Repose of Mr. Awny Helmy Ekladious Eskharoun
Mr. Awny Helmy departed in peace to join the heavenly hosts on September 14th 2019 in Mansoura, Egypt. Mr. Awny is the brother of Mrs. Farida Eskharoun, the mother of Sally Mikhail (wife of Amir Girgis, and mother of Verena and Mina Girgis). The Funeral prayers will be held in Egypt. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Family accepts condolences at home or by phone. The priests, the church broad and behalf of the congregation of St. Mary's church, express their deepest condolences to the family. May the lord repose his soul in the Paradise of Joy and give peace and comfort to all his family. Please keep the family in your prayers. "Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple." Psalm 65:4
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6:00 AM to 8:00 AM - Holy Liturgy
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Holy Liturgy - English
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Holy Liturgy - Arabic
St. Philopater & St. Demiana
- 7:00 PM Welcome - opening doors at new church
- 7:30 PM Praises before vespers
- 8:00 - 9:00 PM Vespers & Glorification
Clarification: Regarding Mahragan Exam & the Vespers timing: The mahragan exam is at St Mary’s Church from 7:00 to 7:45 PM. Students are welcome to come to the new church after completing the Mahragan exam to join the Vespers & Glorification of St Philopater.
Coptic Orthodox Faith
The Coptic Church believes in One God. The Bible and personal experiences teach us that God has three hypostasis‐ Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. No Hypostases is higher than the other, yet all exist as One, just as the Sun is a sphere, emits heat and begets light.
A mystery (aka a Sacrament) is an invisible grace (by the Holy Spirit‐God Himself) given through a visible (material) means. The mysteries can only be administered by a canonical priest. God Himself ordained the first priests and bishops when the Holy Spirit was given to the Apostles, conferring authority to administer mysteries and to ordain others to do so after them.read more