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Events of Note:

  • Saturday, 9/11, Nayrouz Feast (Coptic New Year)

    • As Americans 9/11 is a day of solemn remembrance for those who died at the hands of bigots but as Copts it is a day of celebration marking the start of our New Year based on our Liturgical Calendar.  While the two occasions might seem contradictory, they in fact are not. 

    • Since the reign in 284 A.D. of Roman Emperor Diocletian, Copts have been mercilessly persecuted, abused, tortured, and martyred by many rulers and leaders of Egypt.  Our Coptic year is thus identified by the abbreviation A.M. for Anno Martyrum or "Year of the Martyrs".  As such on our Feast Day, we always express two thoughts: thanksgiving for a blessed new year, and honor to the millions of martyrs who have stood and confessed their unyielding faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, even unto death. 

    • On 9/11, we pray that bigotry will find no shelter and flag to rally under and that God’s grace and love will continue to spread and bear fruit in all corners of humanity.

  • Monday, 9/27, thru Wednesday, 9/29, Feast of the Cross

 

 

Invite:  Fr. Guirguis and Fr. John both have WhatsApp groups where they make announcements.  If you would like to participate, please contact them directly so they can add you to the WhatsApp group of your choice.

 

Our church has a dedicated YouTube Page where you can watch our live-streaming services:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD1G_SB-cgelyTTp7ikO2

Our church has a dedicated Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/801505949969115/?ref=share

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Services Conducted In Church Schedule

**To attend, please text the officiating priest to register, see homepage

Monday & Wednesday & Friday

Divine Liturgy, officiated by Fr. John

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday & Thursday

Divine Liturgy, officiated by Fr. Guirguis

10:15 am - 11:45 am

 

Saturday

Divine Liturgy, officiated by Fr. Guirguis or Fr. John

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Vespers & Praises, officiated by Fr. Guirguis

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Sunday

Divine Liturgy, officiated by Fr. Guirguis or Fr. John

  • Divine Liturgy 7:30 am - 9:15 am

  • Divine Liturgy 9:30 am - 11:30 am

(*Fr. John will officiate the first Liturgy on 9/12 & 9/26.

Fr. Guirguis will officiate the first Liturgy on 9/5 & 9/19.)

Servants' Training (starting 9/12, see notes above)

2:00 pm - ? pm

 

Sunday School

schedule on https://www.stgmdss.com/calendar

Online Service Schedule:

 

Monday

Spiritual Meeting, led by Fr. Guirguis

Time:  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Topic:  Bible Readings, Homilies, and general discussions

Platform: Google Meet or Telephone

URL:  https://meet.google.com/gmw-jcxu-uqv

Telephone:  240.587.5692,  PIN 176 231 447#

Tel. Invite:  Once you dial in, you’re prompted to enter the pin followed by the # sign in order to join the meeting. If the meeting includes more than 4 participants, you are automatically muted which requires the user to punch in *6 to unmute.

Thursday 

English Bible Study, led by Fr. John

Time:  8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Platform:  Google Meet

URL:  https://meet.google.com/dhi-vvqo-www

Saturday 

Arabic Bible Study, led by Fr. John

Time:  8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topic:  Old Testament.

Platform:  Google Meet

URL:  https://meet.google.com/dhi-vvqo-www

 

Sunday 

Arabic Bible Study, led by Fr. John

Time:  8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topic:  New Testament.

Platform:  Google Meet

URL:  https://meet.google.com/dhi-vvqo-www

 

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