- Created on Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:38
- Published on Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:38
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.
- 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.