Contemplations

After Christ freed us we were snatched out of an old captivity into a new freeing captivity [to Christ] as he led us with him into heaven.  St. Jerome #dailyreadings #holy50 #ascension #ledcaptivitycaptive

After Christ freed us we were snatched out of an old captivity into a new freeing captivity [to Christ] as he led us with him into heaven. St. Jerome #dailyreadings #holy50 #ascension #ledcaptivitycaptive

The rewards of evil are temporary the rewards of godliness are eternal. – Lactantius

The rewards of evil are temporary the rewards of godliness are eternal. – Lactantius

“Choose one: either crucify Him then perish eternally – or crucify yourself and inherit eternal life with Him.” – St. Theophan the Recluse #coptic #orthodox #eternal #life

“Choose one: either crucify Him then perish eternally – or crucify yourself and inherit eternal life with Him.” – St. Theophan the Recluse #coptic #orthodox #eternal #life

“O Lord it is not I who build for you a place in my heart to dwell in because “Unless the Lord builds the house they labour in vain who build it.” (Ps. 127:1) … Who am I to build for You a holy temple that Your Spirit may dwell within me? It is You Lord who built Jerusalem.. Come and do not wait for me.. lest You should wait and I come not” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III  #coptic #orthodox #spirit #holyspirit #dwell #resurrection #holy50

“O Lord it is not I who build for you a place in my heart to dwell in because “Unless the Lord builds the house they labour in vain who build it.” (Ps. 127:1) … Who am I to build for You a holy temple that Your Spirit may dwell within me? It is You Lord who built Jerusalem.. Come and do not wait for me.. lest You should wait and I come not” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #spirit #holyspirit #dwell #resurrection #holy50

“If we seek God he will show himself to us and if we keep him he will remain close to us.” – Abba Arsenius

“If we seek God he will show himself to us and if we keep him he will remain close to us.” – Abba Arsenius

Prayer is a blessing whether you have received what you were asking for or not. Whenever God gives or doesn’t give. He does that for your benefit because when you have your request that means you have received and also when you don’t have your demand that means you have taken too because you have not received what is harmful for you. So whether you have received or not offer your thanks to God in confidence.” – St. John Chrysostom  #coptic #orthodox #prayer #hope #faith #ask #holy50 #blessing

Prayer is a blessing whether you have received what you were asking for or not. Whenever God gives or doesn’t give. He does that for your benefit because when you have your request that means you have received and also when you don’t have your demand that means you have taken too because you have not received what is harmful for you. So whether you have received or not offer your thanks to God in confidence.” – St. John Chrysostom #coptic #orthodox #prayer #hope #faith #ask #holy50 #blessing

Christ came that He might slay sin render death null and void and give life to men. The Word of God was made flesh in order that He might destroy death and bring us to life for we are tied and bound to sin. – St. Irenaeus (202 A.D.)

Christ came that He might slay sin render death null and void and give life to men. The Word of God was made flesh in order that He might destroy death and bring us to life for we are tied and bound to sin. – St. Irenaeus (202 A.D.)

“Be continually thankful in all things for the mouth that gives thanks is ready to accept blessings.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #coptic #orthodox #thanks #blessings

“Be continually thankful in all things for the mouth that gives thanks is ready to accept blessings.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #coptic #orthodox #thanks #blessings

“God’s power is able to perform wonders with you but it awaits your faith.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #faith #nofear

“God’s power is able to perform wonders with you but it awaits your faith.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #faith #nofear

May God who is always perfect grow and increase in you for the more you comprehend Him the more He will appear to increase in you. As for Himself He does not increase since He is the everlasting Perfection…This is also true of the inner depths of a person for he truly grows in the Lord God who appears increasingly in Him. However the person himself seems to diminish when he falls away from his own arrogance and establishes the glory of God.  St. Augustine

May God who is always perfect grow and increase in you for the more you comprehend Him the more He will appear to increase in you. As for Himself He does not increase since He is the everlasting Perfection…This is also true of the inner depths of a person for he truly grows in the Lord God who appears increasingly in Him. However the person himself seems to diminish when he falls away from his own arrogance and establishes the glory of God. St. Augustine

“As when the light enters into a dark home and casts away (Chases) its darkness and lightens it as well as when God’s fear enters the man’s heart it will cast away (chase) ignorance and learn him all the virtues and wisdoms.” – St. Anthony the Great

“As when the light enters into a dark home and casts away (Chases) its darkness and lightens it as well as when God’s fear enters the man’s heart it will cast away (chase) ignorance and learn him all the virtues and wisdoms.” – St. Anthony the Great

“Remember the Blood of Christ poured out for your sake then you will know well the value of your life and it will become precious in your eyes so you will not squander it in prodigal living for you have been ‘bought at a price’ (1Cor.6:20)” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III  #coptic #orthodox #blood #eucharist #redemption #price #forgiveness #grace #holy50

“Remember the Blood of Christ poured out for your sake then you will know well the value of your life and it will become precious in your eyes so you will not squander it in prodigal living for you have been ‘bought at a price’ (1Cor.6:20)” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #blood #eucharist #redemption #price #forgiveness #grace #holy50

“And God’s indwelling is this: to have God established in us by unceasing memory of him.” – St. Basil the Great  #coptic #orthodox #greater #holy50 #world

“And God’s indwelling is this: to have God established in us by unceasing memory of him.” – St. Basil the Great #coptic #orthodox #greater #holy50 #world

Love can do all things and if it ceases to be generous and sharing it is no longer love. – St. Gregory (604)

Love can do all things and if it ceases to be generous and sharing it is no longer love. – St. Gregory (604)

St Paul the Apostle does not use these words randomly for he wishes to say that those whose sins have been forgiven through grace are blessed. Therefore whoever believes and is justified is all the more qualified to be blessed; and shame is in this manner torn away and replaced by glory.St John Chrysostom

St Paul the Apostle does not use these words randomly for he wishes to say that those whose sins have been forgiven through grace are blessed. Therefore whoever believes and is justified is all the more qualified to be blessed; and shame is in this manner torn away and replaced by glory.St John Chrysostom

“Thirst after Jesus and He will satisfy you with His love.” – St. Isaac the Syrian

“Thirst after Jesus and He will satisfy you with His love.” – St. Isaac the Syrian

“God is my Maker; He is my good and I rejoice before Him in the good things that He has given me.” – St. Augustine  #coptic #orthodox #good #maker #rejoice #bornofgod #holy50 #faith #life

“God is my Maker; He is my good and I rejoice before Him in the good things that He has given me.” – St. Augustine #coptic #orthodox #good #maker #rejoice #bornofgod #holy50 #faith #life

One hope one trust one firm promise is Your mercy O Lord. – St. Augustine

One hope one trust one firm promise is Your mercy O Lord. – St. Augustine

“They who seek God shall find Him and they who find God shall praise Him.” – St. Augustine #coptic #orthodox #seek #praise

“They who seek God shall find Him and they who find God shall praise Him.” – St. Augustine #coptic #orthodox #seek #praise

“God commands things we cannot do so that we know what to ask of Him. For this is faith itself which obtains by prayer what the law commands.” – St. Augustine #faith #coptic #orthodox

“God commands things we cannot do so that we know what to ask of Him. For this is faith itself which obtains by prayer what the law commands.” – St. Augustine #faith #coptic #orthodox

“Recognise in this Bread what hung on the Cross and in this Chalice what flowed from His side.” – St. Augustine

“Recognise in this Bread what hung on the Cross and in this Chalice what flowed from His side.” – St. Augustine

“The Feast of the Resurrection is a new chance for everyone. So as Jesus rises from the dead then that is how we dwell in the new life.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III  #coptic #orthodox #resurrection #new #life #holy50 #church

“The Feast of the Resurrection is a new chance for everyone. So as Jesus rises from the dead then that is how we dwell in the new life.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #resurrection #new #life #holy50 #church

“Recognise in this Bread what hung on the Cross and in this Chalice what flowed from His side.” – St. Augustine #dailyreadings #copts #eucharist #eternallife

“Recognise in this Bread what hung on the Cross and in this Chalice what flowed from His side.” – St. Augustine #dailyreadings #copts #eucharist #eternallife

The person who is dedicated to Jesus Christ is equally faithful in small things as in great. – St. Jerome

The person who is dedicated to Jesus Christ is equally faithful in small things as in great. – St. Jerome

“Your primal and great exemplary is the life of Christ the Lord then the life of the saints who perfected their faith. You ought not to go with the flow so that you rise when people rise and fall when they fall. But abide in the Lord and do not let anyone cause you to stumble” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #abide #love

“Your primal and great exemplary is the life of Christ the Lord then the life of the saints who perfected their faith. You ought not to go with the flow so that you rise when people rise and fall when they fall. But abide in the Lord and do not let anyone cause you to stumble” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #abide #love

When someone believes the wrath of God passes away and life reigns. Therefore in believing in the Lord Jesus Christ you are possessing life since a person who believes in Him will not be condemned (Jn3:15).  St. Ambrose

When someone believes the wrath of God passes away and life reigns. Therefore in believing in the Lord Jesus Christ you are possessing life since a person who believes in Him will not be condemned (Jn3:15). St. Ambrose

“Do not give up no matter how powerful Satan’s wars. Say to yourself all of these are just wars and I am steady and firm in God.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III

“Do not give up no matter how powerful Satan’s wars. Say to yourself all of these are just wars and I am steady and firm in God.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III

“You stay awake looking after me as if you have forgotten all the creation. You grant me all your gifts as if I’m the only one you love. O God wherever I go I find you in front of me.” – St. Augustine  #coptic #orthodox #creation #holy50 #infinite #resurrection

“You stay awake looking after me as if you have forgotten all the creation. You grant me all your gifts as if I’m the only one you love. O God wherever I go I find you in front of me.” – St. Augustine #coptic #orthodox #creation #holy50 #infinite #resurrection

The very things you teach will not and cannot have any weight unless you are the first to practice them. – Lactantius

The very things you teach will not and cannot have any weight unless you are the first to practice them. – Lactantius

“Our Risen Christ when we glorify you  we don’t give you glory; we just confess your glory. You are like the sun. It shines whether people confess its light or not. Their confession of its light does not increase its light; It is self-lit.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #grace #truth

“Our Risen Christ when we glorify you we don’t give you glory; we just confess your glory. You are like the sun. It shines whether people confess its light or not. Their confession of its light does not increase its light; It is self-lit.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #grace #truth

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