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 →

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 →


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 →

Union with Christ

By St. Cyril of Alexandria. Paul bears witness to the fact that we achieve bodily union with Christ to the extent that we partake of his holy flesh. About this great mystery he says This that has now been revealed through the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets was unknown to any men in past... Continue Reading →

Purity of Heart

By Father Matthew the Poor (Matta El-Meskeen). “Cleanse me from my sin” (Ps 31:2). “And everyone who thus hopes in him, purifies himself as he is pure” (1 Jn 3:3) THE SOUL THAT HAS BEEN AWAKENED to the reality of divine things for the first time always makes a deep, unreserved response to the truth, prompted... Continue Reading →

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