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  • hi friends,i read about him on line while reading about churches in africa and see that he was a bishop in various african countries. is he still alive?because there is another african bishop, so i wondered if there were 2 at the same job (probably …
  • that's a great idea, well done! and don't worry about being old. for the amusement of all, i'll repost my online midlife crisis from 2 years ago: http://tasbeha.org/community/discussion/15114/showing-my-age/p1 for anyone too busy to look it up; it …
  • does sexuality exist? sex exists (and was created by God as something good), but i am not sure there is something called 'sexuality'.there is something called 'i like to feel sexy because i am the most beautiful person around', but this can be treat…
  • no, i didn't find any online.maybe try calling churches named after saint timothy in case they can help you.
  • easy!you measure the beards and do a calculation of the number of grey hairs to the number of dark hairs... ;)(don't do this! it turned out a 'really old' priest i know isn't even 60 yet! but such a massive grey beard...)
  • hi, sorry about the comment on taking meds; i was not trying to mock, but i actually saw people on other sites who would write really weird stuff and then it turned out they were not well, or they were drunk when posting etc.what i meant was we shou…
  • well done for being orthodox for 5 years before coming on the website!many people try to learn things online in their early years and so get really confused, especially on other sites which are not so strictly moderated (so discussions go off on maj…
  • for aketchee (you gave him the grace of melchizedek etc.), you commemorate first the patriarch, then the metropolitan, then the bishop.you just add an extra line with 'nem peniot' for the bishop in exactly the same tune and rhythm as the previous li…
  • joshuaa gives good advice. venadoazul, what is your 'small community'? (you can ignore the question if it makes you lose you anonymity.)i would recommend making face to face friends from other, maybe similar Christian communities if yours is too sma…
  • may God give you wisdom.did you mention your worries to your confession father (assuming you are orthodox)?
  • thoak ta te gom(yours is the power, the glory, the blessing and majesty). i was in brighton, about a year after starting my orthodox enquiry and 2 years before i joined the church, and the fervent love of the people for God was clearly visible.the c…
  • i have not yet been to a coptic orthodox monastery,but i recommend you take with you love, humility and enthusiasm. ;)
  • wow, are you guys trying to kill each other? it seems like everyone here has given nice, gentle answers.certainly they are true, but i don't know if you can hear them.so please excuse me as i feel the need to be very honest with you.(maybe you are n…
  • may God help you.the first thing is to pray to God (as you have done) and keep looking for His answers.if you would like to know God, i would recommend any orthodox church, so if there is no coptic orthodox church near you, maybe you will find an et…
    in Faith Comment by mabsoota October 12
  • dear mike,it is complicated and i don't quite understand it.but God does, and the bishops and priests have some idea. i don't have to understand it completely, as i have not been given the responsibility of planning church missions and sending peopl…
  • thanks for your prayers, yohangeorge, we appreciate them :)
  • i agree with songsforascents.i am sorry you had a bad experience with an orthodox boyfriend / girlfriend.may God give you peace and joy in your life.
  • do you speak his language?unless you are really bad at languages, you should speak his first language. this is useful for your friendship, and very important if you are considering marriage.remember, you may not end up living in an english speaking …
  • may God guide you. all families are difficult, but some more than others. we don't know your situation well enough to get advice, but you should probably take advice from both your priest and his. any marriage involves hard work, and although you do…
  • try here:http://www.evangelismcopticorthodox.org/ i think they are still going.but you need to do the course in conjunction with your church, so a leader from your church would have to be in touch with the group leaders (i think). i suppose they wou…
  • or poverty.if we are poor, we don't think about image too much and we have a fun, cheap wedding at a young age.:)
  • this is fairly accurate:https://orthodoxwiki.org/Church_of_Alexandria_(Coptic) Copts believe that the Lord is perfect in his divinity, and he is perfect in his humanity, but his divinity and His humanity were united in one nature called "the nature…
  • here are some:the website is from a wonderful church i know well:)http://stjohncopticchurch.com/the-coptic-orthodox-church/pope-of-alexandria/thrice-blessed-pope-shenouda-iii-of-blessed-memory/books-by-pope-shenouda-iii/
  • are your faiths different?do you believe God has a plan for your lives?as for attending church, anyone from any religion or from atheism is welcome to attend the coptic orthodox church. 
  • maybe try orthodoxChristianity.net i used to post there but left when i had no internet at home for half a year. i saved my few internet minutes for email or occasionally going here! someone there may know
  • welcome! if you want to discuss in romanian, please send a personal message (although i do not log in every week).you could just print something from the internet onto nice paper and use that.in the coptic orthodox tradition, having expensive icons …
    in Coptic Icon Comment by mabsoota August 7
  • nope, that link is all in coptic.this lovely reader / subdeacon has posted lots of translation along with his coptic singing, maybe he has some links to singing in english, or maybe youtube will link you to some after watching his page.
  • hi, i hope u don't mind, but i am copying and pasting something i wrote about marriage.preparing for marriage and preparing for monasticism is very similar!so if you don't end up being a monk, you have not wasted any time!it starts by learning how t…
  • in the uk, we have something called 'separation' which is when married people separate their bank accounts (etc.) and live apart while they decide whether to divorce or reconcile. in some cases it is a good idea.but we really can't tell your friend …
  • salaam. if u wd like 2 visit other churches, this is fine. go 2 any oriental orthodox church and make friends with them. if u want 2 understand Christian theology then read what the church fathers wrote. i especially recommend saint athanasius an…