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July 27, 2015

The Humility of God the Son

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The Son has invited us to learn humility from Him and said: “Learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart” (Matt. 11:29), and thus the most important thing that we learn from Him is humility. (1) The first thing we mention in His humility is His Incarnation In this, the Apostle Saint Paul says about Christ our Lord: “who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be …

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July 27, 2015

The Humility of God the Father

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The greatest example of humility, the truest form of humility, is the humility of God, blessed be His Name. How can the Almighty God manifest humility? Because He is the Only Highest, who condescends down from his uppermost position. As for man, who is dust and ashes (Gen. 18:27), and who was dust before he existed, man who is all sin and iniquity, what is the meaning of humility as regards him? He is not …

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July 23, 2015

What’s the Topic? Who’s the Priest? Who’s Gonna be There?

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Lately, I’ve noticed a dangerous trend growing among Coptic Orthodox faithful: we treat Church services and events as though they are products that we consume, i.e., things that we are free to accept, reject, or even modify. For example, let’s say a parish has a weekly meeting for parents of young children. The idea is that, every week, these parents will come to the Church and hear the Voice of God in this service. What …

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July 21, 2015

The Life of Discipleship

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In your discipleship, you do not learn from the words of your teachers, but from their behaviour and way of life. Even when they say nothing, you still absorb their way of living, by absorbing the good qualities, standards and patterns which they demonstrate in their life. The ear is not the only means of learning, the eye is too. There is the story of Abba Sisoes who was so humble that he would not …

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