Is Hell a Real Fire?

By Fr. Gabriel Wissa - Parish Priest from St. George & St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church, Montreal, Canada. Is hell a real fire? Could it be? If it were, why would God create this fire? Does He want to chastise us forever? Many Christians and non-Christians alike have serious difficulties in approaching a God that... Continue Reading →

What is the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity?- Part 1

By Fr. Anthony Mourad – Parish Priest from St. George & St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church, Ottawa, Canada. One of the greatest mysteries of the Church, a mystery that is at the heart of everything it means to be a Faithful Christian, is the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity. However, what is the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity?” The Holy Trinity is... Continue Reading →

Carrying the Cross

By H.G. Bishop Serapion - Bishop of Los Angeles and Metropolitan of Southern California and Hawaii. Our Church celebrates two feasts for the Cross. One is on Parmhat 10th (March 19th), which always falls during Great Lent. The other is on Tout 17th (September 27th), which falls at the end of our celebrations of the The Coptic... Continue Reading →

Repentance

As sin is separation from God, repentance then is returning to God. God says: "Return to me, and I will return to you" (Malachi 3:7). When the prodigal son repented, he returned to his father (Luke 15:18-20). True repentance is a human longing to return to the origin from which it was taken. It is... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Giving

By Fr. Bishoy Kamel of Blessed Memory. With only two weeks before Christmas, there was one lady ‎in the hospital recovering from an illness. She had a large, ‎loving family who visited her regularly and attended to her ‎needs. When she came back from surgery, she awoke to a ‎room full of several cards and bouquets... Continue Reading →

The Work of the Holy Spirit in Your Life

By Very Rev. Fr. Tadros Yacoub Malaty – Parish Priest from Queen St. Mary & Prince Tadros Church, New Jersey, USA. YOU ARE GOD’S BEAUTIFUL WORLD! From time to time a person feels that his life is empty and meaningless, similar to the rugged land “without form,” void of splendor and beauty, a useless life,... Continue Reading →

Homily 33 on Unceasing Prayer

By St. Macarius the Great. 1. We ought to pray, not according to any bodily habit nor with a habit of loud noise nor out of a custom of silence or on bended knees. But we ought soberly to have an attentive mind, waiting expectantly on God until He comes and visits the soul by... Continue Reading →

Icons

By Matthew Saadalla. An article that defends the use and veneration of icons in the Church against the three main iconoclastic arguments. Written by Matthew Saadalla, and edited by Bishoy Kamal Rofail. Iconography of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Theotokos Virgin Mary, and the saints who have died in the faith, stands as a great... Continue Reading →

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