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Facts About Fasting

  • Saturday, 14 February 2015 00:00
Fasting is an essential aspect of practicing the Orthodox life. We cannot be Orthodox, and not fast. Fasting is the first commandment known to mankind, for God commanded Adam and Eve to eat from all the trees, except from one tree not to eat from its fruits. Fasting in Our Coptic Orthodox Church…

Fasting

  • Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:00
In our Coptic Orthodox Church, we observe fasting periods according to the Coptic calendar. There are eight fasts in the Coptic Orthodox Church: 1. The Fast of the Advent2. The Fast of Ninevah3. The Fast of Great Lent4. The Fast of Holy Week5. The Fast of the Apostles6. The Fast of St. Mary7.…

Reflections

  • Sayings of St. Augustine Part I
    Sayings of St. Augustine Part I Works of mercy: "Two works of mercy set a man free: forgive, and you will be forgiven; and, give, and…
  • The Feast of El Nayrouz
    The Feast of El Nayrouz The Coptic Orthodox Church decided to start the Coptic year from the year Emperor Diocletian came to the Roman throne…
  • Angels
    Angels Angel means "messenger." This is the main purpose God created the angels, to send them as messengers to serve the…
  • St. Mary as the Mother of God
    St. Mary as the Mother of God The church commemorates the assumption of St. Mary's body into heaven through St. Mary's fast, celebrated every year August 7-21.…

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