Egyptian Copts are being slaughtered as we speak, latest count is 50 dead and hundreds injured. Clashes began after a peaceful protest about a church issue in Aswan, while protesters where marching, thugs attacked them and were quickly joined by the army in all out anarchy attacking the copts. Army tanks have been recorded running… Continue reading EGYPT IN CHAOS
” For I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink” Matt 25:42
Recently I was on a Sunday school visitation and one of the children we were visiting asked a very interesting question, “Can we see God?” The answer to this question is not straight forward as it appears, was the child talking about the Triune God, or was he talking about the Father, Christ or the… Continue reading Did Moses See God?
Recently i was at the monastery and i picked up this book that had absolutely nothing to do with monasticism. The book, “The 5 love languages – The secret to love that lasts”, written by Gary Chapman. The book was thoroughly enjoyable and i would like to share with you the main points Chapman proposes… Continue reading Five Love Languages
Yesterday the Honourable member for the seat of Hughes, put forward the following motion That this House: (1) recognises that Coptic Christians in Egypt are suffering ongoing and increasing persecution; (2) condemns the recent attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt; (3) expresses its sympathy for Coptic Christians who have been victims of recent attacks in… Continue reading Australian House of Representatives – Discuss the Coptic Situation
Bishops and Monasteries in Late Antique Egypt: Recent Research in Coptic Studies at Macquarie University The Society for the Study of Early Christianity presents reports on recent research by Coptic Studies scholars in the Department of Ancient History, which will be showcased in two illustrated presentations. Dr Jennifer Cromwell, a new Macquarie Univer-sity Research Fellow… Continue reading Coptic Night!
To Edward Heneage Dering on the Death of His Wife in 1876 My Dear Mr. Dering, I have felt for you very much. There are wounds of the spirit which never close, and which are intended in God’s mercy to bring us nearer to Him, and to prevent us leaving Him by their very perpetuity.… Continue reading A Letter of John H. Newman
Following intense arguments with Nestor, Cyril of Alexandria proposed the following 12 rules of which if any where broken, the individual would be anathematised, meaning formally set apart from the church, ie excommunicated. The council of Ephesus endorsed these rules and they are mentioned below. 1. If anyone does not confess that Emmanuel is God… Continue reading Cyril’s 12 Anathemas
The woman who broke the alabaster flask and poured the ointment over Jesus’s head in Luke 7:37-50, gives us an excellent look at faith and repentance at work in the midst of weeping. The word “weeping” used in verse 38 means “sobbing and wailing aloud”. Mark’s account (Mark 14:3-9) describes the process of brokenness to… Continue reading The Alabaster Flask!
Money can buy a bed, but not sleep Money can buy books, but not knowledge Money can buy food, but not an appetite Money can buy a clock, but not time Money can buy a position, but not respect Money can buy medicine, but not health Money can buy amusement, but not happiness Money can buy jewelry, but not beauty Money can… Continue reading Money Can Buy!
WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives has voted to establish a US envoy to protect the rights of religious minorities in the Middle East and South Asia, amid rising concern over Egypt, Iraq and Pakistan. While a marathon debate continued Friday on how to avoid US debt default, the House voted 402 to 20… Continue reading Coptic Envoy from US House of Reps
Servants Manuel SUS COPTS For most of Church history, salvation was seen as comprehending all of life: Christians believed in Christ, were baptized, and were nurtured in their salvation in the Church. Key doctrines of the faith centered around the Holy Trinity, the Incarnation of the Son of God, and the atonement. In Western Europe… Continue reading Justification By Faith
St John of Damascus He is Himself the Maker and Creator of the angels: for He brought them out of nothing into being and created them after His own image, an incorporeal race, a sort of spirit or immaterial fire: in the words of the divine David, He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers… Continue reading Concerning The Angels!
Hey Guys Im so proud to introduce to you a new website designed and created by one of my wonderful Sunday School Teens, John W. I encourage you all to follow this website from its very genesis as it comes to life with interactive videos, posts and personal stories from John’s life. I take this… Continue reading New Website!
FIVE weeks after the fall of the Egyptian regime, Ayman Anwar Mitri’s apartment was torched. When he showed up to investigate, he was bundled inside by bearded Islamists. Mitri is a member of the Christian Coptic minority that accounts for 10 percent of the country’s 83 million people. The Islamists accused him of having rented… Continue reading Coptic Christians In Despair!
Many no doubt wondered what had happened to the celebrated revolution of civility, to the Tahrir of sacrifice and solidarity, as they watched the violent collisions between Christians and Muslims in Egypt over the past few weeks. Disturbing certainly, but they were neither unexpected nor as out-of-control as some may portray them. In the “natural” life of… Continue reading ALJAZEERA: Copts & Muslims – An Overview
Fr Matthew The Poor To believe in Christ’s words and deeds is easy, for it only involves believing in our hearts and confessing with our tongues. But the test of the truth of our faith is by our deeds and behavior. After faith comes the “narrow gate” and the hard way, which everyone who has… Continue reading That Narrow Gate!
For all those who ever wanted to learn the language that descended from the Pharaohs.This is a wonderful opportunity that has been organised by Macquarie University to learn the basics of Coptic in just 4 days. Contact Macquarie Uni for further details. Forwarded from Fr Anthony Anba Shenouda
“Take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word” (Matthew 2:13 – KJV) “Out of Egypt I called my son” (Hosea 11:1 – RSV) “The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols… Continue reading The Holy Family In Egypt!
Hey Guys it has come it my attention recently that the Australian Government has changed its policy from accepting 100 coptic refugees every year to 0. I think in the current climate this is totally unacceptable. Thus i have started the petition below to show the government that we do not agree with this decision.… Continue reading Coptic Refugee Petition
By Ken Brown A man finds himself in a dark place. Skeletons line the walls, each bearing a name with a list of sins. The man starts to walk, confused and frightened but unsure where he is or how he got there. He soon finds a space without a corpse, just a name—his name—and with it… Continue reading A Dark Dream!
Today’s protest was a partial success in my opinion and I have just quickly sat down and reflected on areas of improvement for the protests that are to come. The protest today had no aim; I had no idea what we were fighting for or against. Many of the speeches had political undertones with several… Continue reading The Protest Was Mediocre!
Angela Shanahan AMID the upheavals in Egypt since January, reports have begun to emerge of a surge in disappearances of Coptic girls. One priest in Cairo estimates that at least 21 young girls, many as young as 14, have disappeared from his parish alone. In most cases, when a Christian girl who disappears is found… Continue reading Coptic Children Abducted, Raped, Converted!