“Love is the passport with which man passes through all the heavenly doors without obstacle.” – St. John Chrysostom #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #Godislove #love #faith #believe

"Love is the passport with which man passes through all the heavenly doors without obstacle." - St. John Chrysostom 
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #Godislove #love #faith #believe

“Love is the passport with which man passes through all the heavenly doors without obstacle.” – St. John Chrysostom
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #Godislove #love #faith #believe

He is called Jesus: Sometimes He calls Himself a shepherd, and says, “I am the good Shepherd.”. -and with benevolence, for He alone gave Himself a sacrifice for us: “For the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep; “. As then we say that it belongs to the shepherd’s art to care for the sheep; for so “the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep; ” – Clement Of Alexandria #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #GoodShepherd #crucified #salvation #love

He is called Jesus: Sometimes He calls Himself a shepherd, and says, "I am the good Shepherd.".
-and with benevolence, for He alone gave Himself a sacrifice for us: "For the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep; ".
As then we say that it belongs to the shepherd's art to care for the sheep; for so "the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep; " - Clement Of Alexandria
#coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #GoodShepherd #crucified #salvation #love

He is called Jesus: Sometimes He calls Himself a shepherd, and says, “I am the good Shepherd.”.
-and with benevolence, for He alone gave Himself a sacrifice for us: “For the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep; “.
As then we say that it belongs to the shepherd’s art to care for the sheep; for so “the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep; ” – Clement Of Alexandria
#coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #GoodShepherd #crucified #salvation #love

“Closely neighboring, so to speak, upon the virtues which we have just mentioned is compassion, of which he next makes mention. For it is a most excelling thing, and very pleasing to God, and in the highest degree proper for pious souls. It may suffice for us to imprint upon our mind that compassion is an attribute of the divine nature. “Be merciful,” he says, “as your heavenly Father is merciful.” – Cyril of Alexandria #coptic #orthodox #faithful #orthodoxy #merciful #love #dogood #christianity

“Closely neighboring, so to speak, upon the virtues which we have just mentioned is compassion, of which he next makes mention. For it is a most excelling thing, and very pleasing to God, and in the highest degree proper for pious souls. It may suffice for us to imprint upon our mind that compassion is an attribute of the divine nature. “Be merciful,” he says, “as your heavenly Father is merciful.” - Cyril of Alexandria
#coptic #orthodox #faithful #orthodoxy #merciful #love #dogood #christianity

“Closely neighboring, so to speak, upon the virtues which we have just mentioned is compassion, of which he next makes mention. For it is a most excelling thing, and very pleasing to God, and in the highest degree proper for pious souls. It may suffice for us to imprint upon our mind that compassion is an attribute of the divine nature. “Be merciful,” he says, “as your heavenly Father is merciful.” – Cyril of Alexandria
#coptic #orthodox #faithful #orthodoxy #merciful #love #dogood #christianity

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

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

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

If you sow love upon the earth, earth will become a heaven. But if you uproot love from the earth, then earth will become a tomb – H.H Pope Shenouda lll . . #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #love

If you sow love upon the earth, earth will become a heaven. But if you uproot love from the earth, then earth will become a tomb - H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #love

If you sow love upon the earth, earth will become a heaven. But if you uproot love from the earth, then earth will become a tomb – H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #love

“Wherever the loving person goes, his love flows out to others. Every person he meets receives a portion of his love.” ~ Pope Shenouda III of Blessed Memory #love #entertain #youhavedoneittoMe #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Wherever the loving person goes, his love flows out to others. Every person he meets receives a portion of his love." ~ Pope Shenouda III of Blessed Memory

#love #entertain #youhavedoneittoMe #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Wherever the loving person goes, his love flows out to others. Every person he meets receives a portion of his love.” ~ Pope Shenouda III of Blessed Memory

#love #entertain #youhavedoneittoMe #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone. In all the paths that men walk in the world, they do not attain peace until they draw nigh to hope in God.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #love #hope #copticorthodox

"The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone. In all the paths that men walk in the world, they do not attain peace until they draw nigh to hope in God." - St. Isaac the Syrian
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #love #hope #copticorthodox

“The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone. In all the paths that men walk in the world, they do not attain peace until they draw nigh to hope in God.” – St. Isaac the Syrian
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #love #hope #copticorthodox

“A pure soul is one freed from passion and constantly delighted by divine love.” – St. Maximous the Confessor #love #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #salvation

"A pure soul is one freed from passion and constantly delighted by divine love." - St. Maximous the Confessor #love #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #salvation

“A pure soul is one freed from passion and constantly delighted by divine love.” – St. Maximous the Confessor #love #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity #salvation

“Because rapture in God is insatiable, the extent of one’s savoring it and partaking of spiritual blessings is the measure by which the hunger for it is increased. Such people have a fervent and unstoppable love for God.” – St Macarius the Great . . “He thirsts for your thirst, and satisfies all who wish in mystery… He offers compassion to everyone who asks for it… He is ready to give in abundance… He rejoices in giving more than those who get.” – St Gregory the Theologian #Love #LoveCovers #DelightInGod #DelightYourselfAlsoInTheLord #Psalm37:4 #Psalm37 #RaptureInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"Because rapture in God is insatiable, the extent of one’s savoring it and partaking of spiritual blessings is the measure by which the hunger for it is increased. Such people have a fervent and unstoppable love for God." - St Macarius the Great .
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"He thirsts for your thirst, and satisfies all who wish in mystery... He offers compassion to everyone who asks for it... He is ready to give in abundance... He rejoices in giving more than those who get." - St Gregory the Theologian

#Love #LoveCovers #DelightInGod #DelightYourselfAlsoInTheLord #Psalm37:4 #Psalm37 #RaptureInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Because rapture in God is insatiable, the extent of one’s savoring it and partaking of spiritual blessings is the measure by which the hunger for it is increased. Such people have a fervent and unstoppable love for God.” – St Macarius the Great .
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“He thirsts for your thirst, and satisfies all who wish in mystery… He offers compassion to everyone who asks for it… He is ready to give in abundance… He rejoices in giving more than those who get.” – St Gregory the Theologian

#Love #LoveCovers #DelightInGod #DelightYourselfAlsoInTheLord #Psalm37:4 #Psalm37 #RaptureInGod #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“God’s Commandments are higher than all the treasures of the earth. Whoever acquires them has received God within himself.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #love #listen

"God's Commandments are higher than all the treasures of the earth. Whoever acquires them has received God within himself." - St. Isaac the Syrian
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #love #listen

“God’s Commandments are higher than all the treasures of the earth. Whoever acquires them has received God within himself.” – St. Isaac the Syrian
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #love #listen

“From you all things receive their purpose; God most lovely, who shapes all things in loveliness, and sets all things in their due place.” – St. Augustine #coptic #orthodox #good #love #dailyreadings

"From you all things receive their purpose; God most lovely, who shapes all things in loveliness, and sets all things in their due place." - St. Augustine
#coptic #orthodox #good #love #dailyreadings

“From you all things receive their purpose; God most lovely, who shapes all things in loveliness, and sets all things in their due place.” – St. Augustine
#coptic #orthodox #good #love #dailyreadings

“Whoever wants to talk about love has to talk about God Himself. Holy love is to resemble God, according to our ability.” ~ St. John Climacus #GodisLove #Love #StJoseph #StJosephtheCarpenter #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Whoever wants to talk about love has to talk about God Himself. Holy love is to resemble God, according to our ability.” ~ St. John Climacus
#GodisLove #Love #StJoseph #StJosephtheCarpenter #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Whoever wants to talk about love has to talk about God Himself. Holy love is to resemble God, according to our ability.” ~ St. John Climacus
#GodisLove #Love #StJoseph #StJosephtheCarpenter #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

What, I ask, is more wonderful than the beauty of God? What thought is more pleasing and wonderful than God’s majesty? What desire is as urgent and overpowering as the desire implanted by God in a soul that is completely purified of sin and cries out in its love: I am wounded by love? The radiance of divine beauty is altogether beyond the power of words to describe. – St Basil the Great . . #love #godsbeauty #godislove #godlovesyou #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

What, I ask, is more wonderful than the beauty of God? What thought is more pleasing and wonderful than God’s majesty? What desire is as urgent and overpowering as the desire implanted by God in a soul that is completely purified of sin and cries out in its love: I am wounded by love? The radiance of divine beauty is altogether beyond the power of words to describe.
- St Basil the Great
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#love #godsbeauty #godislove #godlovesyou #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

What, I ask, is more wonderful than the beauty of God? What thought is more pleasing and wonderful than God’s majesty? What desire is as urgent and overpowering as the desire implanted by God in a soul that is completely purified of sin and cries out in its love: I am wounded by love? The radiance of divine beauty is altogether beyond the power of words to describe.
– St Basil the Great
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#love #godsbeauty #godislove #godlovesyou #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

‘The love you offer others is what breaks the thorn of evil in them. Offer them love, love without reason.’ – HH Pope Tawadros II . . #love #offerlove #copticorthodox #orthodox #orthodoxy #coptic #dailyreadings

‘The love you offer others is what breaks the thorn of evil in them. Offer them love, love without reason.’ - HH Pope Tawadros II
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#love #offerlove #copticorthodox #orthodox #orthodoxy #coptic #dailyreadings

‘The love you offer others is what breaks the thorn of evil in them. Offer them love, love without reason.’ – HH Pope Tawadros II
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#love #offerlove #copticorthodox #orthodox #orthodoxy #coptic #dailyreadings

“Our life and our death is with our neighbour. If we gain our brother, we have gained God, but if we scandalise our brother, we have sinned against Christ.” St. Anthony the Great #apostlesfast #coptic #orthodox #copticorthodox #love #neighbour #churchfathers

"Our life and our death is with our neighbour. If we gain our brother, we have gained God, but if we scandalise our brother, we have sinned against Christ." St. Anthony the Great

#apostlesfast #coptic #orthodox #copticorthodox #love #neighbour #churchfathers

“Our life and our death is with our neighbour. If we gain our brother, we have gained God, but if we scandalise our brother, we have sinned against Christ.” St. Anthony the Great

#apostlesfast #coptic #orthodox #copticorthodox #love #neighbour #churchfathers

“If a man loves God with all his heart, all his thoughts, all his will, and all his strength, he will gain the fear of God; the fear will produce tears, tears will produce strength; by the perfection of this the soul will bear all kinds of fruits.” – St. Anthony the Great #vine #love #dailyreading #coptic #copticorthodox #christian

"If a man loves God with all his heart, all his thoughts, all his will, and all his strength, he will gain the fear of God; the fear will produce tears, tears will produce strength; by the perfection of this the soul will bear all kinds of fruits." - St. Anthony the Great #vine #love #dailyreading #coptic #copticorthodox #christian

“If a man loves God with all his heart, all his thoughts, all his will, and all his strength, he will gain the fear of God; the fear will produce tears, tears will produce strength; by the perfection of this the soul will bear all kinds of fruits.” – St. Anthony the Great #vine #love #dailyreading #coptic #copticorthodox #christian

“The soul, which has the true fear groans saying, ‘I will sing of mercy and justice; to you O lord, I will sing praises. I will behave wisely in a perfect way. Oh, when will You come to me?’ (Ps. 101: 1). She walks in a perfect way, so she does not fear, for love casts out fear. When the Bridegroom comes to her arms, she fears but she feels secure. She fears not to be thrown in Hades, but to be without sin lest her Bridegroom forsakes her.” -St Augustine . . . “There is one who fears lest he is whipped; this is the fear of the slaves. There is one who fears lest he loses; this is the fear of the servants. There is one who fears lest he offends someone; this is the fear of the righteous.” -St. Philoxenus #ChristIsRisen #TrulyHeIsRisen #HolyFifty #LoveCastsOutFear #Love #Fear #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

"The soul, which has the true fear groans saying, 'I will sing of mercy and justice; to you O lord, I will sing praises. I will behave wisely in a perfect way. Oh, when will You come to me?' (Ps. 101: 1). She walks in a perfect way, so she does not fear, for love casts out fear. When the Bridegroom comes to her arms, she fears but she feels secure. She fears not to be thrown in Hades, but to be without sin lest her Bridegroom forsakes her." -St Augustine
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"There is one who fears lest he is whipped; this is the fear of the slaves. There is one who fears lest he loses; this is the fear of the servants. There is one who fears lest he offends someone; this is the fear of the righteous." -St. Philoxenus

#ChristIsRisen #TrulyHeIsRisen #HolyFifty #LoveCastsOutFear #Love #Fear #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“The soul, which has the true fear groans saying, ‘I will sing of mercy and justice; to you O lord, I will sing praises. I will behave wisely in a perfect way. Oh, when will You come to me?’ (Ps. 101: 1). She walks in a perfect way, so she does not fear, for love casts out fear. When the Bridegroom comes to her arms, she fears but she feels secure. She fears not to be thrown in Hades, but to be without sin lest her Bridegroom forsakes her.” -St Augustine
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“There is one who fears lest he is whipped; this is the fear of the slaves. There is one who fears lest he loses; this is the fear of the servants. There is one who fears lest he offends someone; this is the fear of the righteous.” -St. Philoxenus

#ChristIsRisen #TrulyHeIsRisen #HolyFifty #LoveCastsOutFear #Love #Fear #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #ChurchFathers

“Wherefore, the man who lives in love reaps life from God, and while yet in this world, he even now breathes the air of the resurrection.” St Isaac the Syrian #Faith #Love #loveoneanother #Godscommandment #HolyFifty #ChristisRisen #TrulyHeisRisen #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Wherefore, the man who lives in love reaps life from God, and while yet in this world, he even now breathes the air of the resurrection."
St Isaac the Syrian 
#Faith #Love #loveoneanother #Godscommandment #HolyFifty #ChristisRisen #TrulyHeisRisen #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Wherefore, the man who lives in love reaps life from God, and while yet in this world, he even now breathes the air of the resurrection.”
St Isaac the Syrian
#Faith #Love #loveoneanother #Godscommandment #HolyFifty #ChristisRisen #TrulyHeisRisen #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“My beloved let us reflect on whose children we are. Let us walk worthy of being children to such a Great Father. See how He lowered Himself to become our Father! We have our Father in heaven, so let us heed to abide worthy of such an adoption so we may get the inheritance.” St. Augustine #Love #ChildrenofGod #HeavenlyFather #HolyFifty #ChristisRisen #TrulyHeisRisen #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"My beloved let us reflect on whose children we are. Let us walk worthy of being children to such a Great Father. See how He lowered Himself to become our Father! We have our Father in heaven, so let us heed to abide worthy of such an adoption so we may get the inheritance."
St. Augustine 
#Love #ChildrenofGod #HeavenlyFather #HolyFifty #ChristisRisen #TrulyHeisRisen #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“My beloved let us reflect on whose children we are. Let us walk worthy of being children to such a Great Father. See how He lowered Himself to become our Father! We have our Father in heaven, so let us heed to abide worthy of such an adoption so we may get the inheritance.”
St. Augustine
#Love #ChildrenofGod #HeavenlyFather #HolyFifty #ChristisRisen #TrulyHeisRisen #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Washing the feet is specifically performed by the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the One who washes the inner depths and forgives sins. A person who forgives those who hurt him through love and humility applies and shares one of the Lord’s greatest features. Such a person is counted as one who enjoys the new and blessed life in Jesus Christ. When the Lord says “…blessed are you”, He reveals His heavenly glory and life which we experience as we practice such acts.” Origen the Scholar #OurLordJesus #washesHisdisciplesfeet #forgiveoneanother #asGodforgaveus #washoneanothersfeet #Love #humility #ThursdayoftheCovenant #Liturgyofthewaters #HolyWeek #HolyPascha #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Washing the feet is specifically performed by the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the One who washes the inner depths and forgives sins. A person who forgives those who hurt him through love and humility applies and shares one of the Lord’s greatest features. Such a person is counted as one who enjoys the new and blessed life in Jesus Christ. When the Lord says “...blessed are you”, He reveals His heavenly glory and life which we experience as we practice such acts."
Origen the Scholar 
#OurLordJesus #washesHisdisciplesfeet #forgiveoneanother #asGodforgaveus #washoneanothersfeet #Love #humility #ThursdayoftheCovenant #Liturgyofthewaters #HolyWeek #HolyPascha #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Washing the feet is specifically performed by the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the One who washes the inner depths and forgives sins. A person who forgives those who hurt him through love and humility applies and shares one of the Lord’s greatest features. Such a person is counted as one who enjoys the new and blessed life in Jesus Christ. When the Lord says “…blessed are you”, He reveals His heavenly glory and life which we experience as we practice such acts.”
Origen the Scholar
#OurLordJesus #washesHisdisciplesfeet #forgiveoneanother #asGodforgaveus #washoneanothersfeet #Love #humility #ThursdayoftheCovenant #Liturgyofthewaters #HolyWeek #HolyPascha #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

“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

“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

The love of God is not just proportioned to ours, but surpasses it in an indescribable manner – St John Chrysostom . . #nolovelikeHis #love #merciful #slowtoanger #gracious #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox #dailyreadings #copticorthodox

The love of God is not just proportioned to ours, but surpasses it in an indescribable manner - St John Chrysostom .
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#nolovelikeHis #love #merciful #slowtoanger #gracious #coptic  #orthodoxy #orthodox #dailyreadings #copticorthodox

The love of God is not just proportioned to ours, but surpasses it in an indescribable manner – St John Chrysostom .
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#nolovelikeHis #love #merciful #slowtoanger #gracious #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox #dailyreadings #copticorthodox

What keeps you from giving now? Isn’t the poor man there? Aren’t your own warehouses full? Isn’t the reward promised? The command is clear: the hungry man is dying now, the naked man is freezing now, the man in debt is beaten now – and you want to wait until tomorrow? “I’m not doing any harm,” you say. “I just want to keep what I own, that’s all.” You own? … You are like someone who sits down in a theater and keeps everyone else away, saying that what is there for everyone’s use is his own … If everyone took only what he needed and gave the rest to those in need, there would be no such thing as rich or poor. After all, didn’t you come into life naked; and won’t you return naked to the earth? – St. Basil the Great #dailyreadings #sayingsofthefathers #churchfathers #coptic #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #service #giving #charity #love

What keeps you from giving now? Isn’t the poor man there? Aren’t your own warehouses full? Isn’t the reward promised? The command is clear: the hungry man is dying now, the naked man is freezing now, the man in debt is beaten now - and you want to wait until tomorrow? “I’m not doing any harm,” you say. “I just want to keep what I own, that’s all.” You own? ... You are like someone who sits down in a theater and keeps everyone else away, saying that what is there for everyone’s use is his own ... If everyone took only what he needed and gave the rest to those in need, there would be no such thing as rich or poor. After all, didn’t you come into life naked; and won’t you return naked to the earth?
- St. Basil the Great
#dailyreadings #sayingsofthefathers #churchfathers #coptic #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #service #giving #charity #love

What keeps you from giving now? Isn’t the poor man there? Aren’t your own warehouses full? Isn’t the reward promised? The command is clear: the hungry man is dying now, the naked man is freezing now, the man in debt is beaten now – and you want to wait until tomorrow? “I’m not doing any harm,” you say. “I just want to keep what I own, that’s all.” You own? … You are like someone who sits down in a theater and keeps everyone else away, saying that what is there for everyone’s use is his own … If everyone took only what he needed and gave the rest to those in need, there would be no such thing as rich or poor. After all, didn’t you come into life naked; and won’t you return naked to the earth?
– St. Basil the Great
#dailyreadings #sayingsofthefathers #churchfathers #coptic #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #service #giving #charity #love

“Would that each day we say to the Lord, ‘I surrender to You, O Lord, my life: Let my heart and my soul and my body and my thoughts, my night and my day, and my life be all Yours. Let it be fruitful.” – Mother Irene (Tamav Irini) #goodshepherd #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #love

"Would that each day we say to the Lord, 'I surrender to You, O Lord, my life: Let my heart and my soul and my body and my thoughts, my night and my day, and my life be all Yours. Let it be fruitful." - Mother Irene (Tamav Irini) #goodshepherd #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #love

“Would that each day we say to the Lord, ‘I surrender to You, O Lord, my life: Let my heart and my soul and my body and my thoughts, my night and my day, and my life be all Yours. Let it be fruitful.” – Mother Irene (Tamav Irini) #goodshepherd #dailyreadings #coptic #copticorthodox #love

“Love is the passport with which man passes through all the heavenly doors without obstacle.” – St. John Chrysostom . “The greater the love that dwells in a man, the greater the man in whom it dwells.” – St. Augustine #love #lovecoversamultitudeofsins #loveoneanother #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Love is the passport with which man passes through all the heavenly doors without obstacle." - St. John Chrysostom
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"The greater the love that dwells in a man, the greater the man in whom it dwells." - St. Augustine
#love #lovecoversamultitudeofsins #loveoneanother #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Love is the passport with which man passes through all the heavenly doors without obstacle.” – St. John Chrysostom
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“The greater the love that dwells in a man, the greater the man in whom it dwells.” – St. Augustine
#love #lovecoversamultitudeofsins #loveoneanother #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

When a man strives within himself to have his heart humbled and his thought not agitated, but peaceful, then all the snares of the enemy are without effect and there resides the Lord Himself. “His place is in peace” (Psalm 75:3). – St. Seraphim of Sarov #Dailyreadings #egypt #prayforegypt #forgiveness #love #coptic #copticorthodox #martyrs

When a man strives within himself to have his heart humbled and his thought not agitated, but peaceful, then all the snares of the enemy are without effect and there resides the Lord Himself. “His place is in peace” (Psalm 75:3).
- St. Seraphim of Sarov #Dailyreadings #egypt #prayforegypt #forgiveness #love #coptic #copticorthodox #martyrs

When a man strives within himself to have his heart humbled and his thought not agitated, but peaceful, then all the snares of the enemy are without effect and there resides the Lord Himself. “His place is in peace” (Psalm 75:3).
– St. Seraphim of Sarov #Dailyreadings #egypt #prayforegypt #forgiveness #love #coptic #copticorthodox #martyrs

“I cannot persuade myself that without love to others, and without, as far as rests with me, peaceableness towards all, I can be called a worthy servant of Jesus Christ.” – St. Basil the Great #love #dailyreading #saviour #servant #coptic #copticorthodox

"I cannot persuade myself that without love to others, and without, as far as rests with me, peaceableness towards all, I can be called a worthy servant of Jesus Christ." - St. Basil the Great #love #dailyreading #saviour #servant #coptic #copticorthodox

“I cannot persuade myself that without love to others, and without, as far as rests with me, peaceableness towards all, I can be called a worthy servant of Jesus Christ.” – St. Basil the Great #love #dailyreading #saviour #servant #coptic #copticorthodox