Desert in the City: The Holy Gospels record one of the first events at the beginning of Jesus’ public life. St. Mark (Gospel, 1: 10-12) writes that after the Theophany in which: “… the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I… Continue reading Aids To Help In Service Fatigue!
In recent times muslims have continually argued that Jesus is a prophet not God, however i think its time we actually show the truth of the matter, and show that Christ is Truly is God and not some prophet. Before i begin however i intend no offense to our Muslim brothers, rather i offer a… Continue reading Jesus, Allah or Prophet?
Planning is an integral and essential component for any new project or service to proceed with success and ease. As servants we are sometimes overly excited by our ideas and dream about the end product which we envisage as being successful without actually sitting down and paying attention to the details of our plan including… Continue reading From Servant To Servant – Part 2
1. Ambassadors for Christ – St. Paul calls on us to be “ambassadors for Christ.” In 2 Corinthians 5:20, we read, “Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” This ambassadorship is a very important part of being a good… Continue reading How To Be A Good Role Model!
From Servant to Servant How often it is as servants that we become all zealous to start a service without sitting down and counting the cost involved. So often I see servants who perhaps hear a wonderful sermon or a wonderful idea and rush out to begin work on beginning this service and within a… Continue reading From Servant to Servant
Why Jesus? Look throughout the major world religions and you’ll find that Buddha, Muhammad, Confucius and Moses all identified themselves as teachers or prophets. None of them ever claimed to be equal to God. Surprisingly, Jesus did. That is what sets Jesus apart from all the others. He said God exists and you’re looking at… Continue reading Why Jesus is God!
The belief that God exists is common among all nations, even to atheists. They have faith in the existence of godliness, but err in their knowledge of WHO IS GOD. They have gone as far as to believe in the existence of many gods. Some of them believe in a god for every quality by… Continue reading Types of Atheists!
Being an Ambassador for Christ The following is a transcript of a sermon given by His Grace, Bishop Antonious Markos, on Sunday the 2nd of November 2008 at the Parish of St Mercurious, Sydney. While an attempt has been made to convey the sermon as faithfully as possible, the writer’s intention is to impart the… Continue reading Being An Ambassador For Christ -+-+- HG Bishop Antonios Markos
In recent days I have been thinking about the issue of responsibility. Personally I believe one of the most important personal decisions you can make on your road to becoming a good Christian is to accept complete responsibility for everything you are and are currently experiencing, as well as everything you will ever become or… Continue reading Accepting Responsibility
A Successful Servant is one who works greatly on attaining inner peace. The ones you serve come to you wanting to feel Christ. They do not want to see a cranky, angry or spiteful person. Live in the image of Christ and you will be Successful. To read the 9 other tips CLICK HERE
Do you want to honour Christ’s body? Then do not scorn him in his nakedness, nor honour him here in the church with silken garments while neglecting him outside where he is cold and naked. Click Here for the full contemplation by St John Chrysostom. Enjoy
During the times of Fr Pishoy Kamel, there was a Muslim kid who used to sit in the balcony daily. Whenever Fr Pishoy would walk by after the liturgy or service this kid would chuck orange peels at him and say all kinds of insulting things. This would never deter Fr Pishoy Kamel who would… Continue reading Oranges
One would think that the Coptic Church would have flourished in Africa, however this could not be further from the truth. It was not till the works of a great man in spreading the faith to the people of Africa that the fullness and richness of the Coptic Church reached its four corners. This man… Continue reading The African Mission