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  • The Life of Thanksgiving - H.H. Pope Shenouda III Read chapter Four to find  why we should give thanks to the Lord..
  • [quote author=Unworthy1 link=topic=12453.msg146157#msg146157 date=1318701676] I wrote a piece on the unfortunate events in Egypt in my university's newspaper, the Daily Bruin. You can read it here. Disclaimer: You might not agree/like what I had t…
  • + Irini nem ehmot, Clearly this discussion has run its course. It seems despite the position of a Coptic Orthodox priest and scholar, H.H. the Pope, Church Fathers and logic itself, some will insist on a literal reading of the creation myth found i…
  • Michael thanks. I just read it. It sounds nice,but I have few reservations as unworthy 1, since it is not orthodox commentary.But I admit, it sounds logical.I am actually more interested in few examples as to what a wife needs to do so that there …
  • Back in the days,people used to memorize all 150 psalms for various reasons : 1) It was a requirement before they joined a monastery 2) many people could not read and write.  It may have been easier for them to memorize things as they did not face t…
  • Cephas, I do not think that you believe I implied that we must take the whole Bible literally. Nevertheless, there are many many passages in the Bible that are literal. if that were not so, how else are we going to know what God is trying to commun…
  • [quote author=Κηφᾶς link=topic=11835.msg141286#msg141286 date=1310441699] + Irini nem ehmot, I think the verse in Exodus is just regurgitating what Moses wrote in Genesis. I don't think it gives any more credence to the idea that the 'day' in Genes…
  • Here is a link- The Gospel according to St Mark - Fr Tadros Y Malaty
  • Hi Cephas, Thanks. But  doesn't this verse from Exodus 20:11 ,imply that the days in Genesis were literal  twenty four hour days? "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the se…
  • Joshua,thanks, In Galatians 6:5, there is a verse that syas ' For every man shall bear his own burden '.In light of this verse,  I am not sure how our Lord meant when he spoke about causing someone to stumble.
  • LiD,thanks for your views. The feedback I got sofar suggests that an Orthodox christian should not pursue politics at all or they will lose focus on God. I think,this idea sounds very scary.
  • I know a greek guy named kyrios. It is the same as kyrillos or Cyril. Both are greek names. Didn't see the preceding post.
  • [quote author=Κηφᾶς link=topic=11784.msg140900#msg140900 date=1309837438] + Irini nem ehmot, Remnkemi, Thanks for letting me know. I agree that the Synaxarium is not historically and/or theologically infallible. However, it does present theologoum…
  • [quote author=Remnkemi link=topic=11784.msg140887#msg140887 date=1309828924] [quote author=Ηεζεκιελ link=topic=11784.msg140882#msg140882 date=1309819870] Let me give an example. The Blessed Virgin Mary is resurrected and is already in the glorified …
  • Before posting the thread,I read a commentary from St John Chrysostsom (the one that Doc posted), but he does not say much on the nature of the glorious appearances of Moses and Elias. St Cyril's explanation is very similar to St John's. Let me gi…
  • [quote author=Κηφᾶς link=topic=11526.msg140608#msg140608 date=1309506084] + Irini nem ehmot, [quote author=Ηεζεκιελ link=topic=11526.msg139254#msg139254 date=1307652211] I think the teachings of the Church fathers is infalliable.That is why we shou…
  • Fr Peter, Yes God is Just. I am only trying to understand what I am reading in the bible. Every now and then, there pop up questions in the mind , some that have to do with our salvation and many more that are general and I thought I'd share them h…
  • At first I had none. My prayers were to ALL, though St Mary was always special. Amongst other saints, St Michael is one of the great patron saints of our family since perhaps the middle ages or early days of christianity:-). I personally did not ask…
  • [quote author=Κηφᾶς link=topic=11660.msg139963#msg139963 date=1308560999] + Irini nem ehmot, The question is inherently flawed because it does not view sin in the proper light and and seems to imply that God can somehow not be ever present. God is…
  • [quote author=JG link=topic=11637.msg139834#msg139834 date=1308386798] Not entirely sure if this was a rhetorical question or not, but yes, the Ancient of Days is God. Fr. Tadros Malaty's Patristic Commentary on the Book of Daniel contains some patr…
  • Thanks for all your comments.Answering a question with another question does not always result in good reply, but if you ask me personally, I am actually happy with the image of Jesus we have.The image of Jesus we have is the real image of Jesus for…
  • Cephas, I neither understood the qoute you posted nor did you explain to me  why you found my question 'inherently flawed'. How does the presence of God to the sinner (to give them an opportunity to repent) apply to Satan  who had already been ju…
  • [quote author=Κηφᾶς link=topic=11651.msg139796#msg139796 date=1308344860] + Irini nem ehmot, Wikipedia article on Icons. Icons depict spiritual truths, and not actual physical depictions in the way a portrait does. As for the more artistic portray…
  • There are  strict rules of conduct and dress codes for church.People come to Church late, some dressed half-unclothed ,some chewing gums like cows chewing on chords, some talking ,some texting, some surfing, some facebooking etc.However,the fact tha…
  • Welcome to the forum! GB
  • But what is the correct christian action then? Do we say,let God take care of the situation  or do we have to fulfil what the law requires of us (without bias)?
  • I also opt for 'Speech is silver,Silence is golden' as my golden rule.
  • [quote author=+iloveJesus link=topic=11591.msg139353#msg139353 date=1307863886] Thank you  :), may God grant you heavenly rewards :D [/quote] Amen!! the same blessing to you too. Mabsoosta thanks for the list.You spared me from the job. I will prin…
  • Thanks TheGodChrist! When I thought this entire forum is on its deathbed, I was glad to read you. Welcome to the forum. I am trying to use the  "read the Bible in one year" schedual.The plan combines both the Old and NT,each day two to three chapte…