“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

“But let your fasts be moderate, since if they are carried to excess they weaken the stomach, and by making more food necessary to make up for it lead to indigestion, which is the parent of lust. A festival, temperate diet is good for both body and soul.” – St. Jerome #christianity #copticorthodox #coptic #dailyreading #lent #humility #fasting

"But let your fasts be moderate, since if they are carried to excess they weaken the stomach, and by making more food necessary to make up for it lead to indigestion, which is the parent of lust. A festival, temperate diet is good for both body and soul." - St. Jerome #christianity #copticorthodox #coptic #dailyreading #lent #humility #fasting

“But let your fasts be moderate, since if they are carried to excess they weaken the stomach, and by making more food necessary to make up for it lead to indigestion, which is the parent of lust. A festival, temperate diet is good for both body and soul.” – St. Jerome #christianity #copticorthodox #coptic #dailyreading #lent #humility #fasting

“If you have begun some good work, you should not be turned from it by the enemy’s attempts to hinder you, indeed your endurance will overthrow the enemy.” Anna Syncletica #HolySpirit #Baptism #Temptation #wilderness #fasting #endurance #FastoftheApostles #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“If you have begun some good work, you should not be turned from it by the enemy’s attempts to hinder you, indeed your endurance will overthrow the enemy."
Anna Syncletica
#HolySpirit #Baptism #Temptation #wilderness #fasting #endurance #FastoftheApostles #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“If you have begun some good work, you should not be turned from it by the enemy’s attempts to hinder you, indeed your endurance will overthrow the enemy.”
Anna Syncletica
#HolySpirit #Baptism #Temptation #wilderness #fasting #endurance #FastoftheApostles #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Let us seek to discover the things of heaven through the sweat of our efforts, rather than by mere talk, for at the hour of death it is deeds, not words, that must be displayed.” Saint John Climacus #watchfulness #endurance #afflictions #evangelism #ministry #faithfulness #FastoftheApostles #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Let us seek to discover the things of heaven through the sweat of our efforts, rather than by mere talk, for at the hour of death it is deeds, not words, that must be displayed."
Saint John Climacus
#watchfulness #endurance #afflictions #evangelism #ministry #faithfulness #FastoftheApostles #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Let us seek to discover the things of heaven through the sweat of our efforts, rather than by mere talk, for at the hour of death it is deeds, not words, that must be displayed.”
Saint John Climacus
#watchfulness #endurance #afflictions #evangelism #ministry #faithfulness #FastoftheApostles #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Do not hold aloof from the Church; for nothing is stronger than the Church. The Church is your hope, your salvation, your refuge. It is higher than the heaven, it is wider than the earth. It never waxes old, but is always in full vigour.” St John Chrysostom #TheChurch HouseoftheLord #hope #salvation #healing #refuge #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Do not hold aloof from the Church; for nothing is stronger than the Church. The Church is your hope, your salvation, your refuge. It is higher than the heaven, it is wider than the earth. It never waxes old, but is always in full vigour."
St John Chrysostom 
#TheChurch HouseoftheLord #hope #salvation #healing #refuge #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Do not hold aloof from the Church; for nothing is stronger than the Church. The Church is your hope, your salvation, your refuge. It is higher than the heaven, it is wider than the earth. It never waxes old, but is always in full vigour.”
St John Chrysostom
#TheChurch HouseoftheLord #hope #salvation #healing #refuge #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“You are the Creator and you have formed me from the earth with mud.
You grant vision to my eyes.
Through your word, I come to you, for you are ‘Siloam’ the ‘Sent’ from the Father. I wash in your blood, consequently my vision is enlightened. I see the gates of heaven opened and welcoming me!” Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty #manbornblind #healing #enlightenment #creation #innervision #sixthSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"You are the Creator and you have formed me from the earth with mud.
You grant vision to my eyes.
Through your word, I come to you, for you are ‘Siloam’ the ‘Sent’ from the Father. 
I wash in your blood, consequently my vision is enlightened. I see the gates of heaven opened and welcoming me!"
Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty
#manbornblind #healing #enlightenment #creation #innervision #sixthSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“You are the Creator and you have formed me from the earth with mud.
You grant vision to my eyes.
Through your word, I come to you, for you are ‘Siloam’ the ‘Sent’ from the Father.
I wash in your blood, consequently my vision is enlightened. I see the gates of heaven opened and welcoming me!”
Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty
#manbornblind #healing #enlightenment #creation #innervision #sixthSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“We need to sit beside the One and only teacher, Christ. We must adhere to Him continuously and never separate. He is our LORD who knows well how to guide our footsteps toward life without end….For, it befits us, thus, to rise to the heavenly divine dwellings and proceed toward the Church of the first born to feast with goods beyond human comprehension.” St Cyril the Great #eternallife #inChrist #clingtoHim #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"We need to sit beside the One and only teacher, Christ. We must adhere to Him continuously and never separate. He is our LORD who knows well how to guide our footsteps toward life without end....For, it befits us, thus, to rise to the heavenly divine dwellings and proceed toward the Church of the first born to feast with goods beyond human comprehension."
St Cyril the Great
#eternallife #inChrist #clingtoHim #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“We need to sit beside the One and only teacher, Christ. We must adhere to Him continuously and never separate. He is our LORD who knows well how to guide our footsteps toward life without end….For, it befits us, thus, to rise to the heavenly divine dwellings and proceed toward the Church of the first born to feast with goods beyond human comprehension.”
St Cyril the Great
#eternallife #inChrist #clingtoHim #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“If you have lost hope in yourself, the Lord has not lost hope in your salvation. He has saved many and you are not more difficult than all of them. When grace works in you, there is no room for despair. Enter into repentance with a courageous heart and do not belittle yourself.” Pope Shenouda III #Healingofparalytic #Bethesda #hope #salvation #repentance #fifthSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"If you have lost hope in yourself, the Lord has not lost hope in your salvation.
He has saved many and you are not more difficult than all of them. When grace works in you, there is no room for despair.
Enter into repentance with a courageous heart and do not belittle yourself."
Pope Shenouda III
#Healingofparalytic #Bethesda #hope #salvation #repentance #fifthSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“If you have lost hope in yourself, the Lord has not lost hope in your salvation.
He has saved many and you are not more difficult than all of them. When grace works in you, there is no room for despair.
Enter into repentance with a courageous heart and do not belittle yourself.”
Pope Shenouda III
#Healingofparalytic #Bethesda #hope #salvation #repentance #fifthSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The spring and source, then, of every sin are evil thoughts; for, unless these gained mastery, neither murders nor adulteries nor any other such thing would exist. Therefore, each person must keep his own heart with all watchfulness; for when the Lord comes in the day of judgment, “He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts.” Origen of Alexandria #Guardyourheart #watchfulness #lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"The spring and source, then, of every sin are evil thoughts; for, unless these gained mastery, neither murders nor adulteries nor any other such thing would exist. Therefore, each person must keep his own heart with all watchfulness; for when the Lord comes in the day of judgment, “He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts.”
Origen of Alexandria
#Guardyourheart #watchfulness #lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The spring and source, then, of every sin are evil thoughts; for, unless these gained mastery, neither murders nor adulteries nor any other such thing would exist. Therefore, each person must keep his own heart with all watchfulness; for when the Lord comes in the day of judgment, “He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts.”
Origen of Alexandria
#Guardyourheart #watchfulness #lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“This is the water that David thirsted for, just as the deer ‘pants for the water brooks’ (Ps 42:1) rather than thirsting for the poison of snakes. This is because the water granted by the grace of the Holy Spirit is living water. It purifies the inner parts of the mind and washes away every sin of the soul while removing the resistance of hidden sins.” St. Ambrose #Samaritanwoman #LivingWater #Godsgift #HolySpirit #neverthirst #truesatisfaction #forgiveness #change #sinnertosaint #fourthSundayofLent #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #fasting

"This is the water that David thirsted for, just as the deer ‘pants for the water brooks’ (Ps 42:1) rather than thirsting for the poison of snakes. This is because the water granted by the grace of the Holy Spirit is living water. It purifies the inner parts of the mind and washes away every sin of the soul while removing the resistance of hidden sins."
St. Ambrose 
#Samaritanwoman #LivingWater #Godsgift #HolySpirit #neverthirst #truesatisfaction #forgiveness #change #sinnertosaint #fourthSundayofLent #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #fasting

“This is the water that David thirsted for, just as the deer ‘pants for the water brooks’ (Ps 42:1) rather than thirsting for the poison of snakes. This is because the water granted by the grace of the Holy Spirit is living water. It purifies the inner parts of the mind and washes away every sin of the soul while removing the resistance of hidden sins.”
St. Ambrose
#Samaritanwoman #LivingWater #Godsgift #HolySpirit #neverthirst #truesatisfaction #forgiveness #change #sinnertosaint #fourthSundayofLent #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #fasting

“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 #prayer #fasting #lent #faith #coptic #orthodox #dailyreading

"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 #prayer #fasting #lent #faith #coptic #orthodox #dailyreading

“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 #prayer #fasting #lent #faith #coptic #orthodox #dailyreading

“He who is quick to condemn others demonstrates that he has never truly stood in the presence of the Living God.” St Pope Kyrillos VI #Love #GodisLove #GlorytoGod #inHissaints #StPopeKyrillos #ManofPrayer #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"He who is quick to condemn others demonstrates that he has never
truly stood in the presence of the Living God."
St Pope Kyrillos VI
#Love #GodisLove #GlorytoGod #inHissaints #StPopeKyrillos #ManofPrayer #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He who is quick to condemn others demonstrates that he has never
truly stood in the presence of the Living God.”
St Pope Kyrillos VI
#Love #GodisLove #GlorytoGod #inHissaints #StPopeKyrillos #ManofPrayer #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“True repentance is a human longing for the origin from which we were taken. It is the desire of a heart that strayed from God, and finally felt it could go no further away.” H.H Pope Shenouda III #ThereturnoftheProdigalSon #TheProdigalSon #repentance #OurFather #renewal #thirdSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"True repentance is a human longing for the origin from which we were taken. It is the desire of a heart that strayed from God, and finally felt it could go no further away."
H.H Pope Shenouda III
#ThereturnoftheProdigalSon #TheProdigalSon #repentance #OurFather  #renewal #thirdSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“True repentance is a human longing for the origin from which we were taken. It is the desire of a heart that strayed from God, and finally felt it could go no further away.”
H.H Pope Shenouda III
#ThereturnoftheProdigalSon #TheProdigalSon #repentance #OurFather #renewal #thirdSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Hold me worthy, O Lord, to behold your mercy in my soul before I depart from this world; may I be aware in myself at that hour of your comfort, along with those who have gone forth from this world in good hope. Open my heart, O my God, by your grace and purify me from any association with sin. Tread out in my heart the path of repentance, my God and my Lord, my hope and my boast, my strong refuge, by whom may my eyes be illumined, and may I have understanding of your truth, O Lord.” St Isaac the Syrian #Godsmercy #comfort #salvation #repentance #praiseGod #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Hold me worthy, O Lord, to behold your mercy in my soul before I depart from this world; may I be aware in myself at that hour of your comfort, along with those who have gone forth from this world in good hope.
Open my heart, O my God, by your grace and purify me from any association with sin.
Tread out in my heart the path of repentance, my God and my Lord, my hope and my boast, my strong refuge, by whom may my eyes be illumined, and may I have understanding of your truth, O Lord."
St Isaac the Syrian 
#Godsmercy #comfort #salvation #repentance #praiseGod #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Hold me worthy, O Lord, to behold your mercy in my soul before I depart from this world; may I be aware in myself at that hour of your comfort, along with those who have gone forth from this world in good hope.
Open my heart, O my God, by your grace and purify me from any association with sin.
Tread out in my heart the path of repentance, my God and my Lord, my hope and my boast, my strong refuge, by whom may my eyes be illumined, and may I have understanding of your truth, O Lord.”
St Isaac the Syrian
#Godsmercy #comfort #salvation #repentance #praiseGod #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“As when the light enters into a dark home and casts away (Chases) its darkness and lightens it, as well as when God’s fear enters the man’s heart, it will cast away (chase) ignorance and learn him all the virtues and wisdoms.” – St. Anthony the Great #fasting #lent #light #sharelight #coptic #copticorthodox #dailyreadings

"As when the light enters into a dark home and casts away (Chases) its darkness and lightens it, as well as when God's fear enters the man's heart, it will cast away (chase) ignorance and learn him all the virtues and wisdoms." - St. Anthony the Great #fasting #lent #light #sharelight #coptic #copticorthodox #dailyreadings

“As when the light enters into a dark home and casts away (Chases) its darkness and lightens it, as well as when God’s fear enters the man’s heart, it will cast away (chase) ignorance and learn him all the virtues and wisdoms.” – St. Anthony the Great #fasting #lent #light #sharelight #coptic #copticorthodox #dailyreadings

“For since with a view to our instruction He both did and underwent all things; He endures also to be led up there, and to wrestle against the devil: in order that each of those who are baptized, if after his baptism he has to endure greater temptations may not be troubled as if the result were unexpected, but may continue to endure all nobly, as though it were happening in the natural course of things.” St John Chrysostom #Temptationonthemount #Lent #fasting #secondSunday #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"For since with a view to our instruction He both did and underwent all things; He endures also to be led up there, and to wrestle against the devil: in order that each of those who are baptized, if after his baptism he has to endure greater temptations may not be troubled as if the result were unexpected, but may continue to endure all nobly, as though it were happening in the natural course of things."
St John Chrysostom 
#Temptationonthemount #Lent #fasting #secondSunday #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“For since with a view to our instruction He both did and underwent all things; He endures also to be led up there, and to wrestle against the devil: in order that each of those who are baptized, if after his baptism he has to endure greater temptations may not be troubled as if the result were unexpected, but may continue to endure all nobly, as though it were happening in the natural course of things.”
St John Chrysostom
#Temptationonthemount #Lent #fasting #secondSunday #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“If a man surrenders himself very honestly to God’s commandments, the Holy Spirit will teach him how to purify himself and his body.” – St. Anthony the Great #coptic #orthodoxy #heart #treasures #dailyreading #sayingsofthefathers #fasting #lent

"If a man surrenders himself very honestly to God's commandments, the Holy Spirit will teach him how to purify himself and his body." - St. Anthony the Great
#coptic #orthodoxy #heart #treasures #dailyreading #sayingsofthefathers #fasting #lent

“If a man surrenders himself very honestly to God’s commandments, the Holy Spirit will teach him how to purify himself and his body.” – St. Anthony the Great
#coptic #orthodoxy #heart #treasures #dailyreading #sayingsofthefathers #fasting #lent

“For the humble man is always at rest, because there is nothing which can agitate or shake his mind. Just as no one can frighten a mountain, so the mind of a humble man cannot be frightened. If it be permissible and not incongruous, I should say that the humble man is not of this world. For he is not troubled and altered by sorrows, nor amazed and enthused by joys, but all his gladness and his real rejoicing are in the things of his Master. Humility is accompanied by modesty and self-collectedness: that is, chastity of the senses; a moderate voice; mean speech; self-belittlement; poor raiment; a gait that is not pompous; a gaze directed towards the earth; superabundant mercy; easily flowing tears; a solitary soul; a contrite heart; imperturbability to anger; undistributed senses; few possessions; moderation in every need; endurance; patience; fearlessness; manliness of heart born of a hatred of this temporal life; patient endurance of trials; deliberations that are ponderous, not light, extinction of thoughts; guarding of the mysteries of chastity; modesty, reverence; and above all, continually to be still and always to claim ignorance.” St Isaac the Syrian #humilty #meekness #gentleness #Christlike #restinGod #Lent #fasting #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

"For the humble man is always at rest, because there is nothing which can agitate or shake his mind. Just as no one can frighten a mountain, so the mind of a humble man cannot be frightened. If it be permissible and not incongruous, I should say that the humble man is not of this world. For he is not troubled and altered by sorrows, nor amazed and enthused by joys, but all his gladness and his real rejoicing are in the things of his Master. Humility is accompanied by modesty and self-collectedness: that is, chastity of the senses; a moderate voice; mean speech; self-belittlement; poor raiment; a gait that is not pompous; a gaze directed towards the earth; superabundant mercy; easily flowing tears; a solitary soul; a contrite heart; imperturbability to anger; undistributed senses; few possessions; moderation in every need; endurance; patience; fearlessness; manliness of heart born of a hatred of this temporal life; patient endurance of trials; deliberations that are ponderous, not light, extinction of thoughts; guarding of the mysteries of chastity; modesty, reverence; and above all, continually to be still and always to claim ignorance."
St Isaac the Syrian 
#humilty #meekness #gentleness #Christlike #restinGod #Lent #fasting #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

“For the humble man is always at rest, because there is nothing which can agitate or shake his mind. Just as no one can frighten a mountain, so the mind of a humble man cannot be frightened. If it be permissible and not incongruous, I should say that the humble man is not of this world. For he is not troubled and altered by sorrows, nor amazed and enthused by joys, but all his gladness and his real rejoicing are in the things of his Master. Humility is accompanied by modesty and self-collectedness: that is, chastity of the senses; a moderate voice; mean speech; self-belittlement; poor raiment; a gait that is not pompous; a gaze directed towards the earth; superabundant mercy; easily flowing tears; a solitary soul; a contrite heart; imperturbability to anger; undistributed senses; few possessions; moderation in every need; endurance; patience; fearlessness; manliness of heart born of a hatred of this temporal life; patient endurance of trials; deliberations that are ponderous, not light, extinction of thoughts; guarding of the mysteries of chastity; modesty, reverence; and above all, continually to be still and always to claim ignorance.”
St Isaac the Syrian
#humilty #meekness #gentleness #Christlike #restinGod #Lent #fasting #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

“But if it is he that hath done you the wrong, and yet you be the first to seek reconciliation, you shall have a great reward. If love alone is not enough to induce us to be reconciled to our neighbour, the desire that our work should not remain imperfect, and especially in the holy place, should induce us. See the mercy of God, that He thinks rather of man’s benefit than of His own honour; He loves concord in the faithful more than offering at His altar; for so long as there are dissensions among the faithful, their gift is not looked upon, their prayer is not heard. For no one can be a true friend at the same time to two who are enemies to each other. In like manner, we do not keep our fealty to God, if we do not love His friends and hate His enemies.” St John Chrysostom #reconcilefirst #love #greetoneanother #withaholykiss #prepareforHolyCommunion #Eucharist #purehearts #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"But if it is he that hath done you the wrong, and yet you be the first to seek reconciliation, you shall have a great reward.
If love alone is not enough to induce us to be reconciled to our neighbour, the desire that our work should not remain imperfect, and especially in the holy place, should induce us.
See the mercy of God, that He thinks rather of man’s benefit than of His own honour; He loves concord in the faithful more than offering at His altar; for so long as there are dissensions among the faithful, their gift is not looked upon, their prayer is not heard. For no one can be a true friend at the same time to two who are enemies to each other. In like manner, we do not keep our fealty to God, if we do not love His friends and hate His enemies."
St John Chrysostom
#reconcilefirst #love #greetoneanother #withaholykiss #prepareforHolyCommunion #Eucharist #purehearts #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“But if it is he that hath done you the wrong, and yet you be the first to seek reconciliation, you shall have a great reward.
If love alone is not enough to induce us to be reconciled to our neighbour, the desire that our work should not remain imperfect, and especially in the holy place, should induce us.
See the mercy of God, that He thinks rather of man’s benefit than of His own honour; He loves concord in the faithful more than offering at His altar; for so long as there are dissensions among the faithful, their gift is not looked upon, their prayer is not heard. For no one can be a true friend at the same time to two who are enemies to each other. In like manner, we do not keep our fealty to God, if we do not love His friends and hate His enemies.”
St John Chrysostom
#reconcilefirst #love #greetoneanother #withaholykiss #prepareforHolyCommunion #Eucharist #purehearts #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Are you fasting? Show me your fast with your works. Which works? If you see someone who is poor, show him mercy. If you see an enemy, reconcile with him. If you see a friend who is becoming successful, do not be jealous of him! If you see a beautiful woman on the street, pass her by. In other words, not only should the mouth fast, but the eyes and the legs and the arms and all the other parts of the body should fast as well. – St John Chrysostom . . #showmercy #coptic #dailyreadings #orthodoxy #copticorthodox #fasting

Are you fasting? Show me your fast with your works. Which works? If you see someone who is poor, show him mercy. If you see an enemy, reconcile with him. If you see a friend who is becoming successful, do not be jealous of him! If you see a beautiful woman on the street, pass her by.

In other words, not only should the mouth fast, but the eyes and the legs and the arms and all the other parts of the body should fast as well. - St John Chrysostom
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#showmercy #coptic #dailyreadings #orthodoxy #copticorthodox #fasting

Are you fasting? Show me your fast with your works. Which works? If you see someone who is poor, show him mercy. If you see an enemy, reconcile with him. If you see a friend who is becoming successful, do not be jealous of him! If you see a beautiful woman on the street, pass her by.

In other words, not only should the mouth fast, but the eyes and the legs and the arms and all the other parts of the body should fast as well. – St John Chrysostom
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#showmercy #coptic #dailyreadings #orthodoxy #copticorthodox #fasting

“Fasting possesses great power and it works glorious things. To fast is to banquet with angels.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #fasting #prayer #dailyreadings #lent #coptic #copticorthodox

"Fasting possesses great power and it works glorious things. To fast is to banquet with angels." - St. Athanasius the Apostolic #fasting #prayer #dailyreadings #lent #coptic #copticorthodox

“Fasting possesses great power and it works glorious things. To fast is to banquet with angels.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #fasting #prayer #dailyreadings #lent #coptic #copticorthodox

“He who gives you the day will also give you the things necessary for the day.” St Gregory of Nyssa #Sundayofthetreasures #donotworry #Faith #seekthekingdomofGod #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"He who gives you the day will also give you the things necessary for the day."
St Gregory of Nyssa 
#Sundayofthetreasures #donotworry #Faith #seekthekingdomofGod #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He who gives you the day will also give you the things necessary for the day.”
St Gregory of Nyssa
#Sundayofthetreasures #donotworry #Faith #seekthekingdomofGod #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“For He is my hope; He is my boast; He is my never-failing riches, on whose account I bear about with me these bonds from Syria to Rome, these spiritual jewels, in which may I be perfected through your prayers, and become a partaker of the sufferings of Christ, and have fellowship with Him in His death, His resurrection from the dead, and His everlasting life.” St Ignatius of Antioch #suffering #withChrist #resurrection #twentyonecopticmartyrs #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"For He is my hope; He is my boast; He is my never-failing riches, on whose account I bear about with me these bonds from Syria to Rome, these spiritual jewels, in which may I be perfected through your prayers, and become a partaker of the sufferings of Christ, and have fellowship with Him in His death, His resurrection from the dead, and His everlasting life."
St Ignatius of Antioch
#suffering #withChrist #resurrection #twentyonecopticmartyrs #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“For He is my hope; He is my boast; He is my never-failing riches, on whose account I bear about with me these bonds from Syria to Rome, these spiritual jewels, in which may I be perfected through your prayers, and become a partaker of the sufferings of Christ, and have fellowship with Him in His death, His resurrection from the dead, and His everlasting life.”
St Ignatius of Antioch
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“As salt is needed for all kinds of food, so humility is needed for all kinds of virtues.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #salt #virtues #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #fasting #lent

"As salt is needed for all kinds of food, so humility is needed for all kinds of virtues." - St. Isaac the Syrian #salt #virtues #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #fasting #lent

“As salt is needed for all kinds of food, so humility is needed for all kinds of virtues.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #salt #virtues #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #fasting #lent

“The Lord knew that vanity may spring from every good thing, and therefore bids us root out the bramble of vain-gloriousness which springs in the good soil, that it choke not the fruit of fasting. For though it cannot be that fasting should not be discovered in any one, yet is it better that fasting should show you, than that you should show your fasting. If then he who fasts, and makes himself of sad countenance, is a hypocrite, how much more wicked is he who does not fast, yet assumes a fictitious paleness offace as a token of fasting.” St John Chrysostom #fasting #inhumility #Lent #heavenlyreward #SundaybeforeLent #SundayGospel #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"The Lord knew that vanity may spring from every good thing, and therefore bids us root out the bramble of vain-gloriousness which springs in the good soil, that it choke not the fruit of fasting. For though it cannot be that fasting should not be discovered in any one, yet is it better that fasting should show you, than that you should show your fasting.
If then he who fasts, and makes himself of sad countenance, is a hypocrite, how much more wicked is he who does not fast, yet assumes a fictitious paleness offace as a token of fasting."
St John Chrysostom
#fasting #inhumility #Lent #heavenlyreward #SundaybeforeLent #SundayGospel #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The Lord knew that vanity may spring from every good thing, and therefore bids us root out the bramble of vain-gloriousness which springs in the good soil, that it choke not the fruit of fasting. For though it cannot be that fasting should not be discovered in any one, yet is it better that fasting should show you, than that you should show your fasting.
If then he who fasts, and makes himself of sad countenance, is a hypocrite, how much more wicked is he who does not fast, yet assumes a fictitious paleness offace as a token of fasting.”
St John Chrysostom
#fasting #inhumility #Lent #heavenlyreward #SundaybeforeLent #SundayGospel #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“By these words, he proclaims in a very clear way, that to see is more exalted than to hear; The progress he gained through the pain and suffering, made him different from what he used to be; And by becoming able to behold the light of the truth by the inner eye; he is now able to discern more clearly, and to realize the darkness of his human nature!” St Gregory the Great #seeingGodintribulations #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"By these words, he proclaims in a very clear way, that to see is more exalted than to hear; The progress he gained through the pain and suffering, made him different from what he used to be; And by becoming able to behold the light of the truth by the inner eye; he is now able to discern more clearly, and to realize the darkness of his human nature!"
St Gregory the Great
#seeingGodintribulations #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“By these words, he proclaims in a very clear way, that to see is more exalted than to hear; The progress he gained through the pain and suffering, made him different from what he used to be; And by becoming able to behold the light of the truth by the inner eye; he is now able to discern more clearly, and to realize the darkness of his human nature!”
St Gregory the Great
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“May Thy light shine in my thoughts; may they be illumined by Thy rays, and may Thy magnificent radiance gladden them, for Thou art the sun that irradiates all.” St Ephraim the Syrian #manbornblind #enlightenment #healing #baptism #JesusChrist #LightoftheWorld #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"May Thy light shine in my thoughts; may they be illumined by Thy rays, and may Thy magnificent radiance gladden them, for Thou art the sun that irradiates all."
St Ephraim the Syrian 
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“May Thy light shine in my thoughts; may they be illumined by Thy rays, and may Thy magnificent radiance gladden them, for Thou art the sun that irradiates all.”
St Ephraim the Syrian
#manbornblind #enlightenment #healing #baptism #JesusChrist #LightoftheWorld #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“It often happens that Satan will insidiously commune with you in your heart and say: ‘Think of the evil you have done; your soul is full of lawlessness, you are weighed down by many grievous sins.’ Do not let him deceive you when he does this and do not be led to despair on the pretext that you are being humble. You should answer: ‘I have God’s assurance, for He says: “I desire, not the sinner’s death, but that he should return through repentance and live” (Ezek. 33:11).’ What was the purpose of His descent to earth except to save sinners, to bring light to those in darkness and life to the dead?” St Macarius the Great #hopeinsalvation #Christcametosavesinners #repentance #hope #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"It often happens that Satan will insidiously commune with you in your heart and say: ‘Think of the evil you have done; your soul is full of lawlessness, you are weighed down by many grievous sins.’ Do not let him deceive you when he does this and do not be led to despair on the pretext that you are being humble. You should answer: ‘I have God’s assurance, for He says: “I desire, not the sinner’s death, but that he should return through repentance and live” (Ezek. 33:11).’ What was the purpose of His descent to earth except to save sinners, to bring light to those in darkness and life to the dead?"
St Macarius the Great
#hopeinsalvation #Christcametosavesinners #repentance #hope #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“It often happens that Satan will insidiously commune with you in your heart and say: ‘Think of the evil you have done; your soul is full of lawlessness, you are weighed down by many grievous sins.’ Do not let him deceive you when he does this and do not be led to despair on the pretext that you are being humble. You should answer: ‘I have God’s assurance, for He says: “I desire, not the sinner’s death, but that he should return through repentance and live” (Ezek. 33:11).’ What was the purpose of His descent to earth except to save sinners, to bring light to those in darkness and life to the dead?”
St Macarius the Great
#hopeinsalvation #Christcametosavesinners #repentance #hope #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

For this death is not death, but only a kind of emigration and translation from the worse to the better, from earth to heaven, from men to angels, and archangels, and Him who is the Lord of angels and archangels. – St John Chrysostom . . #hope #comfort #heaven #life #beingwithhimforever #nomoretears #nomoresorrow #home #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #fasting #lent #lentjourney

For this death is not death, but only a kind of emigration and translation from the worse to the better, from earth to heaven, from men to angels, and archangels, and Him who is the Lord of angels and archangels.
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St John Chrysostom
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#hope #comfort #heaven #life #beingwithhimforever #nomoretears #nomoresorrow #home #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #fasting #lent #lentjourney

For this death is not death, but only a kind of emigration and translation from the worse to the better, from earth to heaven, from men to angels, and archangels, and Him who is the Lord of angels and archangels.

St John Chrysostom
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#hope #comfort #heaven #life #beingwithhimforever #nomoretears #nomoresorrow #home #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #fasting #lent #lentjourney