Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 51 priests serving the 38 churches and 28 Coptic communities. More

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The Season of the Church

Presentation of the Lord into the Temple

February 16, 2016
Meshir 8, 1732

Today's Readings

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



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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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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) Summer Registration deadline for new students: May 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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C.O.P.E. Triumphant Christian Retreat

A program designed specifically for men who are suffering from any addictive behavior.
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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

TN: Mar 4-6, 2016
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Florida Youth Convention

Mar 4-6, 2016
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SUS Diocese Mission Experience Trip 2016

India: Aug 8-19, 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