Love · Mother Erene · Prayer · Saints

The kingdom of heaven is within you

Many times at night, when chanting the Psalmody and particularly when commemorating the saints, Tamav would find the cell expanding and filled with light. Then there would appear all the martyrs and saints headed by the Mother of God. They would continue chanting the Psalmody with her until the very end of it. We used… Continue reading The kingdom of heaven is within you

Bishop Makarios · Love

Bishop Makarios’ endless love for his congregation

His Grace Bishop Makarios' diocese was one of the largest; in fact, after his departure it was divided into 4 dioceses. But despite how large the diocese was, HG still managed to visit each member of his congregation, house by house, once a year for the 25 years that he was a bishop. He never… Continue reading Bishop Makarios’ endless love for his congregation

Fr Faltaous El Souriany · Saints · St Kyrillos VI

Why we honour the saints and martyrs?

Fr. Faltaous tells us, ‘After my return from St. Mina’s Monastery, during Pope Cyril VI life in the flesh, he used to visit me in spirit on a regular basis. He wanted to check up on me and to encourage me to continue to persevere throughout my monastic life. He also came to guide and… Continue reading Why we honour the saints and martyrs?

Bishop Makarios · Spiritual instructions

Sermon on the Miracle of Feeding the Five Thousand

Author: Bishop Makarios of Qena This sermon was taken from HG Bishop Makarios’ personal diary. To be read on the Eve of the first Sunday of the month of Baba of the Coptic Calendar.The miracle of feeding the five thousand with five loaves and two fish occupies a prominent place in the four Gospels among… Continue reading Sermon on the Miracle of Feeding the Five Thousand

Miracles · Mother Erene

A miracle seen by all the bystanders on the street!

Two days before the beginning of the fasting of Christmas - which coincided with the eve of the feast of St. Mena the wonder worker - I felt very exhausted as I was having a hypotension. On the following day, I was supposed to go for my kidney dialysis session. So at noon I phoned my mother, who lives in Shoubra Al-Khaima, and asked her to come over to my house in Al- Amereya to help me in some domestic work.

Mother Erene · Saints

The transfiguration of Mother Erene

Just as our Lord Jesus Christ took three of his disciples, Peter, James and John for retreat and prayer to the top of Mount Tabor, and there He was transfigured and seen in the uncreated light, so did a similar phenomena occur in the life of the venerable abbess, Mother Erini. In September 1996, Mother… Continue reading The transfiguration of Mother Erene

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Mother Kereia Wassef: The nun who memorized the entire bible

In one of the small streets of Old Cairo, stands the convent of St. Mercurius or St Abu Seifein (The Saint with the two Swords). Many simple nuns, who have left their homes and their families for the sole purpose of praying and praising God, live there. They all wear veils as a sign of… Continue reading Mother Kereia Wassef: The nun who memorized the entire bible

Mother Erene · Spiritual instructions

Another 10 points of spiritual instructions by Mother Erene

Author: Mother Erene Serve without expecting anything in returnWhen we serve others, we should not await for anything in return. I should say i am doing this for the sake of God; otherwise, I won't be rewarded in heaven. This may be a bit tiring and difficult for me, but so what? As long as… Continue reading Another 10 points of spiritual instructions by Mother Erene

Mother Erene · Spiritual instructions

10 points of spiritual instructions by Mother Erene

Author: Mother EreneTrue love involves being merciful and supporting people in their troublesPerforming mercy means love. It means standing by any person in trouble. Whoever has mercy on others, God will have mercy on him. In the Agpeya, in the Midnight hour we read, ‘There will be no mercy on those who were not merciful’...… Continue reading 10 points of spiritual instructions by Mother Erene