Contemplations

When some infirmity and weakness and desolation attacks us, then our power is made perfect, and our faith is crowned if it has stood firm through temptation. ~ St. Cyprian of Carthage

When some infirmity and weakness and desolation attacks us, then our power is made perfect, and our faith is crowned if it has stood firm through temptation. ~ St. Cyprian of Carthage

“Although the devils proclaimed the reality to the Lord(You are the Son of God Luke 4:41) He closed their mouths and did not let them speak lest they plant their evil with the truth. Our Lord also did this to make us not care about them at all even if they speak about the truth. It is not right for us after receiving the Holy Bible and freedom from our Saviour to learn from Satan who did not keep his heavenly rank.” – St. Anthony the Great

“Although the devils proclaimed the reality to the Lord(You are the Son of God Luke 4:41) He closed their mouths and did not let them speak lest they plant their evil with the truth. Our Lord also did this to make us not care about them at all even if they speak about the truth. It is not right for us after receiving the Holy Bible and freedom from our Saviour to learn from Satan who did not keep his heavenly rank.” – St. Anthony the Great

“If we have a strong relationship with God this will distinguish our relationship with others. We will be able to be a source of peace tranquility and comfort to them.” – St. Anthony the Great  #coptic #orthodox #peace #holiness #tranquility #apostlesfast

“If we have a strong relationship with God this will distinguish our relationship with others. We will be able to be a source of peace tranquility and comfort to them.” – St. Anthony the Great #coptic #orthodox #peace #holiness #tranquility #apostlesfast

He who conquers himself in the little things will also do so in the great ones. – Abba Isaiah

He who conquers himself in the little things will also do so in the great ones. – Abba Isaiah

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

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

“Give continually and expend and to the one to whom you cannot offer help offer a kind word or a gentle smile…” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III

“Give continually and expend and to the one to whom you cannot offer help offer a kind word or a gentle smile…” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III

“Spiritual wars are allowed by God for our benefit… and for the crowns gained through them as one of the saints said”None shall be crowned except the one who conquers and none shall conquer except the one who fights.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #race #faith #goodfight

“Spiritual wars are allowed by God for our benefit… and for the crowns gained through them as one of the saints said”None shall be crowned except the one who conquers and none shall conquer except the one who fights.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #race #faith #goodfight

“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 #hope #prayer

“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 #hope #prayer

An old man used to say: Spread abroad the name of Jesus in humility and with a meek heart; show Him your feebleness and He will become your strength. – Sayings of the Desert Fathers (4th-5th centuries)

An old man used to say: Spread abroad the name of Jesus in humility and with a meek heart; show Him your feebleness and He will become your strength. – Sayings of the Desert Fathers (4th-5th centuries)

“If you want to love God think much on Him contemplate Him occupy your mind with Him.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #love #meditation

“If you want to love God think much on Him contemplate Him occupy your mind with Him.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #love #meditation

“Our fear is not from an external enemy because our real enemy is inside us; everyday we risk an inner war. If we triumph in this inner war all the wars that come from outside will be weak; there will be no external enemy to fear. So we have to submit the inside to the dominion of the spirit.” Abba Youanes Bishop of Gharbiah  #coptic #orthodox #prayer #submission #spirit #apostlesfast #HolySpirit

“Our fear is not from an external enemy because our real enemy is inside us; everyday we risk an inner war. If we triumph in this inner war all the wars that come from outside will be weak; there will be no external enemy to fear. So we have to submit the inside to the dominion of the spirit.” Abba Youanes Bishop of Gharbiah #coptic #orthodox #prayer #submission #spirit #apostlesfast #HolySpirit

“Our life and our death is with our neighbour. If we gain our brother we have gained God but if we scandalise our brother we have sinned against Christ.” St. Anthony the Great

“Our life and our death is with our neighbour. If we gain our brother we have gained God but if we scandalise our brother we have sinned against Christ.” St. Anthony the Great

“Believe me the greatest obstacle before us in the life of repentance is our lack of prayers; our not asking God to intervene in our life and grant us the life of repentance. We want to repent with our human arm; we want to repent without the involvement of God’s help and that is impossible.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III  #coptic #orthodox #repentance #ask #intercede #prayer #request

“Believe me the greatest obstacle before us in the life of repentance is our lack of prayers; our not asking God to intervene in our life and grant us the life of repentance. We want to repent with our human arm; we want to repent without the involvement of God’s help and that is impossible.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #repentance #ask #intercede #prayer #request

“We O Lord never forget Your benefits towards us which are renewed generation after generation or rather they are renewed for us with every morning.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III  #coptic #orthodox #christianity #renewal #forus

“We O Lord never forget Your benefits towards us which are renewed generation after generation or rather they are renewed for us with every morning.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #christianity #renewal #forus

Complete freedom from cares lies in complete obedience in faith to ones spiritual father. – Nikon of Optina

Complete freedom from cares lies in complete obedience in faith to ones spiritual father. – Nikon of Optina

“Constant prayer makes the inner self attentive to the presence of God.” – St. Bemwa #coptic #orthodox #prayer

“Constant prayer makes the inner self attentive to the presence of God.” – St. Bemwa #coptic #orthodox #prayer

“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 #resist #salvation #BloodofChrist #apostlesfast

“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 #resist #salvation #BloodofChrist #apostlesfast

“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 #deliverance #trust #apostlesfast #stmina #suffering #martyr

“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 #deliverance #trust #apostlesfast #stmina #suffering #martyr

“The Lord did not come to make a display. He came to heal and to teach suffering men.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic

“The Lord did not come to make a display. He came to heal and to teach suffering men.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic

“By man death has gained its power over men; by the Word made Man death has been destroyed and life raised up anew.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #coptic #orthodox #death #life #anew #salvation #apostlesfast

“By man death has gained its power over men; by the Word made Man death has been destroyed and life raised up anew.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #coptic #orthodox #death #life #anew #salvation #apostlesfast

Offer to the Lord the weakness of your nature fully acknowledging your own powerlessness and imperceptibly you will receive the gift of chastity. – St. John Climacus

Offer to the Lord the weakness of your nature fully acknowledging your own powerlessness and imperceptibly you will receive the gift of chastity. – St. John Climacus

“The path of God is a daily cross. No one has ascended into heaven by means of ease.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #coptic #orthodox #cross

“The path of God is a daily cross. No one has ascended into heaven by means of ease.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #coptic #orthodox #cross

“If you believe what you like in the scriptures and reject what you don’t like its not the scripture that you believe in but yourself” – St. Augustine #coptic #orthodox #holyscripture #bible #HolySpirit #apostlesfast

“If you believe what you like in the scriptures and reject what you don’t like its not the scripture that you believe in but yourself” – St. Augustine #coptic #orthodox #holyscripture #bible #HolySpirit #apostlesfast

If grace does not wait for our response then it would have abundantly poured on every soul. But because grace is conditional on our response then it dwells in some and forsakes others for God first demands that we first choose him. St John Chrysostom

If grace does not wait for our response then it would have abundantly poured on every soul. But because grace is conditional on our response then it dwells in some and forsakes others for God first demands that we first choose him. St John Chrysostom

“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

“No matter how weak your spiritual life is do not despair as desperation is one of Satan’s wars by which he wants to weaken your morals abolish your ability to fall in his hands.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III  #coptic #orthodox #spiritualwar #soldierofchrist #strength #apostlesfast

“No matter how weak your spiritual life is do not despair as desperation is one of Satan’s wars by which he wants to weaken your morals abolish your ability to fall in his hands.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #spiritualwar #soldierofchrist #strength #apostlesfast

Show your love for God by running from wickedness pursuing righteousness living and walking in the Spirit drawing your knowledge from Him and building on the foundation of faith. – St. Gregory Nazianzen

Show your love for God by running from wickedness pursuing righteousness living and walking in the Spirit drawing your knowledge from Him and building on the foundation of faith. – St. Gregory Nazianzen

“Live in hope and wait on the Lord and rejoice in Him and in His works.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #blessed

“Live in hope and wait on the Lord and rejoice in Him and in His works.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #blessed

The apostle realized that what dwelt upon his body of weaknesses was not something natural nor without a goal; but God allowed it for a more exalted goal. Theodoret Bishop of Cyrus

The apostle realized that what dwelt upon his body of weaknesses was not something natural nor without a goal; but God allowed it for a more exalted goal. Theodoret Bishop of Cyrus

Jesus tells us that His holy Disciples will be more courageous and more understanding when they would be as the Scripture says Endowed with power from on high (Luke 24:49) and that when their minds would be illuminated by the torch of the Spirit they would be able to see into all things even though no longer able to question Him bodily present among them. The Saviour does not say that they would no longer as before need the light of His guidance but that when they received His Spirit when He was

Jesus tells us that His holy Disciples will be more courageous and more understanding when they would be as the Scripture says Endowed with power from on high (Luke 24:49) and that when their minds would be illuminated by the torch of the Spirit they would be able to see into all things even though no longer able to question Him bodily present among them. The Saviour does not say that they would no longer as before need the light of His guidance but that when they received His Spirit when He was

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