“And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you. – John 16:22 Who would not desire to be without sadness? who would not hasten to attain to joy? But when our sadness shall be turned into joy, the Lord Himself again declares, when He says, “I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall take from you.” – St Cyprian of Carthage #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #joy #heart

“And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you. - John 16:22

Who would not desire to be without sadness? who would not hasten to attain to joy? But when our sadness shall be turned into joy, the Lord Himself again declares, when He says, "I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall take from you." - St Cyprian of Carthage
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #joy #heart

“And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you. – John 16:22

Who would not desire to be without sadness? who would not hasten to attain to joy? But when our sadness shall be turned into joy, the Lord Himself again declares, when He says, “I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall take from you.” – St Cyprian of Carthage
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #joy #heart

“In you, the One, all things abide And to you all things endlessly converge, Who are the end and goal of all.” – St. Gregory the Theologian #christianity #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #dailyreading #joy #lent #life

"In you, the One, all things abide  And to you all things endlessly converge, Who are the end and goal of all." - St. Gregory the Theologian
#christianity #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #dailyreading #joy #lent #life

“In you, the One, all things abide And to you all things endlessly converge, Who are the end and goal of all.” – St. Gregory the Theologian
#christianity #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #dailyreading #joy #lent #life

“No man has been entrusted with great things without having first been tried in small ones.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #christianity #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #joy #gospel #dailyreading

"No man has been entrusted with great things without having first been tried in small ones." - St. Isaac the Syrian
#christianity #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #joy #gospel #dailyreading

“No man has been entrusted with great things without having first been tried in small ones.” – St. Isaac the Syrian
#christianity #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #joy #gospel #dailyreading

“He showed them that after sorrow there will be joy and that sorrow will bring about joy. Sorrow will be for a short period.” ~ St. John Chrysostom #rejoice #joy #sorrowisturnedintojoy #dailreadings #coptic #orthodox #nativityfast #advent

“He showed them that after sorrow there will be joy and that sorrow will bring about joy. Sorrow will be for a short period.” ~ St. John Chrysostom

#rejoice #joy #sorrowisturnedintojoy #dailreadings #coptic #orthodox #nativityfast #advent

“He showed them that after sorrow there will be joy and that sorrow will bring about joy. Sorrow will be for a short period.” ~ St. John Chrysostom

#rejoice #joy #sorrowisturnedintojoy #dailreadings #coptic #orthodox #nativityfast #advent

The Annunciation is all about ‘Joy.’ Jesus Himself said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.” God’s peace is stronger than the joy of the world and that is what I should feel. The joy of the world has a materialistic nature, thus it is subject to vanish. St. John wrote, “that your joy might be full.” The joy of the world is not full. It is the joy of Christ that is full. In fact, joy and peace are fruits of the Holy Spirit. ~ Fr. Bishoy Kamel #annunciation #joy #rejoice #advent #nativity #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

The Annunciation is all about ‘Joy.’ Jesus Himself said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.” God’s peace is stronger than the joy of the world and that is what I should feel. The joy of the world has a materialistic nature, thus it is subject to vanish. St. John wrote, “that your joy might be full.” The joy of the world is not full. It is the joy of Christ that is full. In fact, joy and peace are fruits of the Holy Spirit. ~ Fr. Bishoy Kamel

#annunciation #joy #rejoice #advent #nativity #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

The Annunciation is all about ‘Joy.’ Jesus Himself said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.” God’s peace is stronger than the joy of the world and that is what I should feel. The joy of the world has a materialistic nature, thus it is subject to vanish. St. John wrote, “that your joy might be full.” The joy of the world is not full. It is the joy of Christ that is full. In fact, joy and peace are fruits of the Holy Spirit. ~ Fr. Bishoy Kamel

#annunciation #joy #rejoice #advent #nativity #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Noble is the man who, in the midst of his joy, weeps for those who are suffering. Noble too is the man who, in the midst of his sorrows, sings a song with the joyful hearts. The more a man shares in the feelings of others, the more noble he is.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #sorrowturnedintojoy #joy #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Noble is the man who, in the midst of his joy, weeps for those who are suffering. Noble too is the man who, in the midst of his sorrows, sings a song with the joyful hearts. The more a man shares in the feelings of others, the more noble he is." - H.H. Pope Shenouda III
#sorrowturnedintojoy #joy #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Noble is the man who, in the midst of his joy, weeps for those who are suffering. Noble too is the man who, in the midst of his sorrows, sings a song with the joyful hearts. The more a man shares in the feelings of others, the more noble he is.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III
#sorrowturnedintojoy #joy #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“People should not claim for themselves what they have not obtained as a result of their own effort. They need to explain it as the gift that they have received freely from God; otherwise He will withdraw such blessings from the ungrateful. The Baptist did not want that to happen to him for he wanted to be thankful. He confessed he had been blessed, and proclaimed that he rejoiced on hearing the voice of the Bridegroom by saying: “Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled” St. Augustine #Christ #Bridegroom #bride #joy #SundayGospel #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"People should not claim for themselves what they have not obtained as a result of their own effort. They need to explain it as the gift that they have received freely from God; otherwise He will withdraw such blessings from the ungrateful. The Baptist did not want that to happen to him for he wanted to be thankful. He confessed he had been blessed, and proclaimed that he rejoiced on hearing the voice of the Bridegroom by saying: “Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled” 
St. Augustine 
#Christ #Bridegroom #bride #joy #SundayGospel #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“People should not claim for themselves what they have not obtained as a result of their own effort. They need to explain it as the gift that they have received freely from God; otherwise He will withdraw such blessings from the ungrateful. The Baptist did not want that to happen to him for he wanted to be thankful. He confessed he had been blessed, and proclaimed that he rejoiced on hearing the voice of the Bridegroom by saying: “Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled”
St. Augustine
#Christ #Bridegroom #bride #joy #SundayGospel #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Submit in complete obedience, in accordance with God’s will, as our fathers have, especially receiving counsel with faith and trust. Humility and purity, the fear of God and persevering attentively in God’s ways: these are the greatest of all the virtues, and they cause the soul to be luminous in God through these consummate achievements.” St John the short #Wedding #CanaofGalilee #firstmiracle #Jesusturnswaterintowine #Joy #intercession #StMary #obedience #submit #SundayGospel #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Submit in complete obedience, in accordance with God's will, as our fathers have, especially receiving counsel with faith and trust. Humility and purity, the fear of God and persevering attentively in God's ways: these are the greatest of all the virtues, and they cause the soul to be luminous in God through these consummate achievements."
St John the short 
#Wedding #CanaofGalilee #firstmiracle #Jesusturnswaterintowine #Joy #intercession #StMary #obedience #submit #SundayGospel #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Submit in complete obedience, in accordance with God’s will, as our fathers have, especially receiving counsel with faith and trust. Humility and purity, the fear of God and persevering attentively in God’s ways: these are the greatest of all the virtues, and they cause the soul to be luminous in God through these consummate achievements.”
St John the short
#Wedding #CanaofGalilee #firstmiracle #Jesusturnswaterintowine #Joy #intercession #StMary #obedience #submit #SundayGospel #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Which mercy we find not indeed by our own seeking, but God from on high has appeared to us, as it follows; Whereby (i.e. by His tender mercy) the day-spring from on high (that is, Christ) has visited us, taking upon Him our flesh.” St John Chrysostom #HappyNewYear #NewBeginning #GodsMercy #Lightindarkness #Peace #Joy #NewYearsEve #BirthofStJohntheBaptist #ChristcametogiveusLife #Kiahk #SundayGospel #dailyeadings #coptic #orthodox

"Which mercy we find not indeed by our own seeking, but God from on high has appeared to us, as it follows; Whereby (i.e. by His tender mercy) the day-spring from on high (that is, Christ) has visited us, taking upon Him our flesh."
St John Chrysostom
#HappyNewYear #NewBeginning #GodsMercy #Lightindarkness #Peace #Joy #NewYearsEve #BirthofStJohntheBaptist #ChristcametogiveusLife #Kiahk #SundayGospel #dailyeadings #coptic #orthodox

“Which mercy we find not indeed by our own seeking, but God from on high has appeared to us, as it follows; Whereby (i.e. by His tender mercy) the day-spring from on high (that is, Christ) has visited us, taking upon Him our flesh.”
St John Chrysostom
#HappyNewYear #NewBeginning #GodsMercy #Lightindarkness #Peace #Joy #NewYearsEve #BirthofStJohntheBaptist #ChristcametogiveusLife #Kiahk #SundayGospel #dailyeadings #coptic #orthodox

“The joy of heart then that rests upon Him hath in very truth a sure foundation. For, if we mourned at His death, who shall take from us our joy, now that we know that He lives and will be alive for evermore—-He Who gives and ordains for us all spiritual blessings?.” St Cyril of Alexandria #Joy #aftersorrow #Rejoice #inChrist #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"The joy of heart then that rests upon Him hath in very truth a sure foundation. For, if we mourned at His death, who shall take from us our joy, now that we know that He lives and will be alive for evermore----He Who gives and ordains for us all spiritual blessings?."
St Cyril of Alexandria
#Joy #aftersorrow #Rejoice #inChrist #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The joy of heart then that rests upon Him hath in very truth a sure foundation. For, if we mourned at His death, who shall take from us our joy, now that we know that He lives and will be alive for evermore—-He Who gives and ordains for us all spiritual blessings?.”
St Cyril of Alexandria
#Joy #aftersorrow #Rejoice #inChrist #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Believe me when I say, I have never been so sure of my heart in peace time as in the times of persecution. For I have confidence that if I should die while suffering for Christ and being strengthened by His mercy, I will find still greater mercy with Him.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #rejoice #joy #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #orthodox

"Believe me when I say, I have never been so sure of my heart in peace time as in the times of persecution. For I have confidence that if I should die while suffering for Christ and being strengthened by His mercy, I will find still greater mercy with Him." - St. Athanasius the Apostolic
#rejoice #joy #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #orthodox

“Believe me when I say, I have never been so sure of my heart in peace time as in the times of persecution. For I have confidence that if I should die while suffering for Christ and being strengthened by His mercy, I will find still greater mercy with Him.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic
#rejoice #joy #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #orthodox

“As much as our love for God is, so will be our joy in Him in eternity, and will be our happiness.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #joy #departureofHEMetropolitanKyrillos #MetropolitanKyrillos #MayTheLordReposeHisSoulInTheParadiseOfJoy #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"As much as our love for God is, so will be our joy in Him in eternity, and will be our happiness." - H.H. Pope Shenouda III
#joy #departureofHEMetropolitanKyrillos #MetropolitanKyrillos #MayTheLordReposeHisSoulInTheParadiseOfJoy #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“As much as our love for God is, so will be our joy in Him in eternity, and will be our happiness.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III
#joy #departureofHEMetropolitanKyrillos #MetropolitanKyrillos #MayTheLordReposeHisSoulInTheParadiseOfJoy #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Live in hope, and wait on the Lord, and rejoice in Him and in His works.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #rejoice #rejoicealways #joy #joyful #ApostlesFast #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Live in hope, and wait on the Lord, and rejoice in Him and in His works." - H.H. Pope Shenouda III

#rejoice #rejoicealways #joy #joyful #ApostlesFast #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Live in hope, and wait on the Lord, and rejoice in Him and in His works.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III

#rejoice #rejoicealways #joy #joyful #ApostlesFast #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

I will rejoice in hearing Thee, not in speaking against Thee. Thou hast sinned, why defendest thou thyself? Thou wilt speak: suffer thou; hear, yield to divine words, lest thou be put to confusion, and be still more wounded: sin hath been committed, be it not defended: to confession let it come, not to defence. Thou engagest thyself as defender of thy sin, thou art conquered: no innocent patron hast thou engaged, thy defence is not profitable to thee. – Saint Augustine . #Joy #Gladness #Rejoice #CopticOrthodox #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #Psalms

I will rejoice in hearing Thee, not in speaking against Thee. Thou hast sinned, why defendest thou thyself? Thou wilt speak: suffer thou; hear, yield to divine words, lest thou be put to confusion, and be still more wounded: sin hath been committed, be it not defended: to confession let it come, not to defence. Thou engagest thyself as defender of thy sin, thou art conquered: no innocent patron hast thou engaged, thy defence is not profitable to thee.
- Saint Augustine .
#Joy #Gladness #Rejoice #CopticOrthodox #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #Psalms

I will rejoice in hearing Thee, not in speaking against Thee. Thou hast sinned, why defendest thou thyself? Thou wilt speak: suffer thou; hear, yield to divine words, lest thou be put to confusion, and be still more wounded: sin hath been committed, be it not defended: to confession let it come, not to defence. Thou engagest thyself as defender of thy sin, thou art conquered: no innocent patron hast thou engaged, thy defence is not profitable to thee.
– Saint Augustine .
#Joy #Gladness #Rejoice #CopticOrthodox #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #Psalms

“We may always rejoice, if we will only keep our head a little raised above the flood of human things” – St. John Chrysostom . “Knowledge of their Maker is for men the only really happy and blessed life.” -St. Athanasius . . #joy #praise #holy50days #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“We may always rejoice, if we will only keep our head a little raised above the flood of human things” - St. John Chrysostom
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“Knowledge of their Maker is for men the only really happy and blessed life." -St. Athanasius
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#joy #praise #holy50days #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“We may always rejoice, if we will only keep our head a little raised above the flood of human things” – St. John Chrysostom
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“Knowledge of their Maker is for men the only really happy and blessed life.” -St. Athanasius
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#joy #praise #holy50days #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Death is an intruder into humanity. When God created man, He created him for life. He breathed in his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. God willed life and immortality for man. But when man’s freedom deviated towards sin, he brought death upon himself, because ‘the wages of sin is death’ (Rom.6:23). Thus death entered into the world, and all die. For this reason, the Resurrection rejoices us, for it is victory over death and the returning of life to man’s nature once more Pope Shenouda lll . . #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #resurrection #joy #victory #ohdeathwhereisyoursting #eternallife #orthodoxy #holy50days

Death is an intruder into humanity. When God created man, He created him for life. He breathed in his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. God willed life and 
immortality for man. But when man’s freedom deviated towards sin, he brought death upon himself, because 'the wages of sin is death' (Rom.6:23). Thus death entered into the world, and all die. For this reason, the Resurrection rejoices us, for it is victory over death and the returning of life to man’s nature once more
Pope Shenouda lll
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #resurrection #joy #victory #ohdeathwhereisyoursting #eternallife #orthodoxy #holy50days

Death is an intruder into humanity. When God created man, He created him for life. He breathed in his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. God willed life and
immortality for man. But when man’s freedom deviated towards sin, he brought death upon himself, because ‘the wages of sin is death’ (Rom.6:23). Thus death entered into the world, and all die. For this reason, the Resurrection rejoices us, for it is victory over death and the returning of life to man’s nature once more
Pope Shenouda lll
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #resurrection #joy #victory #ohdeathwhereisyoursting #eternallife #orthodoxy #holy50days

The spiritual man is a man who lives in perpetual joy. The reason for this perpetual joy is endless peace within the heart. He is a person who lives in peace, and peace gives birth to joy, and who lives in faith, and faith gives birth to joy. Even if he does not have what rejoices him, he has hope that in the future God will dispose and give, and so he rejoices in hope – Pope Shenouda . . #joy #inhim #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

The spiritual man is a man who lives in perpetual joy. The reason for this perpetual joy is endless peace within the heart. 
He is a person who lives in peace, and peace gives birth to joy, and who lives in faith, and faith gives birth to joy. Even if he does not have what rejoices him, he has hope that in the future God will dispose and give, and so he rejoices in hope
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#joy #inhim #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

The spiritual man is a man who lives in perpetual joy. The reason for this perpetual joy is endless peace within the heart.
He is a person who lives in peace, and peace gives birth to joy, and who lives in faith, and faith gives birth to joy. Even if he does not have what rejoices him, he has hope that in the future God will dispose and give, and so he rejoices in hope
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#joy #inhim #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

Psalms 5:11 . Even if humans feel lots of fear, remember God will take care of you. This is a collective message because fear is contagious… This is a message of reassurance. – Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria . #PopeTawadros #Rejoice #Trust #Psalms #HeWillTakeCareOfYou #Joy #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #CopticOrthodox

Psalms 5:11
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Even if humans feel lots of fear, remember God will take care of you. This is a collective message because fear is contagious... This is a message of reassurance.
- Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria
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#PopeTawadros #Rejoice #Trust #Psalms #HeWillTakeCareOfYou #Joy #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #CopticOrthodox

Psalms 5:11
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Even if humans feel lots of fear, remember God will take care of you. This is a collective message because fear is contagious… This is a message of reassurance.
– Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria
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#PopeTawadros #Rejoice #Trust #Psalms #HeWillTakeCareOfYou #Joy #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #CopticOrthodox

“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son…” – Hebrews 11:17 . “By faith the believer lives in joy- reassured, fearing not” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #faith #Abraham #offeredIsaac #joy #reassurance #tranquility #peace #egypt #bombing #prayforegypt #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son...” - Hebrews 11:17
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"By faith the believer lives in joy- reassured, fearing not" - H.H. Pope Shenouda III

#faith #Abraham #offeredIsaac #joy #reassurance #tranquility #peace #egypt #bombing #prayforegypt #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son…” – Hebrews 11:17
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“By faith the believer lives in joy- reassured, fearing not” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III

#faith #Abraham #offeredIsaac #joy #reassurance #tranquility #peace #egypt #bombing #prayforegypt #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
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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

“When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”” ‭‭- Mark‬ ‭8:34-38‬ ‭ . “The Cross of the Lord is unpleasant and sorrowful to the ear, but it consists of joy and gladness. It is the originator not so much of suffering as much as of passionlessness. For Jews the Cross is temptation, for pagans it is madness, but for us believers it reminds us of our salvation. When in church one reads about the Cross and one is reminded of the sufferings on the Cross, the faithful are indignant at the Cross and let out a plaintive wail and murmur not at the Cross but at the crucifiers and unbelievers. For the Cross is the salvation of the Church, the Cross is the praise of those who hope on it. The Cross has released us from the evil that possessed us and is the beginning of the blessings received by us. The Cross is the reconcilement of His enemies with God, the promise of sinners to Christ. For by the Cross we were freed from enmity and through the Cross we have become amiable to God. The Cross delivered us from the authority of the devil, the Cross saved us from death and destruction. The Cross changed human nature to the angelic, having released it from all that is corruptible, and have found lives worthy of immortality.” – St. John Chrysostom . . . #CarryYourCross #DailyReadings #Coptic #Joy #Gladness #Passionlessness

“When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.””
‭‭- Mark‬ ‭8:34-38‬ ‭
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"The Cross of the Lord is unpleasant and sorrowful to the ear, but it consists of joy and gladness. It is the originator not so much of suffering as much as of passionlessness. For Jews the Cross is temptation, for pagans it is madness, but for us believers it reminds us of our salvation. When in church one reads about the Cross and one is reminded of the sufferings on the Cross, the faithful are indignant at the Cross and let out a plaintive wail and murmur not at the Cross but at the crucifiers and unbelievers. For the Cross is the salvation of the Church, the Cross is the praise of those who hope on it. The Cross has released us from the evil that possessed us and is the beginning of the blessings received by us. The Cross is the reconcilement of His enemies with God, the promise of sinners to Christ. For by the Cross we were freed from enmity and through the Cross we have become amiable to God. The Cross delivered us from the authority of the devil, the Cross saved us from death and destruction. The Cross changed human nature to the angelic, having released it from all that is corruptible, and have found lives worthy of immortality."
- St. John Chrysostom
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#CarryYourCross #DailyReadings #Coptic #Joy #Gladness #Passionlessness

“When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.””
‭‭- Mark‬ ‭8:34-38‬ ‭
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“The Cross of the Lord is unpleasant and sorrowful to the ear, but it consists of joy and gladness. It is the originator not so much of suffering as much as of passionlessness. For Jews the Cross is temptation, for pagans it is madness, but for us believers it reminds us of our salvation. When in church one reads about the Cross and one is reminded of the sufferings on the Cross, the faithful are indignant at the Cross and let out a plaintive wail and murmur not at the Cross but at the crucifiers and unbelievers. For the Cross is the salvation of the Church, the Cross is the praise of those who hope on it. The Cross has released us from the evil that possessed us and is the beginning of the blessings received by us. The Cross is the reconcilement of His enemies with God, the promise of sinners to Christ. For by the Cross we were freed from enmity and through the Cross we have become amiable to God. The Cross delivered us from the authority of the devil, the Cross saved us from death and destruction. The Cross changed human nature to the angelic, having released it from all that is corruptible, and have found lives worthy of immortality.”
– St. John Chrysostom
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#CarryYourCross #DailyReadings #Coptic #Joy #Gladness #Passionlessness