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Egyptian Dinner Take Out
Written by Website Admin   
Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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This year's Egyptian festival will be in a form of a dinner take out. Please visit the facebook page for more details.

Schedule is below:

Friday September 18, 2020
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday September 19, 2020
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sunday September 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
Service Registration for Sep. 20, Sep. 23
Written by Website Admin   
Thursday, 17 September 2020

Below is the registration form for Sunday September 20 and Wednesday September 23 Liturgies. You can register for more than one service.

https://forms.gle/wwCU76mHiWzty1uZ7

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 September 2020 )
 
COVID-19 Update
Written by Website Admin   
Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Due to COVID-19 situation, church attendance will be limited to safely social distance. A registration form will be posted here on the website each week for the upcoming Sunday/Wednesday liturgies. The rules that need to be followed are outlined in the registration form. Once the spots are taken for a day, that day will no longer be available for registration.

Church Safety Guidelines

Please click here to review travel advisory put in place by governor of Ohio. People who are coming from states highlighted in yellow or have a positive testing rate of 15% or higher must quarantine for 14 days before coming to church. This includes countries overseas as well. We must do this out of respect for the Governor and the safety of the congregation. Please respect the rules and there will be no excuses for Sunday or Wednesday.

In order to protect yourself and others, you must wear your own protective mask at all times excluding while taking communion, use hand sanitizer. If anyone in your family has a temperature of 99.5 (degrees F) or higher your family must stay home.

ST. MINA & ST. ABANOUB cannot guarantee that all occupants entering its premise are free from Coronavirus (Covid-19). As such, anyone choosing to enter the church premise does so knowing all the risks. St. Mina & St. Abanoub will not be liable to anyone who chooses to enter its premise and later alleges to have contracted the Coronavirus through the church. If anyone knows they have the virus, has been in contact with anyone with the virus, or is not feeling well in any capacity, St. Mina & St. Abanoub is instructing you NOT to come to church. If anyone contracts the virus and has been to St. Mina & St. Abanoub within 14 days of attending the Liturgy, it is MANDATORY that you immediately contact the Priest so the appropriate steps can be taken to safeguard the congregation.

May God protect us all.

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 August 2020 )
 
Church Expansion Project Update
Written by Website Admin   
Sunday, 26 July 2020

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Dear Beloved Congregation of St. Mina and St. Abanoub Church,

I would like to congratulate all of you because of Godís work towards our church and children.

I would like to congratulate our Father and Shephard His Grace Bishop Seraphim through his prayers and the love of all the blessed congregation towards our Lord Jesus Christ. God allowed us to finish studying the church extension project (the first phase consists of Sunday school rooms and a place to take a blessing set up for H.G. Anba Saraphim residence and a second phase consists of a multi-service building for all spiritual, social and sports activities for all ages and the third phase a chapel) which took three years of concentrated study in all dimensions.

The Church would like to thank you for your contributions and love and we ask all congregation members to send your tithes to the officials of the Board of Deacons of the Church and please encourage all your friends from everywhere to take the blessing in participating in this project in which the name of God will be glorified.

I would like to inform you that the slogan of the project is DREAM BELIEVE ACHIEVE.

Through the blessing of Our Lord and the intercession of the patron saints of our church St. Mina and St. Abanoub and the prayers of His Grace Anba Saraphim and your prayers and your participation and donations, God will build His home.

Sincerely,
Fr. Angilos Antoun and the members of the Board of Deacons

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 August 2020 )
 
Celebrating Church Anniversary & Keraza Summer Activities
Written by Website Admin   
Tuesday, 18 August 2020

We would like to celebrate this coming weekend August 23rd the Feast of St. Mary and the 10th anniversary of our beloved church and to reflect on our past history and our journey to where we are today. With your help and support we can continue the great legacy our Church has created and look forward to a brighter future for our kids to enjoy.

On August 23rd we are planning a day full of festivities. We will attend the church wearing specially designed t-shirts promoting the loyalty and unity of our Coptic community. Immediately after liturgy we will celebrate the end of summer Keraza activities with our youth and we will be presenting a movie slideshow displaying the history of our Church's service and of the congregation as a whole. Afterward, we will gather in an outdoor park @ (School House Park 1875 Nutt Rd, Dayton, OH 45458)

While at the park, we will enjoy delicious Cane's Chicken Finger meals and have fun in each other's company on this special day.

 
Coptic Orthodox Church History
Written by Fr. Marcos A. Marcos   
Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Name And Origin:

The Copts are the original Egyptians, and the word "Copt" itself is derived from the Greek word "Aegyptus" which means Egypt. The Copts are the descendants of the ancient Egyptians. They are considered one of the most anthropologically pure races in the world.

The Coptic Era:

When people think of Egypt, they usually think of ancient Egypt with its pyramids. Then they jump over to the Islamic period represented by the forest of minarets which a person sees in Cairo today. However, in between these two extremes, there is a modest bridge. This bridge does not pass over a valley of darkness where the Copts resided in complete isolation. On the contrary, this era is considered one of the luminous periods in the national and ecclesiastical history of Egypt.

Strictly speaking, the purely Coptic Christian period extends for about six centuries at the dawn of the Christian era. In Egyptian history, this is a tiny fraction but not at all insignificant. From the cultural standpoint, that short span was epoch-making in the development of Egyptian ideas and ideals. Indeed it stands for what is rightly called "Coptic Civilization".

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 May 2015 )