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On the 21st January we will celebrate the feast of the miracle at the wedding of Cana – one of the seven minor feasts of the Lord celebrated by the Coptic Church.

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Today we remember the departure of our blessed Mother Tamav Erene. Extracts below from selected books form the Convent of Abu Siefein (Old Cairo).

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'... unless you repent you will all likewise perish'. Luke 13:3.

Jesus' message is clear and concise; a message that Saint John the Baptist knew and which was the core of his preaching, 'Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is near' Matthew 3:2.

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As a teenager who has grown up in St Mark's Orthodox church I find that I have been thrown into a completely different world; one that is surrounded by many people, events and celebrations.

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Love. There are millions of songs about it, a day dedicated to it and everybody in the world longs for it and will do anything to find it. But, what is love? That is the question a number of professionals asked a group of children between the ages of 4 and 8. The results came out to be:

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The Church celebrates the major feast of the Cross on the 17th of Tout (27th-‎‎29th of September), the day of the apparition of the Cross to Emperor ‎Constantine, and on the 10th of Baramhat (19th of March), the day when the ‎Empress Helen found the wood of the Holy Cross.‎What does this mean for you? What effect does this have and what is the importance of the Cross?

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On 30th August (24th of Misra) we celebrate the feast of St Takla Hemanout the Ethiopian. He was born into a Christian family, his father was a priest, Abouna Sagaz (meaning the gift of faith) and his mother was called Sarah.

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Saint Mary is an exemplar for every person – Christian and even non-believer. She is mentioned throughout the Divine Liturgy, the prayers in the Coptic Books of Hours (Agbeya), and through many other services in the Orthodox Church. But the question lies – why is Saint Mary a great role model in our faith?

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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.

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    Allen Street, Kensington
    London W8 6UX