Press Releases – Resources – Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States An RSS feed of the press releases released on the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States website http://www.suscopts.org/resources/literature Broadcasting: Divine Liturgy by His Gracehttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/aug/22/broadcasting-divine-liturgy-by-his-grace-aug-23-20COLLEYVILLE, TX. August 22, 2015 -- Through the grace of God, St. Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Houston, TX is providing live streaming of the Divine Liturgy with His Grace on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at 8:00 am (CST). The streaming may be viewed at the following link http://www.saintmaryhouston.org/content/online-broadcast-menu ...Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Broadcasting: Divine Liturgy by His Gracehttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/aug/08/broadcasting-divine-liturgy-by-his-grace-aug-09-15COLLEYVILLE, TX. August 8, 2015 -- Through the grace of God, St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Atlanta, GA is providing live streaming of the Divine Liturgy with His Grace on Sunday, August 9, 2015, at 8:30 am (EST). The streaming may be viewed at the following link http://www.suscopts.org/stmaryatlanta/streamingmedia.html ...Sat, 08 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Asaph Hymns Institute - Fall Registration Updatehttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/jul/13/asaph-hymns-institute-fall-registration-updateCOLLEYVILLE, TX. July 13, 2015 -- The Asaph Hymns Institute committee wouild like to inform everyone that the registration for the 2015 Fall Semester of the Asaph Hymns Institute has officially opened. You can register and apply by visiting: www.sushymns.org Registration deadline for the Asaph Hymns Institute has been extended to July 31, 2015. Asaph is open to everyone and not only for deacons. The Institute made some changes to better suit the students' time and work load. This online institute is the first of its kind with two Cantors teaching in ...Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 The LEAD Program - Registration Openhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/jul/06/the-lead-program-registration-openCOLLEYVILLE, TX. July 6, 2015 -- Kindly be informed that the LEAD program opened its registration now. It is a program designed for anyone interested in developing his/her leadership capabilities. This course is very beneficial in work places and for church services. It is a Christian leadership course taking the leadership aspects from psychological and Christian basis. It is a 3 year program, one convention per year with one research paper needed. If you are interested go to www.theleadprogram.org to register your spot. First come first serve, the LEAD program opened its registration and now over 50% of ...Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Southern Coptic Diocese "Youth for Christ" 2015 Winnershttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/jul/05/southern-coptic-diocese-youth-for-christ-2015-winnCOLLEYVILLE, TX. July 5, 2015 -- We are pleased to announce the Southern Coptic Diocese "Youth for Christ" 2015 Award winners for Sharing our Faith. For this year's Youth for Christ Award, young people were invited (both high school and college level) to form church teams to engage in a research and community outreach evangelical project and report on this activity. In America there are many people thirsting for a deeper knowledge and experience of the Church of God. Our Coptic Church was started in America in the late 1960’s as an immigrant church ...Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Houston, TX - Priest Ordinationhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/jun/28/houston-tx-priest-ordinationCOLLEYVILLE, TX. June 28, 2015 -- On Sunday, June 28, 2015, the Houston community was blessed with an ordination of a new priest, Fr. Matthias Shehad, as H.G. Bishop Youssef performed the "laying of the hands". This blessed event was attended by H.G. Bishop Serapion, some of the Diocese priests, and the Houston community. Fr. Matthias will be serving the congregation of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the Lord will grant Fr. Matthias wisdom, love, and peace as he begins his new service."The work of the priesthood is done on earth, but it is ranked among heavenly ...Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriagehttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/jun/27/statement-on-the-supreme-court-ruling-on-same-sex-COLLEYVILLE, TX. June 27, 2015 -- After the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, His Grace is releasing the following message. "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20) The Supreme Court decision on Friday, June 26, 2015, sanctioning same-sex marriages in all fifty states is the result of years of desensitization, which has sadly now culminated in the poorest spiritual and social aberrance in the history of the American judicial system. The moral conscience of ...Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Asaph Hymns Institute - Fall Registration Openhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/jun/09/asaph-hymns-institute-2015COLLEYVILLE, TX. June 9, 2015 -- The Asaph Hymns Institute committee wouild like to inform everyone that the registration for the 2015 Fall Semester of the Asaph Hymns Institute has officially opened. You can register and apply by visiting: www.sushymns.org The deadline to apply will be July 15, 2015. Please note for first time registrants, this is a 2 step process, you must: 1.) Create an account through the website if you have not already done so and then 2.) follow the instructions for submitting an application. Registering without submitting an application is not enough to give ...Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Houston, TX - Candidate for Priesthoodhttp://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/jun/08/houston-tx-candidate-for-priesthoodCOLLEYVILLE, TX. June 8, 2015 -- God willing, on Sunday, June 28, 2015, the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Houston will be blessed with an ordination of a new priest. The candidate to be is Nader Shehad. On Friday, June 26, 2015, Mr. Shehad will be ordained full deacon at St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church. We ask for your prayers in the fulfillment of God's will for this blessed event."The work of the priesthood is done on earth, but it is ranked among heavenly ordinances. And this is only right, for no man, no angel, no ...Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Holy Synod Decrees, May 2015http://www.suscopts.org/press/2015/jun/04/holy-synod-decrees-may-2015 COLLEYVILLE, TX. June 4, 2015 -- On May 28, 2015, the annual meeting for the Holy Synod was held. Through the grace of God, listed below are the decrees.Recognizing The Monastery of the Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael for nuns in Dairut. An official letter to His Holiness requesting the approval for each novice to take the monastic vow must be submitted by the Abbot of the monastery. A "Monastery Center" is an administrative and lodging center for monks and nuns, with certain health or social conditions. The center should not get involved in any ecclesiastic services or ...Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500