Congratulations to Fr. Shenouda Meleka on his 1st, Anniversary of Priesthood.
The Church Congratulates Our Beloved Fr. Shenouda Meleka On his 1st, Anniversary of Priesthood
We pray that God may keep him for the church for many years to come and bless his family and service. The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. (Deuteronomy 2:7)
Spiritual Exercises While Fasting By H.H.Pope Shenouda III.
To have a powerful effect on your spiritual life during Lent, you need to follow certain exercises.
These exercises, when you apply them to life"s situations, will help you benefit from your fast: To exercise giving up a specific sin, from the sins that prevail upon you, and which is repeated in many of your confessions. To exercise learning some Psalms from the Agpeya. You may choose one or two Psalms from each of the seven prayers, especially the Psalms that leave an effect on you.(Read More.)
Preparing to Fast for Lent (Part1).
The power of fasting as it relates to prayer is the spiritual atomic bomb that our Lord has given us to destroy the strongholds of evil and usher in a great revival and spiritual harvest around the world. One of the first things we consider when planning a trip is where we are going.(Read More.)
Preparing to Fast for Lent by Pope Shenouda III (Part 2)
Genuine fasting which subjects our flesh and its passions to the will of a humbled and contrite spirit is perhaps the most effective means to grow in God"s grace (see Romans 8:1-17).(Read More.)
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Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Second Sunday of the Holy Lent: Temptation in the Wilderness.
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.Matt 4:1-11(Read More.)
It is possible for one who fasts not to be rewarded for his fasting. How? When indeed we abstain from foods, but do not abstain from iniquities; when we do not eat meat, but gnaw to pieces the homes of the poor;by St.John Chrysostom (ReadMore.)
The Holy Great Fast and Spiritual Discipline.
"The true fast is that in which sins, anger, tongue, and instincts are under control" (St Basil the Great).
The Holy Great Fast is often referred to as "The Spring of Our Spiritual Life". Spring being the most beautiful season of the year and a time of spiritual renewal.H.G.Bishop Youssef(Read More.)
God taught us how to pray by St. Cyprian, martyred Bishop of Carthage, 258)
The Lord has given us many counsels and commandments to help us toward salvation. He has even given us a pattern of prayer, instructing us on how we are to pray. He has given us life, and with His accustomed generosity, He has also taught us how to pray. He has made it easy for us to be heard, as we pray to the Father in words taught us by the Son... Let us pray as God our Master has taught us. To ask the Father in words His Son has given us, to let Him hear the words of Christ ringing in His ears, is to make our prayer one of friendship, a family prayer.(St. Cyprian, martyred Bishop of Carthage, 258)
Sunday School Bible Study Contest
HOLY BOOK OF ISAIAH
Week # 1 from Chapter 1 to 7
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