Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is composed of 88 priests serving the 62 churches and 40 Coptic communities. More

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The Season of the Church

Holy Great Fast

Feb 20 - Apr 7, 2023
Meshir 13 - Paremhotep 28, 1739

Lazarus Saturday | Apr 8
Hosanna Sunday | Apr 9
Holy Week | Apr 10-14
Joyous Saturday | Apr 15

Today's Readings

March 21, 2023
Paremhotep 12, 1739

Since we were wounded by sin, we must treat it with penance. But penance without fast is worthless. Then by fasting justify yourself before God!
St. Basil

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Readings During the Holy Great Fast

Journey through the Holy Great Fast
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English Detailed Outline

Holy Great Fast: Sunday Readings Only
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Daily Journey Through Holy Great Fast With The Early Church
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Elevation of HE Metropolitan Youssef by HH Pope Tawadros II

Elevation of HE Metropolitan Youssef: Divine Liturgy by HH Pope Tawadros II

Elevation of HE Metropolitan Youssef - Divine Liturgy by HH Pope Tawadros II

Coptic Hymns: Hymns for Elevation

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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: Apr 7, 2023
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LEAD Program

A program for learning Christian leadership principles.
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Sound Mind & Spirit Mental Health Awareness

A program for learning about mental illnesses.
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Theological Seminary Program

Program Registration deadline for new students: March 15, 2023
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Theological Seminary Program - Nashville

An Arabic theological program located in Nashville.
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Diocese Programs

Archangel Raphael Ministry (A.R.M.)

A ministry designed specifically for individuals with special needs.
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BRAVE Men's Ministries

A ministry to restore the identity and role of men according to God's purpose.
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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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Special Needs Ministry

A ministry designed for individuals with special needs.
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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: Aug 25-27, 2023
FL: Jan 13-15, 2023
TN: Mar 3-5, 2023
GA: May 19-21, 2023
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WISE Retreat

Mar 27-31, 2023
more info call 407-960-9223

Young Professionals SUS Pilgrimage - Southern Europe 2023

Apr 22-30, 2023
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SUS Diocese Mission Experience Trip - The Philippines

July 2-14, 2023
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SUS Pilgrimage - Spain/Portugal 2023

Oct 2-14, 2023
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Registration: opens Mar 12, 2023 @ 8 pm EST

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