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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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Thu Aug 18 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Saint Mary’s Revival (Vespers, praises and sermon)
Fri Aug 19 @ 7:15AM - 10:00AM
Feast of Transfiguration Liturgy
Fri Aug 19 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Sunday School Bible Study
Fri Aug 19 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
High School (Grade 9 to 12) Youth Meeting
Fri Aug 19 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Saint Mary’s Revival (Vespers, praises and sermon)
Sat Aug 20 @ 7:45AM - 10:30AM
Liturgy (2 Liturgies small and big churches)
Sat Aug 20 @ 5:30PM - 07:00PM
Sunday School Service for PreK to 8th Grade
Sat Aug 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Saint Mary’s Revival (Vespers, praises and sermon)
Sun Aug 21 @ 5:15AM - 08:15AM
Liturgy (Big Church)
Sun Aug 21 @ 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Liturgy (Small church)

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Saint Mary’s Revival (Vespers, praises and sermon)
Fri Aug 19 @ 7:15AM - 10:00AM
Feast of Transfiguration Liturgy
Fri Aug 19 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Saint Mary’s Revival (Vespers, praises and sermon)
Sat Aug 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Saint Mary’s Revival (Vespers, praises and sermon)
Sun Aug 21 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Saint Mary’s Revival (Vespers, praises and sermon)
Mon Aug 22 @ 4:00AM - 06:30AM
St. Mary’s feast’s Early Liturgy
Mon Aug 22 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
St. Mary’s feast’s Liturgy

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