The Presence of God in the Eucharist

By Dr. Rodolph Yanney. “And lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matt. 28: 20) “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” (Rev.. 22: 20) The Holy Trinity and the Eucharist The phrase ‘Presence of God in the Eucharist’ is usually taken to express the real presence of... Continue Reading →

Submission in Marriage

By Fr. Antonios Kaldas - Parish Priest from Archangel Michael & St. Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church, Mount Druitt, Australia. There has been some heated debate recently over the question of submission in marriage. It has been stirred up by the conservative Sydney Archdiocese of the Anglican Church introducing optional marriage vows for the bride that include... Continue Reading →

Tradition is a Good Thing

By Fr. Antonios Kaldas - Parish Priest from Archangel Michael & St. Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church, Sydney, Australia. To understand anything it often helps to know its history, to explore the factors that made it what it is. I wrote recently to make the point that every religious community must necessarily follow some sort of tradition,... Continue Reading →

Introduction to confession

“Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  ~ Matthew 4:17 “And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds.”  ~ Acts 19:18 Everyone knows the importance of confession and why we need it, yet many struggles with questions of how Confession is supposed to work. Am I doing it the right way? How often should... Continue Reading →

Sacrament of Repentance

By Fr. Anthony Conroe "And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds." Acts 19:18 "If we confess our sins, He is Faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." John 1:9 Before Confession Note that in the sacrament of repentance, confession is not a mere... Continue Reading →

Liturgies of the Coptic Orthodox Church

The word “Liturgy” refers to the Christian remembrance and celebration of Jesus Christ’s propitiatory sacrifice of His body and blood. Also known as the service of the Eucharist, the Liturgy is central to any Christian order of worship. “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is... Continue Reading →

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