Main Sanctuary

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    Feb 2008 - Painting The Icons Of The Church Dome

    By Artist George Nashed

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    Last updated: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 1:44am

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    Aug 2004 - His Holiness Pope Shenouda Visit To Houston

    On the Weekend of August 20-22, 2004, Houston was blessed with the visit of
    His Holiness Pope Shenouda III
    Pope of Alexanderia and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark

    He Blessed us with the following activities:

    Friday, August 20 - Youth Meeting St. Mary Church
    Saturday, August 21 - 1. Foundation Stone Prayers St. Mark Church
    2. Thanksgiving Prayers Archangel Raphael Church
    3. Congregation Meeting St. Mary Church
    Sunday, August 22 - Consecration of the Altar and Divine Liturgy St. Mary Church

    It was a great blessing for entire Coptic Houston congregation.

    The entire visit was video taped and is available in the Church Bookstore in the form of DVD and VHS.
    Also available are a couple of Photo CD's with many photos and slide shows of the events.

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    Last updated: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 1:40am

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    July 2004 - Grand Opening Of The Church

    The First Liturgy in the New Church Building was prayed on Sunday July 25th.
    H.G. Bishop Youssef officially blessed and began the services in the new church building on Saturday, July 24th, 2004.
    The services began with the prayers of the 9th, 11th, and 12th hour prayers of the Agpia, followed by the Vesper Praises
    His Grace Bishop Youssef arrived, and the deacons, with crosses and wearing their tunics, received him at
    the door of the old church and escorted him upstairs to remove the relics of the saints.
    They circled the upstairs church three times before coming back downstairs and heading toward the new church where
    the relics were placed in their new homes.
    After this, the bishop began the Vesper service followed by a sermon, and the Midnight Praises
    H.G. prayed The Liturgy on Sunday, where he consecrated the Baptismal Font, and perfomed the first baptism, and ordained many deacons.

    The entire ceremony was video taped and is available in the Church Bookstore in the form of DVD and VHS.

    Images of the opening services of the new church - July 24-25 2004

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    Last updated: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 1:16am

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    Oct 2003 - Construction Progress Photos

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    Last updated: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 1:14am

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    Sept 2003 - Construction Progress Photos

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    Last updated: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 1:12am

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    May 2003 - Construction Progress Photos

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    Last updated: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 1:11am

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    Mar 2003 - Breaking The Church Ground

    With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Youssef.

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    Last updated: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 1:10am

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    Aug 25, 2002 - Blessing The Future Church Ground Site

    H.G. Bishop Youssef initiated the building process by blessing the land and the ground-breaking on Sunday August 25th, immediately after the Divine Liturgy.

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    Last updated: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 1:08am

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    Aug 21, 2002 - Construction Contract Signing

    On Wednesday, August 21st, 2002, the Church Board, headed by the two Church priests, Fr. Isaac Solimon & Fr. Younan Labib, met with the parties involved with the construction of the new Church Building. The following contracts were signed:
    Church Loan, Construction Plans, and Title Deeds. It was a great blessing and a great start for the new building.

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    Last updated: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 12:58am

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    Church Plans & Pledge

    3D rendering of the church along with the pledge card used.

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    Last updated: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 12:55am