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The Feast of El Nayrouz

  • Monday, 03 November 2014 00:00
The Coptic Orthodox Church decided to start the Coptic year from the year Emperor Diocletian came to the Roman throne in 284 A.D. The calendar became known as the calendar of the martyrs, as Diocletian was the last emperor to lead the largest persecution of Christians in the empire. So the feast of Nayrouz became the feast, and the commemoration of, the martyrs. We celebrate it every year on September 11 or 12. The word Nayrouz is a Persian word meaning, "The beginning of the year." On this day, we…

Christmas

  • Sunday, 02 November 2014 00:00
I. Christmas Bible verses: Read what the Bible tells us about the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14 "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace There will…

The Area to be Tested

  • Saturday, 01 November 2014 00:00
There are many areas which Our Lord Jesus Christ will test us in on His Judgement Day. How faithful we are to the Word of God: "I charge you, therefore, before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and with teaching." (2 Timothy 4:1-2) How much we suffer for Our Lord Jesus Christ: "Blessed are you when they revile and…

Reflections

  • Fasting
    Fasting In our Coptic Orthodox Church, we observe fasting periods according to the Coptic calendar. There are eight fasts in the…
  • The Bible A to Z Part 1 Letters A-H
    The Bible A to Z Part 1 Letters A-H A. AnnunciationThe announcement by the archangel, Gabriel to St. Mary of the conception and birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ…
  • Prayer
    Prayer Prayer is communication with, talking with, God. It is a great bond with both God and other members of the…
  • The Feast of El Nayrouz
    The Feast of El Nayrouz The Coptic Orthodox Church decided to start the Coptic year from the year Emperor Diocletian came to the Roman throne…

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