Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 67 priests serving the 45 churches and 39 Coptic communities. More

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The Season of the Church

Joyous 50 Days

Apr 9 - May 27, 2018
Parmoute 1 - Pashons 19, 1734

Today's Readings

May 23, 2018
Pashons 15, 1734

His resurrection is more miraculous than that of the others in this one respect: The others had been raised by the prophets Elijah and Elisha. However, He was raised by none of the prophets, but by His Father in heaven.
Origen c. 248, E


Festal Messages

HH Pope Tawadros II
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HG Bishop Youssef
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Readings During the Joyous 50 Days

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Introduction to the Readings of the Coptic New Year
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Coptic New Year Program
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Victory Over the World (English & Arabic)

he Holy Feast of Ascension ~ 2018

The Only True Way

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

The Heavenly Sanctuary (Arabic)

The Living Water

I Am the Living Bread

Communion and Resurrection

Believing is Seeing

Hosanna Sunday - 2018

Lazarus Saturday - 2018

The Two Resurrections

Am I on the Right Way? ~ Sermon & QA

news and events

Press Release

Priest Ordination – Clearwater, FL

SUS Pre-Servants Program

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Official Publishing Arm of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern US
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Diocese Educational Programs - Board of Education

Asaph Hymns Institute

(AHI) is the first ever online hymnological seminary.
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Family Ministry Program

(FMP) Spring Registration deadline for new students: Jan 1, 2018
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LEAD Program

A program for learning Christian leadership principles.
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Theological Seminary Program

Program Registration deadline for new students: March 15, 2018
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Theological Seminary Program - Nashville

An Arabic theological program located in Nashville.
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Theological Seminary Boarding Program - Abbey

A 2 year live-in program located at St. Mary and St. Moses Abbey.
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Diocese Programs

Archangel Raphael Ministry (A.R.M.)

A program designed specifically for individuals with special needs.
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H.O.P.E. Social Services

A social services program designed to help those in need.
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Orthodox Christian Campus Ministries

An official campus ministry organization.
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St. Clement Christian Academy

This is a learning community dedicated to meeting the needs of each learner within its walls.
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St. Mark Festival Program

This is a spiritual competition among the Coptic Churches doing the same activity world wide.
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St. Verena Resource Ministry

(SVRM) Professionals networking together to make a difference and provide resources to our Coptic community. To make a request or to volunteer as a consultant.
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TIPS: Search for Job & Education Opportunities

Triumphant Christian Church

A ministry designed for men who are seeking recovery from the bondage of addiction.
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Diocese Events

Pre-Marital Retreat

TX: Nov 9-11, 2018
FL: Jan 11-13, 2019
TN: Mar 2-4, 2018
GA: May 18-20, 2018
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FL Hymns Camp

Boys: Jun 3-6, 2018
Girls: Jun 11-14, 2018
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LEAD Beyond

Jun 8-10, 2018
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Mission Experience 2018: Fiji

Jun 11-23, 2018
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FL HS Boys Convention

Jun 18-21, 2018

Central TX Summer Kids Camp

Jun 25-28, 2018
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North TX Summer Camp

MS: Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2018
Elem: Jul 2-4, 2018
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BOLD Evangelism Conference

Jul 13-15, 2018
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ARM Special Needs Convention

Jul 18-22, 2018
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Attitude Middle School Convention

Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2018
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Arabic Youth Convention

Aug 24-26, 2018
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2018 Pilgrimage Trip

Oct 22 - Nov 3, 2018
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Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

P.O. Box 1005
Colleyville, TX 76034

Tel: 817-841-9353
Fax: 817-704-2389

St. Stephen Retreat Center

4951 S. Washington Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780

Tel: 321-567-4961
Fax: 321-567-4955

St. Mary & St. Demiana Convent

330 Village Dr.
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Tel: 678-842-3281
Fax: 817-704-2389

St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey

101 South Vista Drive
Sandia, TX 78383

Tel: 361-547-3257
Fax: 817-231-0135

St. Mary & St. Phoebe Consecrated Sisters