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  • 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…
  • you want to check out when you can get discounted chocolate, right?;)
  • nothing came up.looks like we need to sign up or log in.any chance you could send a p.m. with the article?(if it is not copyright to that website)
  • not everything you read on the internet is true.
  • when i right click, i get 'copy', 'select all', 'search g..' and 'view selection source'.i opened firefox to check it.i am using a (6 yr old) mac.any more ideas?thanks for your suggestion.may God bless yr fast
    in Download Comment by mabsoota March 8
  • yes, a great book.i found it in the library in the coptic centre in central england, and i see someone has taken the time to scan the second part of it into a computer.abouna kindly let me borrow it, so it is nice to see the exact same book again (e…
  • may God guide you.remember that the cultural rules are not the same as God's far as the spiritual rules of the orthodox church, IF you get married, you need to marry another orthodox Christian.this can be greek / russian orthodox, indian / …
  • women can certainly chant. we stand in the congregation and chant happily :)
  • yes, the same happens to me!my internet connection is bad, and i would like to learn the hymns of the great fast without needing a good connection.please help!
    in Download Comment by mabsoota March 1
  • May God guide you and give you peace.Keep eating and sleeping, don't just read!;-)
  • well, my friend got married (civil ceremony only) shortly before she became a Christian (orthodox).the marriage did not work out, and her love of the church was one of the differences between her and her husband.she tried really hard to work at it, …
  • ah i see. i was wondering how many years you had been orthodox and how you could have learnt so many hymns already! (i am far behind!)
  • if your marriage was not in an orthodox church, then it is not the same as getting married in the church, so you will not need a church 'divorce' to get remarried. i'm not sure about catholic marriages, but if you had a protestant or non Christian m…
  • hey, qawe, didn't realise you were not born coptic!your posts didn't give that away!how long have you been in the church? (you can answer by pm if you prefer).i have been orthodox 6 years. as for marriage, i agree, each case is different.may God gui…
  • wow.just wow.i thank God for this faith.
  • hi, dear ophadece, may God bless your fast.i think we should let the monk stay hidden, though. i imagine that if i was that close to God, i would not want anyone to know as it would be scary.of course i have a very wild imagination and i never need …
  • i agree with all the above, and please also see a doctor, as i think you need professional help.
  • yes, we must keep shining God's love so that many more will see it and come and join us.may God guide us. i am encouraged to hear that they were praying as they died. i don't know if i would be that brave.may God bring comfort to their families and …
  • so true.
  • good post.and i loved the one by mnc_hnn, especially this bit:The thing is I was having a one way conversation with the one who loves me the most. Not giving him a chance to say anything to me, then getting angry because "he isn't listening". God wa…
  • may God guide you.we all sin and God forgives us all when we confess.maybe you could make this fast a time of Bible study and prayer so that you learn more of God's forgiveness.
  • good messages. going to different churches as a married couple is very difficult. may God guide you.
  •  our priests say '3 days'.they are not very worried about the differences.
  • oops, wrong face, was looking for the one that says; 'doh!'
  • sorry, was about 10 years ago! only had a few days off from work, so stayed less than the person i travelled with. we went to davenport in midwinter.colder than uk, but sunny, so i wanted to be outside a lot, but was not allowed to walk anywhere AT …
  • i once spent 4 days in america. walmart was nice, people were friendly. we have mcdonald's in uk. i never go there...:-&
  • hey, well done for asking.this is a type of buddhism.we don't do it. the same way we don't commemorate prophets of other religions and worship other gods.technically it's only paganism if they have druids and witches etc. so not all 'other religious…
  • yay, we rule the world and you don't! :P (for TITL)
    in Time Edit Comment by mabsoota January 29
  • 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.