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  • @Raafat I think there is a misunderstanding of what I've said. I've said if the Son has trouble with either parent then the consequences of the way he feels of their role is determines future troubles. Problems are not troubles. Problems can be ov…
  • I have three sons and there is one thing I have read and I thing is true about bringing son's up is that, if they are in trouble with me, then there is a high probability of them having problems with authority later on. And if they have a problem wi…
  • When I was young I was very theosopical because I sort truth. I guess I still am. But as a Christian and be lived God created man and the universe, then you know He gave life to the human. If He gave life to the human wouldn't it be reasonably to t…
  • The Holy Spirit also would not be consensual. Trying to obtain a pure heart and being blameless of sin through Christ raises the emotions to the spiritual emotions and monks would be more prepared than us whom sin being subject to the outside worl…
  • Some was abusing me today and I had the thought, after some complaining, that I should pray for them that they needed healing. This has made it easier that I leave the conflict in God's hands. It was humbleness which I sort after because I became co…
  • And another thing was repentance is a returning back to God. The act of returning as well as returning back to Him is returning back to a good mind, one that is at peace, unperturbed and has the wisdom to live a truthful life. God bless you my bro…
  • When we obey God's commandments and participate in the churches Holy Sacraments. Also Jesus Christ is our teacher and lead by example, so He is the life and our lifes are lead by Him. The Cross He died on represents a sacrfical life we which there …
  • Also was Abouna there with you, supporting you? For his comforting spiritual words
  • When the book of life is opened then I'm sure the account of your friend will be good as the love she gave and ir showed in all the people that prayed for her. I'm sure God listened and it accounted to her in the book of life.
  • My prayers for you Abanoob. God's will is in many things including mercy, blessings, love and forgiveness etc... When we seek His salvation it is there too. I'm sure if your friend sought Holiness, then we would find the comfort that in her hear…
  • I'm not sure what is said above, but the male is like a priest (In the order of the priesthood of Melchizadek), and also if he is married, he is the head of the family in the same way Christ is head of the church. The relationship is the head and th…
  • God bless and with you always. Mabsoota is your sister. God bless her as well and pm her as she will help you with good advice as she is kind in God's service.
  • When Islam first came to Egypt, Christianity suffered greatly (persecuted) and even the Coptic language deminished. The Christianity was not to be shown so much and to be hidden. God whom searches in our hearts looks to the inner man, so to have it…
  • Good, hope and pray you are well!
  • I've seen some very nice coptic crosses and wanted one myself and one of our preists has not only one on the underside of his wrist but also one just above the webbing of his right hand. He wouldn't let me kiss his hand as well after kissing the cro…
  • Lord have mercy. Our human nature is no excuse not to behave in a Godly way. With His love comes forgiveness. We can not make excuses for when God's love needs to overcome then. Where ever a priest goes, should we not wish him well? We have had a …
    in Papal Exarch Comment by Joshuaa March 18
  • There was more to the message about sorry about that.
  • And some of it personal account (witness), so there can be a different account like those who gathered in groups and received the bread and fish.Two people giving a different number as to how many people were there. So in this instance, what is more…
  • Benefit, to be more like Him in what we do. To be Christ-like and He shows us how through the church.
  • Yes, praising God, doing His will ( supporting others for His good and love).
  • You can believe literal, simile, parable, metaphor, symbolic and all have their place.
  • The way God reveals Himself and at the same time reveals the human nature are given symbolically. For instance: Everything was created in six days and on the seventh He rested. The Jews worked six days and rested on the Sabbath. So here we have God …
  • Hi Raafat, so glad to hear from you again. Fr Peter gave this explaination above: But in the context of the Christian spiritual life it has the sense of entering into God’s presence, to meet with him in the heart, and to commune with him. Tru…
  • Sorry Raafat, but which Eastern Asian religions are you referring to? Here is a post by Fr Peter Farrington called unceasing prayer of the heart: We should not imagine that the practice of unceasing prayer and the unfailing awareness of the p…
  • When a Christian uses his heart to pray, Christ uses it to heal. So what is being healed? Our souls. Our hearts. Yes, finding comfort, finding direction, yes. We cannot say people have not been given these by those whom have not strived for them.
  • Well you mentioned another religion, so I guess your question could be why pray at all? It is important to whom you pray to and from that you have a reason to pray. I was supplying the God to whom we pray and in a way inferencing why we pray to our…
  • Hi Raafat Prayer is communication with God. I probably wouldn't put it as groveling, but been humble and to whom we humble ourselves. Humbleness is the opposite of pride and the proud put their fortune above others. Would this be acceptable to God…
  • Hi Mike I don't know if it is a heresy for the Roman Catholic church to believe their Pope holds the supremacy for Christ's church. Because the Eastern church may or may not have that veiw; but so does it matter because we know we have adhere…
  • I also pray God has a way for you to establish yourself with the church.
  • You partake of the doubt of Thomas so why not partake of his proof? He was in Christ, literally. Even I myself after reading Jehemiah know that I have to rebuild my broken wall. Restore what was. I try to live a proof in Christ through the church an…