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A Journey to the Heights – Chapter 1

An allegory that is taken from true events and realities about the journey that should be undertaken by each soul to reach the heights. The names are symbolic and point to the nature of the personality. - St. George Church in Sporting, Alexandria, Egypt. "Weeping endures for a night" ~ Psalm 30:5 Chapter 1: A Call to the Heights “The God… Continue reading A Journey to the Heights – Chapter 1

Anba Gregorious · Anba Gregorious Books

The First Lesson for Women – Part 1

I gave this lecture in a hall in the Coptic Orthodox Institute of Love located on Gazeerit Bodran in Shoubra, Egypt. It was in a women’s meeting that took place in the evening on Thursday, February 18, 1972 - the 9th of Amsheer 1688 AM. I have decided to speak to you in this meeting, given you… Continue reading The First Lesson for Women – Part 1

Abouna Matta Books · Book: The Gospels of Holy Week Hour by Hour · Father Matthew the Poor · Holy Week

The Gospel Readings of Holy Week Hour by Hour – Introduction

Introduction For Holy Week If we suffer with Him, we will also be glorified with Him This year, we want to enter into a spiritual understanding of Holy Week that is practical for our lives. Of course you know that Passion Week is the most common name for this week. However, the most loved name… Continue reading The Gospel Readings of Holy Week Hour by Hour – Introduction

Apologetics

The Weapon of the Believer – Part 1

A dialogue that took place between the saint, Anba Yousab El-Abah, who was the bishop of Gerga in the 18th century, and a Muslim scholar about the Trinity, the Incarnation of the Savior, and His death for the salvation of the world. Introduction When many of the Christians had begun to become ignorant of the… Continue reading The Weapon of the Believer – Part 1

Anba Youanes · Anba Youanes Books

Christ in the Bible

Introduction All the Christians in different churches and denominations in the world have gathered around have gathered around this topic. Christians differ with each other on some details and dogmatic principles, but they do not differ on the “Holy Bible and the Blessed Person of Christ." The Holy Bible is a constitution for Christians. All… Continue reading Christ in the Bible

Abouna Matta Books · Father Matta's Autobiography · Father Matthew the Poor

Autobiography of Father Matthew the Poor – Introduction

To the reader: With mourning, we notify you and every member of the body of Christ’s struggling church on earth the passing of our thrice-blessed father Hegumen Matthew the Poor (Matta El Meskeen), the father of the monks of the monastery of St. Macarius in the Wilderness of Shiheet. He has left us in the body to join the… Continue reading Autobiography of Father Matthew the Poor – Introduction

Abouna Matta Books · Book: Reflections on Holy Week · Father Matthew the Poor

Reflections on Holy Week

Original File: reflectionsonholyweekmattaelmesken Introduction Holy Week +++ Holy Week or Pascha Week:     The Pascha is the crossing over to passover, and is taken from the rite of the Passover lamb whose blood caused the angel of death to pass over the houses and not harm them (Exodus Chapter 12).     Therefore, Pascha week… Continue reading Reflections on Holy Week

Abouna Matta Books · Father Matthew the Poor · The Migration of the Christian to God

The Migration of the Christian to God: Sermons about the Gospel readings of the Holy 40 Days Fast

The First Sermon: What is Fasting (1)? (1) This is the first recorded sermon of a series of sermons given by Father Matthew the Poor about the Gospel readings for the weekday liturgies of the Great Fast in the year 1981, all of which are about one central topic: The migration of the Christian to eternal life. However, the… Continue reading The Migration of the Christian to God: Sermons about the Gospel readings of the Holy 40 Days Fast

Father Luke Homilies · Father Luke Sidarous

Feast of the Resurrection – Christ’s Open Side

A homily by Father Luke Sidarous on the eve of the Feast of the Resurrection, April 2001. In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit One God, Amen.   St. John the Beloved was standing near the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ until the last moment, him and the pure saint the Theotokos the Virgin Saint Mary. The… Continue reading Feast of the Resurrection – Christ’s Open Side

Abouna Saleeb El-Samoueli · Abouna Saleeb El-Samoueli Articles

The Great Hope of Repentance

Death is a separation from life. The Lord Christ, to Him be all the glory, says, “I am the Resurrection and the life” (John 11:25). He also says, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6). In this way, the separation from God is separation from life (i.e death). Therefore, every person… Continue reading The Great Hope of Repentance

Stories

A Journey to the Heights – Chapter 14

Chapter 14: A Tomb on the Mountain “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death” ~ Philippians 3:10 Suddenly, they found themselves at the edge of a deep abyss that crossed with the path to continue their journey. The fog was… Continue reading A Journey to the Heights – Chapter 14