Grace is always present to help, accepting those who welcome it. Thus, when the Lord sees our watchful souls and inflamed spirits, He pours abundantly His riches, which exceeds our requests
– St John Chrysostom
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Hope drives us to the top, and cures us! Never be worried nor in despair lest your hope becomes in vain – St John Chrysostom
#hopeineternity #heaven #coptic #orthodox #holy50 #resurrection #orthodoxy #copticorthodox
Faith is a clear vision of things, and complete assurance of unseen things – St. John Chrysostom
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Our thoughts, our hopes and our expectations are in heaven – St John Chrysostom
#heaven #walkinthenewnessoflife #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #holy50 #resurrection
If the word of God abides in the mind and in the heart, it grants power and victory over the evil one – H.H Pope Shenouda lll
#coptic #orthodox #copticorthodoxy #dailyreadings #holy50 #wordofgod #comfort #hope
When a king founds a city, if it is attacked by bandits from the carelessness of its citizens, he certainly does not neglect it, but avenges and reclaims it, for the sake of his own honor. How much more did God the Word of the all-good Father refuse to let humans, his work, go to corruption. He blotted out their death by the offering of his own body, and corrected their neglect by his own teaching, restoring all that was theirs by his own power
– St Athanasius
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If you pray well, you will live well – St Augustine .
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Let us enter into the race for the sake of the reward on the heavenly work. Let us run to acquire. But what shall we acquire? What is the reward? What is the crown? It so seems to me that what we wish for is nothing but the Lord Himself; He is the Judge of those who strive; and the Crown of the winners. He is the One to distribute the inheritance; and He Himself is the good Inheritance. He is the Portion and the One who gives it; He makes us rich, and He, Himself, is the riches. He reveals the treasure to you, And He, Himself, is the treasure. – St Gregory of Nyssa
#ourtreasure #runtherace #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #holy50
You have released us, O Lord, from the fear of death. You have made the end of life here on earth a beginning of true life for us – Saint Macrina
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Place the world’s end and changeability before your eyes in order to kindle the flames of eternal life – St John Saba .
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This is the grace of the Lord, and these are the Lord’s means of restoration for the children of men. For He suffered to prepare freedom from suffering for those who suffer in Him; He descended that He might raise us up; He took on Him the trial of being born that we might love Him who is uncreated; He went down to corruption, that corruption might put on immortality. He became weak for us, may we might rise with power; He descended to death, that He may bestow on us immortality, and give life to the dead. Finally, He became Man, that we who die as men might live again, and that death should no more reign over us – St Athanasius
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“The greater the love of God that the saints possess, the more they endure all things for Him.” – St. Augustine of Hippo
#love #lovebelieves #loveendures #lovehopes #lovebears #ChristIsRisen #TrulyHeIsRisen #Holy50 #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
“Christ refers to His family, that He will prefer the church that believed in Him more than the Jews from whom Christ came according to the body.” – St. Ambrose
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“We believers in Christ, having been gathered from the Gentiles, had been taken captive by the devil, though we were creatures of God. We were sold out to the demonic powers. Into this circumstance our Lord Jesus Christ came bearing the baggage of captivity, as Ezekiel says, and, covering his head so that his adversaries would not know him, preaching remission to those who had been taken captive and release to those held in chains…. After Christ freed us, we were snatched out of an old captivity into a new freeing captivity [to Christ], as he led us with him into heaven.” – St. Jerome #Heascended #ledcaptivitycaptive #ascendedwiyhHim #ChristIsRisen #TrulyHeIsRisen #holy50 #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
“Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” – Saint Augustine .
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“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38
“The reward of faith is great and endless. The believer says that he enjoys the richest blessings of God. For, he will be filled with the gifts of the Spirit that will not only enrich his mind, but will also be able to overflow in the hearts of others like a running river that abounds with bliss granted by God to his neighbor also.”
Saint Cyril the Great
#livingwater #dailyreadings #Holy50 #coptic #orthodox #ChristisRisenandAscended
“If you were of the world,
the world would love its own.
Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:19
“As though the Lord Jesus Christ says to His disciples, “If you wish to love, you must suffer.” This is implied in His saying, “If you were of the world, the world would love its own.” If the world loved you, it would be evident that you wanted in yourself the world’s malice.”
Saint John Chrysostom
#Love #notoftheworld #dailyreadings #Holy50 #coptic #orthodox #ChristisRisenandAscended
“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”
“We need to achieve the desire of our Friend (the Lord Jesus) and reveal to Him the secrets of our hearts. We must not ignore His trust. Let us show Him our hearts so that He may open His heart for us…So a friend, if he is truly a friend, does not hide anything, but rather pours out himself as our Lord Jesus pours out His Father’s secrets.
Thus, he who does God’s will is God’s friend and is honored by this name. He who has the same mind is a friend because there is oneness of thought between friends. Nobody is more despised than the offender against friendship is.”
#Jesusismyfriend #dailyreadings #Holy50 #coptic #orthodox #ChristisRisenandAscended
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down ones life for his friends.”
“The Lord Jesus Christ lay down His life not only for His friends, but also for His enemies and asked for forgiveness for those who crucified Him. The greatest proof of His love for them is that He sacrificed Himself for their sake as no human being may do on the same level. For He, the Creator sacrificed Himself for His creatures that He loved exceedingly. He died for men when they were His enemies.”
Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty
#Love #nogreaterlove #dailyreadings #Holy50 #coptic #orthodox #ChristisRisenandAscended
“Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
“They had not asked for anything until that moment. However, when He who will teach them to pray comes, they will ask for union with God the Father through the only begotten Son in the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus knows that a man’s spirit, that is to say, his rational mind that was created in the Lord’s image, cannot be satisfied except by Him alone.”
Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty
#askandyouwillreceive #prayer #dailyreadings #Holy50 #coptic #orthodox #ChristisRisenandAscended
Jesus spoke these words… O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
Be released from that self which you
worship instead of God and which you try always to glorify and exalt before others.
Does the world glorify you, my beloved brother? And do you accept this? … Do you not know
that glory is due to God alone because He is the Creator and the author of all creation? He alone is self-existent, eternal, powerful and present everywhere… Do you not know that when
you glorify yourself or when you let others glorify you, you rob one of God’s attributes and ascribe it to yourself!! … When people praise you, remember the two beautiful verses which say, “I do not receive honor from men.” “And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself ‘ (John. 5:41, 17:5). Learn them by heart and repeat them always within you.
– Pope Shenouda
#praise #glory #dailyreadings #holy50 #humility #selfforgetfulness
“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
1 John 5:12
“A heart that has received the heavenly seed is changed in its speech, changed in its thinking, changed in its way of life, changed in its senses. In all that pertains to him such a man is different from the rest of men, and he is like a man who slumbered and has risen from sleep.”
St Isaac the Syrian
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“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”
“Just as a man whose head is submerged in the water cannot breathe the subtle air which is poured upon the atmosphere’s empty opening, so he who immerses his mind in the cares of the present life cannot take in the breath that is a perception of the new world.”
St Isaac the Syrian
#theSpirit #liveaccordingtotheSpirit #dailyreadings #Holy50 #coptic #orthodox #ChristisRisen
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
“I find that the true way is the One who embraces me. He is the One who obstructs my wicked paths, ( Hosea 2:6). He is the One who says in the Gospel: “I am the way, the truth and the life”.
#Iamthewaythetruthandthelife #JesusChristisTheWay #dailyreadings #Holy50 #coptic #orthodox #ChristisRisen
This is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith
1 John 5:4
“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” – St. Augustine
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