SUS Diocese Mission Experience Trip 2016
India: Aug 8-19, 2016
more info coming soon