Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 51 priests serving the 38 churches and 28 Coptic communities. More

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The Season of the Church

The Departure of St. Paul, the First Hermit

February 10, 2016
Meshir 2, 1732

Today's Date

February 9, 2016
Meshir 1, 1732

I have fought, the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith. There is laid for me, the crown of righteousness, which the Lord will give me, in that day.
The Holy Psalmody



Introduction to the Readings of the Coptic New Year
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Coptic New Year Program
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Old Testament Chart

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El Karaza Article

The Titles of the Holy Virgin Saint Mary

On the occasion of the fast and feast of our Lady, the Mother of God, the Virgin Saint Mary, we would like to present some of her many titles which are used by the Coptic Orthodox Church which are:

1. The 'Theotokos'
This is a Greek word composed of two syllables: 'Theo' meaning 'God' and 'tokos' meaning 'bearer'; that is 'she who bore God in her womb.'
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The Church Rites for the Coptic Months of Tobe and Meshir

C.O.P.E. TCR - Grand Opening

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Mighty Champions Magazine - Fall Edition 2015

Prepare Me O Lord
Special Edition
Commemoration of HH Pope Tawadros' Visit to the SUS Diocese
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Mighty Arrows Magazine - Fall Edition 2015

Starting Over
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Commemoration of HH Pope Tawadros' Visit to the SUS Diocese
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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) Summer Registration deadline for new students: May 1, 2016
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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, 2016
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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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C.O.P.E. Triumphant Christian Retreat

A program designed specifically for men who are suffering from any addictive behavior.
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H.O.P.E. Social Services

A social services program designed to help those in need.
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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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Diocese Events

Pre-Marital Retreat

TN: Mar 4-6, 2016
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Florida Youth Convention

Mar 4-6, 2016
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SUS Diocese Mission Experience Trip 2016

India: Aug 8-19, 2016
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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: 706-925-0895
Fax: 817-704-2389

St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey

101 South Vista Drive
Sandia, TX 78383

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