“In heaven, where there is no discord, glory rules. On earth, where every day is warfare, peace prevails. Peace among whom? Among men. Why are the Gentiles without peace? Why, too, the Jews? That is exactly the reason for the qualification: Peace among men of good will, among those who acknowledge the birth of Christ.” ~ St. Jerome #glorytoGodinthehighest #peaceonearth #goodwilltowardmen #dailyreadings #advent #nativityfast #christmas #paramoun #coptic #orthodox #nativity

“In heaven, where there is no discord, glory rules. On earth, where every day is warfare, peace prevails. Peace among whom? Among men. Why are the Gentiles without peace? Why, too, the Jews? That is exactly the reason for the qualification: Peace among men of good will, among those who acknowledge the birth of Christ.” ~ St. Jerome
#glorytoGodinthehighest #peaceonearth #goodwilltowardmen #dailyreadings #advent #nativityfast #christmas #paramoun #coptic #orthodox #nativity

“In heaven, where there is no discord, glory rules. On earth, where every day is warfare, peace prevails. Peace among whom? Among men. Why are the Gentiles without peace? Why, too, the Jews? That is exactly the reason for the qualification: Peace among men of good will, among those who acknowledge the birth of Christ.” ~ St. Jerome
#glorytoGodinthehighest #peaceonearth #goodwilltowardmen #dailyreadings #advent #nativityfast #christmas #paramoun #coptic #orthodox #nativity

“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

“Mary and Eve, two people without guilt, two simple people, were identical. One became the cause of our death, the other the cause of our Life.” – St. Ephraim the Syrian #dailyreading #annunciation #nativityfast #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

"Mary and Eve, two people without guilt, two simple people, were identical. One became the cause of our death, the other the cause of our Life." - St. Ephraim the Syrian #dailyreading #annunciation #nativityfast #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

“Mary and Eve, two people without guilt, two simple people, were identical. One became the cause of our death, the other the cause of our Life.” – St. Ephraim the Syrian #dailyreading #annunciation #nativityfast #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

“The love of self is not a sin, but what is important is that you direct this love in a spiritual way; you love for yourself purity and holiness, you love for yourself to be a holy temple for the Holy Spirit, and to be without blame before God.” ~ Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III #beingdelivered #holiness #righteousness #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

"The love of self is not a sin, but what is important is that you direct this love in a spiritual way; you love for yourself purity and holiness, you love for yourself to be a holy temple for the Holy Spirit, and to be without blame before God." ~ Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III

#beingdelivered #holiness #righteousness #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“The love of self is not a sin, but what is important is that you direct this love in a spiritual way; you love for yourself purity and holiness, you love for yourself to be a holy temple for the Holy Spirit, and to be without blame before God.” ~ Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III

#beingdelivered #holiness #righteousness #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“They themselves were not entering the kingdom of heaven, nor did they permit others who were able to do so…Surely every teacher who misleads his students shuts the gate of the kingdom of heaven before them.” ~ St. Jerome #leadintoHisKingdom #dailreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“They themselves were not entering the kingdom of heaven, nor did they permit others who were able to do so…Surely every teacher who misleads his students shuts the gate of the kingdom of heaven before them.” ~ St. Jerome 
#leadintoHisKingdom #dailreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“They themselves were not entering the kingdom of heaven, nor did they permit others who were able to do so…Surely every teacher who misleads his students shuts the gate of the kingdom of heaven before them.” ~ St. Jerome
#leadintoHisKingdom #dailreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“Why O Man do you spend such energy seeking to please those you wish to never be like?” – St. John Chrysostom #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #good #imitate #advent #nativityfast

"Why O Man do you spend such energy seeking to please those you wish to never be like?" - St. John Chrysostom 
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #good #imitate #advent #nativityfast

“Why O Man do you spend such energy seeking to please those you wish to never be like?” – St. John Chrysostom
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #good #imitate #advent #nativityfast

We encounter continuous tribulations, for “tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character, and character, hope, and hope does not disap- point” (Rom. 5:4). Isaiah the prophet expects tribulations, therefore, he cries saying, “Come, my people enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation is past” (Isa. 26:20) ~ St. Athanasius of Alexandria #trubulation #lookuntoJesus #runtherace #endurance #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

We encounter continuous tribulations, for “tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character, and character, hope, and hope does not disap- point" (Rom. 5:4). Isaiah the prophet expects tribulations, therefore, he cries saying, "Come, my people enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation is past" (Isa. 26:20) ~ St. Athanasius of Alexandria 
#trubulation #lookuntoJesus #runtherace #endurance #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

We encounter continuous tribulations, for “tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character, and character, hope, and hope does not disap- point” (Rom. 5:4). Isaiah the prophet expects tribulations, therefore, he cries saying, “Come, my people enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation is past” (Isa. 26:20) ~ St. Athanasius of Alexandria
#trubulation #lookuntoJesus #runtherace #endurance #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“Whatever hardship comes upon you, it may be overcome through silence.” — Abba Poemen #beofgoodcheer #donotfear #tribulation #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“Whatever hardship comes upon you, it may be overcome through silence.” — Abba Poemen

#beofgoodcheer #donotfear #tribulation #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“Whatever hardship comes upon you, it may be overcome through silence.” — Abba Poemen

#beofgoodcheer #donotfear #tribulation #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“Prayer is a taste of God’s Kingdom which starts here and finishes there.” ~ The Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III #YourFathersGoodPleasure #GivenTheKingdom #KingdomOfHeaven #heavenstartshere #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“Prayer is a taste of God’s Kingdom which starts here and finishes there.” ~ The Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III

#YourFathersGoodPleasure #GivenTheKingdom #KingdomOfHeaven #heavenstartshere #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“Prayer is a taste of God’s Kingdom which starts here and finishes there.” ~ The Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III

#YourFathersGoodPleasure #GivenTheKingdom #KingdomOfHeaven #heavenstartshere #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“If we seek God, he will show himself to us, and if we keep him, he will remain close to us.” – Abba Arsenius #copticorthodox #dailyreadings #orthodox #seek #answer #advent #nativityfast

"If we seek God, he will show himself to us, and if we keep him, he will remain close to us." - Abba Arsenius #copticorthodox #dailyreadings #orthodox #seek #answer #advent #nativityfast

“If we seek God, he will show himself to us, and if we keep him, he will remain close to us.” – Abba Arsenius #copticorthodox #dailyreadings #orthodox #seek #answer #advent #nativityfast

“It is better for a man to be silent and be a Christian than to talk and not be one…. Men believe with the heart and confess with the mouth, the one unto righteousness, the other unto salvation. It is good to teach, if the teacher also does what he says.” ~ St. Ignatius of Antioch #believewhatyoupreach #practicewhatyoupreach #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“It is better for a man to be silent and be a Christian than to talk and not be one.... Men believe with the heart and confess with the mouth, the one unto righteousness, the other unto salvation. It is good to teach, if the teacher also does what he says.” ~ St. Ignatius of Antioch

#believewhatyoupreach #practicewhatyoupreach #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“It is better for a man to be silent and be a Christian than to talk and not be one…. Men believe with the heart and confess with the mouth, the one unto righteousness, the other unto salvation. It is good to teach, if the teacher also does what he says.” ~ St. Ignatius of Antioch

#believewhatyoupreach #practicewhatyoupreach #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“Prayer will make miracles. We can’t do anything without God’s help. We have this help through our prayer.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #prayer #yourprayerisheard #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

"Prayer will make miracles. We can't do anything without God's help. We have this help through our prayer." - H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI
#prayer #yourprayerisheard #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“Prayer will make miracles. We can’t do anything without God’s help. We have this help through our prayer.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI
#prayer #yourprayerisheard #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“He did not follow. He just wanted a good teacher, but he questioned who the teacher was, and scorned the identity of the One who was teaching. ―He went away sad, bound up in his desires. ―He went away sad, carrying a great burden of possessiveness upon his shoulders” ~ St. Augustine #followMe #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“He did not follow. He just wanted a good teacher, but he questioned who the teacher was, and scorned the identity of the One who was teaching. ―He went away sad, bound up in his desires. ―He went away sad, carrying a great burden of possessiveness upon his shoulders” ~ St. Augustine 
#followMe #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“He did not follow. He just wanted a good teacher, but he questioned who the teacher was, and scorned the identity of the One who was teaching. ―He went away sad, bound up in his desires. ―He went away sad, carrying a great burden of possessiveness upon his shoulders” ~ St. Augustine
#followMe #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“If you are not successful in your prayer, do not expect success in anything. Prayer is the root of all.” – St Theophan the Recluse #prayer #prayeristherootofall #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

"If you are not successful in your prayer, do not expect success in anything. Prayer is the root of all." - St Theophan the Recluse

#prayer #prayeristherootofall #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“If you are not successful in your prayer, do not expect success in anything. Prayer is the root of all.” – St Theophan the Recluse

#prayer #prayeristherootofall #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“He continues, ‘Let there be salt in you,’ that is, the divine words that bring salvation. If we despise these, we become tasteless, foolish and utterly useless.” ~ St. Cyril of Alexandria #salt #lettgerebesaltinyou #flavour #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“He continues, ‘Let there be salt in you,’ that is, the divine words that bring salvation. If we despise these, we become tasteless, foolish and utterly useless.” ~ St. Cyril of Alexandria

#salt #lettgerebesaltinyou #flavour #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“He continues, ‘Let there be salt in you,’ that is, the divine words that bring salvation. If we despise these, we become tasteless, foolish and utterly useless.” ~ St. Cyril of Alexandria

#salt #lettgerebesaltinyou #flavour #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

I would rather die and come to Jesus Christ than be king over the entire earth. Him I seek who died for us; Him I love who rose again because of us. St Ignatius of Antioch..#laydownyourlife #toHimwholaiddownHis #greatestloveofall #nativityfast #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox

I would rather die and come to Jesus Christ than be king over the entire earth. Him I seek who died for us; Him I love who rose again because of us. St Ignatius of Antioch . . #laydownyourlife #toHimwholaiddownHis #greatestloveofall #nativityfast #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox

I would rather die and come to Jesus Christ than be king over the entire earth. Him I seek who died for us; Him I love who rose again because of us. St Ignatius of Antioch
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#laydownyourlife #toHimwholaiddownHis #greatestloveofall #nativityfast #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox

“and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.” – Matthew 17:2 . “Thus is the human nature in transfiguration: when it enters into the perpetual spiritual life, and in the spiritual pleasure which is the property of the sons of God.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #transfiguration #Heblessedournature #nativityfast #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.” - Matthew 17:2
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“Thus is the human nature in transfiguration: when it enters into the perpetual spiritual life, and in the spiritual pleasure which is the property of the sons of God.” - H.H. Pope Shenouda III
#transfiguration #Heblessedournature #nativityfast #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.” – Matthew 17:2
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“Thus is the human nature in transfiguration: when it enters into the perpetual spiritual life, and in the spiritual pleasure which is the property of the sons of God.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III
#transfiguration #Heblessedournature #nativityfast #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.”” – Luke 1:38 . “Lord, those are Your best servants who wish to shape their life on Your answers rather than to shape Your answers on their wishes.” – St. Augustine #servant #submission #stmary #nativityfast #annunciation #kiahk #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.”” - Luke 1:38
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"Lord, those are Your best servants who wish to shape their life on Your answers rather than to shape Your answers on their wishes." - St. Augustine
#servant #submission #stmary #nativityfast #annunciation #kiahk #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.”” – Luke 1:38
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“Lord, those are Your best servants who wish to shape their life on Your answers rather than to shape Your answers on their wishes.” – St. Augustine
#servant #submission #stmary #nativityfast #annunciation #kiahk #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox