January 6, 2016

God Dwells with Us Forever

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As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is good to meditate on some of the types and symbols of His Birth in the Old Testament. One of the most beautiful foreshadowings of the birth of Christ can be found in 3 Kingdoms 8:26-30 (LXX). [1. Also known as 1 Kings 8:26-30 in the Protestant Bible] In this passage, the Holy Prophet-King Solomon, the son of the …

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December 10, 2015

The Joy and Wonder of Kiahk

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During this holy month of Kiahk in the Coptic Orthodox Church, we commemorate the events that led to the transformation of the world through the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are called to be attentive and faithful during this time as we see the Feast of the Nativity on the horizon, rapidly approaching as each day passes. It is a time for us to prepare and wait for the feast which commemorates the …

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December 24, 2014

The Nativity Icon

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It was not until the bitter dispute over the Arian heresy that the Nativity of Christ was instituted as an independent Feast Day. The physical birth of our Lord becomes the principal issue in the controversy during the fourth and fifth centuries concerning the human and divine natures of Jesus. This thelogical opposition to the Church inspired artists to create imagery of Christ’s birth.It is surprising to see how the representation of the event of …

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December 24, 2014

Christmas and a Child’s Wonder

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Today, the world celebrates the birth of our Savior in the Gregorian calendar. How wonderful it is for one to be around children on this Feast, because Christ’s birth sanctified and blessed the birth of every human child. I am certain this is why children feel a sense of wonder during Christmas. It’s not simply about presents and parties. Instead, children feel an intimate connection with the Child Who was born in a cave in …

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December 24, 2014

The Life was made Manifest

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Who does not long passionately to know and experience this eternal life?It was this life that appeared incarnate when Christ was born in Bethlehem. Eternal life was revealed and seen and touched, after it had been concealed in the Father. But what is the value of this eternal life it is simply appeared once in Bethlehem two thousand years ago, and we look to it as a merely historical event? We must correct this view, …

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