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November 17, 2015

The Problem of Anger

  ·   Meditations

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, I observed that the most frequent response was that of anger. President Francois Hollande, for example, vowed to destroy ISIS while the hacking cooperative Anonymous declared it would mercilessly hunt ISIS members down. It was anger that led the ISIS to attack France and now it is the French people’s turn to give in to anger and strike back, all while ISIS plots to strike …

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July 29, 2015

Young Women and St. Marina

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Today, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the martyrdom of St. Marina the Holy Martyr of Antioch, a wonderful role model especially for young women. She was raised as an unbeliever by her parents until her mother died. Afterwards, she believed in our Lord Jesus Christ and vowed to remain a virgin for Him, but her father disowned her because of her faith, which ultimately resulted in her martyrdom. She shunned marriage, pleasure, fame, wealth, family, …

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July 5, 2015

The Motives of Martyrdom in Christianity

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We cannot understand martyrdom in Christianity, or estimate its sanctity, unless we know the motives that led those holy ones to their death as if it were an enjoyable journey. Early Christians believed in spiritual principles which changed their outlook on life. We may mention some of them in the following. The Transitory Nature of this Life This world is temporary compared with eternal life: There are many divine sayings encourage that feeling, such as …

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July 3, 2015

Among the Copts

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An informative and interesting overview about the Coptic Orthodox Church from the perspective of an outsider. James Gaffney, professor of religious studies at Loyola University in New Orleans, wrote this article after studying and travelling Egypt in the summer of 1992 under a fellowship from the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. A long walk or short ride from the center of modern Cairo lies that city’s old Coptic Quarter, strangely combining monumental grandeur and contemporary …

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December 29, 2014

Egyptian Coptic Christian Family Slain by Islamic Extremists in Libya

Fr. Moses Samaan   ·   Links

An entire Coptic Orthodox Christian family in Libya was savagely murdered by Muslims on December 23. The reason? They wanted to take the 13-year-old daughter who was found dead in a field after likely being abused.In the face of this evil, we entreat the Lord’s mercy and pray that He may grant repose and eternal joy to the slain martyrs, Magdy Sobhy Tawfiq, Sahaar Talaat Rizk, and Catherine Tawfiq.Read the story at Persecution.org

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