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- Created on Friday, 05 February 2016 12:14
St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church is pleased to announce a one day regional conference featuring Fr. Peter Farrington, on Saturday Feb 20, 2016.
Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
The topic is, "God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." This is not a study of the Liturgy, but a spiritual topic about how to live our Christian lives.
Fr. Peter is a priest of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, serving in St. George's ministry in the UK. He has put on conferences in Egypt and Italy with Fr. Dawood Lamey.
The day runs from 10 am to 4 pm, with lunch included. Vespers follows at 7:00 pm. The early-bird cost is $20, and the full cost is $40. The conference will be held in St. Mary's Church, 388 Ottawa St. S, Kitchener.
Space is limited, so book early.
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- Created on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 12:31
Dogma is the care for studying the truths of the Christian faith with the aim of offering it in a scientific way. Ecclesiastically, dogma is inseparable from the Church, for the Church is the one that explains and comments on the orthodox dogma.
The orthodox dogma is a dogma for life and fellowship with the Lord Christ, with His angels and His saints. It follows that if we seek to live a true spiritual life, we must have an Orthodox dogma. Orthodoxy believes in the Holy Trinity, in one nature of the person of the Lord Christ, out of two natures in a complete union, with one will. (Orthodoxy) believes in the mystery of the Eucharist through which we are united to the Lord’s body and blood, where He abides in us and we in Him. All of these are essential in shaping our spiritual life.
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- Created on Friday, 17 April 2015 22:02
The blessed Syncletica, named after the heavenly assembly [synkletos) was from the land of the Macedonians. Her ancestors, having heard of the love of God and the love of Christ of the Alexandrians, went from Macedonia to lay hold of the city of the Macedonian (Alexandria). When they arrived at the place, they found the circumstances to be better than what they had heard said about the place. It was not that a large number of people pleased them, nor did they marvel at the greatness of the buildings; but finding there a single faith with pure love, they regarded this foreign settlement their second home.