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  • Anyone have a link to the ordination video?
  • What is good for one species is not good for another. God knows what is good for others. God determined that what is good for humanity is to be set apart from the rest of the world into His divine grace, to partake of his divine nature. St. Cyril…
  • I was wondering if someone like Ramez can comment on what, if any research, is done on the ancient practice during these days after the Feast of the Ascension.
  • Perhaps if we start with the literality of Genesis, it would be better for you. As for me, I, from a true scientific point of view, disagree with how you differentiate between macro and micro. If you were involved in genetics research like me befo…
  • Think of it this way. We are all like iron, and we are destined for partaking of the fire's heat. We are by nature cold, but united with fire, we become hot. Likewise man who by nature is mortal partakes of God's immortality. That is how man beco…
  • Zoxsasi, Either I am not writing intelligibly for you, in which case it seems perhaps it's better for you to find someone who agrees with me to better explain my faith to you than me, or you seem to have reading comprehension issues. It seems you …
  • I am talking about physical death (which you said naturally belongs to all animals, including humans). Did God create it? You asked who is the author of death. That expression is reserved for those who "deserve death" for their sins. But if you as…
  • I thought I was clear in my answer. What about my earlier food for thought? Have you considered that? Let me give you a scenario. Suppose I take Genesis very literally. So Adam eats the forbidden fruit after being deceived by Satan, and God REMOV…
  • For the same reason there was the tree of life and the thorn of death revealed to us. God told us that our actions have consequences, so we really chose death over Life (the I AM). But if it is part of the natural order of things, then it is God who…
  • Question Why did they live so long at the start of the bible if we descended from apes? That's like saying "why did we live so long at the start of the bible if we descended from dust?"  What makes your question any better than the literal?  I…
  • Well, yes and no.  I actually know more about Greek and Russian practices than I do about our sister churches, but I think they are also similar, if not the same as the Greek and Russians.  The question can be worded in two ways: 1.  Do they have bi…
  • "For who that has understanding will suppose that the first, and second, and third day, and the evening and the morning, existed without a sun, and moon, and stars? And that the first day was, as it were, also without a sky? And who is so foolish as…
  • Question Why did they live so long at the start of the bible if we descended from apes? That's like saying "why did we live so long at the start of the bible if we descended from dust?"  What makes your question any better than the literal?  I …
  • Dear Katanikhoros, Am I simply saying that death is natural to the world, and to any man who does not seek communion with God.  As St. Athanasius and St. Irenaeus taught, communion with God and knowledge of God is immortality, because God alone is i…
  • Dear Zoxsasi, That is correct.  Once man is created, God gave Him grace to be immortal.  Whether this is by "dust" or by "evolution" makes no difference.  Once man sinned, man underwent both spiritual and physical death. Now your "open questions". a…
  • Why we do we ordain general bishops? 1. Assist bishops or be "bishops in training" overseeing a part of a major diocese 2. Social services like the poor, the youth, education 3. Secretarial work for the Pope or Synod New Phenomenon? In the Copt…
  • Six out of the eight listed are to be "general bishops". As usual, very disappointing
  • General bishop? That's sad.
  • When will the ordination be?
  • Now in all of this, I thought you told me that your priest believed there was no "physical death" before the creation of man.  That is what I disagreed with.  But I do believe that when man disobeyed God, He lost the ability to transcend his own nat…
  • And made known to me the thorn of death....I plucked for myself the sentence of death. The story of Adam and Eve is the story of all humanity.  It is about you and me.  I am the one who God warned me about death.  How could I know what death is unl…
  • You, as a Lover of mankind, created me, a man. You had no need of my servitude. Rather, it was me who was in need of Your lordship.Because of the multitude of Your compassions, You formed me when I had no being.You set up the sky for me as a ceiling…
  • Therefore, my dear brother, death before Adam is possible to comprehend, but it is not necessary to believe that there is a dogma of pre-Adamic death or not, so long as we understand that God destined the world for immortality, for sharing in His di…
  • So you see here, St. Irenaeus and St. Athanasius both teach man is mortal by nature, and immortality is the nature of God.  For man to be immortal, he must be in obedience and in communion with God.  St. Irenaeus also teaches that man was created in…
  • So you see here, St. Athanasius is saying that man is like animals in that by nature we are "impermanent".  But God loving man, gave man the grace of immortality and incorruption through a share in His divine image.  If they "went astray" and "becam…
  • Okay...I think I see what the problem is, first let me put to public my message I sent to you: Death before Adam:  This one is more difficult to explain, I suppose, although I am shocked by your priest.  Most priests and bishops in the Coptic Church…
  • Ok...it seems you have misunderstood the message I sent you. I will explain what I meant later.
  • Dear Zoxsasi, Have you read St. Athanasius "On the Incarnation"? If you haven't, I would like to go through the theology behind this important piece of work with you.  This can probably help answer your question in depth.
  • Much easier to write than "Eklimandos" ;)
  • I hope he will be strong for Eastern Canada, as I understand it has quite a number of problems.  As a guy from NJ, all I can tell you is "ya bakhtokom!" I also hope he is called "Bishop Clement".  That would be nice :)