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Press Release - Friday November 24, 2017

As Muslim worshippers gathered for Friday prayers in the Northern Sinai province of Egypt, militants from the Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State unleashed gunfire and bombings that left at least 235 people dead.
On behalf of the faithful of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Archdiocese of North America extends our heartfelt sympathies and prayers for the victims, the injured, the families, and the first responders. As the Coptic Orthodox Church begins a 3-day fast starting tomorrow – which commemorates the moving of the Mokattam Mountain in Cairo during the 10th century – we fast and pray for God to move the hearts of those that would seek to cause harm to any person. An attack on any member of humanity is an attack on all of humanity.
May God grant protection for all peoples throughout the world, comfort for the families of the victims, healing for the injured, and wisdom for those who govern.

Archdioces of North America - New General Bishop: H.G. Bishop Angelos

We welcome H.G. Bishop Angelos and congratulate H.G. Bishop Karas on his enthronement by H.H. Pope Tawadros on 11/11/2017 as Bishop of the new diocese of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia.

Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of N. A. - Press Release - Nov. 7, 2017

As a man opened fire in First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, 26 people - and dozens of others - had their songs of praise silenced by gun fire. This past Sunday November 5th also marked the 2017 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This is a story that the Coptic Orthodox Christians have had to endure on an increasingly regular basis.

On behalf of the faithful of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Archdiocese of North America extends its hearfelt sympathies and prayers for the victims, the injured, the families, the first responders. May God grant protection for Christians throughout the world, comfort for the families of the victims, healing for the injured and wisdom for those who govern.

Prayers for Fr. Samaan following the Sunday Liturgy - 10/15/2017


Prayers were held at El Maqar for the martyrdom of Fr. Samaan Shehata in Egypt. Coptic Society has decided to set up an account to try to help the family with future expenses. You may donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/frsamaan

Story of the Miracle of Moving El Mokatam Mountain in Egypt

In commemoration of this miracle, the Coptic Orthodox Church observes three days of fasting before the beginning of the Nativity Fast. The Miracle was performed by Simon the Tanner (10th century), also known as Saint Simon the Shoemaker (Sama'an el-kharraz). Saint Simon lived during the reign of the Fatimid Caliph Al-Muizz Li-Deenillah (972-975) and Abraham the Syrian who became the 62 nd Coptic Pope at that time (975 to 978).

El Maqar announcements via text messages

All registered phone numbers will soon receive text messages along with voice messages from Fr. Moises regarding any church announcements or special events. We are working on adding the text messaging service.

Sunday School - Schedule Change

Sunday School is now every Saturday. It will no longer be held on Sunday after the liturgy.