Palm Sunday


The Sixth Sunday of Lent


We have reached the sixth Sunday of Lent, today’s Gospel from Saint John, chapter 9, is about the miracle of healing of the man who was born blind.

The story tells us that The Jews were celebrating a great feast that day and the LORD JESUS was teaching in the Temple and as HE was walking out of the Temple He saw a man who was born blind

The LORD JESUS stood by the borne blind man and said “John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.”  To give proof for that HE spat on the ground and made clay, put the clay on the eyes of the blind man, and said to him, “Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam.” So he went off and washed, and returned able to see.

Today we celebrate Baptismal Sunday, on this day in the early church, baptize the catechumens who are ready for baptism before the Great Week of the Passion to join the Church and participate in the week of the Passion and the Feast of Easter.

You might say thank God I was baptized and became a son of the Lord or a daughter of the Lord and the light entered me. But hear our teacher St Paul the Apostle tell you what.

 Walk in? …CHRIST JESUS…. Walk in the light…. Walk as children of GOD. Baptism is the beginning – this is the beginning – in baptism remain the son of light, do not turn back, and throw yourself into the darkness. Never again walk in the dark

Today is a feast. We call it the Sunday of light, May God grant us the heavenly light, so that we may live as children of light, and not as children of darkness.

Feast of the Annunciation

تحتفل الكنيسة اليوم بعيد البشارة ويأتى عيد البشارة كل عام يوم 29 برمهات ، بينه وبين عيد الميلاد تسعة أشهر هى فترة الحبل المقدس بالسيد المسيح . بهذا يكون عيد البشارة هو اول الأعياد السيدية من حيث ترتيب أحداث التجسد فلولا البشارة وحلول السيد المسيح فى بطن العذراء ما كانت بقية الأعياد ، لذلك الآباء يسمونه أصل الأعياد .
فى هذل العيد نذكر بشارة الملاك جبرائيل للسيدة العذراء بانها ستحبل وتلد ابناً وتسميه يسوع ، فالله يستأذن من السيدة العذراء أن يحل فيها ويأخذ منها ناسوتاً وهى صنع يديه، ان الله يحترم حريتنا وارادتنا الشخصية حتى وهو يهبنا أعظم النعم
شفاعة امنا العذراء تكون معنا آمين

Feast of the Annunciation
Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation, and the Feast of the Annunciation comes every year on the 29th of Bramhat, with nine months between it and Christmas, which is the period of the Holy Conception of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  Thus, the Feast of the Annunciation is the first of the Lord’s feasts in terms of the order of the events of the incarnation. If it were not for the Annunciation and the dwelling of the LORD JESUS CHRIST in the womb of the Virgin, the rest of the feasts would not have occurred. That is why the fathers call it the origin of the feasts.
On this Feast, we remember the good news of the Arch Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and give birth to a son and name him.  GOD almighty asks permission from the Virgin Mary to dwell in her and take from her humanity when she is the creation of HIS hands. GOD respects our freedom and our will even as HE grants us the greatest blessings.
The intercession of our Virgin Mother is with us, Amen.

R.I.P. Mr Greace

His Grace Bishop Antony , Father Angelos and all the church congregation send their sincerest and deepest condolences to Ann whose Father, Mr Greace rested in the Lord and departed in the hope of resurrection. May our merciful Lord repose his soul in peace in the Heavenly Kingdom with His angels and holy saints and comfort everyone through this difficult time.

Let it Alone this Year

Monthly Commemoration of the Pure Virgin St. Mary

.حتفل الكنيسة اليوم بالتذكار الشهرى لوالدة الاله القديسة مريم العذراء . بركة شفاعتها تكون معنا أمين
Today the church celebrates the monthly commemoration of the pure Virgin St. Mary, the Mother of God. The blessing of her intercession is with us all. Amen

The Start of the Nativity Fast

صوم الميلاد كى نكون مستعدين ان نستقبل فى مذود قلوبنا المسيح . أتمنى لكم صوما مثمرا ، بنعمة المسيح مصحوبا بصلاة نقية وبكل أشكال المحبة ومثمرين بالفضائل ) The Nativity Fast is to prepare the manger of our hearts for the LORD JESUS. I wish you a fruitful fast joined by pure prayers and all sorts of love

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.”