Author: The Late Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III

Spiritual Weakness

I would like to talk to you today about a spiritual subject which is important to all of us; the spiritual weakness. What is the spiritual weakness? What causes it? How can one overcome this weakness? That’s what we are going to talk about. There isn’t any spiritual life that stays straight all the time, …

How long, O Lord? Will You forget me?

Psalm 121 is considered to be the keeping psalm; it is the one of fear of being forsaken. It is a psalm of a tired person who is afraid that God may have forsaken him… And it seems that his tiredness lasted for so long and he became troubled because of its length. That’s why he …

The Virtues of the Virgin Mary

LIFE OF HUMILITY Humility was a fundamental condition for her of whom the Lord of Glory would be born. It was indispensable that He would be born from a humble person; who could bear the glory of the divine Incarnation but her? The glory of the coming of the Holy Spirit in her? The glory of …

Contemplations on the Story of the Samaritan Woman

One of the Sundays of the Great Lent is The Samaritan Woman Sunday, which tells us one of the stories of salvation…  The Stories of Salvation:  Stories of Salvation are of different kinds: one of which is when the sinner comes to the Lord, as in the Parable of the lost son, who came home …

Veneration of the Cross

One of the differences between Orthodoxy and Protestantism is the Orthodox’s wonderful veneration of the cross. Our brethren the Protestants do not sign themselves with the sign of the cross before or after prayer, and say: “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” They do not sign food with the sign …