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  • I think it is most likely Anba Kyrillos. His book is available in English. In fact, it was written by saintly person who also performed many miracles for her and her family by this very saint. 
  • I would be lying to you if I didn't admit that I was impressed by the stuff I see from NJ churches, or the DC church, heck, even the LA Copts. It is just mind boggling. Don't get me wrong, I love my Coptic Church in Europe. They're very good, but we…
  • "I dated my wife for SEVEN years before we got engaged, most of the time behind her family." That's so noble. I'm sure your priest, wife and parents are so proud of your behaviour. Who am I to give factual information. Sure.. go ahead.  As I mention…
  • Well done. That's a brilliant service. I hear NJ is an amazing church with brilliant servants. I feel our church just wasted so much time reinventing the wheel.
  • Guys, the fact is this: it is a sign of free will. Absolute free will.I'm glad you like the meditation. I appreciate that.I do.But it is important to respect the free will of the person getting married. It is not the parents of the bride or groom wh…
  • You are referring to me saying fact 02. It is ultimately your choice whom you marry. And that to you is belittling God because he gave us parents to decide for us? Well, i think parental approval is good. It is important. Sure. But have you read …
  • ItalianCoptic: I'm not sure if you are reading the same information as I'm reading: but she's been in this relationship for THREE years already. She will have to see a priest one day - sure. That has to happen.  Do you know her priest?? Do you know …
  • I dont think there is a problem for a Catholic to become Orthodox. It really depends if she's fanatical.  Orthodoxy is a way. That's all. It is a good way.  You have much more in common than, say, a protestant wishing to become Orthodox. The leaders…
  • On the internet, you have many opinions. However, you have facts. I'm just giving you PURE AND SIMPLE FACTS: 01. If your priest is Coptic Orthodox, and a good priest, he won't accept you to bring someone Lutheran and get them baptised in becoming Co…
  • I think before you do what ItalianCoptic is suggesting, it is important to start with a good basis: We do not condone baptisms for the sake of marriage, nor conversions. We cannot do that. So, let's say a Catholic wants to marry a Coptic Orthodox Ch…
  • I think it is beneficial to point out good habits, and one good habit that I believe that is conducive for Christians is for priests to take time to explain and educate. Also, those who translate books. I'm just a bit bitter that there's no synchron…
  • Then there is also your faith. How important is your faith to you? Do you understand the differences between his church and yours? As for asking if anyone has been in a similar situation - what difference does that make? Every situation is unique,  …
  • OK, but I just want to say that as a Christian, I would advise you to bring everything into the light. Don't do anything in the dark, and no matter how hard it is, no matter how much you feel your parents won't like what you are doing, or will not a…
  • I do not like Mina's advice here. It is dangerous. No one should convert or change religions for the sake of marriage. I hate this way. You are marrying a human being with a mind, not a cow.  Is he Christian, does he love the Lord? I need to know mo…
  • Honestly, I don't know this priest... All i know is the video is freely available on the internet and I think it is a good resource. 
  • @minatasgeel.. lol, of course not! He probably planned this out of request from people. I think that was a smart move. I like priests like this. They care that people pray with understanding, and aren't just part of the furniture. 
  • I have not really heard of him, but I like priests like this who take the time to explain and educate. It is not just duty, but a real sense of living a holy life that he seems to want to cultivate. 
  • I have absolutely. no idea who this priest is, but I thought his explanation and the final words of advice he offers at the end of this video are just priceless. 
  • OK. I have some professional advice from a restoration expert: * She says: * DO NOT USE A DRY CLOTH. Apparently, not only you have egg, but there's also, most likely a film of gold (believe it or not) on most icons. I find that hard to believe, but …
  • @purity2: please ignore Mina's absolutely irresponsible advice. If you go to any museum, just ask any restoration expert there. We have many here where I live. But they will most likely give you the best advice.  Explain to them that it is an icon. 
  • because you are asking Iconographers!!! I'm asking icon restoration experts. All they do is restore icons. That's their job. They don't even create icons. I think asking the right person in the beginning would help.Then it bothers me people giving p…
  • do not use anything until I ask a professional.  I thought Mina was about to say ... 'due to the fact that most icons are written with egg tempera, the most you can  do is make an omelette' .
  • Well dearie,  Allow me to ask the professional iconographers I know to be sure. These are holy, consecrated items and it bothers me the careless attitude that some people have. DO NOT USE DRY TOWELS OR PAPER.. STOP. Just stop.  DO NOT USE ANYTHING. …
  • That has nothing to do with it. To clean icons - you need professional advice. It is irresponsible to just suggest things you have no knowledge of. Icon restauration is very complex. Please allow me time whilst I get professional advice.
  • No Mina, Please seek professional advice. There is a specific product to use. Do not use dry paper , or wet paper.  I will ask someone professional and get back to you.
  • hi,"@mabsoota, you can pm me
  • Mabsoota, You were involved in this?? Well, yes, the argument from atheism is founded in evolution. What Dawkins is proposing, as scientific fact, is that everything may appear to be designed, but it is not.  We definately need to put our brains tog…
  • Hi Mabsoota, How smart for the Coptic Orthodox Church to do these apologetics courses. That's good. I did in fact ask for these, and without knowing, apparently, it was top on the agenda also.  Prof Bassilious doesn't;t really address evolution. It …
  • Well, many Coptic Christians accept evolution and have no problem reconciling that with their faith.  I do not believe that evolution could happen without any intelligence/information being added to the genetic pool.  There are some Copts also who r…
  • I know this church very well. It is stunning.. well.. Abouna prays in 3 cities, all of which are near each other, the 3rd being in Barcelona.  Barcelona is nice, but the Coptic Church has this chapel in a town called Lerida. I kid you not, it is par…