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  • may God comfort you and give you peace.His love for you never fails.
  • the septuagint calls it a 'huge sea creature' (see the orthodox study Bible, jonah 2:1). i don't think jonah went back and dissected it in order to check that it was correctly classified, so we'll just have to accept we'll never be sure until we can…
  • this is a good idea, may God help you both:-)
  • may God give you peace and courage:-)
  • dear 'anba antonious',i love your screen name :)  i rarely post these days as i got busy in real life, but i want to reassure u that not all churches outside egypt are like your description.please make friends with uncles / aunties or people outside…
  • dear sister,did you talk about this with a priest?if you would like to reply by personal message you can (if you don't want to write more here).i have been married for a little longer than you have been alive and an orthodox Christian for 7 year (pr…
  • there are no 'bad omens' in the church, we don't believe in bad luck etc.we follow Jesus Christ our Lord and do His will and He protects us. but if your finger bleeds you should lick it and swallow the blood, and if you can't, you should catch the …
  • ma'alish. i copied and pasted the screenshot but it did not work (don't know how to upload stuff to forums). what i found is that i can't download from lists of songs, but i CAN download from the name of the song when it is next to the lyrics of th…
  • hmm, that did not come out, i'll try again:
  • thanks a lot!here is the screenshot of what happens when i try to download from a list:
  • how do you do screenshot on a mac?someone told me a year or two ago, but i forgot...
  • dear friends, please don't despair.start by going back to church.tell God 'ok, i don't have great intentions, but please help me to have better ones'. you both have lots of time to spend your future lives in the church, so don't delay, start a new l…
  • i tried both these; neither works.i have a (rather old) macbook.it used to work in the old website format. and i'm using much less internet these days (to not waste time) so it means i don't stream songs anymore while cooking the dinner! :( but i…
  • saint john and saint mark - my church (i assume very small pieces).must be in other churches too...?
  • read the Bible 1st!;-) (the alchemist is an interesting pantheistic philosophy book but the Bible is better)
  • we now have a full deacon in uk!:-)
  • i admit, i never read it that fast myself, but u did say you had lots and lots of time!;-) at least read the gospels or the letters from the apostles, give yourself some goal that is not too hard.may God bless your study :-)
  • pray, read the Bible (all of it), go to all the church services during the week and help the old people or your neighbours.once you have done all this (and i do mean read the whole Bible), then you will know what to do next :-)
  • the 'immaculate conception' is the catholic (roman) belief that saint mary was conceived in a special way, it is nothing to do with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ being conceived / born from a virgin. we don't agree that: 1. humans inherited sin …
  • ya azizi, this is definitely an 'ask your confession father' question.may God protect and guide you.
  • very wise words.may God bless you all this pentecost.
  • i heard a lot of useful discussion went on. everything i heard was very strictly orthodox.i think we have to wait and see what they say later, and pray.i am confident we are not going to see some new liberalism with fasting and prayer being optional…
  • coptic. was always in the main stream coptic church (3 years intermittently, then 6 years as a member).won't say where publicly, but you can send p.m.i will not be on line for Holy Week.not coz i'm holy, but i have no internet! 'see' you after the R…
  • no, i don't listen to any non orthodox Christian music!i don't even know the song you mean.for 2 years before i was orthodox i was going to anglican and catholic churches so i was already not listening to that music.i had experienced orthodox music …
  • ma'alish, dear brother, it is ok now!pray for us:)
  • sorry, i disagree the churches are 'very protestantised' in uk.this is not a big problem in the more than 8 churches i have visited / been a member of over the last 6 years. maybe it was a problem in one or two churches several years ago, but really…
  • words here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paschal_troparion video here: this should not be difficult for kids, omit the extra languages and the harmony and they should learn it quickly.at about 1min 45sec it is sung a bit faster and quite easily. le…
  • hmm, it's usually difficult to 'let go' completely.if you have a big problem with a certain person, and you have prayed and attended liturgy and honestly opened your heart to God and you still have resentment or pain in your heart, then you need to …
  • many of the eastern orthodox churches have good translations of this hymn, and the EO in usa (i that is where you are) is very advanced at translating things into english.so i'd suggest EO videos as the first place to look. may God bless yr service
  • fine, thanks to God. sad the fast is coming to an end soon! maybe you were asleep in 2013, so did not notice we had the resurrection feast in may quite recently? or maybe you are the head of egypt's astronomers, and you are planning a new calendar t…