Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

sandy hook shootingThe Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America offers her deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and to the entire community of Newtown, Connecticut. This tragedy affects us all, and we grieve for the children and adults who lost their lives to such a senseless act of violence. We pray that all those who mourn are comforted by the abiding love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the knowledge that they are cherished in the hearts and prayers of their brothers and sisters throughout the world who stand beside them during this time of unimaginable sorrow.

May the God whose birth in our hearts we await this Advent season bring us hope, peace, strength, wisdom and new life in Jesus Christ, and may He grant rest and joy to the souls of the victims.

A prayer vigil will be held during Liturgy this Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. at St. Peter & St. Andrew Coptic Orthodox Church in Stamford, Connecticut.

For any further information, please contact Father Andrew Awad at 203.455.7447.

SPSA Church Press Release

St. Peter & St. Andrew Coptic Church announce it’s 1st Annual Egyptian Festival.
Come join us on 9/22 and 9/23. From 11am- 8pm. admission is free. It promises to be fun for the whole family.

Explore our Orthodox faith with a brief video of our church’s history. Next delight your taste buds at Cleopatra’s Kitchen where you can taste some of our favorite traditional dishes. King Tut’s Kingdom will excite every child with face painting and a bounce castle. Visit our Coptic bookstore to explore our heritage through books, cd’s, oil and tapestry paintings. Spend the day perusing authentic Egyptian souvenirs at Nefertiti’s Treasures. @ 132 GLENBROOK ROAD • STAMFORD, CT, 06902.

SPSA Church is a Coptic Orthodox Church in Stamford. SPSA Church’s mission statement focuses on worship (“Praise the Lord” Psalm 150:1-6), the love of God (because “God is Love” 1 John 4:8) and also on the love & service for our Stamford community (“Love your neighbor as yourself” Mark 12:31) through community service and humanitarian work. The church welcomes all people to come & enjoy a blessed family event.

The Coptic Orthodox Church was established in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ by St. Mark the Evangelist in the city of Alexandria in Egypt around 43 A.D. The Copts are Egyptian Christians. They are the successors of the ancient Egyptians “The Pharaohs.” They played a vital role in the entire Christian world, especially during the first five centuries. The word ‘Copt’ is derived from `gypt’ which stems from the Greek word Aigyptos’ meaning `Egyptian’. The term “Orthodoxy” refers to the preservation of the “original faith” by the Copts who, throughout the ages, defended the Old Creed against numerous attacks.
The Coptic Orthodox Church believes in the Holy Trinity: God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy Spirit.

We invite you to come and learn who the Coptic people are that have been in the news lately. We unequivocally condemn the brief movie clip that has resulted in excessive & unjustified aggression in the Middle East. These terrorist acts are cowardly.

For more info please contact Father Andrew Awad 203.455.7447
The church’s website: www.fromallnations.org

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