While the primary method of celebrating Global Coptic Day on June 1st will be by posting and sharing posts on social media (mainly Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and using the hashtag #GlobalCopticDay, there are additional ways to celebrate.
On June 1, we encourage everyone to fill their day with any of these P.R.A.I.S.E. activities:
P(ray) – Dedicate all your prayers on June 1st to the peace of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt and all around the world.
R(ead) – Start a tradition of reading a story of a Coptic saint or martyr to your young children every Global Coptic Day, thereby creating memories that will last a lifetime. Of course, the R can also stand for “Reading”( the Bible), including the verses related to the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15).
A(cts of Mercy) – Take the time to visit the sick or feed the hungry, give to the poor, clothe those in need or visit the imprisoned. If you contact your parish priest, you can coordinate with him.
I(nvite) – Take this opportunity to invite friends or co-workers to attend one of our Coptic services, whether a Vespers, Liturgy, Bible study or other gathering.
S(ervice) – Provide whatever service might be needed in your community, neighborhood or local parish.
E(ducate) – On June 1st, use social media to educate the public about what the Coptic Church is all about. Share beneficial articles, videos, links, photos and anything else that would bring the Coptic Church closer to people’s hearts and minds. The E can also stand for “Evangelize,” which the entire day attempts to do.
Of course, you’re not asked to do ALL of these activities on Global Coptic Day, only whatever is feasible.
If you are celebrating Global Coptic Day with family and friends, please share your photos and videos on social media, using the #globalcopticday hashtag, so everyone can see them.