- Created on Monday, 21 May 2012 22:12
- Published on Monday, 21 May 2012 22:12
Introduction: Pope Macarius III , 114th Patriarch of Alexandria was born on February 18th, 1872 A.D. He became a monk in 1895 A.D. He was ordained a metropolitan for Assiut on July 11th, 1897 A.D. He was ordained Patriarch for the See of St. Mark on Sunday, February 19th, 1944 A.D, against the canons of the Church.
Confusion of Abba Macarius after his ascension to the Patriarchal throne
- Created on Monday, 14 May 2012 17:23
- Published on Monday, 14 May 2012 17:23
DEATH OF ABBA ISAIAH, BISHOP OF PHILAE
Now the blessed Isaiah was a good and benevolent man, and greatly loved ... now when he had completed his life, he went to his rest.
- Created on Tuesday, 27 October 2009 20:00
- Published on Sunday, 27 May 2012 19:11
The Egyptian poet Ali Slama wrote this sarcastic poem (in Arabic) lamenting the widespread corruption and lack of morals rampant in Egypt today. I translated it for those who do not know Arabic. For those who know Arabic, I have attached the original.
- Created on Tuesday, 09 June 2009 20:00
- Published on Sunday, 27 May 2012 19:08
This is a nice book about the Coptic Church written by an Englishman. Chapter VI is about Abba Abraam bishop of Fayum (Feast day is today)
Modern sons of the Pharaohs [Electronic Edition]
- Created on Monday, 11 May 2009 20:00
- Published on Sunday, 27 May 2012 19:06
The Fathers of the Church interpreted the Bible in the "Spirit which gives life" unlike modern interpreters who interpret in "the letter that kills."
AND HIS REPOSE SHALL BE GLORIOUS
Isaiah 11:10 in the Septuagint version (the only version of the Old Testament that our church recognizes) tells us: “And His repose shall be glorious.”
- Created on Monday, 29 December 2008 19:00
- Published on Sunday, 27 May 2012 19:03
On the occasion of the New Year of our Lord 2009
The acceptable year of the Lord, again, is this present time, in which those who believe Him are called by Him, and become acceptable to God--that is, the whole time from His advent onwards to the consummation [of all things], during which He acquires to Himself as fruits [of the scheme of mercy] those who are saved.
- Created on Sunday, 21 December 2008 19:00
- Published on Sunday, 27 May 2012 19:01
Tremendous, verily, is the mystery connected with thee, O virgin mother, thou spiritual throne, glorified and made worthy of God. Thou hast brought forth, before the eyes of those in heaven and earth, a pre-eminent wonder.
- Created on Tuesday, 16 December 2008 19:00
- Published on Sunday, 27 May 2012 18:59
Again have we the glad tidings of joy, again the announcements of liberty, again the restoration, again the return, again the promise of gladness, again the release from slavery. An angel talks with the Virgin, in order that the serpent may no more have converse with the woman.
- Created on Saturday, 13 December 2008 19:00
- Published on Sunday, 27 May 2012 14:04
Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Send down Thine hand from on high: Rescue me and deliver me. (Second Sunday, Evening Psalm, translated from coptic)