Feast of El-Nayrouz (Beginning of the Blessed Coptic Year)

Today is the beginning of the blessed Coptic year. Let us keep it a holy day with all chastity and purity. Let us refrain from evil deeds and start a new acceptable life. The Apostle Paul said: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation" (2 Corinthians 5:17, 18). The Prophet Isaiah also said: "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord" (Isaiah 61:1, 2) and the Prophet David said: "You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance" (Psalm 65:11).