Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 75 priests serving the 53 churches and 36 Coptic communities. More

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The Season of the Church

The Holy Great Fast

Mar 4 - Apr 19, 2019
Meshir 25 - Parmoute 11, 1735

Holy Week

Apr 20-27, 2019
Parmoute 12-19, 1735

Today's Readings

March 25, 2019
Paremhotep 16, 1735

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 2019


Contemporary Challenges to the Family

How to Spiritually Prepare for Marriage (Arabic)

How to Benefit from the Divine Liturgy

The Offences in Service

The Offensive and Defensive Strategies of Warfare (Arabic)

Faith & Cultural Challenges (Arabic)

QA - Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit (Arabic)

The Narrow Gate

The Danger of Gossip

The Offences in the Life of the Servant ~ Lecture & QA Session

Treasuring During the Great Fast (Arabic)

The Fear of God (Arabic)

Pressing Toward the Goal

news and events

Press Release

Priest Ordination -Lubbock, TX

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: Nov 8-10, 2019
TN: Mar 1-3, 2019
GA: May 17-19, 2019
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Florida Servants Convention

Mar 29-30, 2019
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Her First Love Retreat

Mar 29-31, 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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Women's Retreat

Aug 30-Sept 2, 2019
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2019 SUS Pilgrimage Trip

Details and registration will be posted at the beginning of April. This trip will be scheduled for September 2019

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