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The Feast of Nayruz - Its Message and Significance

We have entered once again those few but wonderful days which inaugurate the Coptic New Year, also affectionately called the Feast of Nayruz. It is a time in which the Church dons her festal robes and sings her hymns in the joyful tune. But for most of us, Nayruz may only amount to a time we go to church, hear yet another sermon, and entertain ourselves with trite games; and we might be excused for the mistake, since the mind easily passes from the church's new year to the world's new year, which the majority of mankind wastes away with trivial and useless festivities. read more

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