Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 76 priests serving the 55 churches and 35 Coptic communities. More

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The Season of the Church

Holy 50 Joyous Days

Apr 29 - June 16, 2019
Parmoute 21 - Paone 9, 1735

Today's Readings

May 25, 2019
Pashons 17, 1735

For by the sacrifice of His own body He did two things: He put an end to the law of death which barred our way; and He made a new beginning of life for us, by giving us the hope of resurrection. By man death has gained its power over men; by the Word made Man death has been destroyed and life raised up anew.
St. Athanasius


Global Coptic Day ~ June 1st

Festal Messages

HH Pope Tawadros II
English | Arabic

HG Bishop Youssef
English Print Version | Arabic Print Version


Resurrection and Communion

Enlightenment in Resurrection (Arabic)

Participating in the Resurrection

What is Faith (Arabic)

Types of Faith

Transfiguration and Resurrection (Arabic)

The Necessity of the Resurrection

Hosanna Sunday ~ 2019

Hosanna Sunday Eve ~ 2019

Lazarus Saturday - 2019

Admitting our Blindness

From Darkness to Light

The Danger of Gossip (Arabic)

news and events

Press Release

Sunday School Curriculum Revision Announcement

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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 10, 2019
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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, 2019
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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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Orthodox Christian Campus Ministries

An official campus ministry organization.
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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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TIPS: Search for Job & Education Opportunities

Triumphant Christian Church

A ministry designed for men who are seeking recovery from the bondage of addiction.
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Diocese Events

Pre-Marital Retreat

TX: Oct 4-6, 2019
FL: Jan 10-12, 2020
GA: May 17-19, 2019
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First Wise Convention

May 17-19, 2019
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Fishers of Men Retreat

May 25-27, 2019
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Lead Beyond Conference

Jun 7-9, 2019
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SUS Mission Experience

Jun 14-28, 2019
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BOLD Evangelism Conference

Jul 4-7, 2019
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ARM Special Needs Annual Convention

Jul 17-23, 2019
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FL Middle School Camp: Attitudeeeee 2019

Jul 28-31, 2019
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Women's Retreat

Aug 30-Sept 2, 2019
Registration opens May 10, 2019
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2019 Pilgrimage Trip to Switzerland

Sept 16-28, 2019
Waiting List is now open
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Amplify Conference

Oct 18-20, 2019
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I.M.P.A.C.T. Conference

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2019
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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: 678-842-3281
Fax: 817-704-2389

St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey

101 South Vista Drive
Sandia, TX 78383

Tel: 361-547-3257
Fax: 817-231-0135

St. Mary & St. Phoebe Consecrated Sisters