“In the life with God, there are no impossibilities; there is hope whatever the sin, whatever the tribulations, and however difficult the matter may be.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #righteous #psalms #faith

"In the life with God, there are no impossibilities; there is hope whatever the sin, whatever the tribulations, and however difficult the matter may be." - H.H. Pope Shenouda III
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #righteous #psalms #faith

“In the life with God, there are no impossibilities; there is hope whatever the sin, whatever the tribulations, and however difficult the matter may be.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #righteous #psalms #faith

“Some people read books in order to find God. Yet there is a great book, the very appearance of created things. Look above you, look below you! Note it, read it! God whom you wish to find, never wrote that book with ink. Instead, He set before your eyes the things that He made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that? Why, heaven and earth cry out to you, ‘God made me’ ” – St. Augustine #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings #books #infinite #allknowing

“Some people read books in order to find God. Yet there is a great book, the very appearance of created things. Look above you, look below you! Note it, read it! God whom you wish to find, never wrote that book with ink. Instead, He set before your eyes the things that He made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that? Why, heaven and earth cry out to you, ‘God made me’ ” – St. Augustine
#coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings  #books #infinite #allknowing

“Some people read books in order to find God. Yet there is a great book, the very appearance of created things. Look above you, look below you! Note it, read it! God whom you wish to find, never wrote that book with ink. Instead, He set before your eyes the things that He made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that? Why, heaven and earth cry out to you, ‘God made me’ ” – St. Augustine
#coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings #books #infinite #allknowing

One might say that the whole body receives increase as each member partakes of the distribution of gifts proportionally. In this way … the members, receiving the distribution in accordance with their own capacities, are thus increased. The Spirit, flowing abundantly from above, comes into contact with all the limbs and distributes according to the ability of each one to receive, thus “enabling bodily growth.” . ~ St. John Chrysostom #joinedandknit #bodilygrowth #onebody #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

One might say that the whole body receives increase as each member partakes of the distribution of gifts proportionally. In this way … the members, receiving the distribution in accordance with their own capacities, are thus increased. The Spirit, flowing abundantly from above, comes into contact with all the limbs and distributes according to the ability of each one to receive, thus “enabling bodily growth.” .
~ St. John Chrysostom

#joinedandknit #bodilygrowth #onebody #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

One might say that the whole body receives increase as each member partakes of the distribution of gifts proportionally. In this way … the members, receiving the distribution in accordance with their own capacities, are thus increased. The Spirit, flowing abundantly from above, comes into contact with all the limbs and distributes according to the ability of each one to receive, thus “enabling bodily growth.” .
~ St. John Chrysostom

#joinedandknit #bodilygrowth #onebody #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Faith without works is dead, and works without faith are dead also. For if we have sound doctrine but fail in living, the doctrine is of no use to us. Likewise if we take pains with life but are careless about doctrine, that will not be any good to us either. It is therefore necessary to shore up the spiritual edifice in both directions.~ St. John Chrysostom#faithandworks #salvation #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Faith without works is dead, and works without faith are dead also. For if we have sound doctrine but fail in living, the doctrine is of no use to us. Likewise if we take pains with life but are careless about doctrine, that will not be any good to us either. It is therefore necessary to shore up the spiritual edifice in both directions.
~ St. John Chrysostom

#faithandworks #salvation #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Faith without works is dead, and works without faith are dead also. For if we have sound doctrine but fail in living, the doctrine is of no use to us. Likewise if we take pains with life but are careless about doctrine, that will not be any good to us either. It is therefore necessary to shore up the spiritual edifice in both directions.
~ St. John Chrysostom

#faithandworks #salvation #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He will have them sit down”, as though to alleviate their toil, presents to them spiritual pleasures; and prepares for them a banquet of exalted gifts. ~ St Cyril the Great#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #watch #servetobeserved

“He will have them sit down”, as though to alleviate their toil, presents to them spiritual pleasures; and prepares for them a banquet of exalted gifts. ~ St Cyril the Great

#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #watch #servetobeserved

“He will have them sit down”, as though to alleviate their toil, presents to them spiritual pleasures; and prepares for them a banquet of exalted gifts. ~ St Cyril the Great

#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #watch #servetobeserved

“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

A person’s clinging to heaven makes him endure persecutions on earth- H.H Pope Shenouda lll . . #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #endure #bepatient He will #testify to His name, He will give you #strength and #wisdom, He will give you #eternity #heaven #godspromises

A person's clinging to heaven makes him endure persecutions on earth- H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #endure #bepatient He will #testify to His name, He will give you #strength and #wisdom, He will give you #eternity #heaven #godspromises

A person’s clinging to heaven makes him endure persecutions on earth- H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #endure #bepatient He will #testify to His name, He will give you #strength and #wisdom, He will give you #eternity #heaven #godspromises

The Holy Spirit: ​”“The Spirit searches all things” (1 Cor. 2.10), ”He will teach you all things” (John 14.26), “He blows where (He) wishes, and where (He) goes” (John 3.8), “Guides” (Ps. 142), “Speaks” (Acts 13.2), “Sends” (Acts 13.4), “Separates” (Acts 13.2), … “Inspires” (John 16), “Brings to remembrance” 1 Lect. Catech. 16.13-14. 2 Cf. Hom. On 1Tim. Hom. 1.1. 578 (John 14.26), “Gives life” (John 6.63), or rather is the very Light and Life; That makes Temples (1 Cor. 3.16), “Deifies us” 1 (1 Cor. 3.16), “Guides you into all truth” (John 16.13) so as even to anticipate Baptism (Acts 10.47), yet after Baptism to be sought as a separate gift; … distributes the spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12.11), And “Gives some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers” (Eph. 4.11) ” – St. Gregory Nazianzen. . . #Theholyspirit #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy

The Holy Spirit:
​"“The Spirit searches all things” (1 Cor. 2.10), ”He will teach you all things” (John 14.26), “He blows where (He) wishes, and where (He) goes” (John 3.8), “Guides” (Ps. 142), “Speaks” (Acts 13.2), “Sends” (Acts 13.4), “Separates” (Acts 13.2), … “Inspires” (John 16), “Brings to remembrance” 1 Lect. Catech. 16.13-14. 2 Cf. Hom. On 1Tim. Hom. 1.1. 578 (John 14.26), “Gives life” (John 6.63), or rather is the very Light and Life; That makes Temples (1 Cor. 3.16), “Deifies us” 1 (1 Cor. 3.16), “Guides you into all truth” (John 16.13) so as even to anticipate Baptism (Acts 10.47), yet after Baptism to be sought as a separate gift; … distributes the spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12.11), And “Gives some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers” (Eph. 4.11) " - St. Gregory Nazianzen.
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#Theholyspirit #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy

The Holy Spirit:
​”“The Spirit searches all things” (1 Cor. 2.10), ”He will teach you all things” (John 14.26), “He blows where (He) wishes, and where (He) goes” (John 3.8), “Guides” (Ps. 142), “Speaks” (Acts 13.2), “Sends” (Acts 13.4), “Separates” (Acts 13.2), … “Inspires” (John 16), “Brings to remembrance” 1 Lect. Catech. 16.13-14. 2 Cf. Hom. On 1Tim. Hom. 1.1. 578 (John 14.26), “Gives life” (John 6.63), or rather is the very Light and Life; That makes Temples (1 Cor. 3.16), “Deifies us” 1 (1 Cor. 3.16), “Guides you into all truth” (John 16.13) so as even to anticipate Baptism (Acts 10.47), yet after Baptism to be sought as a separate gift; … distributes the spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12.11), And “Gives some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers” (Eph. 4.11) ” – St. Gregory Nazianzen.
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#Theholyspirit #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy

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

If we are the sons of God, if we have already begun to be his temples, if (after receiving the Holy Spirit) we live holily and spiritually, if we have lifted up our eyes from the earth toward heaven, if we have raised our hearts, full of God and Christ, to supernal and divine things, let us do nothing which is not worthy of God and Christ, as the apostle arouses and urges us. ~ St. Cyprian #ledbytheSpirit #ApostlesFast #DailyReadings #Coptic #orthodox

If we are the sons of God, if we have already begun to be his temples, if (after receiving the Holy Spirit) we live holily and spiritually, if we have lifted up our eyes from the earth toward heaven, if we have raised our hearts, full of God and Christ, to supernal and divine things, let us do nothing which is not worthy of God and Christ, as the apostle arouses and urges us. ~ St. Cyprian 
#ledbytheSpirit #ApostlesFast #DailyReadings #Coptic #orthodox

If we are the sons of God, if we have already begun to be his temples, if (after receiving the Holy Spirit) we live holily and spiritually, if we have lifted up our eyes from the earth toward heaven, if we have raised our hearts, full of God and Christ, to supernal and divine things, let us do nothing which is not worthy of God and Christ, as the apostle arouses and urges us. ~ St. Cyprian
#ledbytheSpirit #ApostlesFast #DailyReadings #Coptic #orthodox

“When you are about to pray to our Lady the Holy Virgin, be firmly assured, before praying, that you will not depart from her without having received mercy. To think thus and to have confidence in her is meet and right. She is, the All-Merciful Mother of the All-Merciful God, the Word, and her mercies, incalculably great and innumerable, have been declared from all ages by all Christian Churches; she is, indeed, an abyss of mercies and bounties, as is said of Her in the canon of Odigitry.” + St. John of Kronstadt #coptic #orthodox #blessed #dailyreadings #stmary

“When you are about to pray to our Lady the Holy Virgin, be firmly assured, before praying, that you will not depart from her without having received mercy. To think thus and to have confidence in her is meet and right. She is, the All-Merciful Mother of the All-Merciful God, the Word, and her mercies, incalculably great and innumerable, have been declared from all ages by all Christian Churches; she is, indeed, an abyss of mercies and bounties, as is said of Her in the canon of Odigitry.” + St. John of Kronstadt 
#coptic #orthodox #blessed #dailyreadings #stmary

“When you are about to pray to our Lady the Holy Virgin, be firmly assured, before praying, that you will not depart from her without having received mercy. To think thus and to have confidence in her is meet and right. She is, the All-Merciful Mother of the All-Merciful God, the Word, and her mercies, incalculably great and innumerable, have been declared from all ages by all Christian Churches; she is, indeed, an abyss of mercies and bounties, as is said of Her in the canon of Odigitry.” + St. John of Kronstadt
#coptic #orthodox #blessed #dailyreadings #stmary

When a man insults you, look not to him, but to the devil that moves him, and against him empty all your wrath, but pity the man who is moved by him -St. John Chrysostom . . #dailyreadings #loveyourenemies #considerHim #coptic #orthodox #apostlesfast

When a man insults you, look not to him, but to the devil that moves him, and against him empty all your wrath, but pity the man who is moved by him
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#dailyreadings #loveyourenemies #considerHim #coptic #orthodox #apostlesfast

When a man insults you, look not to him, but to the devil that moves him, and against him empty all your wrath, but pity the man who is moved by him
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#dailyreadings #loveyourenemies #considerHim #coptic #orthodox #apostlesfast

“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

“He was led forth like a lamb; He was slaughtered like a sheep. He ransomed us from our servitude to the world, as He has ransomed Israel from the land of Egypt; He freed us from our slavery to the devil, as He had freed Israel from the hand of Pharaoh…. He is the One who covered death with shame and cast the devil into mourning, as Moses cast Pharaoh into mourning. He is the One Who smote sin and robbed iniquity of offspring, as Moses robbed the Egyptians of their offspring. He is the One Who brought us out of slavery into freedom, out of darkness into light, out of death into life, out of tyranny into an eternal kingdom, Who made us a new priesthood, a people chosen to be His own for ever. He is the Passover that is our salvation.” – Melito, Bishop of Sardis #goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation #holyspirit #finished

“He was led forth like a lamb; He was slaughtered like a sheep. He ransomed us from our servitude to the world, as He has ransomed Israel from the land of Egypt; He freed us from our slavery to the devil, as He had freed Israel from the hand of Pharaoh…. He is the One who covered death with shame and cast the devil into mourning, as Moses cast Pharaoh into mourning. He is the One Who smote sin and robbed iniquity of offspring, as Moses robbed the Egyptians of their offspring. He is the One Who brought us out of slavery into freedom, out of darkness into light, out of death into life, out of tyranny into an eternal kingdom, Who made us a new priesthood, a people chosen to be His own for ever. He is the Passover that is our salvation.”
– Melito, Bishop of Sardis #goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation #holyspirit #finished

“He was led forth like a lamb; He was slaughtered like a sheep. He ransomed us from our servitude to the world, as He has ransomed Israel from the land of Egypt; He freed us from our slavery to the devil, as He had freed Israel from the hand of Pharaoh…. He is the One who covered death with shame and cast the devil into mourning, as Moses cast Pharaoh into mourning. He is the One Who smote sin and robbed iniquity of offspring, as Moses robbed the Egyptians of their offspring. He is the One Who brought us out of slavery into freedom, out of darkness into light, out of death into life, out of tyranny into an eternal kingdom, Who made us a new priesthood, a people chosen to be His own for ever. He is the Passover that is our salvation.”
– Melito, Bishop of Sardis #goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation #holyspirit #finished

“The Cross is the crown of victory. It has brought light to those blinded by ignorance. It has released those enslaved by sin. Indeed, it has redeemed the whole of mankind. Do not, then, be ashamed of the Cross of Christ; rather, glory in it. Although it is a stumbling-block to the Jews and folly to the Gentiles, the message of the Cross is our salvation. Of course it is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it was not a mere man who died for us, but the Son of God, God made man.” -St. Cyril of Jerusalem #goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation

“The Cross is the crown of victory. It has brought light to those blinded by ignorance. It has released those enslaved by sin. Indeed, it has redeemed the whole of mankind. Do not, then, be ashamed of the Cross of Christ; rather, glory in it. Although it is a stumbling-block to the Jews and folly to the Gentiles, the message of the Cross is our salvation. Of course it is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it was not a mere man who died for us, but the Son of God, God made man.”
-St. Cyril of Jerusalem
#goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation

“The Cross is the crown of victory. It has brought light to those blinded by ignorance. It has released those enslaved by sin. Indeed, it has redeemed the whole of mankind. Do not, then, be ashamed of the Cross of Christ; rather, glory in it. Although it is a stumbling-block to the Jews and folly to the Gentiles, the message of the Cross is our salvation. Of course it is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it was not a mere man who died for us, but the Son of God, God made man.”
-St. Cyril of Jerusalem
#goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation

“My spirit is given over to the humble service of the Cross, which is a stumbling block to unbelievers, but to us salvation and eternal life.” – St. Ignatius of Antioch #goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation #cross #trials

“My spirit is given over to the humble service of the Cross, which is a stumbling block to unbelievers, but to us salvation and eternal life.”
- St. Ignatius of Antioch
 #goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation #cross #trials

“My spirit is given over to the humble service of the Cross, which is a stumbling block to unbelievers, but to us salvation and eternal life.”
– St. Ignatius of Antioch
#goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation #cross #trials

“Carrying the Cross is a daily invitation. The Cross, Oh Lord, was inside Your heart since the very beginning, before You carried it on Your back. The Cross represents Your love and sacrifice.” -Fr Bishoy #goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #cross #crusifixion #salvation

“Carrying the Cross is a daily invitation. The Cross, Oh Lord, was inside Your heart since the very beginning, before You carried it on Your back. The Cross represents Your love and sacrifice.” -Fr Bishoy
#goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #cross #crusifixion #salvation

“Carrying the Cross is a daily invitation. The Cross, Oh Lord, was inside Your heart since the very beginning, before You carried it on Your back. The Cross represents Your love and sacrifice.” -Fr Bishoy
#goodfriday #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #cross #crusifixion #salvation

“What is that wedding garment, then? This is the wedding garment: ‘The goal of this command is charity,’ says the apostle, ’which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” ~ St. Augustine #weddinggarment #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #pascha #copticpascha

“What is that wedding garment, then? This is the wedding garment: ‘The goal of this command is charity,’ says the apostle, ’which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” ~ St. Augustine 
#weddinggarment #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #pascha #copticpascha

“What is that wedding garment, then? This is the wedding garment: ‘The goal of this command is charity,’ says the apostle, ’which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” ~ St. Augustine
#weddinggarment #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #pascha #copticpascha

“In the same way, we have woven a garment for the cold and shivering Christ. We have received the fabric of wisdom from God that we may impart knowledge to some and clothe them with ‘compassion, chastity, kindness, lowliness’ and the other virtues. All these virtues are the spiritual garments of those who have listened to the words of those who teach these virtues, according to him who says, ‘Put on, then, compassion, kindness, lowliness, gentleness’ and so forth, more so Christ Himself, who is all these things to the faithful, according to him who said, ‘Put on the Lord Jesus.’ Therefore, when we have clothed with garments of this type ‘one of the least’ who believe in Christ, we have apparently clothed the Lord himself, so that the word of God in the world will not go naked. But we must also welcome the Son of God who became a stranger and the members of his body who are strangers in the world, untainted by all mundane actions, even as he says about himself and his disciples: ‘They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.’ And Christ asks the Father to permit them to be with Him where He is.” ~ Origen #inheritthekingdom #secondcoming #iwashungry #iwasthirsty #iwasastranger #dailyreadings #holyweek #pascha #coptic #orthodox #copticpascha

“In the same way, we have woven a garment for the cold and shivering Christ. We have received the fabric of wisdom from God that we may impart knowledge to some and clothe them with ‘compassion, chastity, kindness, lowliness’ and the other virtues. All these virtues are the spiritual garments of those who have listened to the words of those who teach these virtues, according to him who says, ‘Put on, then, compassion, kindness, lowliness, gentleness’ and so forth, more so Christ Himself, who is all these things to the faithful, according to him who said, ‘Put on the Lord Jesus.’ Therefore, when we have clothed with garments of this type ‘one of the least’ who believe in Christ, we have apparently clothed the Lord himself, so that the word of God in the world will not go naked. But we must also welcome the Son of God who became a stranger and the members of his body who are strangers in the world, untainted by all mundane actions, even as he says about himself and his disciples: ‘They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.’ And Christ asks the Father to permit them to be with Him where He is.” ~ Origen

#inheritthekingdom #secondcoming #iwashungry #iwasthirsty #iwasastranger #dailyreadings #holyweek #pascha #coptic #orthodox #copticpascha

“In the same way, we have woven a garment for the cold and shivering Christ. We have received the fabric of wisdom from God that we may impart knowledge to some and clothe them with ‘compassion, chastity, kindness, lowliness’ and the other virtues. All these virtues are the spiritual garments of those who have listened to the words of those who teach these virtues, according to him who says, ‘Put on, then, compassion, kindness, lowliness, gentleness’ and so forth, more so Christ Himself, who is all these things to the faithful, according to him who said, ‘Put on the Lord Jesus.’ Therefore, when we have clothed with garments of this type ‘one of the least’ who believe in Christ, we have apparently clothed the Lord himself, so that the word of God in the world will not go naked. But we must also welcome the Son of God who became a stranger and the members of his body who are strangers in the world, untainted by all mundane actions, even as he says about himself and his disciples: ‘They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.’ And Christ asks the Father to permit them to be with Him where He is.” ~ Origen

#inheritthekingdom #secondcoming #iwashungry #iwasthirsty #iwasastranger #dailyreadings #holyweek #pascha #coptic #orthodox #copticpascha

“O you who rests in the darkness of the conscience, in the corruption of your sins, as someone imprisoned for a crime, come forth. Admit your sins so that you may be vindicated for ‘with the mouth confession is made to salvation’ (Rom 10:10). If you acknowledge the Lord’s invitation, the bars will be broken and the chains will be loosened. Indeed, the dangerous physical decay and stench will be removed.” ~ St. Ambrose #lazarus #vindicated #coptic #orthodox #holyweek #pascha #dailyreadings

“O you who rests in the darkness of the conscience, in the corruption of your sins, as someone imprisoned for a crime, come forth. Admit your sins so that you may be vindicated for ‘with the mouth confession is made to salvation’ (Rom 10:10). If you acknowledge the Lord’s invitation, the bars will be broken and the chains will be loosened. Indeed, the dangerous physical decay and stench will be removed.” ~ St. Ambrose

#lazarus #vindicated #coptic #orthodox #holyweek #pascha #dailyreadings

“O you who rests in the darkness of the conscience, in the corruption of your sins, as someone imprisoned for a crime, come forth. Admit your sins so that you may be vindicated for ‘with the mouth confession is made to salvation’ (Rom 10:10). If you acknowledge the Lord’s invitation, the bars will be broken and the chains will be loosened. Indeed, the dangerous physical decay and stench will be removed.” ~ St. Ambrose

#lazarus #vindicated #coptic #orthodox #holyweek #pascha #dailyreadings

“God does rescue the holy from affliction, but He does so not by rendering them untested but by blessing them with endurance.” ~ St. Basil the Great #beholyforheisholy #beholy #holy #holiness #endurance #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #lent

"God does rescue the holy from affliction, but He does so not by rendering them untested but by blessing them with endurance." ~ St. Basil the Great

#beholyforheisholy #beholy #holy #holiness #endurance #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #lent

“God does rescue the holy from affliction, but He does so not by rendering them untested but by blessing them with endurance.” ~ St. Basil the Great

#beholyforheisholy #beholy #holy #holiness #endurance #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #lent

“Our head is plunged in the water as in a tomb. The old man is buried and com­pletely drowned. When we emerge from the water the new man is raised from the dead.” – St. John Chrysostom #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings #baptism #salvation #new #lent

“Our head is plunged in the water as in a tomb. The old man is buried and com­pletely drowned. When we emerge from the water the new man is raised from the dead.” - St. John Chrysostom
#coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings #baptism #salvation #new #lent

“Our head is plunged in the water as in a tomb. The old man is buried and com­pletely drowned. When we emerge from the water the new man is raised from the dead.” – St. John Chrysostom
#coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings #baptism #salvation #new #lent

“The smallest morsel of the blessing (the Eucharist) mingles with our whole body and fills us with its powerful effect. Thus, Christ came to be in us and we also abide in Him.” ~ St. Cyril the Great #abide #eucharist #communion #dailyreadings #lent #coptic #orthodox

“The smallest morsel of the blessing (the Eucharist) mingles with our whole body and fills us with its powerful effect. Thus, Christ came to be in us and we also abide in Him.” ~ St. Cyril the Great

#abide #eucharist #communion #dailyreadings #lent #coptic #orthodox

“The smallest morsel of the blessing (the Eucharist) mingles with our whole body and fills us with its powerful effect. Thus, Christ came to be in us and we also abide in Him.” ~ St. Cyril the Great

#abide #eucharist #communion #dailyreadings #lent #coptic #orthodox

Prayer is the abundant desire to meet Jesus, a desire that takes the soul, and inflames the longing heart every moment; And this longing intensifies, as the soul prays, as the yearning to meet Jesus does not stop or cease or extinguish, for prayer kindled and ignites the fire of longing, and thr spirit becomes vibrantly alive and joyfully ablaze in each moment of prayer. – Abouna Seraphim El Baramosy . . #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #desiringGod #thirstingforGod #lent

Prayer is the abundant desire to meet Jesus, a desire that takes the soul, and inflames the longing heart every moment; And this longing intensifies, as the soul prays, as the yearning to meet Jesus does not stop or cease or extinguish, for prayer kindled and ignites the fire of longing, and thr spirit becomes vibrantly alive and joyfully ablaze in each moment of prayer.
- Abouna Seraphim El Baramosy
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #desiringGod #thirstingforGod #lent

Prayer is the abundant desire to meet Jesus, a desire that takes the soul, and inflames the longing heart every moment; And this longing intensifies, as the soul prays, as the yearning to meet Jesus does not stop or cease or extinguish, for prayer kindled and ignites the fire of longing, and thr spirit becomes vibrantly alive and joyfully ablaze in each moment of prayer.
– Abouna Seraphim El Baramosy
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #desiringGod #thirstingforGod #lent