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  • He did not make Christianity the state religion. He made Christianity legal and ended the persecution. Big difference. It was Emperor Theodosius about a half century later who made Christianity the official religion of the state. Well thank you fo…
  • Does anybody know when the Arian Emperor Constantine was admitted into the congregation of saints? Maybe we should consider admitting General El-Sisi into the congregation of saints as well. Definitely a man of honor as opposed to Constantine's blo…
  • http://www.copticplace.com/coptic_languge/coptic.htmlNot sure if this is available in booklet format. Wow.. that's the best Coptic Learning website i've seen. Thank you! This is our language, we ought to learn this.
  • Lol, Mina, you sound as if we're at school bro and you're my science teacher.  "No. That's not what I asked". Think out of the box ya doctor! My suggestion is great. He gets to read Coptic and see the language and understand the meaning. The tasbeha…
  • Why not get him a copy of the Psalmody in Coptic with transliteration and translation? He can read the Coptic, read something useful at the same time, and understand the words in English.
  • You can sing the Easter Doxology during Communion?Which one? Apekhristos Penoti Tonf Evol Khen Ni Ethmo-oot, or Tote Ron Afmoh in Rashi??
  • Hey Mina, That's OK. I just hum the tune of Agios Athanatos Nai Nan when driving now.  What hymns do we sing during the Holy Communion. I'm not sure if you've read the Philokalia, but the Jesus prayer is really really vital. Our Orthodox Chuch has t…
  • Khepra... is there anything wrong with your choice? The admin have moderated it. Did you by any chance suggest that we sing Agios Athanatos Nai Nan? I know the admins, being Orthodox, only like to sing that once a year.
  • i agree with all the above, and please also see a doctor, as i think you need professional help. Excellent advice.But there are also good Christian councillors that you could see. There's something in you causing this and its most likely related to …
  • Let me add by saying that the fruit of hardships, through God's Grace is at the very least patience. That's true. But knowing God's personality, He is ABLE to change any bad situation into a good one. We even say during the liturgy: "You changed my …
  • I think the following: Hardships happen. We can ask for God's Grace to handle them. To think that God is putting us in these hardships for some benefit is ludicrous. St James tells us to rejoice and be happy when we have some sort of hardships becau…
  • There is no consequence of failure that is greater than God's forgiveness.  God bless + That's a beautiful quote. But it doesn't answer the question, does it. For God to forgive, one needs to repent. What is she meant to repent over?? Her husband is…
  • It is not a test of success, it is a test of faith.  God bless + Yeah, so what if I fail my test of faith, and I end up not only doubting in God, but doing something horrendously evil. So that means God would have put me in a test for no reason. I c…
  • See. This is worrying that people think God is testing them. ok - what if I fail the test and I go off and slaughter 100 people because my tribulation was unbeatable. Would Christians say : 'oh. It's a shame he failed the test. So many innocent peop…
  • Its great to have the BOC as part of our Church. I think they're very successful in terms of integrating into the coptic church.
  • Basically, to answer the question as to why God stays silent in Hardships:  Who said He is silent? But in hardships, if you are suffering: scream out to Him and say: "Lord have mercy on me, a sinner".  As I mentioned - God isn't causing you this suf…
  • But then again, what do I know?? Maybe its me. Tell me that God is causing me this suffering in my life, and I will seriously wonder what kind of God we have?? There are some sufferings that can drive you mentally insane. if this is from God, then f…
  • Hello , I think we need to understand James Chapter well.  Its a very interesting situation. I've heard Coptic Priests talk about the beauty of suffering, and as if its some kind of God-Given event that is meant to "purify" you. Copts tend to look …
  • Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking an…
  • Also, I want to say that God is not always the cause of hardships. The way some people word or give Bible quotes is that God loves you to suffer, and that suffering makes you better.  That suffering could drive you mentally insane. And what could pu…
  • ShareTheLord: No. I wouldn't phrase it this way at all. Be careful. You quote Romans 8:17, but that says:  Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may a…
  • Has anyone seen this?
  • They are there to remind us of our death. I think it is healthy to be always reminded of our own death especially at this time of year. I've heard several times that funerals are more for those present than for the departed in that the prayers are m…
  • Qawe, No. I'm being Orthodox. There IS a reason why we have Funeral Prayers every year. The funeral prayers are for us. Its prayed on us. I just want to know what that reason is. And I need an educated, or intelligent answer. Any answer... so long a…
  • Mina, My opinion isn't biased.  When someone says : "This is an answer I could accept" - it means that even the answer i'm proposing myself is not sufficient, but is better than what I've received. Its more "acceptable" than what has been proposed. …
  • I like this Tobit character
  • Good point Mina,But I think we need to do things with understanding and reason. If I'm being prayed upon the prayer of the dead, why should I have this prayer done every Pascha? Prayer connects me with God - correct? OK - why not use this time in pr…
  • How can you compare the two? The Holy Communion gives you strength. We are saved by Grace, and we receive these Graces through the Holy Blessed Sacraments; the main one being the Holy Communion. Partaking of this often as possible is very good for y…
  • Excuse me,but do you attend a Coptic Orthodox Church or a British Orthodox Church?
  • ma'alish, dear brother, it is ok now!pray for us:) lol...you like that stuff - don't you??  "Humble yourself before the Lord"? Arrrggh.. if i hear that song again....!! Yes, its ok now because the youth that started this crazy HTB are all married no…