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  • welcome to the forum :) here we are very friendly with atheists, muslims and everyone else. we believe in God because we experienced His love and we know He loves you also. it is true that most people in egypt don't understand atheism, they assume…
  • no, i don't use chrome, (nor anything else related to that terrible server which has no privacy at all!) and i still have the blank space.it is a nice blank space:)
  • in our church, if we miss it for more than 40 days, we should go to abouna and confess this before the next time we take Holy Communion.we should not just wander into church after 2 months of being 'busy' with our lives and go up to the altar and ta…
    in Communion Comment by mabsoota January 12
  • yes, they do.happy feast of saint john, the evangelist and virgin:)
  • dear brother,these are the 2 sins that priests hear the most (i think).at least they are the 2 sins that are discussed the most on internet forums like this one.you don't even have to speak the same language as your priest. just tell him 'i did thos…
    in LostPerson Comment by mabsoota January 9
  • thank you!i think everyone is sleeping after an overdose of meat, or maybe they are just waking up in the western hemisphere after a late night at church! happy Christmas everyone, may God bless your feast with peace and love, and may we all remembe…
  • this is true.these are the usual lies that the enemy tells us.the stories of the saints are full of people like you who experienced great difficulties but went on to become great saints.also in the Bible, look at the stories of david, rahab, mary ma…
  • ahh, ok, thanks.i just could not find anything recent about him.i had the pleasure of hearing anba boulis speak at our church recently :)
  • if anyone of you wants to send me a personal message with your email on, i can send u a list of the saints whose writings are recommended reading for the (oriental) orthodox church.i compiled it from a book by abouna tadros malaty and added a tiny 1…
  • may God rest the martyrs and comfort their friends.may we all have their courage and keep praying.
  • so, is he still alive?
  • 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 2016
  • 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…