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  • 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…
  • does this not have any?i have not listened to it, so maybe it is only in arabic.http://tasbeha.org/mp3/Praises/Vespers_and_Weekday_Praises.html
  • hi, i see we are on line at the same time!i hope your mother found another time to give the eulogy about her father, may God comfort all of you when you miss him.i think the orthodox church has good reasons for having the services as they are, and f…
  • you can only understand the concept of submission in marriage if you understand the concept of Christians submitting to one another generally. the person is who is really humble, and always wants to help and never complains about doing the really bo…
  • no. but some churches have choirs which women can join.others have women who discretely lead the singing from the congregation if the readers and chanters are late arriving... ;)
  • a full deacon does.the guys wearing tonias and singing at the front of church are not actually deacons.they are chanters, readers or subdeacons.people call them 'deacons' for short, but they are not actually ordained like full deacons are. a full de…
  • welcome to the forum:)the person who wants to be a monk should pray at every opportunity, read the Bible at every opportunity, confess and take Holy Communion a lot, and should be famous for being very kind and forgiving with everyone.he should (or …
    in Coptic Monks Comment by mabsoota June 11
  • if someone is having this degree of physical and emotional distress, but still does not talk to her father of confession, then something has gone wrong somewhere.the confession father should have been involved from the beginning of the troubles, hel…
  • i think many of them would agree to that.maybe try emailing a church close to you to ask them.
    in Contact Comment by mabsoota June 11
  • please send him a personal message so he can share this with us :-)i love anba tomas! more information here: http://anchorites.tripod.com/copticanchorites/id10.html :-) 
  • 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 :-)