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 Commemoration of the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Sept 3, 2015
Mesore 28, 1731

Today's Readings

September 2, 2015
Mesore 27, 1731

We are commanded to worship, not on special days, but continuously - all our life through, and in all possible ways.
St. Clement of Alexandria



Old Testament Chart

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El Karaza Article

Have Sought You Anxiously

The Holy Bible only preserved very few expressions by St. Mary; those recorded come from four events. First is her conversation with the angel during the Annunciation. Second is her praise in the hearing of Elizabeth. Third was when Jesus remained in Jerusalem, when Virgin Mary and St. Joseph searched for Him for three days until they finally found Him in the temple. Here she beseeched Him with a very short expression that conveys all the emotions of longing and sorrow: "Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously" (Luke 2:48). The fourth was at the wedding in Cana of Galilee.
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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

FL: Jan 15-17, 2016
TN: Aug 28-30, 2015
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10 Day Tour of the Holy Land

Sept 1-10, 2015
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Fr. Daoud Lamei - Dallas, TX

Sept 18-20, 2015
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Diocese Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Oct 1931, 2015
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THY Diocese College Convention

Dec 16-19, 2015
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Taste of the Holy Land and Egypt

Dec 18-30, 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