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  • I knew several people named "Emmanuel" including Copts.
  • Brother Bibo :) Is it possible that these be added to iTunes as well?
  • All creation can change. Many in creation have been given the freedom to both progress and regress based on our will. We progress towards God or regress away from Him. The Angels were not exempt from this ability when created, which is why "a thi…
  • This is all too speculative. I don't think the question should matter. Earth quakes are a part of a natural process in earth. Whether Eden is on earth or somewhere outside earth, it shouldn't matter what Adam "felt" because he was partaking of th…
  • Also the last quote provided by HE Metropolitan Bishoy contradicts his stance. By the Holy Spirit, St. Athanasius says, we are knit into the Godhead. How is that he can quote this and say "we don't partake in the divine nature"? If the Holy Spiri…
  • Quotes from St. Severus: For, while he is one and the only Son, and completely above all human phantasy, the whole of him is in virtue of a gift in every man, and in each [one] by presence, not being divided nor cleft asunder, but [above] everythin…
  • Quote from St. Cyril: A. Are we not saying that on earth humankind has been made in the image of God?B. Surely.A. Is it not the Spirit who gives us the divine image and, like a seal, imprints on us the superterrestrial beauty (...)?B. But not as …
  • Quotes from St. Athanasius: Further it is through the Spirit that we are all said to be partakers of God. For it says: ‘Know ye not that ye are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him …
  • Dear joe9y, I'll try my best. 1.  I can't really speak for the Greek Orthodox.  At best, I can say that they do have a strong essence/energy distinction, something that I am realizing we don't necessarily have.  But this distinction in the Greek Ort…
  • Hi Joe, As expected, HE Metropolitan Bishoy takes these quotes out of context. Deification does not mean I become equal or consubstantial with God, but that I receive divine life in His Son. The divine power which is in His humanity is given to u…
  • Abouna when choosing among the basket of bread, once he picks one out, at the very beginning of the Liturgy, way before the epiclesis says "This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." And after wrapping it, would chant "Glory and …
  • http://tasbeha.org/hymn_library/view/239
  • There is a huge Eastern Orthodox/Western Protestant debate on how to describe soteriology.  Eastern Orthodox soteriology stresses our unity with God in Christ.  This unity is the source of our purification from our sins, our consecration, and our il…
  • Yes, I would say start with the best "A" there is:  Athanasius, and also with a C and S (Cyril and Severus).  These three I think forms the bulk of Alexandrian/Oriental Orthodox theology.  Later on, you can also supplement your reading with BGG (Bas…
  • How blessed and wonderful, beloved, are the gifts of God! Life in immortality, splendour in righteousness, truth in perfect confidence, faith in assurance, self-control in holiness! And all these fall under the cognizance of our understandings [now…
  • Phantom of the Opera is a classic if you can see that one. I have seen a few, and there are some more I wish to see that I heard are great but tickets get sold out months in advance! What I would suggest is check out the website: http://www.broad…
  • Oh...famous Orthodox Theological Seminary in the area is St. Vladimir's at Scarsdale, NY as well if you like to take a visit and know something about them
  • St. Mark Coptic Church, Westside Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, the first Coptic Church built in North America if I'm not mistaken. St. Mary and St. Antonios Church in Ridgewood Queens, the first Coptic Church in NY (third in North America). St. Mary'…
  • St. John the Baptist and Forerunner (Brace yourselves)Nabi Yehya Mosque, Sebastia, West Bank (believed to be the original burial place, but a good possibility of it being empty; along with this tomb, there is also the tombs of Obadiah and Elisha)Cet…
  • Is it okay if you name the church and location and specify which John? :)
  • This would be a wonderful endeavor to have all his works translated. We would be able it seems to finally have a good academic and full spiritual study of the Coptic liturgy because of this.
  • It is true we have some later church fathers like St. Dionysius the Great who made it a rule not to partake of the Eucharist during the period, but there is also St. Athanasius who, although writing about men with nocturnal emissions, seem to imply …
  • If I am arrogant, and I caused you to lose faith simply because you asked me to honestly answer your questions, then feel free to disagree with me and continue to think less of me. I would rather I be a heretic in your eyes and you continue in your…
  • I have an MD yes.  But not a PhD in Genetics.  I did research in Genetics, and I have a bachelors in Life Sciences (bio and chem). Yes, at the genetic level, this is no difference between "micro" and "macro".  Because of the genetic complexity of mo…
  • My dear brother, I would like to reply to your posts in depth, but I am a little busy. My priority is very soon to coordinate a Paltalk date with Zoxsasi soon, but very briefly I will reply to some of your arguments. My undergraduate degree is in…
  • Well, yes, exactly, the age.  I do not see a tradition where we say "Anba Abanoub" for the other child martyr. I understand that we can see certain saints as "spiritual fathers", even if they were not of the clergy.  We do this practice today.  Monk…
  • May the Lord protect HH.
  • I agree...yes to a relative sense.  
  • I recommend for nice reading, St. Jacob of Serug's "On the Mother of God"; the sentiments in this short praise to the Theotokos is perhaps the best way of looking at it.  Once the incarnation of Christ occurred, she was like one of the baptized (the…