By Fr. Moses Samaan – Parish Priest from St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church, California, USA. As Orthodox Christians, our departed loved ones are never far from our minds and the consciousness of the Holy Church. From the very beginning, the Church established special prayers and memorials for the repose of their souls, a practice which stems... Continue Reading →
Why Does a Loving God Send People to Hell?
By Fr. Gabriel Wissa - Parish Priest from St. George & St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church, Montreal, Canada. Many people ask: “Why does a loving God send people to hell?” To answer this question, we have to step back and answer a different question first: what is the orthodox meaning of punishment? We often see... Continue Reading →
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 →