‘For we are unto God a sweet fragrance of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: – 2 Corinthians 2:15 Whether a person is saved or lost, the gospel continues to have its own power. The light, even when it blinds someone, is still light. Honey, though it is bitter to those who are sick, is still sweet. So also the gospel has a sweet savor to all, even if those who do not believe it are lost.’ – St John Chrysostom #coptic #orthodoxy #christianity #verseoftheday #copticorthodoxy #followhim

‘For we are unto God a sweet fragrance of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: - 2 Corinthians 2:15

Whether a person is saved or lost, the gospel continues to have its own power. The light, even when it blinds someone, is still light. Honey, though it is bitter to those who are sick, is still sweet. So also the gospel has a sweet savor to all, even if those who do not believe it are lost.’ - St John Chrysostom #coptic #orthodoxy #christianity #verseoftheday #copticorthodoxy #followhim

‘For we are unto God a sweet fragrance of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: – 2 Corinthians 2:15

Whether a person is saved or lost, the gospel continues to have its own power. The light, even when it blinds someone, is still light. Honey, though it is bitter to those who are sick, is still sweet. So also the gospel has a sweet savor to all, even if those who do not believe it are lost.’ – St John Chrysostom #coptic #orthodoxy #christianity #verseoftheday #copticorthodoxy #followhim

Does “prayer without ceasing” mean that we continuously bow our knees and raise our hands? If this were true, we could not do it. However, there is an inner kind of continuous prayer, which is the desire of the heart to accomplish a good deed. If you are eager for the Sabbath, the eternal rest, then you will not cease praying. If you do not want to stop prayer, then be eager to pray. Continuous eagerness to prayer means continuous prayer – St Augustine . . Continuous prayer is a continuous inflamed heart, unceasing yearning for eternal life, and dwelling with God forever. This longing toward eternal life is kindled when one takes off the old man and puts on the fiery Holy Spirit, the holy life, which draws the mind, the heart, and all feelings toward divine matters. – Fr Tadros Malaty . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #meditation

Does “prayer without ceasing” mean that 
we continuously bow our knees and raise our hands? If this were true, we could not do it. However, there is an inner kind of continuous prayer, which is the desire of the heart to accomplish a good deed. If 
you are eager for the Sabbath, the eternal rest, then you will not cease praying. If you do not want to stop prayer, then be eager to pray. 
Continuous eagerness to prayer means continuous prayer - St Augustine
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 Continuous prayer is a continuous inflamed heart, unceasing yearning for eternal life, and dwelling with God forever. This longing toward eternal life is kindled when one takes off the old man and puts on the fiery Holy Spirit, the holy life, which draws the mind, the heart, and all feelings 
toward divine matters. - Fr Tadros Malaty
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #meditation

Does “prayer without ceasing” mean that
we continuously bow our knees and raise our hands? If this were true, we could not do it. However, there is an inner kind of continuous prayer, which is the desire of the heart to accomplish a good deed. If
you are eager for the Sabbath, the eternal rest, then you will not cease praying. If you do not want to stop prayer, then be eager to pray.
Continuous eagerness to prayer means continuous prayer – St Augustine
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Continuous prayer is a continuous inflamed heart, unceasing yearning for eternal life, and dwelling with God forever. This longing toward eternal life is kindled when one takes off the old man and puts on the fiery Holy Spirit, the holy life, which draws the mind, the heart, and all feelings
toward divine matters. – Fr Tadros Malaty
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #meditation

I suffer a lot from loneliness. It’s as if my parents have left me, even my closest friends don’t understand my feelings. O God, You fill my heart. You fill my life and grant me power and victory. Talk to me and let me talk to You because You are my heart’s desire. Through You, God, I am close to Your angels. I can befriend Your Saints and love them deeply and suffer no more from loneliness. – Fr. Tadros Malaty . . You are not alone in this life; you live and God also lives with you. – H.H Pope Shenouda lll . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loneliness #youarenotalone

I suffer a lot from loneliness. It’s as if my parents have left me, even my closest friends don’t understand my feelings. O God, You fill my heart. You fill my life and grant me power and victory. Talk to me and let me talk to You because You are my heart’s desire. Through You, God, I am close to Your angels. I can befriend Your Saints and love them deeply and suffer no more from loneliness. - Fr. Tadros Malaty
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You are not alone in this life; you live and God also lives with you.
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loneliness #youarenotalone

I suffer a lot from loneliness. It’s as if my parents have left me, even my closest friends don’t understand my feelings. O God, You fill my heart. You fill my life and grant me power and victory. Talk to me and let me talk to You because You are my heart’s desire. Through You, God, I am close to Your angels. I can befriend Your Saints and love them deeply and suffer no more from loneliness. – Fr. Tadros Malaty
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You are not alone in this life; you live and God also lives with you.
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loneliness #youarenotalone

“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are mad; you are not like us.” – St Anthony the Great..#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #thattimeisnow #standfast #becourageous #bestrong #bedifferent

"A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us." - St Anthony the Great
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #thattimeisnow #standfast #becourageous #bestrong #bedifferent

“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are mad; you are not like us.” – St Anthony the Great
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #thattimeisnow #standfast #becourageous #bestrong #bedifferent

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 matters pertaining to grace are accompanied by joy, peace, love, and truth. Whereas, forms of sin are accompanied by disturbance, neither love nor joy toward God. -St. Makarius the Great . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #sinleadstodeath #christleadstopeace

The matters pertaining to grace are accompanied by joy, peace, love, and truth. Whereas, forms of sin are accompanied by disturbance, neither love nor joy toward God. -St. Makarius the Great
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The matters pertaining to grace are accompanied by joy, peace, love, and truth. Whereas, forms of sin are accompanied by disturbance, neither love nor joy toward God. -St. Makarius the Great
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #sinleadstodeath #christleadstopeace

‘O true lowliness, which has borne God to men, has given life to mortals, made new heavens and a pure earth, opened the gates of Paradise, and set free the souls of men. The lowliness of Mary was made the heavenly ladder, by which God descended upon earth. For whet does regarded mean ; For many seem in my sight to be lowly, but their lowliness is not regarded by the Lord. For if they were truly lowly, their spirit would rejoice not in the world, but in God.’ – St Augustine of Hippo #copt #orthodoxy #orthodoxyouth #copticorthodox

‘O true lowliness, which has borne God to men, has given life to mortals, made new heavens and a pure earth, opened the gates of Paradise, and set free the souls of men. The lowliness of Mary was made the heavenly ladder, by which God descended upon earth. For whet does regarded mean ; For many seem in my sight to be lowly, but their lowliness is not regarded by the Lord. For if they were truly lowly, their spirit would rejoice not in the world, but in God.’ - St Augustine of Hippo #copt #orthodoxy #orthodoxyouth #copticorthodox

‘O true lowliness, which has borne God to men, has given life to mortals, made new heavens and a pure earth, opened the gates of Paradise, and set free the souls of men. The lowliness of Mary was made the heavenly ladder, by which God descended upon earth. For whet does regarded mean ; For many seem in my sight to be lowly, but their lowliness is not regarded by the Lord. For if they were truly lowly, their spirit would rejoice not in the world, but in God.’ – St Augustine of Hippo #copt #orthodoxy #orthodoxyouth #copticorthodox

“Do not fear the conflict, do not flee it, where there is no struggle, there is no virtue, where faith and love are not tempted, it is not possible to be sure whether they are really present. They are proved and revealed in adversity.” – St John Chrysostom . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #painleadstoperfection

“Do not fear the conflict, do not flee it, where there is no struggle, there is no virtue, where faith and love are not tempted, it is not possible to be sure whether they are really present. They are proved and revealed in adversity.” – St John Chrysostom
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“Do not fear the conflict, do not flee it, where there is no struggle, there is no virtue, where faith and love are not tempted, it is not possible to be sure whether they are really present. They are proved and revealed in adversity.” – St John Chrysostom
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‘ ‘ It is what you must expect and be ready to receive with patience, and even with joy, when you suffer as Christ did before you, and for his sake: this is the way to eternal happiness in heaven.’ – George Leo Haydock #orthodoxy #churchfathers #church #coptic

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‘ It is what you must expect and be ready to receive with patience, and even with joy, when you suffer as Christ did before you, and for his sake: this is the way to eternal happiness in heaven.’ - George Leo Haydock #orthodoxy #churchfathers #church #coptic


‘ It is what you must expect and be ready to receive with patience, and even with joy, when you suffer as Christ did before you, and for his sake: this is the way to eternal happiness in heaven.’ – George Leo Haydock #orthodoxy #churchfathers #church #coptic

Those enemies wounded St Paul with stones: there is a wounding with words, even worse than stones. What then must we do? The same that he did: he did not hate those who cast stones at him, but after they had dragged him out, he entered again into their city, to be a benefactor to those who had done him such wrongs. If you also endure him who harshly insults you, and has done you wrongs, then you have too been stoned. Do not say, “I have done him no injury.” For what injury had Paul done, that he should be stoned? He was announcing a Kingdom, he was bringing men away from error, and “In the very city in which they received this reverence, in the same were they thus terribly ill treated” -St. John Chrysostom . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loveyourenemies

Those enemies wounded St Paul with stones: there is a wounding with words, even worse than stones. What then must we do? The same that he did: he did not hate those who cast stones at him, but after they had dragged him out, he entered again into their city, to be a benefactor to those who had done him such wrongs. If you also endure him who harshly insults you, and has done you wrongs, then you have too been stoned. Do not say, "I have done him no injury." For what injury had Paul done, that he should be stoned? He was announcing a Kingdom, he was bringing men away from error, and "In the very city in which they received this reverence, in the same were they thus terribly ill treated"
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loveyourenemies

Those enemies wounded St Paul with stones: there is a wounding with words, even worse than stones. What then must we do? The same that he did: he did not hate those who cast stones at him, but after they had dragged him out, he entered again into their city, to be a benefactor to those who had done him such wrongs. If you also endure him who harshly insults you, and has done you wrongs, then you have too been stoned. Do not say, “I have done him no injury.” For what injury had Paul done, that he should be stoned? He was announcing a Kingdom, he was bringing men away from error, and “In the very city in which they received this reverence, in the same were they thus terribly ill treated”
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #loveyourenemies

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

Lord give me the heart of a small child who only holds hands with His father and does not ask Him where is the way. – Fr Bishoy Kamel . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #faith #childlikefaith #byfaith

Lord give me the heart of a small child who only holds hands with His father and does not ask Him where is the way. - Fr Bishoy Kamel
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Lord give me the heart of a small child who only holds hands with His father and does not ask Him where is the way. – Fr Bishoy Kamel
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #faith #childlikefaith #byfaith

Who is He? He is the Word of Truth, the Word of non-corruption, who renews man, by bringing him back to the truth. He is the (goad) that provokes to salvation, He is the One who destroys perdition, and drives away death. He builds the temple of God in men, and makes them His dwelling place. The sick are in need of a Savior.  The lost need a guide. The blind are in need of someone to lead them to light. The thirsty need the living fountain, from which, if someone drinks, one will never thirst. The dead need life. The sheep are in need of a shepherd. And the children need a teacher. All humanity is in need of Jesus! – St. Clement of Alexandria . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #Christ #saviour #thelivingword

Who is He? He is the Word of Truth, the Word of non-corruption, who renews man, by bringing him back to the truth. He is the (goad) that provokes to salvation, He is the One who destroys perdition, and drives away death. He builds the temple of God in men, and makes them His dwelling place. The sick are in need of a Savior.  The lost need a guide. The blind are in need of someone to lead them to light. The thirsty need the living fountain, from which, if someone drinks, one will never thirst. The dead need life. The sheep are in need of a shepherd. And the children need a teacher. All humanity is in need of Jesus! - St. Clement of Alexandria
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #Christ #saviour #thelivingword

Who is He? He is the Word of Truth, the Word of non-corruption, who renews man, by bringing him back to the truth. He is the (goad) that provokes to salvation, He is the One who destroys perdition, and drives away death. He builds the temple of God in men, and makes them His dwelling place. The sick are in need of a Savior.  The lost need a guide. The blind are in need of someone to lead them to light. The thirsty need the living fountain, from which, if someone drinks, one will never thirst. The dead need life. The sheep are in need of a shepherd. And the children need a teacher. All humanity is in need of Jesus! – St. Clement of Alexandria
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #Christ #saviour #thelivingword

“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

‘He therefore is reproving those who, pursuing an ostentation of useless scrupulosity, neglected the discharge of useful morality. For it is the inside of the cup that is used; if that be foul, what profit is it to cleanse the outside? And therefore what is needed is purity of the inner conscience, that those things which are of the body may be clean without.’ – St Hilary of Poitiers #orthodoxy #churchfathers #coptic

‘He therefore is reproving those who, pursuing an ostentation of useless scrupulosity, neglected the discharge of useful morality. For it is the inside of the cup that is used; if that be foul, what profit is it to cleanse the outside? And therefore what is needed is purity of the inner conscience, that those things which are of the body may be clean without.’ - St Hilary of Poitiers #orthodoxy #churchfathers #coptic

‘He therefore is reproving those who, pursuing an ostentation of useless scrupulosity, neglected the discharge of useful morality. For it is the inside of the cup that is used; if that be foul, what profit is it to cleanse the outside? And therefore what is needed is purity of the inner conscience, that those things which are of the body may be clean without.’ – St Hilary of Poitiers #orthodoxy #churchfathers #coptic

​Let us be undaunted in all our dangers. There is nothing dreadful to him that fears God; but all that is dreadful is for others. For when a man is delivered from his passions, and regards all present things as a shadow, say, from whom shall he suffer anything dreadful? Whom shall he have to fear? Whom shall he need plead to? Let us flee to this Rock which cannot be shaken. … What is more wonderful to say, the very things which are thought to cause discomfort, became matter of all joy and gladness. … For it is impossible, impossible in words to express how great pleasure falls to their lot, who suffer for Christ’s sake: for they rejoice in their sufferings, rather than in their good things – St. John Chrysostom . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #praisehim in #thestorms #blessedarethosewhomourn

​Let us be undaunted in all our dangers. There is nothing dreadful to him that fears God; but all that is dreadful is for others. For when a man is delivered from his passions, and regards all present things as a shadow, say, from whom shall he suffer anything dreadful? Whom shall he have to fear? Whom shall he need plead to? Let us flee to this Rock which cannot be shaken. … What is more wonderful to say, the very things which are thought to cause discomfort, became matter of all joy and gladness. … For it is impossible, impossible in words to express how great pleasure falls to their lot, who suffer for Christ's sake: for they rejoice in their sufferings, rather than in their good things - St. John Chrysostom
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​Let us be undaunted in all our dangers. There is nothing dreadful to him that fears God; but all that is dreadful is for others. For when a man is delivered from his passions, and regards all present things as a shadow, say, from whom shall he suffer anything dreadful? Whom shall he have to fear? Whom shall he need plead to? Let us flee to this Rock which cannot be shaken. … What is more wonderful to say, the very things which are thought to cause discomfort, became matter of all joy and gladness. … For it is impossible, impossible in words to express how great pleasure falls to their lot, who suffer for Christ’s sake: for they rejoice in their sufferings, rather than in their good things – St. John Chrysostom
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​The Christian faith is like a mustard seed that appears at first sight to be insignificant and weak. Its true strength and outer activity do not appear, except when various temptations start to attack it. Then, its fiery faith in the Lord starts to breathe, and a kind of divine love starts to provoke, not to be flared alone, but to flare every thing around. -St. Ambrose..#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #faith is a #giftfromGod #sympathises #compassionate when we feel #weakinfaith and #tempted #refuge

​The Christian faith is like a mustard seed that appears at first sight to be insignificant and weak. Its true strength and outer activity do not appear, except when various temptations start to attack it. Then, its fiery faith in the Lord starts to breathe, and a kind of divine love starts to provoke, not to be flared alone, but to flare every thing around. -St. Ambrose
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #faith is a  #giftfromGod #sympathises #compassionate when we feel #weakinfaith and #tempted #refuge

​The Christian faith is like a mustard seed that appears at first sight to be insignificant and weak. Its true strength and outer activity do not appear, except when various temptations start to attack it. Then, its fiery faith in the Lord starts to breathe, and a kind of divine love starts to provoke, not to be flared alone, but to flare every thing around. -St. Ambrose
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #faith is a #giftfromGod #sympathises #compassionate when we feel #weakinfaith and #tempted #refuge

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

When we face something we do not expect, we should not be disturbed or collapse, but should accept it from God, who knows exactly what He is doing. He is intentionally testing our hearts for our own benefit; And knows exactly when to take us out of the furnace of temptation; We should therefore, perpetually submit to Him, continually endure everything with pleasure and thanksgiving, whether when He grants us blessings, or puts us under chastisements, which are likewise, a kind of blessings. When the physician allows us to relax and have a nice time in beautiful gardens and joyful parks; and when he finds it proper to use on us the scalpel and knife; In either case he is still the physician! And when the father treats his son with compassion, and chooses at times to chasten and punish him; He is still the father knowing for sure that God is more compassionate than all physicians and fathers, we should never question his dealings, or ask him for an account on them; What he finds proper, let Him do it. Whether he releases us of the temptation, or chooses for us to get more of it; Because in either ways, His intention is to bring us back to well-being, and to grant us fellowship with Him; He is aware of our different needs, of what suits everyone of us, and of how, and in what way, we are to be saved. Let us then follow Him wherever He commands us; and let us not think much, about whether He chooses for us an easy way, or a difficult rough one – St John Chrysostom . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #feastofstgeorge #endure #trials #godisgoodalways

When we face something we do not expect, we should not be disturbed or collapse, but should accept it from God, who knows exactly what He is doing. He is intentionally testing our hearts for our own benefit; And knows exactly when to take
us out of the furnace of temptation; We should therefore, perpetually submit to Him, continually endure everything with pleasure and thanksgiving, whether when He grants us blessings, or puts us under chastisements, which are likewise, a kind of blessings.

When the physician allows us to relax and have a nice time in beautiful gardens and joyful parks; and when he finds it proper to use on us the scalpel and knife; In either case he is still the physician!

And when the father treats his son with compassion, and chooses at times to chasten and punish him; He is still the father knowing for sure that God is more compassionate than all physicians and fathers, we should never question his dealings, or ask him for an account on them; What he finds proper, let Him do it. Whether he releases us of the temptation, or chooses for us to get more of it; Because in either ways, His intention is to bring us back to well-being, and to grant us fellowship with Him; He is aware of our different needs, of what suits everyone of us, and of how, and in what way, we are to be saved.

Let us then follow Him wherever He commands us; and let us not think much,
about whether He chooses for us an easy way, or a difficult rough one
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #feastofstgeorge #endure #trials #godisgoodalways

When we face something we do not expect, we should not be disturbed or collapse, but should accept it from God, who knows exactly what He is doing. He is intentionally testing our hearts for our own benefit; And knows exactly when to take
us out of the furnace of temptation; We should therefore, perpetually submit to Him, continually endure everything with pleasure and thanksgiving, whether when He grants us blessings, or puts us under chastisements, which are likewise, a kind of blessings.

When the physician allows us to relax and have a nice time in beautiful gardens and joyful parks; and when he finds it proper to use on us the scalpel and knife; In either case he is still the physician!

And when the father treats his son with compassion, and chooses at times to chasten and punish him; He is still the father knowing for sure that God is more compassionate than all physicians and fathers, we should never question his dealings, or ask him for an account on them; What he finds proper, let Him do it. Whether he releases us of the temptation, or chooses for us to get more of it; Because in either ways, His intention is to bring us back to well-being, and to grant us fellowship with Him; He is aware of our different needs, of what suits everyone of us, and of how, and in what way, we are to be saved.

Let us then follow Him wherever He commands us; and let us not think much,
about whether He chooses for us an easy way, or a difficult rough one
– St John Chrysostom .
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #feastofstgeorge #endure #trials #godisgoodalways

Whoever possesses You, will have all his needs fulfilled! How horrible is my misery! My heart tends to escape from You! From the true wealth and the true joy, to go after the world, where there is nothing but sorrow and pain! St. Augustine . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #holy50days

Whoever possesses You, will have all his needs fulfilled! 
How horrible is my misery! My heart tends to escape from You! From the true wealth and the true joy, to go after the world, where there is nothing but sorrow and pain!
St. Augustine
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #holy50days

Whoever possesses You, will have all his needs fulfilled!
How horrible is my misery! My heart tends to escape from You! From the true wealth and the true joy, to go after the world, where there is nothing but sorrow and pain!
St. Augustine
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #holy50days

He provides that they should be one. For all who believe through the Apostles are one, though some from among them were torn away. Nor did this escape His knowledge, He even foretold it, and showed that it proceeded from men’s slack-mindedness. – St. John Chysostom #orthodoxy #churchfathers #lent #holyweek

He provides that they should be one. For all who believe through the Apostles are one, though some from among them were torn away. Nor did this escape His knowledge, He even foretold it, and showed that it proceeded from men's slack-mindedness. - St. John Chysostom #orthodoxy #churchfathers #lent #holyweek

He provides that they should be one. For all who believe through the Apostles are one, though some from among them were torn away. Nor did this escape His knowledge, He even foretold it, and showed that it proceeded from men’s slack-mindedness. – St. John Chysostom #orthodoxy #churchfathers #lent #holyweek

Prayer is putting the Bible into action and transforming it from written papers into life, engraved on the tablets of the heart- Fr. Seraphim El Baramosy . . #prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

Prayer is putting the Bible into action and transforming it from written papers into life, engraved on the tablets of the heart- Fr. Seraphim El Baramosy
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

Prayer is putting the Bible into action and transforming it from written papers into life, engraved on the tablets of the heart- Fr. Seraphim El Baramosy
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

“If God is slow in answering your request, or if you ask but do not promptly receive anything, do not be upset, for you are not wiser than God.” – St. Isaac the Syrian . . #prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

“If God is slow in answering your request, or if you ask but do not promptly receive anything, do not be upset, for you are not wiser than God.” - St. Isaac the Syrian
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

“If God is slow in answering your request, or if you ask but do not promptly receive anything, do not be upset, for you are not wiser than God.” – St. Isaac the Syrian
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #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 . . #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

Prayer is the bridge that links man to God. Its not just words, but a relationship with God, with your heart and with your thoughts- His Holiness Pope Shenouda lll . . #prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

Prayer is the bridge that links man to God. Its not just words, but a relationship with God, with your heart and with your thoughts- His Holiness Pope Shenouda lll
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

Prayer is the bridge that links man to God. Its not just words, but a relationship with God, with your heart and with your thoughts- His Holiness Pope Shenouda lll
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

“As no darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by light, so no trivialities can capture the attention of anyone who has his eyes on Christ.” St Gregory of Nyssa . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #light #lent

"As no darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by light, so no trivialities can capture the attention of anyone who has his eyes on Christ." St Gregory of Nyssa
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #light #lent

“As no darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by light, so no trivialities can capture the attention of anyone who has his eyes on Christ.” St Gregory of Nyssa
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #light #lent

‘Why then did the blind man, on hearing that He was passing by, exclaim, “Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me? “. But how consistent is the interpretation on our side of the question! For He, who had been a little while ago invoked by the blind man as “the Son of David”’ – Tertullian of Carthage #coptic #orthodoxy #christian #lent

‘Why then did the blind man, on hearing that He was passing by, exclaim, "Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me? ".
But how consistent is the interpretation on our side of the question! For He, who had been a little while ago invoked by the blind man as "the Son of David"’
- Tertullian of Carthage #coptic #orthodoxy #christian #lent

‘Why then did the blind man, on hearing that He was passing by, exclaim, “Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me? “.
But how consistent is the interpretation on our side of the question! For He, who had been a little while ago invoked by the blind man as “the Son of David”’
– Tertullian of Carthage #coptic #orthodoxy #christian #lent