Abba Paul was from Tamouh. Because he was inclined since his young age to his solitary life, he went to Ansena Mountain where he lived with his disciple Ezekiel, who was the witness of his virtues. Living in his exceeding love to the Lord Christ, to whom is the glory, he exhausted his… Continue reading St Paul Of Tamouh!
It seems as if the whole world was collapsing throughout the Roman Empire. Disease was spreading in every village and town, and even the mighty emperor had been slain by his own troops. Looking about his palace, Dioscuros, who lived in Asia Minor wondered if anything was secure in these times. Although he was the… Continue reading The Feast Of St Barbara!
In this discussion, we will focus on the titles of Saint Mary, most of which come from the Old Testament. There is no woman about whom the prophets prophesied more about than the Virgin Mary. Many titles of Saint Mary are contained in the Old Testament. Many of her titles are recited in the Sunday… Continue reading The Titles Of St Mary!
Saint John of the Ladder is honored by the Church as a great ascetic and author of the renowned spiritual book called THE LADDER, from which he is also called “of the Ladder” (Climacus). There is almost no information about St John’s origins. One tradition suggests that he was born in Constantinople around the year… Continue reading St John Of The Ladder!
St. Yulita was born from a royal family in the city of Iconium, Turkey, where St. Paul and St. Barnabus preached and many Greeks and Jews believed. St. Yulita was a wealthy, beautiful and virtuous woman, who remained close to the church and found pleasure and happiness in serving the poor and needy. She would… Continue reading Keriakos – Martyr at 3!
On this day, was the assumption of the body of our pure Lady St. Mary, the Mother of God. While she was keeping vigil, praying in the Holy Sepulchre, and waiting for the happy minute of her liberation from the bonds of the flesh, the Holy Spirit informed her of her forthcoming departure from this… Continue reading The Assumption of St Mary!
Today the Coptic Church commemorates the departure of the Virgin Martyr Febronia who uffered during the reign of Emperor Diocletian in the third century. She was raised at a monastery in Sivapolis (Assyria). The head of the women’s monastery was the abbess Bryaena, who was St. Febronia’s aunt. Being concerned about her niece’s salvation, she assigned… Continue reading St Febronia the Virgin
1. Life of Dedication “Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. (Act… Continue reading The 10 Lives of St Paul
The apostles served the Lord Jesus and later provided leadership to the first generation Christian believers. They were of such importance that the word “apostle” occurs approximately seventy-nine times in the New Testament. Acts of the Apostles portrays the apostles as leaders of the first church in Jerusalem during the Church’s first decade. The apostles… Continue reading The Apostolic Passion!
Our knowledge of St Monica comes almost entirely from the writings of her much-loved son, the great Doctor of the Church, St. Augustine of Hippo. His relationship with his mother was a close one, especially during Monica’s last years. In Book IX of St. Augustine’s he gives us many details of her life, and expresses his… Continue reading St Monica – The Patron Saint of Alcoholics & Mothers!
Martyrdom is the greatest sacrifice any human can offer. Mother Dolagy lived in the village of Esna in Upper Egypt during the reign of Bishop Amonios Bishop of Esna .She was considered to be one of the greatest martyrs who excelled in faith and power. She is considered as the patron Saint of Esna and… Continue reading Mother Dolagy & Her Four Sons
Today the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of St Mark the Apostle, the founder of the Coptic Orthodox Church. St Mark features prominently in the bible as well. For example the Lord chose St. Mark’s house as the one where they ate the Passover before His crucifixion. In his house the very first Eucharist… Continue reading St Mark the Apostle – Beginning & End
St. Andrew was a native of Bethsaida in Galilee. He worked in the family fishing business with his brother, St. Peter. The name “Andrew” literally means “strong man,” but he was also surnamed “Protoklitos” because he was the first who was called upon by Christ. CLICK HERE to Continue Reading the life of St Andrew… Continue reading St Andrew the Disciple
At another time, as the son of a king, he confides in the Son of God as his own father, and the doors are opened to him, and he goes into many mansions. And the farther he goes in, they are again opened to him in proportion, from one hundred mansions to an hundred others,… Continue reading Christians at the Time of Prayer!
The first type of monk is the pure life of withdrawal and seclusion: the eremitic life. This is found in particular in Lower Egypt, as well Syria, but there only after the fifth century. The great father of this form of life is St. Anthony. CLICK HERE for the article!
“How Many Times Have I Promised, Yet Every Time I Failed to Keep My Word. But Disregard This According to Your Grace.” This is the most amazing prayer of contemplation on Man’s Life as accounted to us by St Ephraim The Syrian. A truly moving tribute to God’s Endless Love and Forgiveness! Plus a stern warning for… Continue reading St Ephraim The Syrian – How Many Times Have I Promised?
“For if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.” For our Lord Jesus Christ came for this very reason, that he might change, renew, and create afresh this soul that had been perverted by vile affections, tempering it with his own divine Spirit. He came to work a new mind, and a… Continue reading St Macarius the Great – How Christ Changes Man
“Fasting is the champion of every virtue, the beginning of the struggle, the crown of the abstinent, the beauty of virginity and sanctity, the splendor of chastity, the commencement of path of Christianity, the mother of prayer, the well-spring of sobriety and prudence, the teacher of stillness, and the precursor of all good works.” Being the… Continue reading ST ISAAC THE SYRIAN on FASTING