Author: The Late Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III

The Significance of the Resurrection

Death is an alien and a stranger to humanity. When God created man, He formed him for life; He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being. God wished him life and perpetuity, but man’s choice was inclined towards sin. Man thus brought death upon himself as a result …

Hadn’t the Resurrection Taken Place

Hadn’t the Resurrection taken place, humanity’s destiny would have been to perish. And humanity would have been like the animals which die and perish entirely, never coming back to existence. Hence we ask: what then is the feature which characterises this rational, articulate, human being, whom God has gifted with science, with a talent of …

Seek Faith

St. Paul the Apostle says, “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Prove yourselves. ” (2 Cor. 13:5).    The faith here is not that of the mind or just the name; it is the real faith, a life-style that one lives in God and shows in all his deeds and all …

Wheat and Tares

God has sent you to the earth to spread goodness. As for the evil that is on the earth, leave it and do not resist it.  It is a wise policy that the Lord gave us in the parable of the tares in Matthew 13. His servants asked Him, “Do You want us to go …