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Fast of Nineveh

1 A Fish Swallowing a Man Whole? 2 Jonah – “The Lord, his God” Bishop Youssef 3 How many days exactly did the people of Nineveh fast? Is this fast the same as Jonah’s fast? 4 Readings Recommended during Jonah’s Fast Bishop Youssef 5 Subtly, God Spoke to Jonah Bishop Youssef 6 The Sign of […]

January 31, 2012 in Articles, Discipline, Fasting, news, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Repentance, Rites & Rituals, Seasons, Spirituality by

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Various Life Prayers

Prayer Before Studying Most blessed LORD, send the grace of Your Holy Spirit on me to strengthen me that I may learn well the subject I am about to study and by it become a better person for Your glory, the comfort of my family and for the benefit of Your Church and our nation. […]

January 12, 2012 in Articles, Confession, Discipline, Prayer, Repentance, Salvation, Spirituality by

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Basic Spiritual Practices by Fr. Antonios Baky

This past Sunday during the sermon, Fr. Antonios called for all of us to strive at least for some basic spiritual practices. With God’s grace we can as a church and individuals get closer to our Father in Heaven. Every day… let us commit to praying the 1st (Prime, Bakr) and 12th hours (Compline, Noum) […]

September 19, 2011 in Articles, Confession, Coptic New Year (Nayrooz), Sacraments, Spirituality by

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Wisdom of the Fathers – Fasting

Pure fasting is highly acceptable before God, and it is kept as a treasure in heaven. It is a weapon against the Evil One, and a shield which receives the arrows of the Adversary. Indeed my friend, fasting is not only [abstaining] from bread and water, for there are many ways to undertake a fast. […]

June 18, 2011 in Apostles, Articles, Discipline, Fasting, Orthodoxy, Prayer by

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Fast of the Apostles

The Pentecost, descent of the Holy Spirit, is immediately followed by the Apostle’s fast which lasts from the Monday after Pentecost to July 12th (Abib 5th). The apostles started preaching after the reception of the Holy Spirit. The book of Acts does not end with the word “Amen,” unlike most other books in the bible. […]

June 18, 2011 in Apostles, Articles, Fasting, Orthodoxy, Prayer by

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