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 Prayer Dedication for the 21 Martyrs in Libya, TX. February 16, 2015 -- God willing the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States will dedicate the Divine Liturgy of this coming Sunday, February 22, 2015 in all the churches of the Diocese to the souls of the 21 martyrs who shed their blood as a sacrifice of love to their Lord and Master Jesus Christ our King. May their prayers and intercessions be with us all Amen. ...Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0600 Statement on the Abducted Copts in Libya by Daash, TX. February 13, 2015 -- A statement from His Grace regarding the abducted Copts in Libya by Daash. Hate is the most vile word in the human language. The evinced repulsive upshot of hate lingers on and on in the Middle East by the terrorist faction Daash who recently abducted twenty-one Copts in Libya to march them to their death. This revolting scenario has become all too customary for these extremists to accomplish such hideous crimes against all of humanity. We are all-every race, religion, tribe, and nation, God's creation by His own hands and with His own ...Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0600 The Church Rite for Sunday, February 15, 2015, TX. February 12, 2015 -- The preparation for the Holy Great Fast will begin on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Therefore, on Saturday, February 14, 2015, we will read the readings of the Pre-Fast Saturday from the Katameros of the Holy Great Fast with all the hymns and responses according to the rites of the Church. Sunday, February 15, 2015 / Meshir 8, 1731, is the last Sunday prior to the Holy Great Fast. This is also the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord into the Temple. Thus the prayers will be in the joyful tune and the ...Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0600 Broadcasting: The 2015 Nativity Feast Service, TX. January 6, 2015 -- Through the grace of God, St. Pishoy Coptic Orthodox Church in Nashville, TN is providing live streaming of the Nativity Feast with His Grace on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Central Time). Click for live streaming. May the blessings of the Nativity Feast be with you all. ...Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0600 2015 Diocese Calendar, TX. January 5, 2015 -- Thanks be to God, the 2015 Diocese calendar is here. The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is proud to present its 2015 calendar. This special calendar is a product of our talented high school youth. All the photos submitted were taken by them through the 2014 High School Teen Photography Contest. The judging panel included one of our beloved fathers, two servants, a layman, and one youth. The calendar formatting was created by one of our high school youth as well. The calendar theme is "The Cross " with ...Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0600 Southern Coptic Diocese "Youth for Christ" 2015 Award, TX. December 23, 2014 -- Southern Coptic Diocese "Youth for Christ" Award - “I’ve Come Home, am I welcome?” - Welcoming and Integrating others into our Faith "Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God..." (Romans 15:7) For this year’s Youth for Christ Award, we invite young people (both high school and college level) to form church teams to further a project that started as an evangelical project last year. In America there are many people thirsting for a deeper knowledge and experience of the Church of God. ...Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0600 Triumphant Christian Mission, TX. December 15, 2014 - Through the grace of God, the Southern Diocese purchased a property in Brooksville, Florida, for the Triumphant Christian Mission. The property will be used as a rehabilitation center for addiction treatment. We need your help to renovate it to fit our needs in the amount of $120,000. The property in on a beautiful 9.6-acre land has a large 57 room building, and enough space for outdoor activities (basketball court, soccer field, and a recreation area). The program will include a similarly common 12-step program to host the clients for 6-9 months depending ...Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0600 Help Support St. Clement via Amazon, TX. November 6, 2014 --Shop and Support St. Clement Coptic Orthodox Christian Academy! Many of us shop at Amazon for a wide range of products. Did you know that St. Clement Coptic Orthodox Christian Academy can benefit from each purchase you make on Amazon at no additional charge to you? Here's how: simply use the link before you start your purchase. Or, go to, sign in using your information, and then designate St. Clement Christian Academy, as the charitable organization you will be supporting. Then shop as you normally do. Amazon donates 0.5% ...Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0600 Broadcasting Divine Liturgy by His Grace, TX. November 1, 2014 -- Through the grace of God, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Houston, TX is providing live streaming of the Divine Liturgy with His Grace on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 8:30 am (CST). The streaming may be viewed at the following link ...Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500 4th Annual Book Fair - Delray Beach, FL, TX. October 2, 2014 — St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Delray Beach is happy to announce its fourth annual book fair on Sunday, October 12, 2014 after the Divine Liturgy. We will be hosting a wide variety of spiritual books and will be offering great discounts. For more information, or if you can't make it to the actual event but would like to place a book order, please email us at ...Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500