Love · Prayer · St Kyrillos VI

How St Kyrillos saved the life of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas I

Fr Kyrillos Massoudi, parish priest of St Mary’s Syriac Orthodox Church in Egypt, relates:Let me tell you a story. I have been extremely blessed and honoured to have witnessed a giant pillar of faith, wisdom and joy for three years as a personal disciple to the great saint and hero among the fathers Patriarch Ignatius Zakka… Continue reading How St Kyrillos saved the life of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas I

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