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The Church's Message--St. Cyril of Alexandria


Since, then, God knows and at the same time observes everything about  us, let us have a faith that is sure and stable. And let us rid ourselves of the shame coming from duplicity, remembering  what  the  blessed  Paul  writes: "Therefore, my brothers, be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in God's work." (1Cor 15:58)
Come, then, while offering  to God a genuine faith as a spiritual sacrifice, let us say from a heart free of suspicion, "Behold us, we will be yours, because you are the Lord our God. " (Jer 3:22)  And again, "Lord our God, take possession of us. Lord, we know not any other beside you. Your name we name." (Isa 26:13) 


Fr. Athanasius refutes H.E. Met Bishoy's answer to H.G. Bishop Serapion here:

Fr. Athanasius on Original Sin

Fr. Athanasius refutes H.E. Met Bishoy's teaching regarding Original Sin here:

No man taketh the honour unto himself unless he be called of God (St. Cyril)


A certain man drew near to Christ the Saviour of us all saying, "Teacher, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest." But He rejected the man, saying, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven a place to lodge in: but that He had not where to lay His head."


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The Shepherd and the Thief (from St. Cyril)


Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.  But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.  To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.(John 10:1-5)

Canons related to the Papal Election

An email circulating on the Internet forwarded from Fr. Athanasius to the congregaion:

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He Emptied Himself

For the Only-begotten, being in the form of God the Father, and in equality with the Spirit, counted it not a prize to be on an equality with God, and through His love towards us emptied Himself of His glory,

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Pope Youannis XIX, 113th Patriarch of Alexandria

Pope Youannis 19, the 113th Patriarch of Alexandria  became a monk on the third of Kiahk, 1592 A.M. (1876 A.D.) He was ordained Metropolitan of El-Biheirah on the twelfth of Baramhat, 1603 A.M. (1887 A.D.) He remained for 42 years as metropolitan, which were full of splendid works. 

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Understanding the Liturgy Video

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St. Cyril on the Ascension

For heaven was then utterly inaccessible to mortal man, and no flesh as yet had ever trodden that pure and all-holy realm of the angels; but Christ was the first Who consecrated for us the means of access to Himself, and granted to flesh a way of entrance into heaven; presenting Himself as an offering to God the Father, as it were the firstfruits of them that are asleep and are lying in the tomb, and the first of mankind that ever appeared in heaven. 

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