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Feast of Pentecost

In the Old Testament Pentecost was the feast which occurred fifty days after Passover. As the passover feast celebrated the exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt, so Pentecost celebrated God’s gift of the ten commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai. In the new covenant of the Messiah, the passover event takes on its new […]

June 4, 2011 in Articles, Faith, Orthodoxy, Pentecost, Spirituality by

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How to Benefit Spiritually from Pascha Week

An excerpt from a book written by H.H. Pope Shenouda III 1. Our behavior inside and outside church: It is very noticeable that many people during Passion Week act very differently inside church than they do outside church. Inside church… black curtains, sad hymns, solemn readings, and complete concentration on the suffering of Christ. However, […]

April 18, 2011 in Articles, Discipline, Faith, Fasting, Holy Pascha Week, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Repentance, Rites & Rituals, Spirituality by

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Servant’s Prep Materials

Servant’s Prep Materials made by H.G. Bishop Youssef and the Southern USA Diocese

April 8, 2011 in Articles, Baptism, Bible, Chrismation, Confession, Discipline, Faith, Fasting, Hymns, Marriage, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Priesthood, Repentance, Rites & Rituals, Sacraments, Salvation, Seasons, Spirituality by

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2nd Sunday of the Great Lent

The gospel of the Second Sunday deals with the temptation of doubting God’s paternity toward us, “If you are the son of God, why does He leave you hungry? Why does God allow the presence of disease, failure and the death of His beloved?”

March 16, 2011 in Articles, Discipline, Faith, Fasting, Lent, Orthodoxy by

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The Holy Great Fast and Spiritual Discipline

“The true fast is that in which sins, anger, tongue, and instincts are under control” (St Basil the Great). The Holy Great Fast is often referred to as “The Spring of Our Spiritual Life”. Spring being the most beautiful season of the year and a time of spiritual renewal. The 55 days of the Holy […]

March 7, 2011 in Articles, Discipline, Faith, Fasting, Lent, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Repentance by

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