[quote author=TITL link=topic=13770.msg160544#msg160544 date=1350443393]
But how are we supposed to eat chocolate on October 31st with a fast? They should change it.
Well either way it's a Wednesday so we'd be fasting anyway :…
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[quote author=George_Mina_Awad link=topic=12589.msg147804#msg147804 date=1321845573]
If you PM me your email I can send you a really nice one that I have :D
I know about this story and her parents were around, but her sister had almost drowned right before and her parents were helping her. Please sign the petition and spread it around/share it on your facebooks, etc.
I had a related question myself...
What if you long for monasticism, and you've always felt called to it, but then something happened in your life and you feel like you can't go. Like, you wish God would intervene, personally remove what's stopping…
[quote author=Timothym link=topic=11704.msg140260#msg140260 date=1309110704]
I wonder what the Coptic church's relation with the St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox monastery in Sinai? Does anybody know if we have (Coptic) monasteries nearby St. Catherin…
[quote author=Κηφᾶς link=topic=11687.msg140194#msg140194 date=1308949275]
+ Irini nem ehmot,
How could Adam know or understand something that didn't even exist yet?
That was my point. Exactly.
I took a college course and we read Paradise Lost, and my teacher stressed that how could Adam really understand death when he was immortal? So I kind of believe that Adam did not really know what death was, other than that it was something terrible.
[quote author=baladoos link=topic=11331.msg136674#msg136674 date=1303950244]
3. If one of the of the partners tricked his partner, e.g. one of the partners had a criminal record but didn't say that before the marriage to the other partner, in this …
Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
Whenever the devil tries to lead me to despair because of my sins, I find comfort in this verse"
"For a righteous man may fall seven times
And rise again, " Proverbs 24:16
Also, keep in mind that when God …
I am not denying that God knows our circumstances and what is in the heart of each one; He hears the sincere prayer of a poor person who cannot afford nice clothing as much as those who dress with expensive clothes.
What I am saying is that if God …
[quote author=TITL link=topic=4297.msg136247#msg136247 date=1303171604]
First off, it's never safe to use the excuse "such and such won't lead me to hell".
Second, we dress up in church because we are respecting the King of Kings. It i…
LOL I sing hymns in the shower all the time!
And if it makes you feel better/confirms that this is okay and good, my Father of Confession encouraged me to say short prayers all the time wherever I am....and he mentioned in the bathroom too!
Maybe this is just me, but I'm somewhat of a believer that you don't choose your Foc, God chooses him for you. At least this was the case with me. In your situation, I feel like you might be better off with your original Foc. Maybe try confessing a …
[quote author=Zoxsasi link=topic=11114.msg134375#msg134375 date=1301348065]
I love greeks too.
Im going to join their church. I felt that God is encouraging me through your words.
Our Church is too protestant
First, not all Egyptians/Cop…
[quote author=Zoxsasi link=topic=10935.msg133327#msg133327 date=1300471317]
When are you most likely to benefit or grow spiritually? Isn't it when you give time to God?
If I don't give time, i'm not going to benefit, and fasting isn't going to hel…
[quote author=imikhail link=topic=10935.msg133289#msg133289 date=1300414433]
I have read most of the comments here but I may have missed one or two. So, I apologize if it seems I am ignoring any comments.
Regarding this issue of sex during lent. Th…
[quote author=axum link=topic=10935.msg132851#msg132851 date=1300059278]
Q i have is how about secular music and alcohol then ?? In the Etoc even the drums which are the center of the Ethiopian Hymn are not beaten till christ rises from the dead .Ho…
[quote author=Father Peter link=topic=10907.msg132347#msg132347 date=1299570789]
I think you know that I am quite strict as well, and although there is a place for the mature to read a variety of books, with the guidance of the spiritual father, gen…
[quote author=TITL link=topic=10907.msg132278#msg132278 date=1299529744]
Thank you Father, but this book doesn't look Orthodox!
I'm kidding; I trust your taste :)
I will look into getting a personal copy.
It is Orthodox. I think the Rus…
[quote author=user00 link=topic=10895.msg132010#msg132010 date=1299265304]
Why don't you pack your own lunch during the fast (from home)?
No one here can tell you what did is okay. At the same time we're not here to judge you.
To me, the most obvi…