Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 93 priests serving the 66 churches and 39 Coptic communities. More

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The Season of the Church

Holy Great Fast

Mar 11 - Apr 26, 2024
Paremhotep 2 - Parmoute 18, 1740

Lazarus Saturday | Apr 27
Hosanna Sunday | Apr 28
Holy Week | Apr 29-May 3
Joyous Saturday | May 4

Today's Readings

April 23, 2024
Parmoute 15, 1740

Since we were wounded by sin, we must treat it with penance. But penance without fast is worthless. Then by fasting justify yourself before God!
St. Basil


Readings During the Holy Great Fast

Journey through the Holy Great Fast
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English Detailed Outline

Holy Great Fast: Sunday Readings Only
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Daily Journey Through Holy Great Fast With The Early Church
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Elevation of HE Metropolitan Youssef by HH Pope Tawadros II

Elevation of HE Metropolitan Youssef: Divine Liturgy by HH Pope Tawadros II

Elevation of HE Metropolitan Youssef - Divine Liturgy by HH Pope Tawadros II

Coptic Hymns: Hymns for Elevation

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Diocese Educational Programs

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: Apr 30, 2024
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LEAD Program

A program for learning Christian leadership principles.
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Sound Mind & Spirit Mental Health Awareness

A program for learning about mental illnesses.
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Theological Seminary Program

Program Registration deadline for new students: March 15, 2024
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Theological Seminary Program - Nashville

An Arabic theological program located in Nashville.
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Diocese Programs

Archangel Raphael Ministry (A.R.M.)

A ministry designed specifically for individuals with special needs.
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BRAVE Men's Ministries

A ministry to restore the identity and role of men according to God's purpose.
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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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Special Needs Ministry

A ministry designed for individuals with special needs.
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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 Coptic Schools

Boca Raton, FL

St. Luke Academy
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New Port Richey, FL

St. Mary Orthodox Christian School
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Nashville, TN

St. Clement Christian Academy
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Diocese Events

Pre-Marital Retreat

TX: Aug 23-25, 2024
GA: May 17-19, 2024
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SUS Young Professionals Pilgrimage - Greece

May 17-27, 2024
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SUS Mission Experience - Thailand

May 20-31, 2024
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SUS College Youth Mission - Egypt

Jun 10-28, 2024
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A.R.M. Convention

June 13-17, 2024
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Coptic Homeschoolers Retreat

Current Homeschoolers: Jun 18-22, 2024
Interested Homeschoolers: Jun 20-22, 2024
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SUS Pilgrimage - Baltics 2024

Jul 29-Aug 10, 2024
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WISE Retreat

Apr 16-19, 2024
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HS Girls Summer Convention

Jul 1-3, 2024
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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