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Schedule of Services for the Feast of the Holy Cross (9/27-9/29)

September 2, 2014 - Fr. Moses Samaan



A recent video from Syria showed a young woman being stoned by ISIS terrorists, including her own father, for adultery. She was told in the video, “Allah desires your death.” When she tearfully begged her father for forgiveness, he ignored her, and the video ends with him picking up the largest stone that will eventually kill her. In the Gospel, our Lord Jesus Christ is presented with a woman who was actually caught in the act of adultery and on the verge of being stoned. Rather than desiring her death, our Savior protected her from those who were about to murder her and led her to repentance (Jn 8:1-11). He shows Himself to be the same God Who spoke through the Holy Prophet Ezekiel, “As I live, I desire not the death of the sinner, but that the sinner should turn from his way and live…” After saving this sinner, our Lord declared in v. 12, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” May God help us to see and walk in the Light. ... See MoreSee Less


Latest Homily

Christ the Good Shepherd

October 15, 2014
Fr. Bishoy Kamel - Arabic Homilies

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Fr. Bishoy speaks about our Lord as the Good Shepherd and the quality of sheep to hear the voice of their Shepherd



More Homilies

The Holy Cross: Salvation, Self-Denial and Love

September 28, 2014 - Fr. Moses Samaan
English Homilies


Upcoming Services

  • Friday, October 24
    • 8 am Liturgy - English
    • 7 pm Deacon Classes - Mr Maged Mechael
    • 7 pm إجتماع القديس أغسطينوس - ناطق باللغة العربية
    • 7 pm Adult Education Class (English)
    • 8 pm High School Meeting
    • 8 pm College Meeting
  • Saturday, October 25
    • 10 am Basketball practice - [email protected] subject line Basketball


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The faithful, as soon as they wake and are risen, before they betake themselves to their work shall pray to God, and so let them hurry to their work. But if there should be instruction in the word, he shall put this first, to go and hear the word of God for the strengthening of his soul. And they shall be zealous to go too the assembly where the Spirit abounds.

— St. Hippolytus of Rome, Apostolic Tradition 3:31

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