On this occasion of the Great Lent Fast 2015, i would like to share with you the prayer of St Ephraim the Syrian for Lent. O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power, and idle talk. (+) But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility,… Continue reading The Prayer of St Ephraim the Syrian
The following passage comes from the book “Jesus: A Dialogue With the Saviour” written by a monk of the Eastern Church: “Blood flows from your forehead, from your hands, and from your scourged body (O Lord). It flows slowly in long streams. It is going to flow from your open side as though your heart…
Hey everyone, today’s post comes from Ryan Rivera, who has become the sites newest contributor, Enjoy the Read! God wants us to be happy, and to find happiness in all of our endeavors. And yet it’s not uncommon to find anxiety standing in the way. Anxiety is an issue that can hold us back from… Continue reading How to Use God’s Love to Treat Anxiety!
Sixth century Alexandrian Theologian, Scientist & Philosopher By: Fr Anthony St Shenouda When we speak of the church fathers we immediately think of St Athanasius, St Cyril, St John Chrysostom, Clement of Alexandria, and the many other well known patriarchs & deans of the School of Alexandria. Only recently have I come across a… Continue reading John Philoponus (490-580):
The commentary of the Coptic Funeral Rite of the Patriarch spoken as if it was from the mouth of HH Pope Shenouda III. Once again as much confusion has arisen this is NOT HH personal will rather it is the Commentary to be read at the funeral of every Patriarch! The words I am going… Continue reading The Patriarchal Commentary!
Last Saturday Amanda gave me the following story from her Grandma! “Pray for those who persecute you” Matt 5:44 A soldier made it his practice to end each day with Bible reading and Prayer. As the others gathered in their barracks and retired for the night, he’d kneel by his bunk. Some of them saw… Continue reading A night in the barracks!
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy… Continue reading RIP HH POPE SHENOUDA III
By Bishoy Marcus It is hard to fathom why some people just get so upset over matters that really do not have any forbearance on their life or future. It amazes me how often people become so down trodden and depressed over very minor and usually insignificant grievances. This perhaps may be some sort of… Continue reading Are you the “Forgiver” or “Grudge Bearer”?
Hey guys its been a while since my last post! Fr Anthony St Shenouda has asked me to post this small survey regarding the establishment of an online Christian bookshop. It would be absolutely Fantastic if we can all get on board and fill it in. It shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes to… Continue reading Online Christian Bookshop?
By Bishoy Marcus Traversing the oceans in a cruseship, does no justice to the creative wonder of God. The water is an azure blue, panning from east to west, north to south, with no limit, evenly level, with ripples of waves breaking through the surface and the occasional splash of a large fish or dolphin… Continue reading What Lies Beneath?
By Saint Gregory The Wonder Worker. She wrapped in swaddling-clothes Him who is covered with light as with a garment. She wrapped in swaddling-clothes Him who made every creature. She laid in a manger Him who sits above the cherubim, and is praised by myriads of angels. In the manger set apart for dumb brutes… Continue reading Humility In His Incarnation!
By Saint John Chrysostom. I behold a new and wondrous mystery! My ears resound to the shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but loudly chanting a heavenly hymn! The cherubim resound their joyful praise! The seraphim exalt His glory! All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead here on earth and man in… Continue reading “The Great Mystery Of The Nativity”
By Saint Cyril of Alexandria. He took what was ours to be His very own so that we might have all that was His. “He was rich but He became poor for our sake, so that we might be enriched by His poverty.” [2Cor.8:9]. When they say that the Logos of God did not become… Continue reading “He Took What Is Ours And Gave Us What Is His”
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By Deacon Stavros Markou The following Orthodox Christian patristic quote recently featured as a status on my Facebook wall: “Set your mind on following the path of saints. Prefer a simple style of life. Wear unremarkable clothes. Eat simple food. Behave in an unaffected manner. Don’t strut around as if you were important. Speak from… Continue reading A Dialogue On Protestant Thought!
By HG Bishop Angelos “Fire has various characteristics: it can be a productive energy or it can be destructive enemy, the difference is control. Those of you who have seen various types of fire fighting would also know that there are two types of fire: a controlled burn and an outright blaze. A controlled burn… Continue reading Youth On Fire!
By Maria Sawiris A young boy sat in his dark bare room, attempting to do his homework for the second time, hoping that for once he would get a compliment from his father. Only a few minutes ago he’d just been beaten up by his father because he had gotten a few questions wrong in… Continue reading Painful Love!
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