[quote author=CertifiedOrthodox link=topic=8833.msg110712#msg110712 date=1266353889]
[quote author=minagir link=topic=8833.msg110699#msg110699 date=1266347232]
I didn't know we do Matonia's to a bishop?! What for?
I asked the …
Don't be scared- isn't the raising of incense a command by God as to how we are supposed to worship? It is a holy thing that carries our prayers up to God so I seriously doubt it would cause you any harm.
[quote author=geomike15 link=topic=7720.msg100900#msg100900 date=1236736427]
Can anyone tell me how I can resist the seven deadly sins and the temptation of Satan ?
Pray for me the chief sinner,
From what I understand, the Seven Ca…
[quote author=Coptic boy link=topic=5251.msg70464#msg70464 date=1177847311]
Telling them to stop, will not work. Ignoring them is one option.
maybe it wont work right away, but at least they'll think twice every time they curse. some pp…
[quote author=Coptic boy link=topic=5243.msg70364#msg70364 date=1177429682]
According to our othodox belief, she was born with the sin of Adam. Our borther's the Catholics belive in the Immaculate conception of Virgin Mary, meaning she was born w…
i have a Coptic-English dictionary!!!!
it's not a mini one though...
but if you're interested here's their info:
By Dr. Adeeb B. Makar
Published by St Mina Monastery-Egypt, and St Antonius Coptic Orthodox Church-San Francisco Bay Area, California
[quote author=Iqbal link=topic=5140.msg69425#msg69425 date=1176046843]
the Church uses the word "Tradition" to describe the part of apostolic teaching that was handed down orally.
This is a common misunderstanding amongst us Orthodox. The fact of th…
since we are talking about traditions...
"Now I praise you because you remember me in everthing, and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you"
1 Corinthians 11:2
the Bible teaches validity of Tradition. if we are to have a c…
i didnt get a chance to read all of the other posts so i dont know if any one said this yet but at sunday school they talked about this topic a lot and they said that the evolution and the big bang theory ARE COMPLETELY AGAINST THE BIBLE and they sh…
here's one that i really like:
So much for a miracle
Tess was a precocious 8-year-old. she heard her mom and dad talking about her little brother, John. all she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money. they were moving…
i just found this article in my Church's magazine. it was written by H.G. Bishop Youssef (Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States). here it is word for word:
what is your Grace's opinion concerning tattooing?
Is it true that it is a …
i know that our church has nothing against women peircing their ears because it is symbolic because in the old testament,slaves (i guess both men and women, please correct me if i am wrong) would pierce their ears to show that they belong to their m…
[quote author=Κηφᾶς link=topic=5105.msg68655#msg68655 date=1173985680]
[coptic]+ Iryny nem `hmot>[/coptic]
As far as I know, the Church frowns upon this sort of thing.
Please pray for me.
but do you know why???
[quote author=CopticChica21 link=topic=2366.msg50268#msg50268 date=1142722574]
Go to that. It has all the stories that I love. Read all of them.
wow... the one called "A T…
[quote author=Κηφᾶς link=topic=5099.msg68512#msg68512 date=1173808938]
[coptic]+ Iryny nem `hmot>[/coptic]
Simply, it means to be like God. That is what the whole process of theosis is about. As we grow spiritually and our relationship with Go…
[quote author=egyptianorthobeaut link=topic=5076.msg68308#msg68308 date=1173313649]
i have a question. i don't undersand (even when i read it in the bible), that 666 is a bad number and that it is the number of the devil. i told my parent…
[quote author=bigmak link=topic=4607.msg67712#msg67712 date=1171677276]
no not really he created us to enjoy what he did on earth
as it is said in the odasss i think gherghory or maybe the cyril
it says i dont knw the exact words anta lata7tag…
nicoderm: our patches help you through the rough patches
you heard that commercial??? apparently its supposed to work
but i have to ask you something: does your dad WANT to quit??? if he does, then there are a lot of things he can try. i've heard o…
over the summer i was in a program run by an abouna in my church and this topic is one we spent a long time discussing. abouna told about the term "homo-ousious" which means one essence. he also said something about the nature of God that really cle…