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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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On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as "Passion Sunday," marks the beginning of holy week, which concludes on Easter Sunday.

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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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The annunciation is an important feast in the Coptic Orthodox Church. It in fact is the first of the seven major feasts of the Lord; which are:

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Repentance in the Father’s bosom (Luke 15:11-32)‎

Repentance in Christianity is different from any other ‎repentance; it is the return of the son to his Father and the Father ‎running to fall on the neck of His son to embrace him and kiss him.

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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