22nd Annual East Coast Spiritual Festivity
Mahragan Alkeraza 2018 مهرجان الكرازة

We are more than thrilled to announce Mahragan Alkeraza 2018 – the 22nd Annual East Coast Spiritual Festivity for High School and College and also the 10th Annual East Coast Spiritual Festivity for Junior High. This year the Junior High Festivity will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 and the High School and College Festivity will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church of Philadelphia.

There are many ways to participate in this year’s event: Junior High | High School | College

The registration fee for each participant is $20 and an additional $10 for the Individual Exam and is due on the day of the event by cash or check.

If you are a team organizer, visit the resources page to learn how to organize and register your team.

 

Contact Us

Please contacts us if you have any questions or requests by clicking here

 

 Day Schedule

08:30 – 10:00am Divine Liturgy
10:00 – 10:45am Breakfast & Checkin
10:45 – 11:15am Administration Meeting
11:30 – 3:30pm First Round
3:30 – 4:00pm Individual Exam
4:00 – 5:00pm Round 2
5:00 – 6:00pm Round of 16
6:00 – 7:00pm Quarter Final
7:00 – 8:00pm Semi-Final
8:00 – 9:00pm Final, 3rd & 4th Place
9:00 – 9:30pm Awards Ceremony
9:30 – 10:00pm  Vespers

 

Directions:

St. George Coptic Orthodox Church of Philadelphia

411 Dekalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401 | (610)272-7615

 

From New Jersey and New York

1. Take NJ Turnpike South to PA Turnpike West (Exit 6 on NJ Turnpike).

2. Take Exit 20 – Rt. 476 South (Chester).

3. After toll, get off at first exit (number 18) Norristown

4. Drive for approximately 2 – 2.5 miles. Make a right turn onto DeKalb Street. The church will be on your left hand side (cream colored building with green molding).

Parking: Go to 1st traffic light (Airy St.) after the church. Make a left turn and the parking lot will be on your right hand side.
From South (Washington, DC)

1. Take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 476 North (Plymouth Meeting)

2. Take Exit 18B (Norristown)

3. At end of ramp, turn right.

4. At traffic light turn right onto Ridge Pike.

5. Drive for 2.8 miles. Make a right turn onto DeKalb Street. The church will be on your left hand side (cream colored building with green molding).

Parking: Go to 1st traffic light (Airy St.) after the church. Make left and parking lot will be on your right hand side.

Public Transportation (SEPTA)

The church can be easily accessed using the R6 Norristown Regional Rail Line from:

Suburban Station at 16th and JFK Boulevard, Market East Station at 11th and Market, or 30th Street Station at 30th and Market St.

To get to church, take the R6 and get off at Norristown Transportation Center. Once off the train, proceed to the exit and walk northbound Dekalb St. for 2.5 blocks to 411 Dekalb St. For more information visit http://www.septa.org/