Love, Obedience, Union

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Talk given at Thursday Evening Passion Week Service 2019) I’d like to focus this evening on some of the passages we read in the First Hour Gospels. This is one of the last conversations between Christ and his disciples we have... Continue Reading →

Judas Betrays while Mary Perfumes

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Talk given at Wednesday Evening Passion Week Service 2019) In this morning’s Pascha service, there were two Gospel readings, which I’d like us to explore in a little more detail. To do this, I’ll read these two readings now, and then... Continue Reading →

No! We are not Monophysites!

By Fr. Peter Farrington – St. George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK. I have been a member of the Coptic Orthodox Church for over 24 years, and I was seeking to learn about and become Orthodox for some years before that. I was active on the internet before it was the world... Continue Reading →

Two Orthodox Families

For over fifteen hundred years the Eastern (Byzantine) Orthodox churches and the Oriental Orthodox churches have remained separated. Only thirty years ago they came together for the first of four unofficial theological consultations : Aarhus (1964), Bristol (1967), Geneva (1970) and Addis Ababa (1971). These were followed by the establishment of a Joint Commission of the... Continue Reading →

How did Jesus save us?

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Talk given at a Youth Meeting, April 2019) How did Jesus save us? What exactly did he accomplish on the cross? These are the questions we will hopefully explore today in this talk. In order to do this, we will need to... Continue Reading →

Faith & Works

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Sermon given at a Sunday Liturgy, January 2016) Good morning everyone. Today I’d like today to focus on two important themes that go hand in hand in our Christian lives. Both these themes can be seen throughout all the readings... Continue Reading →

Giving Ourselves

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Sermon given at a Sunday Liturgy, August 2018) “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their... Continue Reading →

Prayer, Service, Love & Sacrifice

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Sermon given at a Sunday Liturgy, November 2016) Good morning brothers and sisters in Christ. Today I’d like us to have a look at one of the themes presented in today’s Readings. The theme I’d like us to look at... Continue Reading →

The Incarnation of Jesus in my Life

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. (Sermon given at a Sunday Liturgy, August 2018) "Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the... Continue Reading →

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