Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 81 priests serving the 55 churches and 40 Coptic communities. More

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The Season of the Church

Holy Great Fast

Feb 24-Apr 10, 2020
Meshir 16-Parmoute 2, 1736

Today's Readings

April 5, 2020
Paremhotep 27, 1736

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
English | Arabic
English Detailed Outline

Holy Great Fast: Sunday Readings Only
English | Arabic

Fasting & Prayer Program 2020 - Joseph the Righteous

Live Broadcasting from the Abbey

04:00 AM CST: Midnight Praises followed by Matins
12:00 PM CST: Divine Liturgy

04:00 AM CST: Midnight Praises
06:00 AM CST: Divine Liturgy
03:00 PM CST: Vespers

03:00 AM CST: Midnight Praise
07:00 AM CST: Divine Liturgy
04:00 PM CST: Evening Prayer

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Abba Give me a WORD Series by HG Bishop Gregory

INTRO to Abba Give me a WORD

Abba Give me a WORD: Do Not Despair by HG Bishop Gregory

During Difficult Times

A Spiritual Message Regarding the Coronavirus from His Grace

God's Comfort to His People (Arabic)

How to Live Righteously?

A Spiritual Message from HG Bishop Basil

On Bended Knees

A Spiritual Message from HG Bishop Gregory


Reconciliation with God (Arabic)

Sunday of the Paralytic Man | 2020 (English & Arabic)

news and events

Press Release

Priest Ordination - New Port Richey, FL

Sunday School Curriculum Revision Announcement

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Official Publishing Arm of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern US
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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, 2020
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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: June 15, 2020
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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 9-11, 2020
FL: Jan 15-17, 2021
TN: March 13-15, 2020
GA: May 15-17, 2020
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STRONGHOLD - Grads and Young Professionals Conference

May 8-10, 2020
Dallas, TX
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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