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 →

Living in the Flesh vs Living in the Spirit

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Talk given at a Youth Meeting, November 2017) When we speak of the unbalanced cosmotic personality vs the balanced Christian personality, in essence what we are saying in Biblical terms is the person who is living according to the flesh vs... Continue Reading →

The Glorified Heavenly Body

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Article written in July 2017) If we go to heaven will we still have a body? If so what will this body look like? These are some questions that may come to mind when contemplating eternal life. These questions are not... Continue Reading →

The Sinful Woman

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Sermon given at a Sunday Liturgy, October 2018) Gospel Reading Luke 7:36-50 “Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee's house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the... Continue Reading →

Finding the Will of God

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Talk given at a Youth Meeting, February 2018) What is the will of God in my life? This is a question that plagues many young Christians today. What should I study? Who should I marry? Is this the right job for me?... Continue Reading →

The Immortal Soul

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Article written in July 2017) This article is a response to an incorrect teaching that has been circulating within the Coptic Orthodox Church. This teaching states that the human soul is the natural result of the union of the spirit and... Continue Reading →

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