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  • very good questions.i have only a simple understanding, but basically, we live in the world in order to bring to those around us the peace and grace we receive when we are spending time out of the world. so if you are out eating meat with friends du…
  • hi, welcome back, how are you?may God bless yr week.
  • wow, that's hard.do you speak the language of the new country? do you have a church you attend?can the church find something for you to do, like caring for old people from inside or outside the church? or doing practical work in the church building …
  • be warned, there are some very strange people who post there! you get crazies trying to convert us to their religion, crazies who think only their form of orthodoxy is trully 'orthodox' and others who just have mental health problems who don't alway…
  • may God guide you. please just talk to God and tell Him about this, even if you don't get any emotional feeling that He is listening.then ask HIm for help.each person with similar problems has different solutions.some people who feel far from God ne…
  • interesting discussion.since i became orthodox (i was a protestant Christian before), i don't feel like having birthday parties.no one told me not to; it's just not such a big deal.maybe it's because i am becoming middle aged!;)
  • well, now i read the thesis (most of it), thanks a lot for the link.it's a really well written thesis by a caring and sincere priest examining an important subject (intercultural marriages in the coptic orthodox church).thanks for sharing it. i agre…
  • no.don't know, sorry.
  • yes, so they are doing very good things.they just don't need to call them 'mission churches'.people in the know will know they are specifically reaching out, but if they don't take the 'mission' name, then it won't be exclusive to them, and later ot…
  • hi, i'm not sure anyone said anything against mission churches.of course they are doing very good things. but we should call them by a different name than 'mission churches' because 100% of all churches must be mission churches.i would suggest we ca…
  • > copticmission > Fr Michael Sorial has a book called INCARNATIONAL EXODUS that deals with mission on pages 39 to 58. i have just realised that this post was supposed to be an introduction to the other posts. so the quotes are from this boo…
  • in reply to a message from qawe, i don't want to know the real name of 'coptic mission'. i am just curious to know if he / she agrees with the copy and paste articles so that i can say what it is i agree with and what i don't understand in the same …
  • interesting posts.but, dear mr / ms 'coptic mission', please could you identify yourself more clearly so we can engage in discussion in this. in the above posts, which appear to be copied and pasted, there is frequent reference to 'i'.please tell me…
  • oops, forgot australia still has the british queen as well.but it's true that we should support our countries and live as good citizens.marriage is one of many ways we can do that.
  • birthday celebrations are not Christian in origin, but it's fine to celebrate them.for me, the date i joined the orthodox church is more special than my birthday, but if you have been born on a feast day of a favourite saint, you might like your bir…
  • ha ha, are you canadian?may God bless you as you shine the light of His love to those around you.and happy Christmas!:-)
  • as for the original question, i think there are many ways to renew your relationship with God.one is spending lots of time in prayer (starting with agpeya and then personal prayers).the you tube video by pope shenouda 'come back to God' explains thi…
  • also important to note that God loves us more than our parents, and we can have a very beautiful relationship with Him, even if our own families are not perfect.:-)happy Christmas!!!:-)
  • one thing i may be able to explain:(joe g please correct me if i am wrong) "If there is disputes among the deacons below him in rank he resolves thedisputes and he should not bring any of it to the attention of the bishop because they are under his …
  • he stayed 2 years, so knows what it is like.i think you need to work this out with your father of confession.if you are ready to do whatever God chooses for you, then you will be able to hear His guidance.we know people from ethiopian and eritrean c…
  • sorry you didn't stay longer.maybe try again in a couple of years, when people will be better integrated culturally with those who live around them in the diaspora.may God guide you and give you peace and you keep searching for a deeper union with H…
  • may God deliver you both and give you His peace.
  • so i was trying to allow for both opinions to be valid...i'll step out now and allow you to debate. (ducks to avoid the flying words)...;-)
  • nice summary:-)
  • lots of great posts!please also invite the older people to tasbeha as well.B-) try not to separate people too much into groups of age / gender etc.coz you'll always end up missing some people out. unemployed people, less educated people and older pe…
    in 7&4? Comment by mabsoota December 2014
  • hi, i don't believe in evolution, never did.i used to have humourous debates with my science teacher about this when i was 17.she could not fight my arguments and was shocked!certainly, there are loads of scientific arguments why it can't be true. i…
  • hmm,i thought it was fun because it is great that Jesus was incarnate of saint mary.also the people are really paying attention to the words. ok, we don't need to start boogying like it's a night club, we are worshiping God, not entertaining ourselv…
  • this, for example is fun: words in english here:http://tasbeha.org/hymn_library/index.php?a=view&id=2283 B-)
  • i think there are some Christians, even orthodox Christians who believe that some parts of evolution can be true, but some time, God came in, chose 2 pre-humans and made them adam and eve.i don't think like this, but it's not impossible to be a Chri…
  • asceticism IS fun, by the way.8)