Saturday, November 17, 2012

Enthronement of H.H. Pope Tawadros II

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" (Ps 118:24).

On the 18th of November, 2012, the Coptic Orthodox Church enthroned His Holines Pope Tawadros II as the 118th Pope of Alexanderia and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. His Holiness is the successor of H.H. Pope Shenouda III who passed away in March of 2012 after over forty years as the shepherd of all Copts.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

His Holiness Pope Tawadros, A Gift of God

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Psalm 118:26, John 12:13). Thank God for H.H. Pope Tawadros II. The names Tawadros, Theodore, Nathanael and Matthew mean “Gift of God”. Best congratulations are to His Holiness and to the church for the Heavenly Father’s gift in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad” (Psalms 126:3). “Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forevermore!” (Psalms 113:2). Praise the Lord.

قداسة البابا تواضروس عطية من الله
"مُبَارَكٌ الآتِي بِاسْمِ الرَّبِّ" (مزامير 118 : 26، يوحنا 13:12). نشكر الله من أجل قداسة البابا تواضروس الثاني. ومعروف أن الأسماء تواضروس، تادرس، نثنائيل، ومتى كلها تعني "عطية الله". أطيب التهاني لقداسته وللكنيسة بعطية الأب السماوي باسم ربنا يسوع المسيح. "عَظَّمَ الرَّبُّ الْعَمَلَ مَعَنَا وَصِرْنَا فَرِحِينَ" (مزامير 126 : 3)، "لِيَكُنِ اسْمُ الرَّبِّ مُبَارَكاً مِنَ الآنَ وَإِلَى الأَبَدِ" (مزامير 113 : 2). هلليلويا.
St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Hegumen Abraam Sleman
Fr. Markos Ayoub
Fr. Daniel Abdelmessih

Monday, July 2, 2012

لوجوس وأقباط المهجر

لا أبالغ إذا قلت أنه لم تحبطني أخبار كثيرة مزعجة مثلما أحبطني خبر احتضار “قناة لوجوس”. ويعز علي جدا أن تصل قناة لوجوس TV إلى مرحلة التهديد بوقف الإرسال وغلق القناة… ولا تتسرع ياعزيزي بالقول أنها مجرد قناة فضائية وسط الكثير من القنوات، وأن الأمر لا يستحق مثل هذا الاهتمام، فالأمر يحمل أكثر مما قد تعتقده، والموضوع يحمل في جوانبه ما هو أخطر من ذلك.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Farewell to His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

The Coptic Church bids farewell to our beloved father His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark. His Holiness shepherded his church for 41 years, through which the Coptic Church has flourished under his guidance and teaching. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III is well known for his deep commitment to Christian Unity. In an address he gave at an ecumenical forum during the International Week of Prayer in 1974, he declared, “The whole Christian world is anxious to see the church unite.” May the Lord repose his soul in the heavenly Jerusalem.

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Rev. Father Abraam Sleman, Fr. Markos Ayoub, Fr. Daniel Abdelmaseih, the board of deacons, the deacons, and the congregation of St. Mark's of Jersey City, NJ are offering their condolences to the holy synod and the entire members of the Church all over the world with sincere prayers for the repose of His Holiness' soul in the bosom of the saints.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Celebration of the Life of H.H. Pope Shenouda III

On Saturday, March 17, 2012, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the faithful and mighty shepherd of the Coptic Orthodox Church for over four decades, was taken up to heaven to be joined with the saints.  Please join the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America as we gather in celebration of the life of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III and prayer for the future of our beloved Coptic Orthodox Church on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of East Brunswick, 433 Riva Avenue, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816.

His Holiness leaves behind a flock of millions of Coptic Orthodox Christians spread over six continents who grieve for his departure, but rejoice in the knowledge that he has gained the reward for which he struggled, and is now united with our Heavenly Father.

In all things, His Holiness was a devoted father and teacher.  Despite his innumerable competing responsibilities and obligations, he never desisted from his weekly lectures, continuing to prepare and offer them even while in the throes of his illness.  His millions of children throughout the globe learned not only from these weekly lectures, or his countless books and publications, but by the example he set as a model of discipline, courage and compassion.

His Holiness’ papacy saw an unprecedented expansion in the Coptic Church throughout the world.  It also marked revivals in Sunday School education and monasticism that will impact generations of Coptic Orthodox Christians to come.  Yet, we remember him especially for the genuine love with which he cared for his children for over forty years and the true joy he displayed in Christ.

May God repose the soul of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III and give heavenly comfort to his children.

All are welcome to join us in prayer and remembrance.  For further information, please contact Andrew Abdou at 908.812.8061 or

Bishop David
General Bishop
Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America