The Reception of His Grace Bishop Michael


UPDATE: Although there has been much confusion  about H.G. Bishop Michael’s diocese and jurisdiction, it is clear that H.G. is a general bishop overseeing some selected churches which he helped found.  Some of them are:

  • Archangel Michael & St. Anthony Church in Richmond, Virginia
  • St. George Church in Hampton, Virginia
  • St. Moses the Black Church in Sterling, Virginia
  • Coptic Community in Stafford, Virginia
  • St. George Church in  Bethesda, Maryland

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H.G. Bishop Michael, Coptic Orthodox Bishop

The reception of His Grace Bishop Michael took place as stated below.  Here is the link for some pictures of the event:

http://www.amsacopticchurch.org/photo/082309/index.html

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Below are details concerning the welcome reception for His Grace Bishop Michael, General Bishop.  May God preserve him on his seat for many years and peaceful times.

Saturday, August 22: Vespers at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church at 5:00 pm. The Vespers will be attended by:

  • H.G. Bishop Isidoros, Abbot of El Baramous Monastery, Egypt
  • H.G. Bishop Youssef, Bishop of the Diocese of the Southern States, USA
  • H.G. Bishop David, General Bishop (Papal Residence, Cedar Grove, NJ)

Sunday, August 23: Following the 8:30 am Divine Liturgy at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, a reception will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church** at 4:00 pm. The reception will be attended by:

  • H.G. Bishop Isidoros, Abbot of El Baramous Monastery, Egypt
  • H.G. Bishop Youssef, Bishop of the Diocese of the Southern States, USA
  • H.G. Bishop David, General Bishop (Papal Residence, Cedar Grove, NJ)
  • H.G. Bishop Serapion, Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles, USA
  • H.G. Bishop Apollo, Bishop of Southern Sinai, Egypt

**Saint Peter & Paul Anitochian Orthodox Church: 10620 River Road Potomac, MD 20854.

For more details visit www.stgeorgemd.org

Song about St. Mary’s Annunciation


I am posting the video of this song in honor of St. Mary’s Fast which has started today.  The video was taken in an informal setting late night at Virgin Mary & St. Moses the Strong Abbey in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Hope you all enjoy it and may you have a blessed fast!

This is a quick translation of the song:

In the early morning, while I was praying,

A luminous angel, came and told me,

Peace to you O highly favored,

Exalted above all mankind.

Refrain:

O beautiful angel, How sweet you are,

How luminous you are, How spiritual you are,

Save us from destruction,

O Angel, so beautiful…, O Angel…

I said to my angel, Where did you come from?

I got goosebumps, I’m awestricken,

I’m not married, and I have no husband,

They will stone me, O my angel.

The Holy Spirit will come upon you,

and His power will overshadow you,

and the one who shall be born from you,

The holy one who will be called the Son of the Highest.