Mother Erene · Spiritual instructions

9 points of spiritual instructions by Mother Erene

The Fathers (ancient saints) teach us how to unite to GodThe Fathers are like a living bible that has been put into practice and written with blood and struggle. We find in them both a book and a spirit; therefore walking in their way is a good foundation from which we drink and reach our… Continue reading 9 points of spiritual instructions by Mother Erene

Hymns

3 Doxologies for Mother Erene

Doxology 1I start with longing,to honour with hymns,Tamav Erene the golden lampstand,of the Holy Church. The wise virgin,the saint clothed with purityour chaste Tamav Irene,the bride of Christ. The one who has become,a guide to us,and a harbour of salvation,and who fulfilled the sayings of our Good Saviour. You were exalted O faithful one,Tamav Erene… Continue reading 3 Doxologies for Mother Erene

Saints

Tant Samira Doherty (2015): Stories and sermons of the holy woman of California

CONTENTSStories Can I please have your handkerchief Pope Kyrillos?The meeting with Lazarus the beggar from Luke 16What's better than morning coffee made with the "keneka" (Turkish coffee pot) of St. Pope Kyrillos?!St Pope Kyrillos' lost itemsReceiving oil from heaven after Good FridayThere is a reason for every setbackShe helps someone get a jobReceiving divine assistance… Continue reading Tant Samira Doherty (2015): Stories and sermons of the holy woman of California

Bishop Makarios · scripture · Spiritual instructions

Contemplation on Jesus Paying the Temple Taxes (Mat. 17:24-27)

Author: Bishop Makarios of Qena To be read on the Eve of the second Sunday of the month of Baba of the Coptic Calendar. The amazing miracle of tonight’s Liturgy, from the seventeenth chapter of the book of our teacher, Luke the Evangelist, is a truly unusual one. It would not be farfetched if we… Continue reading Contemplation on Jesus Paying the Temple Taxes (Mat. 17:24-27)

Mother Erene

Mother Erene’s interactions with the Greek Orthodox Church

The Greek Orthodox bishop who revered Mother EreneHis Grace Bishop Ereneaus was a Greek Orthodox bishop of Patara of Birmingham England until his retirement some time before 2009. His relationship with the Coptic Orthodox Church goes back to 1985 when he attended the opening of a Coptic Orthodox Church in London. He gave a moving… Continue reading Mother Erene’s interactions with the Greek Orthodox Church

Fr Faltaous El Souriany · Spiritual instructions

The teachings of Fr Faltaous El Sorianny

Purity Purity enables man to behold the manifestations of the Lord our God who is capable of all things.Purity is the illuminated feature that overpowers the mind so that the person is able to see God’s hidden and esteemed things, and the secrets of the heavens are revealed to him.The pure soul deserves to enter… Continue reading The teachings of Fr Faltaous El Sorianny

Saints

Fr Petronius El Sorianny (2014) – Quick to respond

English version also found hereNote: the translation here has very stark grammatical and literary errors, but it was the only thing I could find in English about this modern saint. The entire account is pretty poor. I will try to polish it up later Contents> Childhood> Education and career> Postgraduate studies> Relationship with the saints>… Continue reading Fr Petronius El Sorianny (2014) – Quick to respond

Metropolitan Maximos · Saints

Metropolitan Maximos: The bishop of Qalyubia

Life storyBy Rev. Fr. Athanasius GeorgeTranslated by: Sherif GayedAnba Maximos was a servant and a witness, with both his knowledge and simplicity at once. He was a scholar of the Coptic language and a prominent leader of the Monks School in Helwan. He was also a candidate for papacy after the departure of Pope Youssab… Continue reading Metropolitan Maximos: The bishop of Qalyubia