Category: Spiritual Articles

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 …

The Journey from Jerusalem to Golgotha

Introduction and ForwardBy Hegomen Louka Sidarous Our Church, inspired by the Holy Spirit, has compiled a marvellous plan for the Passion (Passover) Week, so we may get into the depth of the passions of our Good Saviour. The readings of the Church during this week are the breath of the Holy Spirit speaking through the …

Beginning the Nativity Fast: More than a Diet

For those of us following the Old (Julian) calendar, as we do in the Coptic Orthodox Church, we have just begun the Nativity Fast, which culminates in the Feast of our Lord’s Nativity in the flesh on January 7th. Throughout this Fast, we commemorate the events that preceded the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ …

The Miraculous Journey of the Divine Incarnation

He was born, but He was born from eternity, He was born of a woman, but she was a Virgin: so, a Divinity and a Humanity were united, He has no father on earth nor a mother in Heaven. His Mother carried Him in her womb, but the Prophet knew Him while still in his …