Contemplations

St. Peter reveals the concept of the sufferings of the cross. They are not mere courage nor ability to endure but rather love and sacrifice. For He wanted through His stripes that is His wounds to heal our wounds. He bent His back willingly to carry our sins in His body in a mysterious way.

St. Peter reveals the concept of the sufferings of the cross. They are not mere courage nor ability to endure but rather love and sacrifice. For He wanted through His stripes that is His wounds to heal our wounds. He bent His back willingly to carry our sins in His body in a mysterious way.

“Without Christ’s Resurrection there is no peace for our daily earthly lives. Without Resurrection we have no hope for the future.” – H.H. Pope Tawadros II “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

“Without Christ’s Resurrection there is no peace for our daily earthly lives. Without Resurrection we have no hope for the future.” – H.H. Pope Tawadros II “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

“Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave.” – St. John Chrysostom⁣ ⁣ #coptic #orthodox ⁣#resurrection #light #salvation #holysepulchre #brightsaturday

“Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave.” – St. John Chrysostom⁣ ⁣ #coptic #orthodox ⁣#resurrection #light #salvation #holysepulchre #brightsaturday

“For each of us He laid down His life…and He requires in return that we should do the same for each other.” – St. Clement of Alexandria #dailyreadings #holyweek #goodfriday #benevolence

“For each of us He laid down His life…and He requires in return that we should do the same for each other.” – St. Clement of Alexandria #dailyreadings #holyweek #goodfriday #benevolence

“Christ loved us in our unloveliness, in order to make us lovely like Himself.” – St. Augustine #dailyreadings #holyweek #goodfriday #grace

“Christ loved us in our unloveliness, in order to make us lovely like Himself.” – St. Augustine #dailyreadings #holyweek #goodfriday #grace

“Christ loved us in our unloveliness, in order to make us lovely like Himself.” – St. Augustine #dailyreadings #holyweek #goodfriday #atonement

“Christ loved us in our unloveliness, in order to make us lovely like Himself.” – St. Augustine #dailyreadings #holyweek #goodfriday #atonement

6th Hour of Friday Eve⁣ “By saying then, “If it be possible, let it pass from me,” he showed his true humanity. But by saying, “Nevertheless not as I will, but as you will,” he showed his virtue and selfcommand. This too teaches us, even when nature pulls us back, to follow God. In order to make clear that he is truly God and truly human, words alone would not suffice…So he joined deeds with words…even [the] highly contentious may believe that he both became man and died”-St John Chrysostom

6th Hour of Friday Eve⁣ “By saying then, “If it be possible, let it pass from me,” he showed his true humanity. But by saying, “Nevertheless not as I will, but as you will,” he showed his virtue and selfcommand. This too teaches us, even when nature pulls us back, to follow God. In order to make clear that he is truly God and truly human, words alone would not suffice…So he joined deeds with words…even [the] highly contentious may believe that he both became man and died”-St John Chrysostom

Covenant Thursday of The Holy Pascha Week – Gospel of The Liturgy    Jesus calls it blood of a New Testament that of the undertaking the promise the new law. For this He undertook also of old and this comprises the Testament that is in the new law. And like as the Old Testament had sheep and bullocks so this has the Lord’s blood. Hence also He shows that He is soon to die wherefore also He made mention of a Testament and He reminds them also of the former Testament for that also was dedicated wi

Covenant Thursday of The Holy Pascha Week – Gospel of The Liturgy Jesus calls it blood of a New Testament that of the undertaking the promise the new law. For this He undertook also of old and this comprises the Testament that is in the new law. And like as the Old Testament had sheep and bullocks so this has the Lord’s blood. Hence also He shows that He is soon to die wherefore also He made mention of a Testament and He reminds them also of the former Testament for that also was dedicated wi

Covenant Thursday – The Gospel of The Liturgy of The Water   We remember that the way in which we commended to your attention the grandeur of this act of the Lord’s was that in washing the feet of disciples who were already washed and clean the Lord instituted a sign to the end that on account of the human feelings that occupy us on earth however far we may have advanced in our apprehension of righteousness we might know that we are not exempt from sin; which He thereafter washes away by interce

Covenant Thursday – The Gospel of The Liturgy of The Water We remember that the way in which we commended to your attention the grandeur of this act of the Lord’s was that in washing the feet of disciples who were already washed and clean the Lord instituted a sign to the end that on account of the human feelings that occupy us on earth however far we may have advanced in our apprehension of righteousness we might know that we are not exempt from sin; which He thereafter washes away by interce

The 11 hour of Thursday Eve of the Holy Pascha. “In Holy Week, do not be the cause of anyone’s suffering… but as Christ, in this week, bore the sins of the world, say, ‘I, too, will bear the sins of others’ ” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #faith #holyweek

The 11 hour of Thursday Eve of the Holy Pascha. “In Holy Week, do not be the cause of anyone’s suffering… but as Christ, in this week, bore the sins of the world, say, ‘I, too, will bear the sins of others’ ” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #faith #holyweek

The Ninth hour of Wednesday of the Holy Pascha “If God is faithful towards us to the extent of the Incarnation and Redemption and to this extent was His love and sacrifice how much more then ought we to be faithful? Your faithfulness to God means that you never disloyally betray Him.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #faith #holyweek

The Ninth hour of Wednesday of the Holy Pascha “If God is faithful towards us to the extent of the Incarnation and Redemption and to this extent was His love and sacrifice how much more then ought we to be faithful? Your faithfulness to God means that you never disloyally betray Him.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #faith #holyweek

“Trust that the word of the Lord is faithful. Indeed He will perform much greater works than you can begin to imagine surpassing your every thought and plea. For yesterday it was a dream today is the waiting and tomorrow you will fulfill what you desired.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #coptic #orthodox #holyweek #wordofgod

“Trust that the word of the Lord is faithful. Indeed He will perform much greater works than you can begin to imagine surpassing your every thought and plea. For yesterday it was a dream today is the waiting and tomorrow you will fulfill what you desired.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #coptic #orthodox #holyweek #wordofgod

From the Gospel of the 11th Hour of Tuesday of The Holy Pascha Week   “If you want people to love you serve them help them and expend yourself for them. Let them feel your love through what you offer them of help of giving and of expending. Those who love themselves want always to take and to obtain and to win. As for you do not be so. Train yourself to expend and to give.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III  #coptic #orthodox #pashca #holyweek #serve #love #give

From the Gospel of the 11th Hour of Tuesday of The Holy Pascha Week “If you want people to love you serve them help them and expend yourself for them. Let them feel your love through what you offer them of help of giving and of expending. Those who love themselves want always to take and to obtain and to win. As for you do not be so. Train yourself to expend and to give.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #pashca #holyweek #serve #love #give

The 3rd Hour of Tuesday Eve of the Holy Pascha Week   He declares his intention of performing what they hated and says that he shall also rebuke unclean spirits and deliver the sick from their sufferings and be perfected. This means that of his own will he will endure the passion on the cross for the salvation of the world. He knew therefore as it appears both how and when he would endure death in the flesh. – St Cyril of Alexandria   #coptic #orthodox #holyweek #pascha #passion

The 3rd Hour of Tuesday Eve of the Holy Pascha Week He declares his intention of performing what they hated and says that he shall also rebuke unclean spirits and deliver the sick from their sufferings and be perfected. This means that of his own will he will endure the passion on the cross for the salvation of the world. He knew therefore as it appears both how and when he would endure death in the flesh. – St Cyril of Alexandria #coptic #orthodox #holyweek #pascha #passion

The 11th Hour of Monday of the Holy Pascha Week   He therefore is not rivalling Abraham’s times nor does He affirm that He is some little precedent to Abrahams times: but since He is above all time and overpasses the number of every age He says that He is before Abraham uttering a truth. – St Cyril of Alexandria   #coptic #orthodox #holyweek #pascha #great #iam

The 11th Hour of Monday of the Holy Pascha Week He therefore is not rivalling Abraham’s times nor does He affirm that He is some little precedent to Abrahams times: but since He is above all time and overpasses the number of every age He says that He is before Abraham uttering a truth. – St Cyril of Alexandria #coptic #orthodox #holyweek #pascha #great #iam

A verse from the prophecies of the 9th hour of Monday of the Holy Pascha week: What does this voice proclaim? It proclaims the gospel of the New Testament which is the Lords path that raises the humble souls to heavenly life destroys the pride of the haughty renews the creation that got crooked to let it walk straight and to remove the obstacles before it. St. Gregory of Nazianzus

A verse from the prophecies of the 9th hour of Monday of the Holy Pascha week: What does this voice proclaim? It proclaims the gospel of the New Testament which is the Lords path that raises the humble souls to heavenly life destroys the pride of the haughty renews the creation that got crooked to let it walk straight and to remove the obstacles before it. St. Gregory of Nazianzus

9th hour of Monday Eve Peter did not say “you are a Christ” or “a son of God” but “the Christ the Son of God”. And in calling Him the Son of the Living God Peter indicates that Christ Himself is Life and death has no authority over Him.” – St. Cyril of Alexandria

9th hour of Monday Eve Peter did not say “you are a Christ” or “a son of God” but “the Christ the Son of God”. And in calling Him the Son of the Living God Peter indicates that Christ Himself is Life and death has no authority over Him.” – St. Cyril of Alexandria

11th Hour of the Day of Palm Sunday   “There is a servant who has no class yet his service is far deeper; all who meet him take from him the love of God and their hearts become ablaze by the words of grace that proceed from his mouth. Every day he adds new members to the Church who had never entered the Church before.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III  #coptic #orthodox #pascha #holyweek #holypashca #palmsunday #service #serve

11th Hour of the Day of Palm Sunday “There is a servant who has no class yet his service is far deeper; all who meet him take from him the love of God and their hearts become ablaze by the words of grace that proceed from his mouth. Every day he adds new members to the Church who had never entered the Church before.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #pascha #holyweek #holypashca #palmsunday #service #serve

Palm Sunday   “Palm Sunday is the Day where the Kingdom of the Earth with its Palms the Kingdom of Animals with the Donkey and the Kingdom of Men with their hymns and procession are all United in Christ welcoming him into Jerusalem” – H.H. Pope Tawadros II  #coptic #orthodox #palmsunday #blessed #hosanna #holypashca

Palm Sunday “Palm Sunday is the Day where the Kingdom of the Earth with its Palms the Kingdom of Animals with the Donkey and the Kingdom of Men with their hymns and procession are all United in Christ welcoming him into Jerusalem” – H.H. Pope Tawadros II #coptic #orthodox #palmsunday #blessed #hosanna #holypashca

Lazarus Saturday   I pray to you the miracle with regards to its inner meaning. For if our mind be dead like Lazarus it behoves our material flesh and our nobler soul like Martha and Mary to approach Christ with a confession of faith and to entreat His help. Then He will stand by us and command the hardness that lies upon our memory to be taken away and cry with the loud voice of the Evangelic trumpet: “Come forth from the distractions of the world” and loose the cords of our sins; so that we ma

Lazarus Saturday I pray to you the miracle with regards to its inner meaning. For if our mind be dead like Lazarus it behoves our material flesh and our nobler soul like Martha and Mary to approach Christ with a confession of faith and to entreat His help. Then He will stand by us and command the hardness that lies upon our memory to be taken away and cry with the loud voice of the Evangelic trumpet: “Come forth from the distractions of the world” and loose the cords of our sins; so that we ma

The Last Friday of The Great Lent   And yet He loved even those who hated Him and wept over the unbelieving and blessed those who slandered Him and prayed for those who were enmity against Him. – St. Clement Of Rome  He admonished them by the holy prophets. He would have had them under his wings that is under the protection of his power but they lost the valuable blessings by being disposed to evil ungrateful and scornful. – St. Cyril of Alexandria  #coptic #orthodox #lastfridayoflent #fasting #

The Last Friday of The Great Lent And yet He loved even those who hated Him and wept over the unbelieving and blessed those who slandered Him and prayed for those who were enmity against Him. – St. Clement Of Rome He admonished them by the holy prophets. He would have had them under his wings that is under the protection of his power but they lost the valuable blessings by being disposed to evil ungrateful and scornful. – St. Cyril of Alexandria #coptic #orthodox #lastfridayoflent #fasting #

“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 #dailyreadings #faith #hope

“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 #dailyreadings #faith #hope

The all- merciful and giving Father lovingly gives good things to those who come to Him with a trusting mind. – St. Clement of Rome

The all- merciful and giving Father lovingly gives good things to those who come to Him with a trusting mind. – St. Clement of Rome

“In your sufferings trust that Christ is the Friend of every one who suffers… He is his Partner and his Companion and He will not leave him along the path of sufferings” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #trust #isolation

“In your sufferings trust that Christ is the Friend of every one who suffers… He is his Partner and his Companion and He will not leave him along the path of sufferings” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #trust #isolation

Happy Feast of The Annunciation!   “He created His mother yesterday & today He is born of her. He is the only one before Adam and after Mary. The gates of Hades burst before Him how did Mary’s womb contain Him?! The stone was rolled away from the tomb by His power how did the Virgin Mary’s arms embrace Him?!” St. Sapherous of Antioch   #coptic #orthodox #holyspirit #grace #stmary #annunciation #angelgabriel #lent #fasting

Happy Feast of The Annunciation! “He created His mother yesterday & today He is born of her. He is the only one before Adam and after Mary. The gates of Hades burst before Him how did Mary’s womb contain Him?! The stone was rolled away from the tomb by His power how did the Virgin Mary’s arms embrace Him?!” St. Sapherous of Antioch #coptic #orthodox #holyspirit #grace #stmary #annunciation #angelgabriel #lent #fasting

“Grace makes us lovers of the law; but the law itself without grace makes us nothing but breakers of the law.” – St. Augustine  #coptic #orthodox #law #grace #faith #lent #fasting

“Grace makes us lovers of the law; but the law itself without grace makes us nothing but breakers of the law.” – St. Augustine #coptic #orthodox #law #grace #faith #lent #fasting

This blind man is the human race. Therefore Christ came to illuminate since the devil had blinded us.” – St. Augustine

This blind man is the human race. Therefore Christ came to illuminate since the devil had blinded us.” – St. Augustine

“The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone. In all the paths that men walk in the world they do not attain peace until they draw near to hope in God.” – St. Isaac the Syrian  #coptic #orthodox #faith #hope #grace #lent #fasting

“The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone. In all the paths that men walk in the world they do not attain peace until they draw near to hope in God.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #coptic #orthodox #faith #hope #grace #lent #fasting

“Believe me when I say I have never been so sure of my heart in peace time as in the times of persecution. For I have confidence that if I should die while suffering for Christ and being strengthened by His mercy I will find still greater mercy with Him.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #dailyreadings #othodox #Salvation #mercy

“Believe me when I say I have never been so sure of my heart in peace time as in the times of persecution. For I have confidence that if I should die while suffering for Christ and being strengthened by His mercy I will find still greater mercy with Him.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #dailyreadings #othodox #Salvation #mercy

“Prayer rising in a man’s heart will open up the doors of heaven.” – St. Ephraim the Syrian⁣ ⁣ “There is no possession more precious than prayer in the whole human life. Never be parted from it; never abandon it.” – St. Ephraim the Syrian⁣ ⁣ #coptic #orthodox #prayer #faith #trustingod #lent #fasting

“Prayer rising in a man’s heart will open up the doors of heaven.” – St. Ephraim the Syrian⁣ ⁣ “There is no possession more precious than prayer in the whole human life. Never be parted from it; never abandon it.” – St. Ephraim the Syrian⁣ ⁣ #coptic #orthodox #prayer #faith #trustingod #lent #fasting

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