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The feast of the cross. Feast of the Cross. Our Coptic church celebrates the feast of the cross twice a year: Baramhat 10 / March 19 Feast of the day when St. Helen found the Holy Cross. Tut 17 / September 27 Feast of the consecration of the Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.

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The feast of the cross

The feast of the cross


Feast of the cross

Feast of the Cross

  • Our Coptic church celebrates the feast of the cross twice a year:

    • Baramhat 10 / March 19

      • Feast of the day when St. Helen found the Holy Cross.

    • Tut 17 / September 27

      • Feast of the consecration of the Resurrection Church in Jerusalem


The sign of the cross

The sign of the cross

  • What does it represent?

    • Power

    • Faith

    • Love

    • Suffering

    • Salvation


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Feast of the Cross

  • Queen Helen and her son king Constantine went to Jerusalem where the Lord was crucified to look for the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ

  • When they arrived they looked everywhere for the cross but could not find it.


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Feast of the Cross

  • Finally, an old man, whose name was Judas, told her that the cross is under a huge pile of garbage

  • When they cleaned up the huge pile of garbage, they found three crosses.

    Which one is Jesus’s cross??


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Feast of the Cross

  • They brought a dead person:

  • They put him on the 1stcross, NOTHING HAPPENED!

  • They put him on the 2ndcross, NOTHING HAPPENED!

  • Then, they put him on the 3rdcross (Jesus' Cross), he

    ROSE UP!


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Feast of the Cross

  • Saint Helen and king Constantine were so happy!!

  • They ordered their soldiers to build the Resurrection church in Jerusalem where they found the cross.


What is the difference between both crosses

What is the difference between both Crosses?


The coptic cross

The Coptic Cross fits into a circle, which symbolizes eternity.

Each arm of the Cross has three branches for Trinity.

The 12 Branches (4 Arms X 3 Branches) represent the number of disciples.

the Coptic Cross


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The sign of the cross

  • What does it represent?

    • Power

    • Faith

    • Love

    • Suffering

    • Salvation


Lesson application

Lesson Application

  • Do the sign of the cross or say it in your heart before starting anything

  • Know that the cross:

    • Protects us from bad things

    • Calm us when we are scared.

    • Give us power/ strength against Satan


Verses of the lesson

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Verses of the lesson


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