News & Events

  • Second Heaven Is Open Weekly Starting October 3

    For those who long for spending a day or two in silence and meditation, we are excited to announce that starting October 3, 2014, The Second Heaven will be open every weekend. Please go to to make a reservation.​

  • Save the date

    Who: Saint Aphraim Syriac Orthodox Church, Washington D.C. What: We are hosting our annual Middle Eastern Fall Bazaar that will include amazing foods such as Shawermah, Sheesh Kabab, Saj, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Falafel, Kibbeh, Katayef, Baklava, Turkish Coffee, Argileh, Backgammon Game Tournament, Tarneeb, and More!! We will also have iPad Raffle and other prizes as well.

  • Save the Date for the State of the Church!

    It's that time of year again for the church family to get together to discuss the state of the church, its growth, and direction. The church holds this meeting every year to update the church family on different matters including ministry, finance, and facilities, just to name a few. It is important that all caring members of the church family attend.

  • IDC Summit 2014

    The IDC (In Defense of Christians) Summit is a three-day gathering to be held Sept 9-11, 2014, in Washington DC. It will feature human rights experts, public officials, representative in public office, policy makers, diplomats, and representatives from across the Middle Eastern Christian Diaspora. The IDC Summit will also feature Christian leaders, religious and secular, from the region.

  • Discipleship Class (Formerly Servants Preparation)

    Looking to learn more about your Coptic Orthodox faith and grow in spiritual maturity? The fall semester of the St. Pachomius Discipleship Class (formerly known as the Servants Preparation Course) is now taking registrations.

  • The visit of the Syriac Patriarch

    His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II will be coming to Washington DC on Sep. 10 to join the IDC Inaugural Summit in defense of Christians in the Middle East which will take place from Sep. 9-11.

  • Announcement

    COPTIC ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NORTH AMERICA ST. ABANOUB COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH, SPRINGFIELD, VA Service Schedule in September 2014 -Every Thursday: 7:00-8:30 PM Vespers, Bible Study & Midnight Praises (There will be a simultaneous children's ministry) -Saturdays, 6th and 20th of September: 8:30-11:00 AM Holy Liturgy followed by Agape (Sunday school and Coptic treasures will be served simultaneously) -Current Location/ Address Springfield Christ...

  • Schedule Update

    Starting Friday, September 5th, the Divine Liturgy will be from 12:00 pm till 2:00 pm We will also have our Saturday Liturgy as usual until Further notice.

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