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The great lent for us is a great time, and the most important fast in our Coptic year. However, not all of us know the details of the Great Lent. Some of us just fast and pray, without knowing why. The great lent is the six week duration before Palm Sunday. Every Sunday, we discuss an important point and lesson that we can try to apply to our lives. Most of the messages are found in the gospels of Matthew and John.

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Mental health. Let's start talking about it.

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We all know how the fairy tale ends…the princess’s love turns him from beast to prince; the curse is removed and the damsel is saved from eternal doom; the slipper fits. Yes, Disney has never failed to give their princesses the happy ever after we were all hoping for them throughout the emotional 90 minute song and dance experienced with them.

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What am I thankful for?

  • Parents
  • Family
  • Clean water
  • Access to food
  • Security
  • Education
  • Friends

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Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachtani?

“Why do You stand afar off, O Lord?
Why do You hide in times of trouble?” (Psalms 10:1)

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Something strange happened on Good Friday, we read and sing about the passion and crucifixion of Christ. We decorate the Church with black and a large crucifix with an icon of Christ appears in front of the altar. Women wear black, the deacons turn their garments inside out to appear black.

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St. Marks response to the recent attack that has happened in St. George's Church in Tanta and St. Marks Cathedral in Alexandria.

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On Valentine’s Day a group of us went out to the streets of Kensington and spread some love by giving out some candy hearts to strangers.

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St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in London is one of the oldest Coptic churches in the lands of the immigration, and one of the first to be supported and cared for by our beloved patriarch, HH the late Pope Shenouda III.

  • St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church
    Allen Street, Kensington
    London W8 6UX