Sayfo Commemoration held in New Jersey

May 2015 FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II USA: His Holiness participated in a Youth Sayfo Commemoration hosted at Mor Aphrem Center in Paramus, NJ. The event commenced with an evening prayer lead by His Holiness, remembering our martyred forefathers, followed by a procession around the grounds of Mor Aphrem Center while singing Syriac hymns. At the ...

Refuge From Egypt Unrest at a Queens Church

MONIQUE EL-FAIZY - 20/4/13 It’s Tuesday afternoon, and a few dozen of the faithful members of St. Mary and St. Antonios Coptic Orthodox Church in Ridgewood, Queens, are singing in the liturgy during observation of the Great Lent, the 55 days of prayer and fasting that precede Orthodox Easter, on May 5. The women wear white ...

Journey to Greece Through Dance

aphrodite - 20/2/13 A Two-Part Performance Featuring the Dances of the Ionian Islands & an Assortment of Dances from Throughout the Greek World! Holmdel, NJ – The nationally famous Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey (HDNJ) present Journey to Greece Through Dance, Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Holmdel High School Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, with a performance ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jersey City celebrates Feast of Saint Gabriel

Rafal Rogoza / The Jersey JournalThe Jersey Journal- 29/12/12 Dozens congregated at an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jersey City this morning to worship and celebrate the Feast of Saint Gabriel. Roughly 50 worshippers of the Bisrate Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church held mass at 7 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church at 214 Martin Luther King Drive ...

Street named after Coptic Pope Shenouda III in Jersey City

Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal 22/10/2012 Hundreds of Coptic Christians crowded the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Vroom Street in Jersey City yesterday afternoon, to witness the unveiling of a street sign in honor of Pope Shenouda III. Among those attending the ceremony to rename the intersection Pope Shenouda III Way were U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Jersey ...

New Jersey to host the first ever Pan-Orthodox Youth Conference in November 2012 (Exclusive)

    10/10/2012 OCP news Service Exclusive Register Here: USA/New Jersey: Pope Kyrillos VI Coptic Orthodox Bible Study & Fellowship will host the first ever Pan-Orthodox Youth Conference on 24th November 2012 at St. Peter's College in Jersey City. This is the second annual conference and first annual Pan-Orthodox Conference. Last year there where more 1,400 people in attendance. The ...

Coptic Christians among Jersey City faith groups helping 25 West Point cadets deepen appreciation for other cultures

By Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal File News 28/4/2012 After a tour of Ellis Island and a lunch featuring Egyptian cuisine hosted by a Coptic Orthodox Church, 25 West Point cadets visited the church on Bergen Avenue to learn about Coptic history and the church’s role in the community. The next stop for the cadets who are studying “Winning the ...

The late Pope Shenouda still inspires Coptic Christians

By Rev. Alexander Santora/For the Jersey Journal 12/4/2012 Orthodox Christians follow a different liturgical calendar than the rest of Christianity so today begins their Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Culminating with Easter is quite joyful but for the Coptic Orthodox it will be bittersweet this year. Their Patriarch of 40 years, Pope Shenouda III, ...

Coptic Christians protest outside White House against violence in Egypt

By Pamela Constable 20/10/2011 Hoisting homemade wooden crosses and photographs of bodies they said were crushed by tanks, hundreds of Coptic Christians rallied Wednesday in front of the White House to protest rising violence against minority Christians in Egypt and to demand that the Obama administration pressure Cairo to protect their rights. The demonstrators, mostly Egyptian immigrants who ...

The Investiture of New Archons

Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presided at the Investiture of new Archons, from throughout the United States, following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 31, 2010, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Concelebrating were His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit and His Grace Bishop ...

A colloquium on the preservation of St. Thomas Christian Heritage

8/9/2010 KOCHI, KERALA, INDIA: The Association for Preservation of the St. Thomas Christian Heritage (APSTCH) hosted a colloquium on the efforts to digitize the ancient manuscripts and inscriptions that document the heritage of the St. Thomas Christians in India. The meeting was held at Ernakulam on September 8, 2010, Wednesday. Several linguists and historians from international ...

47th Syriac Orthodox Convention of Archdiocese of Eastern United States Concluded

Syrian Orthodox Church 4/8/2010 NEW JERSEY: The 47th Annual Syriac Orthodox Convention of Archdiocese of Eastern United States concluded at St. Mark's Cathedral here on August 01, Sunday. The convention was started on July 29, Thursday. As a part of the convention various events were organized. Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, Mor Severios Jamil Hawa, Archbishop Mor ...