The Beauty of Orthodoxy II

By H.G. Bishop Angaelos – Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London. If something is going to change in the Church, it will be changed through the prayers and decision of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III and the Holy Synod. This safeguard is a good thing; if we want to change things, they can be discussed and... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Orthodoxy I

By H.G. Bishop Angaelos - Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London. Our view of Orthodox faith and worship is misconstrued – we think of it as dry, constraining, even bitter. To understand it, we need to go back to the grass roots – what is Orthodoxy? What are its main characteristics? This article is the first in... Continue Reading →

The Catechetical School of Alexandria

By Fr. Matthew Attia - Parish Priest from St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, Kensington, Australia. Long before the establishment of Christianity in Alexandria, this city was famous for its various schools. By far, the largest school of all was the “Museum”, which was founded by Ptolemy and became the most famous school in the East. Its... Continue Reading →

On the Veneration & Intercession of the Saints

By Fr. Kyrillos Ibrahim – Parish Priest from St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church, California, USA. Beloved reader, our ultimate goal in life is union with the Holy Trinity. This union has been made possible by the Incarnation, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. By His life-giving works, our Savior has revealed to... Continue Reading →

Why does God allow Pain and Suffering?

By Fr. Anthony Mourad – Parish Priest from St. George & St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church, Ottawa, Canada. Today my beloved we discuss a question that plagues many Christians and non-Christians alike. If we truly believe in an all powerful, all knowing, and all-loving God, then Why does He allow pain and suffering? First let... Continue Reading →

The Deuterocanonical Books

Some Christians gave the word Apocrypha to the following books that have been omitted from the Protestant publications of the Holy Bible. They are, in order: Tobit Judith Sequel of Esther Wisdom of Solomon Wisdom of Joshua, Son of Sirach Baruch Sequel of the Book of Daniel 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees Psalm 151 Calling these books “Apocrypha”... Continue Reading →

The Virtue of Love

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. Today we’ll be discussing the virtue of love and how to attain this virtue in our lives. We know we have two great commandments, and that all commandments are fulfilled if we can fulfil these two great commandments. They are loving... Continue Reading →

Baptism

By St. Basil the Great Our Lord made a covenant with us through baptism in order to give us eternal life. There is in baptism an image both of death and of life, the water being the symbol of death, the Spirit giving the pledge of life. The association of water and the Spirit is... Continue Reading →

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