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Resources For The Orthodox Family

How can we maintain our spiritual zeal after Lent?

I am doing God a favor, or so I thought...   The Coptic Orthodox Church follows an annual calendar, culminating in Easter, celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and our resulting salvation. While I dislike to play favorites, Lent (the 55 days preceding Easter) is my favorite time of year. Lent, especially the last 7 days…

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A hymn for the blessed fast of the Holy Virgin Saint Mary

The Virgin Mary is celebrated and venerated by different denominations throughout the world. In Egypt, I used to love attending  El Shahr El Maryami (the month of the Virgin Mary). We used to attend the nightly vigils at the Maronite Church in Cairo; an experience that was at once exotic (the Lebanese Arabic dialect differs…

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