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 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 →

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. 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 the person who is living according to the... Continue Reading →

The Sinful Woman

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. 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 city who was a sinner, when she knew... Continue Reading →

Finding the Will of God

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. 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? And the list goes on. This isn’t... Continue Reading →

Carrying the Cross

By H.G. Bishop Serapion - Bishop of Los Angeles and Metropolitan of Southern California and Hawaii. Our Church celebrates two feasts for the Cross. One is on Parmhat 10th (March 19th), which always falls during Great Lent. The other is on Tout 17th (September 27th), which falls at the end of our celebrations of the The Coptic... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Giving

By Fr. Bishoy Kamel of Blessed Memory. With only two weeks before Christmas, there was one lady ‎in the hospital recovering from an illness. She had a large, ‎loving family who visited her regularly and attended to her ‎needs. When she came back from surgery, she awoke to a ‎room full of several cards and bouquets... Continue Reading →

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