‘ ‘ It is what you must expect and be ready to receive with patience, and even with joy, when you suffer as Christ did before you, and for his sake: this is the way to eternal happiness in heaven.’ – George Leo Haydock #orthodoxy #churchfathers #church #coptic

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‘ It is what you must expect and be ready to receive with patience, and even with joy, when you suffer as Christ did before you, and for his sake: this is the way to eternal happiness in heaven.’ - George Leo Haydock #orthodoxy #churchfathers #church #coptic


‘ It is what you must expect and be ready to receive with patience, and even with joy, when you suffer as Christ did before you, and for his sake: this is the way to eternal happiness in heaven.’ – George Leo Haydock #orthodoxy #churchfathers #church #coptic

‘He therefore is reproving those who, pursuing an ostentation of useless scrupulosity, neglected the discharge of useful morality. For it is the inside of the cup that is used; if that be foul, what profit is it to cleanse the outside? And therefore what is needed is purity of the inner conscience, that those things which are of the body may be clean without.’ – St Hilary of Poitiers #orthodoxy #churchfathers #coptic

‘He therefore is reproving those who, pursuing an ostentation of useless scrupulosity, neglected the discharge of useful morality. For it is the inside of the cup that is used; if that be foul, what profit is it to cleanse the outside? And therefore what is needed is purity of the inner conscience, that those things which are of the body may be clean without.’ - St Hilary of Poitiers #orthodoxy #churchfathers #coptic

‘He therefore is reproving those who, pursuing an ostentation of useless scrupulosity, neglected the discharge of useful morality. For it is the inside of the cup that is used; if that be foul, what profit is it to cleanse the outside? And therefore what is needed is purity of the inner conscience, that those things which are of the body may be clean without.’ – St Hilary of Poitiers #orthodoxy #churchfathers #coptic

He provides that they should be one. For all who believe through the Apostles are one, though some from among them were torn away. Nor did this escape His knowledge, He even foretold it, and showed that it proceeded from men’s slack-mindedness. – St. John Chysostom #orthodoxy #churchfathers #lent #holyweek

He provides that they should be one. For all who believe through the Apostles are one, though some from among them were torn away. Nor did this escape His knowledge, He even foretold it, and showed that it proceeded from men's slack-mindedness. - St. John Chysostom #orthodoxy #churchfathers #lent #holyweek

He provides that they should be one. For all who believe through the Apostles are one, though some from among them were torn away. Nor did this escape His knowledge, He even foretold it, and showed that it proceeded from men’s slack-mindedness. – St. John Chysostom #orthodoxy #churchfathers #lent #holyweek

‘A humble man is never rash, hasty or perturbed, never has any hot and volatile thoughts, but at all times remains calm. Even if heaven were to fall and cleave to the earth, the humble man would not be dismayed. Not every quiet man is humble, but every humble man is quiet. There is no humble man who is not self-constrained; but you will find many who are self-constrained without being humble.’ – St Issac the Syrian #orthodoxy #humility #churchfathers #lent #orthodoxy

‘A humble man is never rash, hasty or perturbed, never has any hot and volatile thoughts, but at all times remains calm. Even if heaven were to fall and cleave to the earth, the humble man would not be dismayed. Not every quiet man is humble, but every humble man is quiet. There is no humble man who is not self-constrained; but you will find many who are self-constrained without being humble.’ - St Issac the Syrian #orthodoxy #humility #churchfathers #lent #orthodoxy

‘A humble man is never rash, hasty or perturbed, never has any hot and volatile thoughts, but at all times remains calm. Even if heaven were to fall and cleave to the earth, the humble man would not be dismayed. Not every quiet man is humble, but every humble man is quiet. There is no humble man who is not self-constrained; but you will find many who are self-constrained without being humble.’ – St Issac the Syrian #orthodoxy #humility #churchfathers #lent #orthodoxy

“The narrow way neither do all find, nor when they have found it, do they straightway walk therein. Many, after they have found the way of truth, caught by the pleasures of the world, desert midway.” . – St Jerome . . . #TheNarrowGate #NarrowGate #WayToLife #TheWayToLife #GoTheExtraMile #GodlyWisdom #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"The narrow way neither do all find, nor when they have found it, do they straightway walk therein. Many, after they have found the way of truth, caught by the pleasures of the world, desert midway."
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#TheNarrowGate #NarrowGate #WayToLife #TheWayToLife #GoTheExtraMile #GodlyWisdom #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“The narrow way neither do all find, nor when they have found it, do they straightway walk therein. Many, after they have found the way of truth, caught by the pleasures of the world, desert midway.”
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#TheNarrowGate #NarrowGate #WayToLife #TheWayToLife #GoTheExtraMile #GodlyWisdom #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

‘Abundant talk is the throne of bragging. From this throne, the love of the ego and pride appears. Abundant talk is a sign of ignorance, which leads to foolish laugh, coarse jesting, lying and hypocrisy. It leads to sleep and lack of concentration in memory. It cools the heat of spirituality and makes our prayers lukewarm and not fervent’ . St. John Climacus #orthodox #churchfathers #coptic #lent

‘Abundant talk is the throne of bragging. From this throne, the love of the ego and pride appears. Abundant talk is a sign of ignorance, which leads to foolish laugh, coarse jesting, lying and hypocrisy. It leads to sleep and lack of concentration in memory. It cools the heat of spirituality and makes our prayers lukewarm and not fervent’ . St. John Climacus #orthodox #churchfathers #coptic #lent

‘Abundant talk is the throne of bragging. From this throne, the love of the ego and pride appears. Abundant talk is a sign of ignorance, which leads to foolish laugh, coarse jesting, lying and hypocrisy. It leads to sleep and lack of concentration in memory. It cools the heat of spirituality and makes our prayers lukewarm and not fervent’ . St. John Climacus #orthodox #churchfathers #coptic #lent

“Do you grasp the excellence of a Christian disposition? After you give your coat and your cloak, even if your enemy should wish to subject your naked body to hardships and labors, not even then, Jesus says, must you forbid him. For He would have us possess all things in common, both our bodies and our goods, as with them that are in need, so with them that insult us. For the latter response comes from a courageous spirit, the former from mercy.” . – St John Chrysostom . . #Mercy #GoTheExtraMile #GodlyWisdom #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"Do you grasp the excellence of a Christian disposition? After you give your coat and your cloak, even if your enemy should wish to subject your naked body to hardships and labors, not even then, Jesus says, must you forbid him. For He would have us possess all things in common, both our bodies and our goods, as with them that are in need, so with them that insult us. For the latter response comes from a courageous spirit, the former from mercy."
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#Mercy #GoTheExtraMile #GodlyWisdom #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Do you grasp the excellence of a Christian disposition? After you give your coat and your cloak, even if your enemy should wish to subject your naked body to hardships and labors, not even then, Jesus says, must you forbid him. For He would have us possess all things in common, both our bodies and our goods, as with them that are in need, so with them that insult us. For the latter response comes from a courageous spirit, the former from mercy.”
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#Mercy #GoTheExtraMile #GodlyWisdom #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

Christ the Lord restored us to friendship through His birth… On our behalf He reconciled us to the Father, against Whom we had sinned, and therefore can celed our disobedience, restoring us to fellowship with our maker. – St. Irenaeus of Lyons #orthodoxy #churchfathers #coptic #ukmidcopts

Christ the Lord restored us to friendship through His birth... On our behalf He
reconciled us to the Father, against Whom we had sinned, and therefore can
celed our disobedience, restoring us to fellowship with our maker.
- St. Irenaeus of Lyons
#orthodoxy #churchfathers #coptic #ukmidcopts

Christ the Lord restored us to friendship through His birth… On our behalf He
reconciled us to the Father, against Whom we had sinned, and therefore can
celed our disobedience, restoring us to fellowship with our maker.
– St. Irenaeus of Lyons
#orthodoxy #churchfathers #coptic #ukmidcopts

“Do not fear the harshness of a situation, however difficult it seems, for God has many ways of solving it. For God is Omnipotent. Wisdom is to look at matters with the eyes of God, for He is the One who permitted it, and He is able to take it away if He wills.” . – H.H. Pope Shenouda III . . . #Wisdom #GodlyWisdom #Trials #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"Do not fear the harshness of a situation, however difficult it seems, for God has many ways of solving it. For God is Omnipotent. Wisdom is to look at matters with the eyes of God, for He is the One who permitted it, and He is able to take it away if He wills." .
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“Do not fear the harshness of a situation, however difficult it seems, for God has many ways of solving it. For God is Omnipotent. Wisdom is to look at matters with the eyes of God, for He is the One who permitted it, and He is able to take it away if He wills.” .
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#Wisdom #GodlyWisdom #Trials #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Parents, wives, children, will have to be left behind, for God’s sake. In the same manner, therefore, we maintain that the other announcements too refer to the condition of martyrdom. “He” says Jesus, “who will value his own life also more than me, is not worthy of me” . – St Tertullian of Carthage . . #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"Parents, wives, children, will have to be left behind, for God's sake. In the same manner, therefore, we maintain that the other announcements too refer to the condition of martyrdom. "He" says Jesus, "who will value his own life also more than me, is not worthy of me"
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#GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Parents, wives, children, will have to be left behind, for God’s sake. In the same manner, therefore, we maintain that the other announcements too refer to the condition of martyrdom. “He” says Jesus, “who will value his own life also more than me, is not worthy of me”
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#GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

‘by the five virgins, is denoted a five-fold continence from the allurements of the flesh; for our appetite must be held from gratification of the eyes, ears, smell, taste, and touch. And as this continence may be done before God, to please Him in inward joy of the conscience, or before men only to gain applause of men, five are called wise, and five foolish. Both are virgins, because both these men exercise continence, though from different motives.’ -St Augustine of Hippo #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers #orthodoxy

‘by the five virgins, is denoted a five-fold continence from the allurements of the flesh; for our appetite must be held from gratification of the eyes, ears, smell, taste, and touch. And as this continence may be done before God, to please Him in inward joy of the conscience, or before men only to gain applause of men, five are called wise, and five foolish. Both are virgins, because both these men exercise continence, though from different motives.’ -St Augustine of Hippo #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers #orthodoxy

‘by the five virgins, is denoted a five-fold continence from the allurements of the flesh; for our appetite must be held from gratification of the eyes, ears, smell, taste, and touch. And as this continence may be done before God, to please Him in inward joy of the conscience, or before men only to gain applause of men, five are called wise, and five foolish. Both are virgins, because both these men exercise continence, though from different motives.’ -St Augustine of Hippo #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers #orthodoxy

‘Do ye also feed and guide them well. For the pastor who cares for his sheep engages in no other pursuit along with that. He does not make a vineyard, nor plant gardens, nor does he fall into the troubles of this world. Never have we seen a pastor who left his sheep in the wilderness and became a merchant, or one who left his flock to wander and became a husbandman. But if he deserts his flock and does these things he thereby hands over his flock to the wolves.” St Aphrahat of Persia #churchfathers #truth orthodoxy #christianity #copticorthodox #dailyreading

‘Do ye also feed and guide them well. For the pastor who cares for his sheep engages in no other pursuit along with that. He does not make a vineyard, nor plant gardens, nor does he fall into the troubles of this world. Never have we seen a pastor who left his sheep in the wilderness and became a merchant, or one who left his flock to wander and became a husbandman. But if he deserts his flock and does these things he thereby hands over his flock to the wolves." St Aphrahat of Persia #churchfathers #truth orthodoxy #christianity #copticorthodox #dailyreading

‘Do ye also feed and guide them well. For the pastor who cares for his sheep engages in no other pursuit along with that. He does not make a vineyard, nor plant gardens, nor does he fall into the troubles of this world. Never have we seen a pastor who left his sheep in the wilderness and became a merchant, or one who left his flock to wander and became a husbandman. But if he deserts his flock and does these things he thereby hands over his flock to the wolves.” St Aphrahat of Persia #churchfathers #truth orthodoxy #christianity #copticorthodox #dailyreading

“He shows the power of His Name, if at least being neither seen nor called upon, but only named, He even makes us approved by the Father.” – St John Chrysostom . . #Jesus #NameOfJesus #InJesusName #InTheNameOfJesus #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"He shows the power of His Name, if at least being neither seen nor called upon, but only named, He even makes us approved  by the Father." - St John Chrysostom
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“He shows the power of His Name, if at least being neither seen nor called upon, but only named, He even makes us approved by the Father.” – St John Chrysostom
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#Jesus #NameOfJesus #InJesusName #InTheNameOfJesus #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

‘The humble and holy servants of God who suffer doubly when temporal evils befall them, because they suffer with the wicked as well as at their hands, have their own consolations and the hope of the world to come.’ – St Augustine of Hippo #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers #orthodoxchurchfathers

‘The humble and holy servants of God who suffer doubly when temporal evils befall them, because they suffer with the wicked as well as at their hands, have their own consolations and the hope of the world to come.’
- St Augustine of Hippo #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers #orthodoxchurchfathers

‘The humble and holy servants of God who suffer doubly when temporal evils befall them, because they suffer with the wicked as well as at their hands, have their own consolations and the hope of the world to come.’
– St Augustine of Hippo #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers #orthodoxchurchfathers

“Israel ought not to suppose that salvation by faith is a blessing peculiar to it. For Scripture says that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved, whether Jew or Gentile, whether slave or free. The universal God saves everyone without distinction, because all things belong to him. Thus we say that all things are recapitulated in Christ.” . -St Cyril of Alexandria . . #AllIsSaved #NoPartiality #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"Israel ought not to suppose that salvation by faith is a blessing peculiar to it. For Scripture says that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved, whether Jew or Gentile, whether slave or free. The universal God saves everyone without distinction, because all things belong to him. Thus we say that all things are recapitulated in Christ."
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#AllIsSaved #NoPartiality #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Israel ought not to suppose that salvation by faith is a blessing peculiar to it. For Scripture says that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved, whether Jew or Gentile, whether slave or free. The universal God saves everyone without distinction, because all things belong to him. Thus we say that all things are recapitulated in Christ.”
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#AllIsSaved #NoPartiality #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. – Mark 9:35 If you are in love with precedence and the highest honor, pursue the things in last place, pursue being the least valued of all, pursue being the lowliest of all, pursue being the smallest of all, pursue placing yourselves behind others. The Gospel of St. Matthew, Homily – St John Chrysostom #coptic #churchfathers #orthodoxy #humility #ancientfaith #stjohnchyrsostom

And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said unto them,
If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. - Mark 9:35

If you are in love with precedence and the highest honor, pursue the things in last place, pursue being the least valued of all, pursue being the lowliest of all, pursue being the smallest of all, pursue placing yourselves behind others. The Gospel of St. Matthew, Homily
- St John Chrysostom #coptic #churchfathers #orthodoxy #humility #ancientfaith #stjohnchyrsostom

And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said unto them,
If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. – Mark 9:35

If you are in love with precedence and the highest honor, pursue the things in last place, pursue being the least valued of all, pursue being the lowliest of all, pursue being the smallest of all, pursue placing yourselves behind others. The Gospel of St. Matthew, Homily
– St John Chrysostom #coptic #churchfathers #orthodoxy #humility #ancientfaith #stjohnchyrsostom

Here, too, a man needs a loftiness of mind far beyond my own littleness of spirit, if he is to correct this disorderly and unprofitable delight that ordinary people enjoy. He must try to divert their attention to something more useful, so that church people will follow and defer to him. He should not be governed by their desires. It is impossible to acquire this power except by these two qualities: contempt of praise and the force of eloquence. If either is lacking, the one left is made useless by the divorce from the other. If a preacher despises praise yet does not produce the kind of teaching which is “with grace, seasoned with salt,” he is despised by the people, and his sublime words accomplish nothing. And if he is eloquent but is a slave to the sound of applause, again an equal damage threatens both him and the people, because through his passion for praise he aims to speak more for the pleasure than the profit of his hearers. – St John Chrysostom #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers

Here, too, a man needs a loftiness of mind far beyond my own littleness of spirit, if he is to correct this disorderly and unprofitable delight that ordinary people enjoy. He must try to divert their attention to something more useful, so that church people will follow and defer to him. He should not be governed by their desires. It is impossible to acquire this power except by these two qualities: contempt of praise and the force of eloquence. If either is lacking, the one left is made useless by the divorce from the other. If a preacher despises praise yet does not produce the kind of teaching which is “with grace, seasoned with salt,” he is despised by the people, and his sublime words accomplish nothing. And if he is eloquent but is a slave to the sound of applause, again an equal damage threatens both him and the people, because through his passion for praise he aims to speak more for the pleasure than the profit of his hearers.
-  St John Chrysostom #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers

Here, too, a man needs a loftiness of mind far beyond my own littleness of spirit, if he is to correct this disorderly and unprofitable delight that ordinary people enjoy. He must try to divert their attention to something more useful, so that church people will follow and defer to him. He should not be governed by their desires. It is impossible to acquire this power except by these two qualities: contempt of praise and the force of eloquence. If either is lacking, the one left is made useless by the divorce from the other. If a preacher despises praise yet does not produce the kind of teaching which is “with grace, seasoned with salt,” he is despised by the people, and his sublime words accomplish nothing. And if he is eloquent but is a slave to the sound of applause, again an equal damage threatens both him and the people, because through his passion for praise he aims to speak more for the pleasure than the profit of his hearers.
– St John Chrysostom #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers

“What is the death of Jesus which they carried about with them? It is the daily deaths which they died, by which the resurrection also was shown. This is another reason for the trials, that Christ’s life might be manifested in human bodies. What looks like weakness and destitution in fact proclaims his resurrection.” . – St. John Chrysostom . . . #DyingOfTheFlesh #Resurrection #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"What is the death of Jesus which they carried about with them? It is the daily deaths which they died, by which the resurrection also was shown. This is another reason for the trials, that Christ’s life might be manifested in human bodies. What looks like weakness and destitution in fact proclaims his resurrection."
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“What is the death of Jesus which they carried about with them? It is the daily deaths which they died, by which the resurrection also was shown. This is another reason for the trials, that Christ’s life might be manifested in human bodies. What looks like weakness and destitution in fact proclaims his resurrection.”
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#DyingOfTheFlesh #Resurrection #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” . -St. Augustine . . . #BelievingIsSeeing #ByFaithNotBySight #Seeing #Believing #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."
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“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
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A most excellent thing is faith, when it is produced from an ardent mind; and it has such great power that not only is the believer healed, but in fact others also have been healed besides them that believed; as the paralytic let down [through the tiles] at Capernaum, by the faith of those who carried him; and as Lazarus, by that of his sister, to whom the Lord said: If thou believest, thou shall see the glory of God; all but saying: “Since Lazarus, being dead, is not able to believe, do thou fill up that which is lacking of the faith of him that is dead.” . – St Cyril of Alexandria . . . #AllThingsArePossible #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

A most excellent thing is faith, when it is produced from an ardent mind; and it has such great power that not only is the believer healed, but in fact others also have been healed besides them that believed; as the paralytic let down [through the tiles] at Capernaum, by the faith of those who carried him; and as Lazarus, by that of his sister, to whom the Lord said: If thou believest, thou shall see the glory of God; all but saying: "Since Lazarus, being dead, is not able to believe, do thou fill up that which is lacking of the faith of him that is dead." .
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#AllThingsArePossible #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

A most excellent thing is faith, when it is produced from an ardent mind; and it has such great power that not only is the believer healed, but in fact others also have been healed besides them that believed; as the paralytic let down [through the tiles] at Capernaum, by the faith of those who carried him; and as Lazarus, by that of his sister, to whom the Lord said: If thou believest, thou shall see the glory of God; all but saying: “Since Lazarus, being dead, is not able to believe, do thou fill up that which is lacking of the faith of him that is dead.” .
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‘When once you have put your hand to the plough, you must not look back. When once you stand on the housetop, you must think no more of your clothes within. To escape your Egyptian mistress, you must abandon the cloak that belongs to this world. Even Elijah, in his quick translation to heaven could not take his mantle with him, but left in the world the garments of the world’ – St Jerome #orthodox #coptic #churchfathers truth #jesus #light

'When once you have put your hand to the plough, you must not look back. When once you stand on the housetop, you must think no more of your clothes within. To escape your Egyptian mistress, you must abandon the cloak that belongs to this world. Even Elijah, in his quick translation to heaven could not take his mantle with him, but left in the world the garments of the world'
- St Jerome #orthodox #coptic #churchfathers truth #jesus #light

‘When once you have put your hand to the plough, you must not look back. When once you stand on the housetop, you must think no more of your clothes within. To escape your Egyptian mistress, you must abandon the cloak that belongs to this world. Even Elijah, in his quick translation to heaven could not take his mantle with him, but left in the world the garments of the world’
– St Jerome #orthodox #coptic #churchfathers truth #jesus #light

You can not say that any righteous man is without affliction: even if he appear to be so, yet we know not his other afflictions. So that of necessity every righteous man must pass through affliction. For it is a declaration of Christ, that the wide and broad way leads to destruction, but the strait and narrow one to life. If then it is possible to enter into life by that means, and is not by any other, then all have entered in by the narrow [way], as many as have departed unto life. – John Chrysostom . . . #GodLovesYou #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

You can not say that any righteous man is without affliction: even if he appear to be so, yet we know not his other afflictions. So that of necessity every righteous man must pass through affliction. For it is a declaration of Christ, that the wide and broad way leads to destruction, but the strait and narrow one to life. If then it is possible to enter into life by that means, and is not by any other, then all have entered in by the narrow [way], as many as have departed unto life.
- John Chrysostom
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#GodLovesYou #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

You can not say that any righteous man is without affliction: even if he appear to be so, yet we know not his other afflictions. So that of necessity every righteous man must pass through affliction. For it is a declaration of Christ, that the wide and broad way leads to destruction, but the strait and narrow one to life. If then it is possible to enter into life by that means, and is not by any other, then all have entered in by the narrow [way], as many as have departed unto life.
– John Chrysostom
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#GodLovesYou #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

‘And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord Thus ought the virgin, who brought forth meekness and humility itself, to show forth an example of the most profound humility.’ – St. Ambrose #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers #godislove #ukmidcopts #theotokos

'And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Thus ought the virgin, who brought forth meekness and humility itself, to show forth an example of the most profound humility.' - St. Ambrose #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers #godislove #ukmidcopts #theotokos

‘And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Thus ought the virgin, who brought forth meekness and humility itself, to show forth an example of the most profound humility.’ – St. Ambrose #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers #godislove #ukmidcopts #theotokos

“Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” – Saint Augustine.”Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” – St. Augustine ..”God’s power is able to perform wonders with you, but it awaits your faith.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III.#Faith #Believe #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand." - Saint Augustine
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"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." - St. Augustine .
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"God's power is able to perform wonders with you, but it awaits your faith." - H.H. Pope Shenouda III
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#Faith #Believe #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” – Saint Augustine
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“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” – St. Augustine .
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“God’s power is able to perform wonders with you, but it awaits your faith.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III
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#Faith #Believe #TrustGod #GodIsGood #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #AllTheTimeGodIsGood #DelightInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Because rapture in God is insatiable, the extent of one’s savoring it and partaking of spiritual blessings is the measure by which the hunger for it is increased. Such people have a fervent and unstoppable love for God.” – St Macarius the Great . . “He thirsts for your thirst, and satisfies all who wish in mystery… He offers compassion to everyone who asks for it… He is ready to give in abundance… He rejoices in giving more than those who get.” – St Gregory the Theologian #Love #LoveCovers #DelightInGod #DelightYourselfAlsoInTheLord #Psalm37:4 #Psalm37 #RaptureInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"Because rapture in God is insatiable, the extent of one’s savoring it and partaking of spiritual blessings is the measure by which the hunger for it is increased. Such people have a fervent and unstoppable love for God." - St Macarius the Great .
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"He thirsts for your thirst, and satisfies all who wish in mystery... He offers compassion to everyone who asks for it... He is ready to give in abundance... He rejoices in giving more than those who get." - St Gregory the Theologian

#Love #LoveCovers #DelightInGod #DelightYourselfAlsoInTheLord #Psalm37:4 #Psalm37 #RaptureInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Because rapture in God is insatiable, the extent of one’s savoring it and partaking of spiritual blessings is the measure by which the hunger for it is increased. Such people have a fervent and unstoppable love for God.” – St Macarius the Great .
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“He thirsts for your thirst, and satisfies all who wish in mystery… He offers compassion to everyone who asks for it… He is ready to give in abundance… He rejoices in giving more than those who get.” – St Gregory the Theologian

#Love #LoveCovers #DelightInGod #DelightYourselfAlsoInTheLord #Psalm37:4 #Psalm37 #RaptureInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

‘“Love unites us with God, for love covers a multitude of sins76.” This love stems from reflecting on the Day of Judgment. God never forgets a labor of love, even a cup of cold water, and He does not forget its reward. When we lift our eyes to the Day of Judgment, we desire to see, even those who trouble us as angels of God, participating in praising and glorifying God. This creates in us a deep spiritual love.’ – St Clement of Alexandria #Coptic #orthodox #Christian #lovecovers #godislove #churchfathers

'“Love unites us with God, for love covers a multitude of sins76.” This love stems from reflecting on the Day of Judgment. God never forgets a labor of love, even a cup of cold water, and He does not forget its reward. When we lift our eyes to the Day of Judgment, we desire to see, even those who trouble us as angels of God, participating in praising and glorifying God. This creates in us a deep spiritual love.' - St Clement of Alexandria
#Coptic #orthodox #Christian #lovecovers #godislove #churchfathers

‘“Love unites us with God, for love covers a multitude of sins76.” This love stems from reflecting on the Day of Judgment. God never forgets a labor of love, even a cup of cold water, and He does not forget its reward. When we lift our eyes to the Day of Judgment, we desire to see, even those who trouble us as angels of God, participating in praising and glorifying God. This creates in us a deep spiritual love.’ – St Clement of Alexandria
#Coptic #orthodox #Christian #lovecovers #godislove #churchfathers

“By Scripture we may disprove what is false, be corrected, be brought to a right understanding, and be comforted and consoled.” – St. John Chrysostom #Scripture #HolySpirit #Truth #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"By Scripture we may disprove what is false, be corrected, be brought to a right understanding, and be comforted and consoled."
- St. John Chrysostom

#Scripture #HolySpirit #Truth #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“By Scripture we may disprove what is false, be corrected, be brought to a right understanding, and be comforted and consoled.”
– St. John Chrysostom

#Scripture #HolySpirit #Truth #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“We will reach the true peace when our nature cleaves to its Creator, thus we have no inner conflict.” – St Augustine ‘The apostle does not mean that the Lord does not look at evildoers or listen to their prayers; instead, he means that He does not answer them. The goal of the believer is to please God; therefore, he overcomes evil by good’ – Fr Tadross #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers #prayalways #godloves

“We will reach the true peace when our nature cleaves to its Creator, thus we have no inner conflict.” - St Augustine 'The apostle does not mean that the Lord does not look at evildoers or listen to their prayers; instead, he means that He does not answer them. The goal of the believer is to please God; therefore, he overcomes evil by good' - Fr Tadross #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers
#prayalways #godloves

“We will reach the true peace when our nature cleaves to its Creator, thus we have no inner conflict.” – St Augustine ‘The apostle does not mean that the Lord does not look at evildoers or listen to their prayers; instead, he means that He does not answer them. The goal of the believer is to please God; therefore, he overcomes evil by good’ – Fr Tadross #coptic #orthodox #churchfathers
#prayalways #godloves

‘ even as a grain of wheat sown in the earth shoots forth many ears of corn, not receiving through them any loss to itself, but being present by its power in all the grains of every ear; for out of it they all shot forth: so also the Lord died, and opening the recesses of the earth, brought up with Himself the souls of men’ – St Cyril of Alexandria #coptic #grainofwheat #orthodoxy #churchfathers

' even as a grain of wheat sown in the earth shoots forth many ears of corn, not receiving through them any loss to itself, but being present by its power in all the grains of every ear; for out of it they all shot forth: so also the Lord died, and opening the recesses of the earth, brought up with Himself the souls of men' - St Cyril of Alexandria #coptic #grainofwheat #orthodoxy #churchfathers

‘ even as a grain of wheat sown in the earth shoots forth many ears of corn, not receiving through them any loss to itself, but being present by its power in all the grains of every ear; for out of it they all shot forth: so also the Lord died, and opening the recesses of the earth, brought up with Himself the souls of men’ – St Cyril of Alexandria #coptic #grainofwheat #orthodoxy #churchfathers

“Do you see how great His earnestness that the bond should be done away? To wit, we all were under sin and punishment. He Himself, through suffering punishment, did away with both the sin and the punishment, and He was punished on the Cross. To the Cross then He affixed it; as having power, He tore it asunder. What bond? He means either that which they said to Moses, namely, All that God has said will we do, and be obedient (Exodus 24:3), or, if not that, this, that we owe to God obedience; or if not this, he means that the devil held possession of it, the bond which God made for Adam, saying, In the day you eat of the tree, you shall die (Genesis 2:17) This bond then the devil held in his possession. And Christ did not give it to us, but Himself tore it in two, the action of one who remits joyfully.” – St John Chrysostom #PaidInFull #NailedToTheCross #WipedRecord #FreelyFullyForgiven #Forgiven #FeastOfTheCross #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"Do you see how great His earnestness that the bond should be done away? To wit, we all were under sin and punishment. He Himself, through suffering punishment, did away with both the sin and the punishment, and He was punished on the Cross. To the Cross then He affixed it; as having power, He tore it asunder. What bond? He means either that which they said to Moses, namely, All that God has said will we do, and be obedient (Exodus 24:3), or, if not that, this, that we owe to God obedience; or if not this, he means that the devil held possession of it, the bond which God made for Adam, saying, In the day you eat of the tree, you shall die (Genesis 2:17) This bond then the devil held in his possession. And Christ did not give it to us, but Himself tore it in two, the action of one who remits joyfully."
- St John Chrysostom

#PaidInFull #NailedToTheCross #WipedRecord #FreelyFullyForgiven #Forgiven #FeastOfTheCross #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Do you see how great His earnestness that the bond should be done away? To wit, we all were under sin and punishment. He Himself, through suffering punishment, did away with both the sin and the punishment, and He was punished on the Cross. To the Cross then He affixed it; as having power, He tore it asunder. What bond? He means either that which they said to Moses, namely, All that God has said will we do, and be obedient (Exodus 24:3), or, if not that, this, that we owe to God obedience; or if not this, he means that the devil held possession of it, the bond which God made for Adam, saying, In the day you eat of the tree, you shall die (Genesis 2:17) This bond then the devil held in his possession. And Christ did not give it to us, but Himself tore it in two, the action of one who remits joyfully.”
– St John Chrysostom

#PaidInFull #NailedToTheCross #WipedRecord #FreelyFullyForgiven #Forgiven #FeastOfTheCross #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers