Today, 8 June 2020, marks the first day of the Apostles Fast which the Coptic Church embarks on directly following the Feast of the Pentecost, and which concludes on 12 July, the Feast of St Peter and St Paul.
This is year, with COVID-19 cautionary restrictions and social distancing in place, churches are closed. As much of the Church’s spiritual and teaching activity goes online to meet the demands of the congregation, Pope Tawadros II is delivering a daily talk televised live on the Coptic satellite channels CTV, Aghapy, and MESat, also on the official Facebook page of the Coptic Orthodox Church Spokesperson.
The topic of the Pope’s talks comes under the title “Of one accord”, and centres on the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. The title derives from Acts 2:1, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place”.
8 June 2020