In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we hear Jesus quote the ancient scripture from the prophesies of Isaiah and from that moment on, He began to preach this message: “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand,” (4:12-17). Those particular words have stirred up some anxiety and fear in the hearts of people… Continue reading My Bible, My Friend!
Have you ever felt frustrated — I mean really frustrated? Have you ever let a difficult or undesirable circumstance ruin your mood and sour your attitude toward the day? I imagine everyone of us has felt some degree of frustration this past week over something. I wouldn’t be telling you anything new if I said… Continue reading Frustration!
Much of what I do in my ministry remains private. People tell me stories of pain and hurt that I will take to my grave. Many share personal shortcomings, seek relief from guilt, and ask for direction, trusting that I will never repeat what they tell me. Sometimes the stories humble me. Other times they… Continue reading Who Is Zaccheus Today?
“The burden against Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, and will come into Egypt; the idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst” [Isaiah 19:1]. This prophesy was fulfilled when the Holy Family entered Egypt. With this entrance, Egypt’s idols collapsed forever. … Continue reading Copts In The Bible!
“‘Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young you girded yourself, and walked wherever you wished: but when you are old, you will stretch our your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.’ And this He said, signifying by what death he would glorify God” (John… Continue reading Peters Portrait!
The Roman Catholic Church believes in Filoque. So what is Filoque, Put simply it’s the belief that the Holy Spirit proceeded from both the “Father” and the “Son”. In orthodoxy however we hold firmly to the true faith that was handed to us by the fathers and that which is in accordance with the scriptures.… Continue reading Filoque
Why did the Lord appear to Mary Magdalene after the resurrection? Why did He say to her ” Do not cling to Me,” (John 20:17) While He allowed Saint Thomas to touch Him? (John 20:27). He, also, allowed the rest of the apostles to touch him. (Luke 24:39) Did He prevent her from touching Him… Continue reading Do not cling to Me!