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  • I found these comments, one including Pope Shenoda 111 http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=6985.0
  • I am sorry for the grief you are through mnc_hnn. It sounds like he may of being alone and in distress and it was and still is a very emotional time for you, no doubt. Grief can be filled with sadness and anger and it is quite natural to feel this …
  • An answer lays in our fallen state. The four deaths of our fallen state are: Physical death; Spiritual death; Eternal death; and the death to man's dignity. It is the death to man's dignity that is full of conflict. There are two major problems wi…
  • Hello basemwilliam, Firstly, God gave His apostles authority when He made them Bishops upon the rock to build His church. The question is; that they all were proclaiming salvation by the gospel of Jesus Christ, but this salvation is a narrow path,…
  • It is our orthodox aim to achieve theosis. That is to be like God: Psalm 82:6 "You are Gods, And all of you are children of the Most High." This is unity with Him brought about by love. Which means the fruit of faith works in love. So faith is wo…
  • It begs the question of why are you attending their masses? It seems a bit casual. The partaking of the Eucharist I mean.
  • Study needs discipline as does the spiritual matters. Good advice from Mike about the tutoring and more prayer. God bless.
    in Future Comment by Joshuaa January 31
  • Sounds like hearsay to me. I went to Catholic church bible studies before I was baptisted by our church and I went to a mass ( also tried to confess but wasn't allowed ) and they were fairly observant in their rites. I can't believe you can choose…
  • We don't follow the same life because our teachings have come by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to the church Fathers and the starting of the church by Jesus Christ Himself to the apostles (His bride) and that this road and journey was set way b…
  • Confession is a step to humility to God. I can't see you being punished for confession. My advice is to not think of yourself so much on the day and the night before you have communion. God bless.
    in LostPerson Comment by Joshuaa January 26
  • Sounds a great idea Khas. Are you willing to help set it up. Some of us need more prayer and the motivation to do so.
  • We try to live a liturgical life Mike. What we have is not ours, but God's. So what we have is a gift from God and we make offerings and worship Him. That life is not only in the church, but it is what we take outside of the church. I think Fr Pet…
    in HisVine Comment by Joshuaa December 2016
  • Can the typo be changed to Bishop Suriel please.
  • Thanks Mina The very sad and horrific news of the people killed in St Peters Church calls us to pray for the repose of those matyrs and that those closely effected keep their peace in our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Bishop Surely has gone to suppor…
  • You are welcome and you are needed. We are corrected all day long and must submit to this correction and to let the Holy Spirit help us by Jesus Christ's word. The Father sends you the help in Jesus Christ's name. John 14:26 But the helper, the …
  • My brother Mike. You repented and I pray you see things more clearly and we are not a judge of the law but a doer of the law. But speak to abouna when you have clearly identified the problem and try to submit without complaint and I'm sure he will…
  • if you believe the truth in Jesus Christ, then the paths leading to His Kingdom are without sin and you would not accept the sin of this world by comparison to His truth. How do you get on the path? He teaches you? When we read Psalm 25: 4-5 S…
  • It is hard to accept rejection even when we feel it is right, but we still live the Orthodox way in Christ in submission because Jesus Christ is the way and the truth and the live in which our saints and matyrs lived. Confession is a submission to C…
  • My prayers for you Theblessedone. Forgive me but I think the question of why is always framed as a doubting question and as such puts someone on the defensive. God loves His creation and calls us all but it isn't all that listen. I pray for the …
  • That's ok love you brother and if it wasn't for our Lord Christ we would never of known each other or shared our lifes. Keep me in your prayers and I will certainly pray for you tonight. God bless
  • I wish to repent if I have in any way lead astray. The why question is one that asks for defense and so my defence in Christ Jesus is 1 Peter 3:8-22.
  • Oh and independence is a form of separation so it would be great if you evangelized a protest to the Orthodox faith Mike. Remember commonlaity and work through that in the hope they see something higher than their own independent interpretations.
  • You are very right Mike and I do think a lot, but we are given as much as we are able to cope with. I read your other post and I was thinking abouna didn't let you proceed because he felt you might end up disappointed and not able to cope. When we…
  • I believe in God because I understood a relationship and experiance that has a profound meaning in my life that I need to follow. and that God always offers His salvation and I know when I missed the target and that He is always there to correct me.…
  • Stay positive and not to let their worries that have turned to doubt let you have the same.
  • What I mean by power struggle is complaints and criticism. Not to buy into it.
  • In times of when some feels threatened, the response can be fight or flight; they either resist or leave. I'm praying you are positive know what you're about and dispite someone else's meddling in your affairs, that you stay because you are there fo…
  • Hi Mina You are quite right about loving humankind, however, even though they use love as we do, it is rights by law that influance morals that I was concerned about. If we don't repect their rights then we don't repect the law. I respect their huma…
  • To have a certain regard or consideration for their rights in society. The problem with politics is some groups are normalizing questionable moral behavour and this creates the lessening of societies conscience which in turn effects the moral standi…
  • You are there for Christ's salvation Love_21. His love for us is by far more important, more personal, and rewarding than any tribulations that you or I face. It is a perfect love, a Holy love. One that is unblemished by sin and those tribulations …