“The perfect meditation is the saving and blessed name of our Lord Jesus Christ dwelling without interruption in you.” – St. Macarius the Great #coptic #copticorthodox #nayrouz #christianity #light #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse

"The perfect meditation is the saving and blessed name of our Lord Jesus Christ dwelling without interruption in you." - St. Macarius the Great #coptic #copticorthodox #nayrouz #christianity #light #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse

“The perfect meditation is the saving and blessed name of our Lord Jesus Christ dwelling without interruption in you.” – St. Macarius the Great #coptic #copticorthodox #nayrouz #christianity #light #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse

“With You there is true rest, untroubled.” – St. Augustine #dailyreading #wordofgod #bibleverse #christianity #coptic #copticorthodox #nayrouz #peace #righteousness

"With You there is true rest, untroubled." - St. Augustine #dailyreading #wordofgod #bibleverse #christianity #coptic #copticorthodox #nayrouz #peace #righteousness

“With You there is true rest, untroubled.” – St. Augustine #dailyreading #wordofgod #bibleverse #christianity #coptic #copticorthodox #nayrouz #peace #righteousness

Does “prayer without ceasing” mean that we continuously bow our knees and raise our hands? If this were true, we could not do it. However, there is an inner kind of continuous prayer, which is the desire of the heart to accomplish a good deed. If you are eager for the Sabbath, the eternal rest, then you will not cease praying. If you do not want to stop prayer, then be eager to pray. Continuous eagerness to prayer means continuous prayer – St Augustine . . Continuous prayer is a continuous inflamed heart, unceasing yearning for eternal life, and dwelling with God forever. This longing toward eternal life is kindled when one takes off the old man and puts on the fiery Holy Spirit, the holy life, which draws the mind, the heart, and all feelings toward divine matters. – Fr Tadros Malaty . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #meditation

Does “prayer without ceasing” mean that 
we continuously bow our knees and raise our hands? If this were true, we could not do it. However, there is an inner kind of continuous prayer, which is the desire of the heart to accomplish a good deed. If 
you are eager for the Sabbath, the eternal rest, then you will not cease praying. If you do not want to stop prayer, then be eager to pray. 
Continuous eagerness to prayer means continuous prayer - St Augustine
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 Continuous prayer is a continuous inflamed heart, unceasing yearning for eternal life, and dwelling with God forever. This longing toward eternal life is kindled when one takes off the old man and puts on the fiery Holy Spirit, the holy life, which draws the mind, the heart, and all feelings 
toward divine matters. - Fr Tadros Malaty
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #meditation

Does “prayer without ceasing” mean that
we continuously bow our knees and raise our hands? If this were true, we could not do it. However, there is an inner kind of continuous prayer, which is the desire of the heart to accomplish a good deed. If
you are eager for the Sabbath, the eternal rest, then you will not cease praying. If you do not want to stop prayer, then be eager to pray.
Continuous eagerness to prayer means continuous prayer – St Augustine
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Continuous prayer is a continuous inflamed heart, unceasing yearning for eternal life, and dwelling with God forever. This longing toward eternal life is kindled when one takes off the old man and puts on the fiery Holy Spirit, the holy life, which draws the mind, the heart, and all feelings
toward divine matters. – Fr Tadros Malaty
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #meditation

I suffer a lot from loneliness. It’s as if my parents have left me, even my closest friends don’t understand my feelings. O God, You fill my heart. You fill my life and grant me power and victory. Talk to me and let me talk to You because You are my heart’s desire. Through You, God, I am close to Your angels. I can befriend Your Saints and love them deeply and suffer no more from loneliness. – Fr. Tadros Malaty . . You are not alone in this life; you live and God also lives with you. – H.H Pope Shenouda lll . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loneliness #youarenotalone

I suffer a lot from loneliness. It’s as if my parents have left me, even my closest friends don’t understand my feelings. O God, You fill my heart. You fill my life and grant me power and victory. Talk to me and let me talk to You because You are my heart’s desire. Through You, God, I am close to Your angels. I can befriend Your Saints and love them deeply and suffer no more from loneliness. - Fr. Tadros Malaty
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You are not alone in this life; you live and God also lives with you.
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loneliness #youarenotalone

I suffer a lot from loneliness. It’s as if my parents have left me, even my closest friends don’t understand my feelings. O God, You fill my heart. You fill my life and grant me power and victory. Talk to me and let me talk to You because You are my heart’s desire. Through You, God, I am close to Your angels. I can befriend Your Saints and love them deeply and suffer no more from loneliness. – Fr. Tadros Malaty
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You are not alone in this life; you live and God also lives with you.
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loneliness #youarenotalone

“Don’t be surprised if you fall everyday. Stand your ground bravely.. ..All things are possible with God.” – St. John Climacus #foundation #godislove #dailyreading #bibleverse #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #jesuschrist

"Don't be surprised if you fall everyday. Stand your ground bravely.. ..All things are possible with God." - St. John Climacus #foundation #godislove #dailyreading #bibleverse #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #jesuschrist

“Don’t be surprised if you fall everyday. Stand your ground bravely.. ..All things are possible with God.” – St. John Climacus #foundation #godislove #dailyreading #bibleverse #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #jesuschrist

“People don’t need to hear about Christ any more, they have heard enough. They rather need to see Christ in us.” – Fr. Bishoy Kamel #dailyreading #wordofgod #gospel #faith #witness #copticorthodox #christianity

"People don't need to hear about Christ any more, they have heard enough. They rather need to see Christ in us." - Fr. Bishoy Kamel
 #dailyreading #wordofgod #gospel #faith #witness #copticorthodox #christianity

“People don’t need to hear about Christ any more, they have heard enough. They rather need to see Christ in us.” – Fr. Bishoy Kamel
#dailyreading #wordofgod #gospel #faith #witness #copticorthodox #christianity

“For our victory is won and the crown of our victory is gained by His protection and through His shield.” – St. Jerome #dailyreading #bibleverse #wordofgod #faith #godslove #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

"For our victory is won and the crown of our victory is gained by His protection and through His shield." - St. Jerome #dailyreading #bibleverse #wordofgod #faith #godslove #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

“For our victory is won and the crown of our victory is gained by His protection and through His shield.” – St. Jerome #dailyreading #bibleverse #wordofgod #faith #godslove #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are mad; you are not like us.” – St Anthony the Great..#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #thattimeisnow #standfast #becourageous #bestrong #bedifferent

"A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us." - St Anthony the Great
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #thattimeisnow #standfast #becourageous #bestrong #bedifferent

“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are mad; you are not like us.” – St Anthony the Great
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #thattimeisnow #standfast #becourageous #bestrong #bedifferent

The matters pertaining to grace are accompanied by joy, peace, love, and truth. Whereas, forms of sin are accompanied by disturbance, neither love nor joy toward God. -St. Makarius the Great . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #sinleadstodeath #christleadstopeace

The matters pertaining to grace are accompanied by joy, peace, love, and truth. Whereas, forms of sin are accompanied by disturbance, neither love nor joy toward God. -St. Makarius the Great
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #sinleadstodeath #christleadstopeace

The matters pertaining to grace are accompanied by joy, peace, love, and truth. Whereas, forms of sin are accompanied by disturbance, neither love nor joy toward God. -St. Makarius the Great
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #sinleadstodeath #christleadstopeace

“The lover of silence draws close to God. He talks to Him in secret, and God enlightens him. Jesus, by His silence, shamed Pilate; and a man, by his silence, conquers vainglory.” – St. John Climacus #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse #faith #holyspirit #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #church

"The lover of silence draws close to God. He talks to Him in secret, and God enlightens him. Jesus, by His silence, shamed Pilate; and a man, by his silence, conquers vainglory." - St. John Climacus #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse #faith #holyspirit #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #church

“The lover of silence draws close to God. He talks to Him in secret, and God enlightens him. Jesus, by His silence, shamed Pilate; and a man, by his silence, conquers vainglory.” – St. John Climacus #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse #faith #holyspirit #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #church

“There is nothing under the sky that disturbs or bothers me. For I’m protected in that impregnable fortress inside the secure refuge safe in the arms of mercies and I’ve acquired a fountain of consolation.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #faith #dailyreading #bibleverse #wordofgod #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #psalms

"There is nothing under the sky that disturbs or bothers me. For I'm protected in that impregnable fortress inside the secure refuge safe in the arms of mercies and I've acquired a fountain of consolation." - H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #faith #dailyreading #bibleverse #wordofgod #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #psalms

“There is nothing under the sky that disturbs or bothers me. For I’m protected in that impregnable fortress inside the secure refuge safe in the arms of mercies and I’ve acquired a fountain of consolation.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #faith #dailyreading #bibleverse #wordofgod #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #psalms

‘O true lowliness, which has borne God to men, has given life to mortals, made new heavens and a pure earth, opened the gates of Paradise, and set free the souls of men. The lowliness of Mary was made the heavenly ladder, by which God descended upon earth. For whet does regarded mean ; For many seem in my sight to be lowly, but their lowliness is not regarded by the Lord. For if they were truly lowly, their spirit would rejoice not in the world, but in God.’ – St Augustine of Hippo #copt #orthodoxy #orthodoxyouth #copticorthodox

‘O true lowliness, which has borne God to men, has given life to mortals, made new heavens and a pure earth, opened the gates of Paradise, and set free the souls of men. The lowliness of Mary was made the heavenly ladder, by which God descended upon earth. For whet does regarded mean ; For many seem in my sight to be lowly, but their lowliness is not regarded by the Lord. For if they were truly lowly, their spirit would rejoice not in the world, but in God.’ - St Augustine of Hippo #copt #orthodoxy #orthodoxyouth #copticorthodox

‘O true lowliness, which has borne God to men, has given life to mortals, made new heavens and a pure earth, opened the gates of Paradise, and set free the souls of men. The lowliness of Mary was made the heavenly ladder, by which God descended upon earth. For whet does regarded mean ; For many seem in my sight to be lowly, but their lowliness is not regarded by the Lord. For if they were truly lowly, their spirit would rejoice not in the world, but in God.’ – St Augustine of Hippo #copt #orthodoxy #orthodoxyouth #copticorthodox

“Do not fear the conflict, do not flee it, where there is no struggle, there is no virtue, where faith and love are not tempted, it is not possible to be sure whether they are really present. They are proved and revealed in adversity.” – St John Chrysostom . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #painleadstoperfection

“Do not fear the conflict, do not flee it, where there is no struggle, there is no virtue, where faith and love are not tempted, it is not possible to be sure whether they are really present. They are proved and revealed in adversity.” – St John Chrysostom
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #painleadstoperfection

“Do not fear the conflict, do not flee it, where there is no struggle, there is no virtue, where faith and love are not tempted, it is not possible to be sure whether they are really present. They are proved and revealed in adversity.” – St John Chrysostom
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #painleadstoperfection

“God’s Commandments are higher than all the treasures of the earth. Whoever acquires them has received God within himself.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #transfiguration #fasting #prayer #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

"God's Commandments are higher than all the treasures of the earth. Whoever acquires them has received God within himself." - St. Isaac the Syrian #transfiguration #fasting #prayer #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

“God’s Commandments are higher than all the treasures of the earth. Whoever acquires them has received God within himself.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #transfiguration #fasting #prayer #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

“God does not leave men forever either in unhappiness, so that they would not grow weak, or in happiness, so that they would not become careless; but by various means He arranges their salvation.” – St. John Chrysostom #fasting #wordoftheday #dailyreading #faith #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

"God does not leave men forever either in unhappiness, so that they would not grow weak, or in happiness, so that they would not become careless; but by various means He arranges their salvation." - St. John Chrysostom #fasting #wordoftheday #dailyreading #faith #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

“God does not leave men forever either in unhappiness, so that they would not grow weak, or in happiness, so that they would not become careless; but by various means He arranges their salvation.” – St. John Chrysostom #fasting #wordoftheday #dailyreading #faith #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

Those enemies wounded St Paul with stones: there is a wounding with words, even worse than stones. What then must we do? The same that he did: he did not hate those who cast stones at him, but after they had dragged him out, he entered again into their city, to be a benefactor to those who had done him such wrongs. If you also endure him who harshly insults you, and has done you wrongs, then you have too been stoned. Do not say, “I have done him no injury.” For what injury had Paul done, that he should be stoned? He was announcing a Kingdom, he was bringing men away from error, and “In the very city in which they received this reverence, in the same were they thus terribly ill treated” -St. John Chrysostom . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loveyourenemies

Those enemies wounded St Paul with stones: there is a wounding with words, even worse than stones. What then must we do? The same that he did: he did not hate those who cast stones at him, but after they had dragged him out, he entered again into their city, to be a benefactor to those who had done him such wrongs. If you also endure him who harshly insults you, and has done you wrongs, then you have too been stoned. Do not say, "I have done him no injury." For what injury had Paul done, that he should be stoned? He was announcing a Kingdom, he was bringing men away from error, and "In the very city in which they received this reverence, in the same were they thus terribly ill treated"
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loveyourenemies

Those enemies wounded St Paul with stones: there is a wounding with words, even worse than stones. What then must we do? The same that he did: he did not hate those who cast stones at him, but after they had dragged him out, he entered again into their city, to be a benefactor to those who had done him such wrongs. If you also endure him who harshly insults you, and has done you wrongs, then you have too been stoned. Do not say, “I have done him no injury.” For what injury had Paul done, that he should be stoned? He was announcing a Kingdom, he was bringing men away from error, and “In the very city in which they received this reverence, in the same were they thus terribly ill treated”
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loveyourenemies

“God’s face is set always towards forgiveness. He pours over us his immense grace that, like the ocean, knows no measure.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #dailyreading #bible #coptic #copticorthodox #apostlesfast #holyspirit #christianity

"God's face is set always towards forgiveness. He pours over us his immense grace that, like the ocean, knows no measure." - St. Isaac the Syrian #dailyreading #bible #coptic #copticorthodox #apostlesfast #holyspirit #christianity

“God’s face is set always towards forgiveness. He pours over us his immense grace that, like the ocean, knows no measure.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #dailyreading #bible #coptic #copticorthodox #apostlesfast #holyspirit #christianity

“Do not look at a problem but look at God to solve it. Your feelings that God is standing with you in your difficulties will give you hope and strength.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #dailyreading #holyspirit #apostlesfast #blessings #godfirst #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

"Do not look at a problem but look at God to solve it. Your feelings that God is standing with you in your difficulties will give you hope and strength." - H.H. Pope Shenouda III #dailyreading #holyspirit #apostlesfast #blessings #godfirst #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

“Do not look at a problem but look at God to solve it. Your feelings that God is standing with you in your difficulties will give you hope and strength.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #dailyreading #holyspirit #apostlesfast #blessings #godfirst #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

Lord give me the heart of a small child who only holds hands with His father and does not ask Him where is the way. – Fr Bishoy Kamel . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #faith #childlikefaith #byfaith

Lord give me the heart of a small child who only holds hands with His father and does not ask Him where is the way. - Fr Bishoy Kamel
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #faith #childlikefaith #byfaith

Lord give me the heart of a small child who only holds hands with His father and does not ask Him where is the way. – Fr Bishoy Kamel
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #faith #childlikefaith #byfaith

Who is He? He is the Word of Truth, the Word of non-corruption, who renews man, by bringing him back to the truth. He is the (goad) that provokes to salvation, He is the One who destroys perdition, and drives away death. He builds the temple of God in men, and makes them His dwelling place. The sick are in need of a Savior.  The lost need a guide. The blind are in need of someone to lead them to light. The thirsty need the living fountain, from which, if someone drinks, one will never thirst. The dead need life. The sheep are in need of a shepherd. And the children need a teacher. All humanity is in need of Jesus! – St. Clement of Alexandria . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #Christ #saviour #thelivingword

Who is He? He is the Word of Truth, the Word of non-corruption, who renews man, by bringing him back to the truth. He is the (goad) that provokes to salvation, He is the One who destroys perdition, and drives away death. He builds the temple of God in men, and makes them His dwelling place. The sick are in need of a Savior.  The lost need a guide. The blind are in need of someone to lead them to light. The thirsty need the living fountain, from which, if someone drinks, one will never thirst. The dead need life. The sheep are in need of a shepherd. And the children need a teacher. All humanity is in need of Jesus! - St. Clement of Alexandria
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #Christ #saviour #thelivingword

Who is He? He is the Word of Truth, the Word of non-corruption, who renews man, by bringing him back to the truth. He is the (goad) that provokes to salvation, He is the One who destroys perdition, and drives away death. He builds the temple of God in men, and makes them His dwelling place. The sick are in need of a Savior.  The lost need a guide. The blind are in need of someone to lead them to light. The thirsty need the living fountain, from which, if someone drinks, one will never thirst. The dead need life. The sheep are in need of a shepherd. And the children need a teacher. All humanity is in need of Jesus! – St. Clement of Alexandria
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #Christ #saviour #thelivingword

“Prayer will make miracles. We can’t do anything without God’s help. We have this help through our prayer.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #dailyreading #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #apostlesfast

"Prayer will make miracles. We can't do anything without God's help. We have this help through our prayer." - H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #dailyreading #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #apostlesfast

“Prayer will make miracles. We can’t do anything without God’s help. We have this help through our prayer.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #dailyreading #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #apostlesfast

​Let us be undaunted in all our dangers. There is nothing dreadful to him that fears God; but all that is dreadful is for others. For when a man is delivered from his passions, and regards all present things as a shadow, say, from whom shall he suffer anything dreadful? Whom shall he have to fear? Whom shall he need plead to? Let us flee to this Rock which cannot be shaken. … What is more wonderful to say, the very things which are thought to cause discomfort, became matter of all joy and gladness. … For it is impossible, impossible in words to express how great pleasure falls to their lot, who suffer for Christ’s sake: for they rejoice in their sufferings, rather than in their good things – St. John Chrysostom . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #praisehim in #thestorms #blessedarethosewhomourn

​Let us be undaunted in all our dangers. There is nothing dreadful to him that fears God; but all that is dreadful is for others. For when a man is delivered from his passions, and regards all present things as a shadow, say, from whom shall he suffer anything dreadful? Whom shall he have to fear? Whom shall he need plead to? Let us flee to this Rock which cannot be shaken. … What is more wonderful to say, the very things which are thought to cause discomfort, became matter of all joy and gladness. … For it is impossible, impossible in words to express how great pleasure falls to their lot, who suffer for Christ's sake: for they rejoice in their sufferings, rather than in their good things - St. John Chrysostom
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #praisehim in #thestorms #blessedarethosewhomourn

​Let us be undaunted in all our dangers. There is nothing dreadful to him that fears God; but all that is dreadful is for others. For when a man is delivered from his passions, and regards all present things as a shadow, say, from whom shall he suffer anything dreadful? Whom shall he have to fear? Whom shall he need plead to? Let us flee to this Rock which cannot be shaken. … What is more wonderful to say, the very things which are thought to cause discomfort, became matter of all joy and gladness. … For it is impossible, impossible in words to express how great pleasure falls to their lot, who suffer for Christ’s sake: for they rejoice in their sufferings, rather than in their good things – St. John Chrysostom
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #praisehim in #thestorms #blessedarethosewhomourn

“We implore of you that you live as knowing that you are to render to God an account of your whole life.” – St. Augustine #pentecost #holyspirit #dailyreading #bible #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

"We implore of you that you live as knowing that you are to render to God an account of your whole life." - St. Augustine #pentecost #holyspirit #dailyreading #bible #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

“We implore of you that you live as knowing that you are to render to God an account of your whole life.” – St. Augustine #pentecost #holyspirit #dailyreading #bible #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

Feeding the hungry is greater than raising the dead. Look at how much God gave you: take from it what you need, then what remains somebody else may need it. Present to Him the dignity that He Himself seeks from you by offering your money to the poor. – St. John Chrysostom . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #coptic #mercy #love #service

Feeding the hungry is greater than raising the dead. Look at how much God gave you: take from it what you need, then what remains somebody else may need it. Present to Him the dignity that He Himself seeks from you by offering your money to the poor. - St. John Chrysostom
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #coptic #mercy #love #service

Feeding the hungry is greater than raising the dead. Look at how much God gave you: take from it what you need, then what remains somebody else may need it. Present to Him the dignity that He Himself seeks from you by offering your money to the poor. – St. John Chrysostom
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #coptic #mercy #love #service

When we face something we do not expect, we should not be disturbed or collapse, but should accept it from God, who knows exactly what He is doing. He is intentionally testing our hearts for our own benefit; And knows exactly when to take us out of the furnace of temptation; We should therefore, perpetually submit to Him, continually endure everything with pleasure and thanksgiving, whether when He grants us blessings, or puts us under chastisements, which are likewise, a kind of blessings. When the physician allows us to relax and have a nice time in beautiful gardens and joyful parks; and when he finds it proper to use on us the scalpel and knife; In either case he is still the physician! And when the father treats his son with compassion, and chooses at times to chasten and punish him; He is still the father knowing for sure that God is more compassionate than all physicians and fathers, we should never question his dealings, or ask him for an account on them; What he finds proper, let Him do it. Whether he releases us of the temptation, or chooses for us to get more of it; Because in either ways, His intention is to bring us back to well-being, and to grant us fellowship with Him; He is aware of our different needs, of what suits everyone of us, and of how, and in what way, we are to be saved. Let us then follow Him wherever He commands us; and let us not think much, about whether He chooses for us an easy way, or a difficult rough one – St John Chrysostom . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #feastofstgeorge #endure #trials #godisgoodalways

When we face something we do not expect, we should not be disturbed or collapse, but should accept it from God, who knows exactly what He is doing. He is intentionally testing our hearts for our own benefit; And knows exactly when to take
us out of the furnace of temptation; We should therefore, perpetually submit to Him, continually endure everything with pleasure and thanksgiving, whether when He grants us blessings, or puts us under chastisements, which are likewise, a kind of blessings.

When the physician allows us to relax and have a nice time in beautiful gardens and joyful parks; and when he finds it proper to use on us the scalpel and knife; In either case he is still the physician!

And when the father treats his son with compassion, and chooses at times to chasten and punish him; He is still the father knowing for sure that God is more compassionate than all physicians and fathers, we should never question his dealings, or ask him for an account on them; What he finds proper, let Him do it. Whether he releases us of the temptation, or chooses for us to get more of it; Because in either ways, His intention is to bring us back to well-being, and to grant us fellowship with Him; He is aware of our different needs, of what suits everyone of us, and of how, and in what way, we are to be saved.

Let us then follow Him wherever He commands us; and let us not think much,
about whether He chooses for us an easy way, or a difficult rough one
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #feastofstgeorge #endure #trials #godisgoodalways

When we face something we do not expect, we should not be disturbed or collapse, but should accept it from God, who knows exactly what He is doing. He is intentionally testing our hearts for our own benefit; And knows exactly when to take
us out of the furnace of temptation; We should therefore, perpetually submit to Him, continually endure everything with pleasure and thanksgiving, whether when He grants us blessings, or puts us under chastisements, which are likewise, a kind of blessings.

When the physician allows us to relax and have a nice time in beautiful gardens and joyful parks; and when he finds it proper to use on us the scalpel and knife; In either case he is still the physician!

And when the father treats his son with compassion, and chooses at times to chasten and punish him; He is still the father knowing for sure that God is more compassionate than all physicians and fathers, we should never question his dealings, or ask him for an account on them; What he finds proper, let Him do it. Whether he releases us of the temptation, or chooses for us to get more of it; Because in either ways, His intention is to bring us back to well-being, and to grant us fellowship with Him; He is aware of our different needs, of what suits everyone of us, and of how, and in what way, we are to be saved.

Let us then follow Him wherever He commands us; and let us not think much,
about whether He chooses for us an easy way, or a difficult rough one
– St John Chrysostom .
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #feastofstgeorge #endure #trials #godisgoodalways

Whoever possesses You, will have all his needs fulfilled! How horrible is my misery! My heart tends to escape from You! From the true wealth and the true joy, to go after the world, where there is nothing but sorrow and pain! St. Augustine . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #holy50days

Whoever possesses You, will have all his needs fulfilled! 
How horrible is my misery! My heart tends to escape from You! From the true wealth and the true joy, to go after the world, where there is nothing but sorrow and pain!
St. Augustine
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #holy50days

Whoever possesses You, will have all his needs fulfilled!
How horrible is my misery! My heart tends to escape from You! From the true wealth and the true joy, to go after the world, where there is nothing but sorrow and pain!
St. Augustine
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #holy50days

“By man death has gained its power over men; by the Word made Man death has been destroyed & life raised up anew.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #copticorthodox #coptic #christianity #easter #christisrisen

"By man death has gained its power over men; by the Word made Man death has been destroyed & life raised up anew." - St. Athanasius the Apostolic #copticorthodox #coptic #christianity #easter #christisrisen

“By man death has gained its power over men; by the Word made Man death has been destroyed & life raised up anew.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #copticorthodox #coptic #christianity #easter #christisrisen