“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

“I prayed for a pure heart, it took me a long time and a hard struggle to discover that prayer itself is the only road to a pure heart.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #copticorthodox #coptic #christianity #lent #pascha #holyweek

"I prayed for a pure heart, it took me a long time and a hard struggle to discover that prayer itself is the only road to a pure heart." - H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #copticorthodox #coptic #christianity #lent #pascha #holyweek

“I prayed for a pure heart, it took me a long time and a hard struggle to discover that prayer itself is the only road to a pure heart.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #copticorthodox #coptic #christianity #lent #pascha #holyweek

“You are not told: Be less than you are; but know what you are. Know that you are a sinful human, that it is God who frees you from blame.” – St. Augustine #copticorthodox #coptic #lent #pascha #holyweek #christianity

"You are not told: Be less than you are; but know what you are. Know that you are a sinful human, that it is God who frees you from blame." - St. Augustine #copticorthodox #coptic #lent #pascha #holyweek #christianity

“You are not told: Be less than you are; but know what you are. Know that you are a sinful human, that it is God who frees you from blame.” – St. Augustine #copticorthodox #coptic #lent #pascha #holyweek #christianity

“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

“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 #lent #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation #holyspirit

“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 #lent #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation #holyspirit

“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 #lent #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #salvation #holyspirit

“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 #lent #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 #lent #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 #lent #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 #lent #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 #lent #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 #lent #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 #lent #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 #lent #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 #lent #pascha #holyfriday #fast #faith #orthodox #coptic #cross #crusifixion #salvation

Throughout history Judas was not just a person, but he became a symbol of whoever follows his example and his name represented shame on anyone who did what he did… we are definitely not selling You, and if they put the treasures of the world at our feet, we will always remember that You bought us with Your precious blood. Whoever sells You for any worldly desire will lose their Godly image, and go down to the level of Judas – H.H Pope Shenouda lll . . #coptic #orthodox #copticorthodoxy #pascha #dailyreadings #ourpreciouslord #ourtreasure

Throughout history Judas was not just a person, but he became a symbol of whoever follows his example and his name represented shame on anyone who did what he did... we are definitely not selling You, and if they put the treasures of the world at our feet, we will always remember that You bought us with Your precious blood. Whoever sells You for any worldly desire will lose their Godly image, and go down to the level of Judas - H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#coptic #orthodox #copticorthodoxy #pascha #dailyreadings #ourpreciouslord #ourtreasure

Throughout history Judas was not just a person, but he became a symbol of whoever follows his example and his name represented shame on anyone who did what he did… we are definitely not selling You, and if they put the treasures of the world at our feet, we will always remember that You bought us with Your precious blood. Whoever sells You for any worldly desire will lose their Godly image, and go down to the level of Judas – H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#coptic #orthodox #copticorthodoxy #pascha #dailyreadings #ourpreciouslord #ourtreasure

All the bitterness of the world is wiped away with the smallest drop of the sweetness of Christ – His Grace Bishop Angaelos . . #wedding #bridegroom #coptic #dailyreadings #pascha #holyweek #orthodoxy #orthodox #copticorthodox

All the bitterness of the world is wiped away with the smallest drop of the sweetness of Christ - His Grace Bishop Angaelos .
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#wedding #bridegroom #coptic #dailyreadings #pascha #holyweek #orthodoxy #orthodox #copticorthodox

All the bitterness of the world is wiped away with the smallest drop of the sweetness of Christ – His Grace Bishop Angaelos .
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#wedding #bridegroom #coptic #dailyreadings #pascha #holyweek #orthodoxy #orthodox #copticorthodox

The Lord did not say: “ Do not make the holy house…” but He said: “ Do not make My Father’s House….” So here He calls God His Father. They were not angered because they believed Him to be using that expression in a simplistic way and did not understand these words except after He explained that He spoke these words to equate Himself with God. They then got angered against Him. ~ St John Chrysostom #pascha #lent #houseofgod #coptic #copticorthodox

The Lord did not say: “ Do not make the holy house...” but He said: “ Do not make My Father’s House....” So here He calls God His Father. They were not angered because they believed Him to be using that expression in a simplistic way and did not understand these words except after He explained that He spoke these words to equate Himself with God. They then got angered against Him. ~ St John Chrysostom  #pascha #lent #houseofgod #coptic #copticorthodox

The Lord did not say: “ Do not make the holy house…” but He said: “ Do not make My Father’s House….” So here He calls God His Father. They were not angered because they believed Him to be using that expression in a simplistic way and did not understand these words except after He explained that He spoke these words to equate Himself with God. They then got angered against Him. ~ St John Chrysostom #pascha #lent #houseofgod #coptic #copticorthodox

“Let us also do likewise, and let us sing hymns, and give up our garments to them that bear Him. For what should we deserve, when some clothe the ass on which He was set, and others strew the garments even under her feet; but we, seeing him naked, and not being even commanded to strip ourselves, but to spend of what is laid by, not even so are liberal? And when they indeed attend upon Him before and behind, but we, when He comes unto us, send Him away, and thrust Him off and insult Him.” St John Chrysostom #PalmSunday #Hosanna #toTheSonofDavid #Hosannainthehighest #BlessedisHe #WhoComesintheNameofTheLord #HolyWeek #Pascha #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Let us also do likewise, and let us sing hymns, and give up our garments to them that bear Him. For what should we deserve, when some clothe the ass on which He was set, and others strew the garments even under her feet; but we, seeing him naked, and not being even commanded to strip ourselves, but to spend of what is laid by, not even so are liberal? And when they indeed attend upon Him before and behind, but we, when He comes unto us, send Him away, and thrust Him off and insult Him."
St John Chrysostom 
#PalmSunday #Hosanna #toTheSonofDavid #Hosannainthehighest #BlessedisHe #WhoComesintheNameofTheLord #HolyWeek #Pascha #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Let us also do likewise, and let us sing hymns, and give up our garments to them that bear Him. For what should we deserve, when some clothe the ass on which He was set, and others strew the garments even under her feet; but we, seeing him naked, and not being even commanded to strip ourselves, but to spend of what is laid by, not even so are liberal? And when they indeed attend upon Him before and behind, but we, when He comes unto us, send Him away, and thrust Him off and insult Him.”
St John Chrysostom
#PalmSunday #Hosanna #toTheSonofDavid #Hosannainthehighest #BlessedisHe #WhoComesintheNameofTheLord #HolyWeek #Pascha #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

The apostle‘s words show with the utmost clarity that there will be a resurrection of the dead when Christ comes; and assuredly the purpose of his coming will be to judge the living and the dead. Lazarus was dead to men who were unable to raise him up; for the Lord roused him from the tomb with such ease as you would not rouse a sleeping person from his bed. – St. Augustine . #TheSecondComing #JudgmentDay #AriseFromSleep #Believe #Coptic #Orthodox #CopticOrthodox #Pascha #DailyReadings

The apostle‘s words show with the utmost clarity that there will be a resurrection of the dead when Christ comes; and assuredly the purpose of his coming will be to judge the living and the dead. Lazarus was dead to men who were unable to raise him up; for the Lord roused him from the tomb with such ease as you would not rouse a sleeping person from his bed. - St. Augustine .
#TheSecondComing #JudgmentDay #AriseFromSleep #Believe #Coptic #Orthodox #CopticOrthodox #Pascha #DailyReadings

The apostle‘s words show with the utmost clarity that there will be a resurrection of the dead when Christ comes; and assuredly the purpose of his coming will be to judge the living and the dead. Lazarus was dead to men who were unable to raise him up; for the Lord roused him from the tomb with such ease as you would not rouse a sleeping person from his bed. – St. Augustine .
#TheSecondComing #JudgmentDay #AriseFromSleep #Believe #Coptic #Orthodox #CopticOrthodox #Pascha #DailyReadings

“He tasted death for the sake of all; although by nature, He, Himself was the Life and resurrection. He surrounded His body with death, then by His mighty power, He treaded upon death to become the Firstfruit among the dead, and the Firstfruit of those who have fallen asleep. If the resurrection from the dead happens through man; and the Man we Know is the Word begotten by God; Through Him the power of death has been destroyed.” – St. Cyril the Great #brightsaturday #lightsaturday #hetrampleddowndeathbyhisdeath #pascha #holyweek #Christisrisen #khristosanesti #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He tasted death for the sake of all; although by nature, He, Himself was the Life and resurrection. He surrounded His body with death, then by His mighty power, He treaded upon death to become the Firstfruit among the dead, and the Firstfruit of those who have fallen asleep. If the resurrection from the dead happens through man; and the Man we Know is the Word begotten by God; Through Him the power of death has been destroyed.” - St. Cyril the Great
#brightsaturday #lightsaturday #hetrampleddowndeathbyhisdeath #pascha #holyweek #Christisrisen #khristosanesti #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He tasted death for the sake of all; although by nature, He, Himself was the Life and resurrection. He surrounded His body with death, then by His mighty power, He treaded upon death to become the Firstfruit among the dead, and the Firstfruit of those who have fallen asleep. If the resurrection from the dead happens through man; and the Man we Know is the Word begotten by God; Through Him the power of death has been destroyed.” – St. Cyril the Great
#brightsaturday #lightsaturday #hetrampleddowndeathbyhisdeath #pascha #holyweek #Christisrisen #khristosanesti #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

If we wish to understand the power of Christ’s blood, we should go back to the ancient account of its prefiguration in Egypt. Sacrifice a lamb without blemish, commanded Moses, and sprinkle its blood on your doors. If we were to ask him what he meant, and how the blood of an irrational beast could possibly save men endowed with reason, his answer would be that the saving power lies not in the blood itself, but in the fact that it is a sign of the Lord’s blood. In those days, when the destroying angel saw the blood on the doors he did not dare to enter, so how much less will the devil approach now when he sees, not that figurative blood on the doors, but the true blood on the lips of believers, the doors of the temple of Christ. – St John Chrysostom . #HolyWeek #GoodFriday #Pascha #TheCross #ThePowerOfChristsBlood #CopticOrthodox #Orthodox #Coptic

If we wish to understand the power of Christ's blood, we should go back to the ancient account of its prefiguration in Egypt. Sacrifice a lamb without blemish, commanded Moses, and sprinkle its blood on your doors. If we were to ask him what he meant, and how the blood of an irrational beast could possibly save men endowed with reason, his answer would be that the saving power lies not in the blood itself, but in the fact that it is a sign of the Lord's blood. In those days, when the destroying angel saw the blood on the doors he did not dare to enter, so how much less will the devil approach now when he sees, not that figurative blood on the doors, but the true blood on the lips of believers, the doors of the temple of Christ.
- St John Chrysostom .
#HolyWeek #GoodFriday #Pascha #TheCross #ThePowerOfChristsBlood #CopticOrthodox #Orthodox #Coptic

If we wish to understand the power of Christ’s blood, we should go back to the ancient account of its prefiguration in Egypt. Sacrifice a lamb without blemish, commanded Moses, and sprinkle its blood on your doors. If we were to ask him what he meant, and how the blood of an irrational beast could possibly save men endowed with reason, his answer would be that the saving power lies not in the blood itself, but in the fact that it is a sign of the Lord’s blood. In those days, when the destroying angel saw the blood on the doors he did not dare to enter, so how much less will the devil approach now when he sees, not that figurative blood on the doors, but the true blood on the lips of believers, the doors of the temple of Christ.
– St John Chrysostom .
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“Christ held Himself in His hands when He gave His Body to His disciples saying: ‘This is My Body.’ No one partakes of this Flesh before he has adored it. Recognise in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side.” St Augustine #TheLastSupper #ThursdayoftheCovenant #Pascha #HolyWeek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Christ held Himself in His hands when He gave His Body to His disciples saying: 'This is My Body.' No one partakes of this Flesh before he has adored it. Recognise in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side."
St Augustine 
#TheLastSupper #ThursdayoftheCovenant #Pascha #HolyWeek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Christ held Himself in His hands when He gave His Body to His disciples saying: ‘This is My Body.’ No one partakes of this Flesh before he has adored it. Recognise in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side.”
St Augustine
#TheLastSupper #ThursdayoftheCovenant #Pascha #HolyWeek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“May each person forgive the sins of his brother, and pray for other sinners. In this manner each person would wash the other person’s feet.” St Augustine #washingdisciplesfeet #forgiveness #forgiveoneanother #MaundyThursday #Liturgyofthewaters #Pascha HolyWeek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"May each person forgive the sins of his brother, and pray for other sinners. In this manner each person would wash the other person’s feet."
St Augustine 
#washingdisciplesfeet #forgiveness #forgiveoneanother #MaundyThursday #Liturgyofthewaters #Pascha HolyWeek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“May each person forgive the sins of his brother, and pray for other sinners. In this manner each person would wash the other person’s feet.”
St Augustine
#washingdisciplesfeet #forgiveness #forgiveoneanother #MaundyThursday #Liturgyofthewaters #Pascha HolyWeek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The broken vessel was a reminder that the destruction of death precedes resurrection to life. The perfume is better released to all the world than sealed up. In baptism believers are anointed with oil by analogy to his anointing.” – St. Jerome #spikenard #anointing #fragrantoil #pascha #holyweek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The broken vessel was a reminder that the destruction of death precedes resurrection to life. The perfume is better released to all the world than sealed up. In baptism believers are anointed with oil by analogy to his anointing.” - St. Jerome
#spikenard #anointing #fragrantoil #pascha #holyweek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The broken vessel was a reminder that the destruction of death precedes resurrection to life. The perfume is better released to all the world than sealed up. In baptism believers are anointed with oil by analogy to his anointing.” – St. Jerome
#spikenard #anointing #fragrantoil #pascha #holyweek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Let us therefore contribute whatever we have— wealth, diligence, or care giving—for our neighbor‘s advantage. For the talents here are each person‘s ability, whether in the way of protection, or in money, or in teaching or in whatever thing one has been given. Let no one say, ―I have but one talent and can do nothing with it.‖ For this end God gave us speech, and hands, and feet, and strength of body and mind and understanding, that we might use all these things both for our own salvation and for our neighbour‘s advantage.” – St. John Chrysostom #useyourgifts #glorifyGodwithyourtalents #pascha #holyweek #tuesdayoftheholypascha #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Let us therefore contribute whatever we have— wealth, diligence, or care giving—for our neighbor‘s advantage. For the talents here are each person‘s ability, whether in the way of protection, or in money, or in teaching or in whatever thing one has been given. Let no one say, ―I have but one talent and can do nothing with it.‖ For this end God gave us speech, and hands, and feet, and strength of body and mind and understanding, that we might use all these things both for our own salvation and for our neighbour‘s advantage.” - St. John Chrysostom
#useyourgifts #glorifyGodwithyourtalents #pascha #holyweek #tuesdayoftheholypascha #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Let us therefore contribute whatever we have— wealth, diligence, or care giving—for our neighbor‘s advantage. For the talents here are each person‘s ability, whether in the way of protection, or in money, or in teaching or in whatever thing one has been given. Let no one say, ―I have but one talent and can do nothing with it.‖ For this end God gave us speech, and hands, and feet, and strength of body and mind and understanding, that we might use all these things both for our own salvation and for our neighbour‘s advantage.” – St. John Chrysostom
#useyourgifts #glorifyGodwithyourtalents #pascha #holyweek #tuesdayoftheholypascha #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Be confident that the fear of God is the path that leads to love. – Pope Shenouda . #FearGod #Coptic #Orthodox #Blessed #WeAreBlessed #FearTheLord #Fear #CopticOrthodox #HolyWeek #Pascha

Be confident that the fear of God is the path that leads to love. - Pope Shenouda .
#FearGod #Coptic #Orthodox #Blessed #WeAreBlessed #FearTheLord #Fear #CopticOrthodox #HolyWeek #Pascha

Be confident that the fear of God is the path that leads to love. – Pope Shenouda .
#FearGod #Coptic #Orthodox #Blessed #WeAreBlessed #FearTheLord #Fear #CopticOrthodox #HolyWeek #Pascha

“Blessed is God! In our time as well martyrs have come forth, and we have been made worthy to see people sacrificed for the Lord Christ, people who shed their holy blood to irrigate the entire Church. We have been made worthy to see people, advocates of piety, who are victorious, who are crowned……and we now have these crowned ones among us.” St John Chrysostom . “The more you cut us down, the more in number we grow. The blood of Christians is seed…. For after thinking about it, who among you is not eager to find out what is really at the bottom of it all? And after inquiring, who does not end up embracing our teachings? And when he has embraced them, who does not also willingly suffer so that he may partake fully of God’s grace?” Tertullian #PalmSundayMartyrs #CopticMartyrs #Pascha #HolyWeek #PrayforEgypt #Paschareadings #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Blessed is God! In our time as well martyrs have come forth, and we have been made worthy to see people sacrificed for the Lord Christ, people who shed their holy blood to irrigate the entire Church. We have been made worthy to see people, advocates of piety, who are victorious, who are crowned......and we now have these crowned ones among us."
St John Chrysostom
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"The more you cut us down, the more in number we grow. The blood of Christians is seed.... For after thinking about it, who among you is not eager to find out what is really at the bottom of it all? And after inquiring, who does not end up embracing our teachings? And when he has embraced them, who does not also willingly suffer so that he may partake fully of God's grace?"
Tertullian 
#PalmSundayMartyrs #CopticMartyrs #Pascha #HolyWeek #PrayforEgypt #Paschareadings #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Blessed is God! In our time as well martyrs have come forth, and we have been made worthy to see people sacrificed for the Lord Christ, people who shed their holy blood to irrigate the entire Church. We have been made worthy to see people, advocates of piety, who are victorious, who are crowned……and we now have these crowned ones among us.”
St John Chrysostom
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“The more you cut us down, the more in number we grow. The blood of Christians is seed…. For after thinking about it, who among you is not eager to find out what is really at the bottom of it all? And after inquiring, who does not end up embracing our teachings? And when he has embraced them, who does not also willingly suffer so that he may partake fully of God’s grace?”
Tertullian
#PalmSundayMartyrs #CopticMartyrs #Pascha #HolyWeek #PrayforEgypt #Paschareadings #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Now there was never any king, simultaneously just, a redeemer, gentle and seated on a donkey who came to Jerusalem, unless this is He who alone is King of kings, God the Redeemer, Jesus. He is kind, gentle and abundant in mercy for all those who call upon Him, as it is written.” St. Severus #PalmSunday #HolyWeek #Pascha #Hosanna #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #prayforegypt

“Now there was never any king, simultaneously just, a redeemer, gentle and seated on a donkey who came to Jerusalem, unless this is He who alone is King of kings, God the Redeemer, Jesus. He is kind, gentle and abundant in mercy for all those who call upon Him, as it is written.”
St. Severus
#PalmSunday #HolyWeek #Pascha #Hosanna #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #prayforegypt

“Now there was never any king, simultaneously just, a redeemer, gentle and seated on a donkey who came to Jerusalem, unless this is He who alone is King of kings, God the Redeemer, Jesus. He is kind, gentle and abundant in mercy for all those who call upon Him, as it is written.”
St. Severus
#PalmSunday #HolyWeek #Pascha #Hosanna #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #prayforegypt