Service Schedule for the Holy Month of Kiahk

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Today, we begin the Holy Month of Kiahk in the Coptic Orthodox Church. As you know, it is a time to prepare for the Glorious Feast of our Lord’s Nativity by immersing ourselves in the wonder of Christ’s Birth and the blessed events that led up to this great moment. Our service schedule during this […]

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Pastoral Message for the Beginning of the Month of Kiahk

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On behalf of the parish community, we would like to congratulate all of you on the beginning of the Coptic month of Kiahk, which commences this Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and ends Thursday, January 8, 2015. We celebrate the Feast of our Lord’s Nativity on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Joy and Wonder During this month, […]

FOCUS Service at the Valencia Inn – Sunday, October 19

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On Sunday, October 19, our parish will receive the blessing of serving food to the Lord’s brethren at the Valencia Inn in Anaheim as part of our service with FOCUS North America. FOCUS will provide food (rice, spaghetti, beef stew) for us to cook prior to Sunday. We also need volunteers to help in the service. […]

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Preparing to Receive Holy Communion

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Most Orthodox faithful limit their preparation for receiving the awesome mystery of Holy Communion to fasting. By only fasting they are deceived into thinking that, having fasted completely and mechanically, they have followed the proper preparation and, thus, are communing worthily. What is the right preparation, then? Longing for Holy Communion The first step in […]