The Feast of Christ’s Ascension 2023

The Feast of Christ’s Ascension: On Thursday, May 25, the Church celebrates the Lord’s major Feast of His Ascension, after 40 days of His Resurrection. The Liturgy will be celebrated from 9:30- 11 am.

King Charles III’s Coronation

“Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.” Psalm 72:1-2
May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with His Majesty King Charles on the occasion of his coronation. On behalf of St. Michael and St. Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church in Margate, we extend our warmest congratulations and sincere blessings as His Majesty ascends to the throne. As faithful servants of God, we pray for wisdom, strength, and guidance for His Majesty as he leads the United Kingdom with justice, compassion, and humility. May God grant His Majesty a long and prosperous reign, and may His divine light shine upon him and his people now and always.

Palm Sunday 2023

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Hosanna in the highest!” (Matthew 21:9)
Today, we were blessed with H G Bishop Antony, where we celebrated the Palm Sunday liturgy at the church of Archangel Michael and Saint Bishoy in Margate. His Grace consecrated new vessels for the altar and the sanctuary, as well as a shrine for the relics of the saints. He delivered a sermon, blessed the general funeral prayers, and met with the people in both public and private sessions after the liturgy. It was a blessed and joyful day, marking the beginning of Holy Week, as we enjoyed the blessings of these holy days through His Grace’s prayers and supplications.”

Our Deepest Condolences


Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Revelation 14:13
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”

The diocese of Scotland, Ireland, North East of England and affiliated regions from clergy, deacons and congregations offer condolences to the Royal family, the United Kingdom and the commonwealth subjects and the world at large
We all pray to the lord to repose her soul in peace remembering her good deeds to the nation and the world at large
Wishing His Majesty King Charles III all the best wishes to follow in the good steps and follow the good path of her majesty which she established over decades
Rest in peace your majesty

Bishop Antony
Bishop of Scotland, Ireland, North East of England and affiliated regions

Fr. Dawood Lami Meeting HG Bishop Antony


Friday Mass, the Conclusion of the Fast

تحتفل الكنيسة اليوم بجمعة ختام الصوم المقدس : هى نهاية رحلة الصوم الاربعينى وبداية رحلة اسبوع البصخة المقدسة . وقبل بدء القداس يقام سر مسحة المرضى “قنديل عام” لجميع المؤمنين ويدهنون بالزيت لشفائهم من امرض النفس والجسد وكل سنة وانتم طيبين. Today, The Church performs a Friday Mass, the conclusion of the fast. Before the beginning of the mass, the sacrament of anointing the sick is held, a “general Latrine” for all believers, and they are anointed with oil to heal their mental and physical health what they have suffered from fatigue during. Good News

Tribute to Prince Philip 1921-2021

Abouna Angelous and the congregation of St Michael and St Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church Margate extend their deepest condolences to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and her family on the death of her husband and the family patriarch, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke dedicated his adult life to supporting and sustaining her Majesty in her life role as Queen and in so doing also gave support and leadership to many organisations within the United Kingdom and the greater Commonwealth over decades of public service. He was particularly interested in the youth within the Commonwealth and initiated the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme in the 1950s whose sole aim is to develop and maximise the potential of all young irrespective of background.
After a life of dedication and service may the Duke now rest in eternal peace with all the Angels and Saints.

The second Sunday of Kiahk

On the second Sunday of Koyahk, we read the chapter about the good news delivered by the Angel to the Virgin Mary about the birth of the Lord JESUS. As we read the chapters of the Annunciation of the Birth of John the Baptist, after 6 months the Arch Angel Gabriel came to preach the Virgin Mary the greatest good news that mankind has heard since the creation of our first parents, which is the good news of the birth of the Saviour. Something that the LORD has prepared for a thousand years, and many prophecies have been made about it since Isaiah’s prophecy “Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” And also the prophet Isaiah said, “Isa 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?”



If you can remember what we were talking about last Sunday, we were talking about the rich young man who asked the LORD JESUS “Mar 10:17, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” Each of us loves to have a share in the Eternal life, and he loves to treasure his treasures in heaven because the LORD JESUS has said “Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Man is originally a heavenly creature and he is the only creature that looks up. To Heaven since Heaven is the promised homeland.

Heavens to the Jews are three. The sky of birds and then the sky that contains the stars and planets, and the third sky, which is Paradise, a place for the righteous to wait. And we know in Christianity the heaven of the heavens, where the throne of GOD is surrounded by the angels and the ring of heaven and the Heaven of the heavens is the home of the righteous after the glorious resurrection.