Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 74 priests serving the 52 churches and 36 Coptic communities. More

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The Season of the Church

The Martyrdom of St. Mina, the Wonder Worker

November 24, 2018
Hathor 15, 1735

Today's Readings

November 13, 2018
Hathor 4, 1735

The Lord desired that we should rejoice and leap for joy in persecutions. For when persecutions occur, then the crowns of faith are given. Then the soldiers of God are proved. Then the heavens are opened to martyrs...We should not fear to be slain, for we are sure to be crowned when we are slain.
Cyprian (c. 250, W)



Introduction to the Readings of the Coptic New Year
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Coptic New Year Program
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Heavily Armed Gunmen...Slaughter Christians Once Again Whose Destination Was St. Samuel Monastery

In order to understand the travel destination for the Coptic Orthodox Christian and its popularity one would need to know the timeline of a few, brief historical facts. First, St. Samuel Monastery is an antiquity of the most religious Coptic nature. The monastery was first founded and the cornerstone in place somewhere toward the end of the third century or the beginning of the fourth century after the death or our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Is Persecution of Christians Gaining a Stronghold?

Three or four days have past since I first saw the newspaper picture of a Coptic monk lying on a dirty sidewalk facedown and painfully handcuffed with his hands behind his back. The picture is one still vivid in my thoughts. Just as incomprehensible the first day I saw the picture-as it is to this day. How can a quiet peaceful sit down protest lead to being beaten and handcuffed?
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The Virtue of Honesty (Arabic)

Effective Discipleship ~ Lecture & QA Session

Nature of Sin ~ Lecture & QA Session

Self Deception

Peter's Confession (Arabic)

The Empowerment of Grace

Overcoming Anxiety

Obey Those Who Rule Over You, and Be Submissive (Arabic)

My Sheep Hear My Voice

Honesty with Yourself

Mephibosheth, A Picture of Grace

The Repentance of Zacchaeus

news and events

Press Release

SUS Diocese Egypt Trip - Auxiliary Bishop Ordinations

Statement from Metropolitan Antonios on Recent Incidents at the Coptic Monastery of Deir Al-Sultan in Jerusalem

Statement regarding the attack on Al Sultan Monastery from the Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America

Priest Ordination - Ft. Worth, 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) Fall Registration deadline for new students: Aug 10, 2018
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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 9-11, 2018
FL: Jan 11-13, 2019
TN:Oct 26-28, 2018
GA: May 17-19, 2019
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8th Annual Book Fair

Nov 10-11, 2018
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Women's Seminar

Nov 16-18, 2018
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FL Family Convention

Nov 21-24, 2018
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TX Family Convention

Nov 21-24, 2018
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ACTS 29 College Convention

Dec 16-19, 2018
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M.O.V.E. HS Boys Winter Conference

Dec 21-24, 2018
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WTL HS Girls Convention

Dec 26-29, 2018
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FL Middle School Winter Convention

Jan 1-4, 2019
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St. Athanasius Parenting Conference

Jan 25-26, 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