“Lord, overshadow Your holy church which has been redeemed by Your Blood, cause to dwell in it Your true peace which You gave to Your holy apostles; bind her children in holy bonds of indissoluble love; may the rebel not have power over her, and keep far from her persecution, tumult, and wars, both from those within and from those without; and may kings and priests be bound together in great peace and love, their minds always filled with gazing towards You; and may the holy faith be a wall for Your flock.” St Isaac the Syrian #TheChurch #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Lord, overshadow Your holy church which has been redeemed by Your Blood, cause to dwell in it Your true peace which You gave to Your holy apostles; bind her children in holy bonds of indissoluble love; may the rebel not have power over her, and keep far from her persecution, tumult, and wars, both from those within and from those without; and may kings and priests be bound together in great peace and love, their minds always filled with gazing towards You; and may the holy faith be a wall for Your flock."
St Isaac the Syrian 
#TheChurch #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Lord, overshadow Your holy church which has been redeemed by Your Blood, cause to dwell in it Your true peace which You gave to Your holy apostles; bind her children in holy bonds of indissoluble love; may the rebel not have power over her, and keep far from her persecution, tumult, and wars, both from those within and from those without; and may kings and priests be bound together in great peace and love, their minds always filled with gazing towards You; and may the holy faith be a wall for Your flock.”
St Isaac the Syrian
#TheChurch #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Christ is the mercy and the justice, because through Him we have obtained mercy, and have become justified by wiping out our sins because of our faith in Him”. St Cyril the Great #birthofStJohntheBaptist #TheForerunner #salvation #TheIncarnation #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Christ is the mercy and the justice, because through Him we have obtained mercy, and have become justified by wiping out our sins because of our faith in Him”. St Cyril the Great 
#birthofStJohntheBaptist #TheForerunner #salvation #TheIncarnation #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Christ is the mercy and the justice, because through Him we have obtained mercy, and have become justified by wiping out our sins because of our faith in Him”. St Cyril the Great
#birthofStJohntheBaptist #TheForerunner #salvation #TheIncarnation #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 10:7 . “Let us, so long as we are in the world, repent of whatever evils we have done so that we may be saved by the Lord while we yet have time for repentance.” St. Clement of Rome #kingdomofheaven #repent #endofyear #endoflife #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Matthew 10:7
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"Let us, so long as we are in the world, repent of whatever evils we have done so that we may be saved by the Lord while we yet have time for repentance."
St. Clement of Rome
#kingdomofheaven #repent #endofyear #endoflife #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 10:7
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“Let us, so long as we are in the world, repent of whatever evils we have done so that we may be saved by the Lord while we yet have time for repentance.”
St. Clement of Rome
#kingdomofheaven #repent #endofyear #endoflife #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“I came forth from the Father and have come into the world.” John 16:28 . “God is on earth, He is among men, not in the fire nor amid the sound of trumpets; not in the smoking mountain, or in the darkness, or in the terrible and roaring tempest giving the Law, but manifested in the flesh, the gentle and good One dwells with those He condescends to make His equals! God is in the flesh, not operating from a distance, as did the prophets, but through His human nature, one with ours, He seeks to bring back all mankind to Himself.” St Basil the Great #TheIncarnation #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"I came forth from the Father and have come into the world."
John 16:28
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"God is on earth, He is among men, not in the fire nor amid the sound of trumpets; not in the smoking mountain, or in the darkness, or in the terrible and roaring tempest giving the Law, but manifested in the flesh, the gentle and good One dwells with those He condescends to make His equals! God is in the flesh, not operating from a distance, as did the prophets, but through His human nature, one with ours, He seeks to bring back all mankind to Himself."
St Basil the Great
#TheIncarnation #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“I came forth from the Father and have come into the world.”
John 16:28
.
“God is on earth, He is among men, not in the fire nor amid the sound of trumpets; not in the smoking mountain, or in the darkness, or in the terrible and roaring tempest giving the Law, but manifested in the flesh, the gentle and good One dwells with those He condescends to make His equals! God is in the flesh, not operating from a distance, as did the prophets, but through His human nature, one with ours, He seeks to bring back all mankind to Himself.”
St Basil the Great
#TheIncarnation #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:5 . “The men of God, then, ought to prepare themselves for conflict and combat. As a brave young man bears the blows that fall on him, and the wrestling match, and hits back, so Christians ought to put up with afflictions without and wars within, in order that, though belabored, they may conquer by endurance.” St Macarius the Great #bewatchful #endureafflictions #fulfilyourministry #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry."
2 Timothy 4:5
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"The men of God, then, ought to prepare themselves for conflict and combat. As a brave young man bears the blows that fall on him, and the wrestling match, and hits back, so Christians ought to put up with afflictions without and wars within, in order that, though belabored, they may conquer by endurance."
St Macarius the Great 
#bewatchful #endureafflictions #fulfilyourministry  #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.”
2 Timothy 4:5
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“The men of God, then, ought to prepare themselves for conflict and combat. As a brave young man bears the blows that fall on him, and the wrestling match, and hits back, so Christians ought to put up with afflictions without and wars within, in order that, though belabored, they may conquer by endurance.”
St Macarius the Great
#bewatchful #endureafflictions #fulfilyourministry #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer.” Psalm 101:17 . “When you pray, bring to mind the ploughman who sows in hope. He Who gives back double the seed that the ploughman sows with hope, Who has esteemed the seeking of His Kingdom and His righteousness to be greater than temporal things, will Himself reward your entreaty according to His promise.” St Isaac the Syrian #ConsecrationofChurchofStMisaeltheAnchorite #prayer #Godanswers #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer."
Psalm 101:17
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"When you pray, bring to mind the ploughman who sows in hope. He Who gives back double the seed that the ploughman sows with hope, Who has esteemed the seeking of His Kingdom and His righteousness to be greater than temporal things, will Himself reward your entreaty according to His promise."
St Isaac the Syrian 
#ConsecrationofChurchofStMisaeltheAnchorite #prayer #Godanswers #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer.”
Psalm 101:17
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“When you pray, bring to mind the ploughman who sows in hope. He Who gives back double the seed that the ploughman sows with hope, Who has esteemed the seeking of His Kingdom and His righteousness to be greater than temporal things, will Himself reward your entreaty according to His promise.”
St Isaac the Syrian
#ConsecrationofChurchofStMisaeltheAnchorite #prayer #Godanswers #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church.” 3 John 1:5,6 . “Do you fast? Then feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick, do not forget the imprisoned, have pity on the tortured, comfort those who grieve and who weep, be merciful, humble, kind, calm, patient, sympathetic, forgiving, reverent, truthful and pious, so that God might accept your fasting and might plentifully grant you the fruits of repentance.” St John Chrysostom #StNicholas #BishopofMyra #Give #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church."
3 John 1:5,6
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"Do you fast? Then feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick, do not forget the imprisoned, have pity on the tortured, comfort those who grieve and who weep, be merciful, humble, kind, calm, patient, sympathetic, forgiving, reverent, truthful and pious, so that God might accept your fasting and might plentifully grant you the fruits of repentance."
St John Chrysostom 
#StNicholas #BishopofMyra #Give #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church.”
3 John 1:5,6
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“Do you fast? Then feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick, do not forget the imprisoned, have pity on the tortured, comfort those who grieve and who weep, be merciful, humble, kind, calm, patient, sympathetic, forgiving, reverent, truthful and pious, so that God might accept your fasting and might plentifully grant you the fruits of repentance.”
St John Chrysostom
#StNicholas #BishopofMyra #Give #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.” Psalm 96:11 . “Blessed are Thy saints, O God and King, who have traveled over the tempestuous sea of this mortal life, and have made the harbour of peace and felicity. Watch over us who are still in our dangerous voyage; and remember such as lie exposed to the rough storms of trouble and temptations. Frail is our vessel, and the ocean is wide; but as in Thy mercy Thou hast set our course, so steer the vessel of our life toward the everlasting shore of peace, and bring us at length to the quiet haven of our heart’s desire, where Thou, O our God, art blessed, and livest and reignest for ever and ever.” St. Augustine #Saints #StBarbara #StJuliana #StSamueltheConfessor #FatherYustus #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart."
Psalm 96:11
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"Blessed are Thy saints, O God and King, who have traveled over the tempestuous sea of this mortal life, and have made the harbour of peace and felicity.
Watch over us who are still in our dangerous voyage; and remember such as lie exposed to the rough storms of trouble and temptations. Frail is our vessel, and the ocean is wide; but as in Thy mercy Thou hast set our course, so steer the vessel of our life toward the everlasting shore of peace, and bring us at length to the quiet haven of our heart’s desire, where Thou, O our God, art blessed, and livest and reignest for ever and ever." St. Augustine 
#Saints #StBarbara #StJuliana #StSamueltheConfessor #FatherYustus #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.”
Psalm 96:11
.
“Blessed are Thy saints, O God and King, who have traveled over the tempestuous sea of this mortal life, and have made the harbour of peace and felicity.
Watch over us who are still in our dangerous voyage; and remember such as lie exposed to the rough storms of trouble and temptations. Frail is our vessel, and the ocean is wide; but as in Thy mercy Thou hast set our course, so steer the vessel of our life toward the everlasting shore of peace, and bring us at length to the quiet haven of our heart’s desire, where Thou, O our God, art blessed, and livest and reignest for ever and ever.” St. Augustine
#Saints #StBarbara #StJuliana #StSamueltheConfessor #FatherYustus #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.” Hebrews 13:13 . “Even if we are entirely despised in the eyes of men, let us rejoice that we are honoured in the sight of God.” St John the Short #bearHisreproach #sufferingforChrist #copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach."
Hebrews 13:13
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“Even if we are entirely despised in the eyes of men, let us rejoice that we are honoured in the sight of God.”
St John the Short
#bearHisreproach #sufferingforChrist #copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.”
Hebrews 13:13
.
“Even if we are entirely despised in the eyes of men, let us rejoice that we are honoured in the sight of God.”
St John the Short
#bearHisreproach #sufferingforChrist #copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Remember the word that I said to you, A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.” John 15:20 . “The mark of a soul that loves wisdom always gives thanks to God. If you have suffered evil, give thanks and it is changed to good. He has not sinned who suffered the evil but he who has done the evil. Give thanks even in disease, lack of possessions, or false accusations. It is not we who are injured but those who are the authors of them.” St John Chrysostom #persecution #carryingthecross #servingGod #copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Remember the word that I said to you, A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you."
John 15:20
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“The mark of a soul that loves wisdom always gives thanks to God. If you have suffered evil, give thanks and it is changed to good. He has not sinned who suffered the evil but he who has done the evil. Give thanks even in disease, lack of possessions, or false accusations. It is not we who are injured but those who are the authors of them."
St John Chrysostom 
#persecution #carryingthecross #servingGod #copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Remember the word that I said to you, A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.”
John 15:20
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“The mark of a soul that loves wisdom always gives thanks to God. If you have suffered evil, give thanks and it is changed to good. He has not sinned who suffered the evil but he who has done the evil. Give thanks even in disease, lack of possessions, or false accusations. It is not we who are injured but those who are the authors of them.”
St John Chrysostom
#persecution #carryingthecross #servingGod #copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly.” Luke 1:51,52 . “Take refuge in weakness and simplicity, that you may live acceptably before God and be without care. For just as a shadow follows a body, so also does mercy follow humility.” St Isaac the Syrian #humility #StMary #feastofentranceofStMaryintotemple #copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly."
Luke 1:51,52
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"Take refuge in weakness and simplicity, that you may live acceptably before God and be without care. For just as a shadow follows a body, so also does mercy follow humility."
St Isaac the Syrian 
#humility #StMary #feastofentranceofStMaryintotemple #copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly.”
Luke 1:51,52
.
“Take refuge in weakness and simplicity, that you may live acceptably before God and be without care. For just as a shadow follows a body, so also does mercy follow humility.”
St Isaac the Syrian
#humility #StMary #feastofentranceofStMaryintotemple #copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12 . “Remember always that you are a stranger on the earth and that you will return to your heavenly home. Then you will not put all your hopes in this world and its comforts. Remember your eternity and work for it at all times.” H.H Pope Shenouda III #copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him."
James 1:12
.
"Remember always that you are a stranger on the earth and that you will return to your heavenly home. Then you will not put all your hopes in this world and its comforts. Remember your eternity and work for it at all times."
H.H Pope Shenouda III
#copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”
James 1:12
.
“Remember always that you are a stranger on the earth and that you will return to your heavenly home. Then you will not put all your hopes in this world and its comforts. Remember your eternity and work for it at all times.”
H.H Pope Shenouda III
#copticmartyrs #prayforEgypt #kiahk #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.” Psalm 72:28 . “You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run.” St Augustine #drawneartoGod #TrustintheLord #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works."
Psalm 72:28
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"You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run."
St Augustine 
#drawneartoGod #TrustintheLord #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.”
Psalm 72:28
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“You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run.”
St Augustine
#drawneartoGod #TrustintheLord #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 . “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” Saint Augustine #Faith #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"For we walk by faith, not by sight."
2 Corinthians 5:7
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"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."
Saint Augustine
#Faith #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7
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“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
Saint Augustine
#Faith #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 . “If a man is ill and he recognises his ailment, his healing will be easy. If he confesses his pain, he draws nigh its cure. The pangs of the unyielding heart will be multiplied, and the patient who resists his physician amplifies his torment. There is no unpardonable sin, save the unrepented one.” St Isaac the Syrian #repentance #confession #forgiveness #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
1 John 1:9
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"If a man is ill and he recognises his ailment, his healing will be easy. If he confesses his pain, he draws nigh its cure. The pangs of the unyielding heart will be multiplied, and the patient who resists his physician amplifies his torment. There is no unpardonable sin, save the unrepented one."
St Isaac the Syrian
#repentance #confession #forgiveness #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9
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“If a man is ill and he recognises his ailment, his healing will be easy. If he confesses his pain, he draws nigh its cure. The pangs of the unyielding heart will be multiplied, and the patient who resists his physician amplifies his torment. There is no unpardonable sin, save the unrepented one.”
St Isaac the Syrian
#repentance #confession #forgiveness #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“None of them shall teach his neighbour, and none his brother, saying, Know the LORD, for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.” Hebrews 8:11 . “Enter eagerly into the treasure-house that lies within you, and so you will see the treasure-house of heaven: for the two are the same, and there is but one single entry to them both. The ladder that leads to the Kingdom is hidden within you, and is found in your own soul. Dive into yourself and in your soul you will discover the rungs by which to ascend.” St Isaac the Syrian #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"None of them shall teach his neighbour, and none his brother, saying, Know the LORD, for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them."
Hebrews 8:11
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“Enter eagerly into the treasure-house that lies within you, and so you will see the treasure-house of heaven: for the two are the same, and there is but one single entry to them both.
The ladder that leads to the Kingdom is hidden within you, and is found in your own soul. Dive into yourself and in your soul you will discover the rungs by which to ascend.”
St Isaac the Syrian 
#fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“None of them shall teach his neighbour, and none his brother, saying, Know the LORD, for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.”
Hebrews 8:11
.
“Enter eagerly into the treasure-house that lies within you, and so you will see the treasure-house of heaven: for the two are the same, and there is but one single entry to them both.
The ladder that leads to the Kingdom is hidden within you, and is found in your own soul. Dive into yourself and in your soul you will discover the rungs by which to ascend.”
St Isaac the Syrian
#fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father” Galatians 1:3,4 . “What may not the hearts of believers promise themselves as the gift of God’s grace, when for their sake God’s only Son, co-eternal with the Father, was not content only to be born as man from human stock but even died at the hands of the men he had created?” St. Augustine #salvation #willofGod #ChristgaveHimselfforoursins #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father"
Galatians 1:3,4
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"What may not the hearts of believers promise themselves as the gift of God’s grace, when for their sake God’s only Son, co-eternal with the Father, was not content only to be born as man from human stock but even died at the hands of the men he had created?"
St. Augustine
#salvation #willofGod #ChristgaveHimselfforoursins #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father”
Galatians 1:3,4
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“What may not the hearts of believers promise themselves as the gift of God’s grace, when for their sake God’s only Son, co-eternal with the Father, was not content only to be born as man from human stock but even died at the hands of the men he had created?”
St. Augustine
#salvation #willofGod #ChristgaveHimselfforoursins #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul” 1 Peter 2:11 . “Concerning your body, and the passions which afflict its members… reverence the honor with which God has dignified the body, and do not reduce it to the vile conditions of sinful lust.” St. John Chrysostom #pilgrims #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul"
1 Peter 2:11
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"Concerning your body, and the passions which afflict its members... reverence the honor with which God has dignified the body, and do not reduce it to the vile conditions of sinful lust."
St. John Chrysostom
#pilgrims #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul”
1 Peter 2:11
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“Concerning your body, and the passions which afflict its members… reverence the honor with which God has dignified the body, and do not reduce it to the vile conditions of sinful lust.”
St. John Chrysostom
#pilgrims #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4 . “Neither is there is any other cause of the Incarnation except this alone: He saw us bowed down to the ground, perishing, tyrannized by death and He had mercy.” St. John Chrysostom #TheIncarnation #JesusisLifeandLight #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"In Him was life, and the life was the light of men."
John 1:4
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"Neither is there is any other cause of the Incarnation except this alone: He saw us bowed down to the ground, perishing, tyrannized by death and He had mercy."
St. John Chrysostom
#TheIncarnation #JesusisLifeandLight #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
John 1:4
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“Neither is there is any other cause of the Incarnation except this alone: He saw us bowed down to the ground, perishing, tyrannized by death and He had mercy.”
St. John Chrysostom
#TheIncarnation #JesusisLifeandLight #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.” 3 John 1:11 . “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” St Basil the Great #dogood #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God."
3 John 1:11
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"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."
St Basil the Great
#dogood #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.”
3 John 1:11
.
“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
St Basil the Great
#dogood #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” John 10:4 . “The Lord has gone before His sheep to the pasture of the Cross and of sufferings so that the sheep would not fear the road leading to Golgotha. Therefore, they will not fear death for as long as they are in the company of the Crucified Lord.” Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty #TheGoodShepherd #goesbeforeHissheep #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice."
John 10:4
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"The Lord has gone before His sheep to the pasture of the Cross and of sufferings so that the sheep would not fear the road leading to Golgotha. Therefore, they will not fear death for as long as they are in the company of the Crucified Lord."
Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty
#TheGoodShepherd #goesbeforeHissheep #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.”
John 10:4
.
“The Lord has gone before His sheep to the pasture of the Cross and of sufferings so that the sheep would not fear the road leading to Golgotha. Therefore, they will not fear death for as long as they are in the company of the Crucified Lord.”
Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty
#TheGoodShepherd #goesbeforeHissheep #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility” 1Peter 5:5 . “Blessed the one who continually humbles himself willingly; he will be crowned by the One who willingly humbled himself for our sake.” St Ephraim the Syrian #humility #submission #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility"
1Peter 5:5 .
"Blessed the one who continually humbles himself willingly; he will be crowned by the One who willingly humbled himself for our sake."
St Ephraim the Syrian 
#humility #submission #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility”
1Peter 5:5 .
“Blessed the one who continually humbles himself willingly; he will be crowned by the One who willingly humbled himself for our sake.”
St Ephraim the Syrian
#humility #submission #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.” Psalm 96:12 . “I am the voice of life that awakens the dead. I am the good odour that takes away the foul odour. I am the voice of joy that takes away sorrow and grief…. I am the comfort of those who are in grief. Those who belong to me are given joy by me. I am the joy of the whole world. I gladden all my friends and rejoice with them. I am the bread of life.” St Athanasius #joy #rejoice #intheLord #dailyreadings #fastoftheNativity #Advent #coptic #orthodox

"Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name."
Psalm 96:12
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"I am the voice of life that awakens the dead.
I am the good odour that takes away the foul odour.
I am the voice of joy that takes away sorrow and grief....
I am the comfort of those who are in grief.
Those who belong to me are given joy by me.
I am the joy of the whole world.
I gladden all my friends and rejoice with them.
I am the bread of life."
St Athanasius 
#joy #rejoice #intheLord #dailyreadings #fastoftheNativity #Advent #coptic #orthodox

“Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.”
Psalm 96:12
.
“I am the voice of life that awakens the dead.
I am the good odour that takes away the foul odour.
I am the voice of joy that takes away sorrow and grief….
I am the comfort of those who are in grief.
Those who belong to me are given joy by me.
I am the joy of the whole world.
I gladden all my friends and rejoice with them.
I am the bread of life.”
St Athanasius
#joy #rejoice #intheLord #dailyreadings #fastoftheNativity #Advent #coptic #orthodox

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it” Luke 14:28 . “Therefore, if we wish to have ourselves a gigantic tower high up towards heaven, or a tower sanctified to the Lord, then let us consider the cost to be paid, which is ‘the live faith working in love’. This manifested love makes us carry the Lord’s cross. He begins with us this work, since we are carrying His own cross. He Himself accompanies us the difficult way of the cross, for He has walked through it all by Himself. No one could cross it unless he is hidden in Him. It is He who completes the way, and He lifts us up to the thrill and joy of His resurrection.” Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty #Faithmovesmountains #countingthecost #miracleofmovingtheMokattam #StSamaantheTanner #dailyreadings #fastoftheNativity #Advent #coptic #orthodox

"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it"
Luke 14:28
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"Therefore, if we wish to have ourselves a gigantic tower high up towards heaven, or a tower sanctified to the Lord, then let us consider the cost to be paid, which is ‘the live faith working in love’. This manifested love makes us carry the Lord’s cross. He begins with us this work, since we are carrying His own cross. He Himself accompanies us the difficult way of the cross, for He has walked through it all by Himself. No one could cross it unless he is hidden in Him. It is He who completes the way, and He lifts us up to the thrill and joy of His resurrection."
Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty
#Faithmovesmountains #countingthecost #miracleofmovingtheMokattam #StSamaantheTanner #dailyreadings #fastoftheNativity #Advent #coptic #orthodox

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it”
Luke 14:28
.
“Therefore, if we wish to have ourselves a gigantic tower high up towards heaven, or a tower sanctified to the Lord, then let us consider the cost to be paid, which is ‘the live faith working in love’. This manifested love makes us carry the Lord’s cross. He begins with us this work, since we are carrying His own cross. He Himself accompanies us the difficult way of the cross, for He has walked through it all by Himself. No one could cross it unless he is hidden in Him. It is He who completes the way, and He lifts us up to the thrill and joy of His resurrection.”
Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty
#Faithmovesmountains #countingthecost #miracleofmovingtheMokattam #StSamaantheTanner #dailyreadings #fastoftheNativity #Advent #coptic #orthodox

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16,17 . “Of all the afflictions that burden the human race, there is not one, whether spiritual or bodily, that cannot be healed by the Holy Scriptures.” St John Chrysostom #holyscriptures #ManofGod #StJohnChrysostom #fastoftheNativity #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16,17 .
“Of all the afflictions that burden the human race, there is not one, whether spiritual or bodily, that cannot be healed by the Holy Scriptures.”
St John Chrysostom
#holyscriptures #ManofGod #StJohnChrysostom #fastoftheNativity #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16,17 .
“Of all the afflictions that burden the human race, there is not one, whether spiritual or bodily, that cannot be healed by the Holy Scriptures.”
St John Chrysostom
#holyscriptures #ManofGod #StJohnChrysostom #fastoftheNativity #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16 . “Prayer is greatly aided by fasting and watching and every kind of bodily chastisement. In this regard each of you must do what you can. Thus, the weaker will not hold back the stronger, and the stronger will not press the weaker. You owe your conscience to God. But to no one else do you owe anything more except that you love one another.” St Augustine #prayer #fasting #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."
James 5:16
.
"Prayer is greatly aided by fasting and watching and every kind of 
bodily chastisement. In this regard each of you must do what you can. Thus, the weaker will not hold back the stronger, and the stronger will not press the weaker. You owe your conscience to God. But to no 
one else do you owe anything more except that you love one another." St Augustine 
#prayer #fasting #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
James 5:16
.
“Prayer is greatly aided by fasting and watching and every kind of
bodily chastisement. In this regard each of you must do what you can. Thus, the weaker will not hold back the stronger, and the stronger will not press the weaker. You owe your conscience to God. But to no
one else do you owe anything more except that you love one another.” St Augustine
#prayer #fasting #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox