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The Glorious Feast of Ascension: Raised Up to Sit in Heavenly Places
Written by H.G. Bishop Youssef   
Friday, 06 June 2008

"And raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph 2:6).

ImageOur Salvation was achieved by our Lord Jesus Christ's death on the cross and accomplished by His resurrection and lifting up from this world into heaven. The fullness of Christ's resurrection is given in the ascension. The ascension completes the resurrection. Without the resurrection Christ's death would be meaningless "And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty" (1 Cor 15:14). Without the ascension, the resurrection would also be incomplete for we would have a resurrected person but One who was not at the right hand of God in the place of authority. Therefore, having completed His mission in this world as the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ returned to the Father in heaven Who had sent Him into the world. In ascending to the Father, He has raised the earthly with Him "and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph 2:6).

Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 June 2015 )
Papal Message for the Feast of Resurrection, April 2016
Written by H.H. Pope Tawadros II   
Saturday, 30 April 2016


Below are links to the papal message in English and Arabic:

Below is a video of the papal message:

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 April 2016 )
Family Roster
Written by Website Admin   
Saturday, 30 July 2011

To all Adults:

Please take the time to fill out the Family Roster for your household for Church records.  Only registered users will be allowed to fill out the form.  If you are not a registered user, please register and add the information by going to Your Details page  and then click Edit and select Update Your Profile.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 May 2015 )