Coptic Church Fast & Feasts

A Journey Through The Great Lent

By: GEORGE YOUSSEF

            The Great Lent is undoubtedly the holiest fast observed by the Coptic Orthodox Church. During the Great Lent, we fast for a total of fifty five days; seven days from the preparation week, forty days to fast as Our Lord fasted in the wilderness for forty days and forty nights (Matthew 4:2), one day for Lazarus Saturday, and the seven last days for Holy Week [1]. It is important to constantly

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By: GEORGE YOUSSEF

“The Holy Week of Pascha is central in the church life. It is a celebration of God the Heavenly Father’s love. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). It is also a living remembrance of our Lord Jesus Christ, “who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God” (Hebrews 9:14).

-Holy Pascha: Order of Holy Week Services in the Coptic Orthodox Church

The word “Pascha” translates to “Passover” which refers to the angel of death that passed over the houses of the Hebrews. These houses were sprinkled with the blood of the Passover lamb, symbolizing the sacrifice of the Cross. Pascha is the name given to the period between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. The entire Holy

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Calendar

Tue Apr 23 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Pascha Services
Wed Apr 24 @ 6:00AM - 07:30AM
Pascha Services
Wed Apr 24 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Pascha Services
Wed Apr 24 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Pascha Services
Thu Apr 25 @ 7:00AM - 02:00PM
Covenant Thursday (Pascha, Lakan, Liturgy)
Thu Apr 25 @ 5:30PM - 09:30PM
Pascha Services
Fri Apr 26 @ 7:30AM - 05:30PM
Great Friday
Fri Apr 26 @11:00PM - 04:30AM
Apocalypse Night
Sat Apr 27 @ 4:30AM - 06:30AM
Bright Saturday Holy Liturgy (Abstinence for communion 8 pm)
Sat Apr 27 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM
Resurrection Holy Liturgy (Abstinence for communion 3 pm)

Announcements

Tue Apr 23 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Pascha Services
Wed Apr 24 @ 6:00AM - 07:30AM
Pascha Services
Wed Apr 24 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Pascha Services
Wed Apr 24 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Pascha Services
Thu Apr 25 @ 7:00AM - 02:00PM
Covenant Thursday (Pascha, Lakan, Liturgy)
Thu Apr 25 @ 5:30PM - 09:30PM
Pascha Services
Fri Apr 26 @ 7:30AM - 05:30PM
Great Friday
Fri Apr 26 @11:00PM - 04:30AM
Apocalypse Night
Sat Apr 27 @ 4:30AM - 06:30AM
Bright Saturday Holy Liturgy (Abstinence for communion 8 pm)
Sat Apr 27 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM
Resurrection Holy Liturgy (Abstinence for communion 3 pm)