> "If I could say, His Grace Anba Domadious was treating him as an asisstant bishop although he was only a servant." (HG Anba Theodosious - Bishop of Central Giza) > "God had us fear him. We were not afraid of him to keep us from serving or had us stay home, no. We feared… Continue reading Testimonials about Metropolitan Abraham of Jerusalem
On this day also of the year 146 of the martyrs (430 AD.) St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo (Modern day Annaba, NE of Algeria), departed. This saint was born in the city of Thagaste (Modern day Souk Ahras, NE of Algeria) in the year 354 AD to a pagan father called Patricius and a devout… Continue reading St Augustine of Hippo: a truth seeker and timeless model of profound repentance
On this day, Apip 24th (July 31st), we celebrate the martyrdom of Saint Abanoub, the child martyr. Saint Abanoub was only twelve years old when he was martyred by the Roman ruler. On July 31 our Church celebrates his death, as the day of his birth into eternal life.
“None of those who opposed him had any success,” once commented the late Pope Shenouda III. The consequences for those who dared conspire against Kyrillos were often severe; as a “holy man,” it was as though, many claimed, God himself were protecting him. Their unfortunate accounts are littered throughout the sources.
There is a man in Egypt whose name is unknown to the ruling class, and who is yet the most talked of and the most deeply venerated man in all the valley of the Nile. Although he is a Christian bishop he is just as much a saint of heaven to the Moslem as to the Christian; and the Christians who join in the daily crowd that seek his spiritual help and blessing number Copts and Greeks and Romans— the latter being by no means confined even to natives of Egypt.
On this day also of the year 398 A.D (13th June, 6th Paone), the Coptic Orthodox Church commemorates the departure of St Didymus the Blind - a wonderful model of holy perseverance and discipline. He was the dean of the Theological School of Alexandria. He was born in the city of Alexandria in the year… Continue reading St Didymus the blind: author, ascetic, theologian, dean & polymath
Fr Faltaous El Sorianni related to a group of monks one time: "During the Holy Liturgy, the church is full of angels, martyrs and saints, and this is something that we need to take into consideration while attending the Holy Liturgy.’
Admin: I posted this miracle before but I shortened the account from the book. This is the full version! It is a remarkable story of how fervent, tender, genuine, deep and constant prayer with tears, with a strong faith and hope in God, with patient and gentle perseverance, stemming from genuine heartfelt distress and deep… Continue reading How a mother’s fervent faith cured her autistic son
I compiled these list of miracles from various books about modern day Coptic saints. I hope this compilation may help people learn to rely on and fervently ask for the intercessions of the saints during stressful exam times. Not only during exam time, but to develop the habit of asking help from the saints during… Continue reading Miraculous help in times of exams by the intercessions of recent Coptic saints
Mother Kereya Iskander, a previous abbess of St George's convent, was in the habit of visiting the ancient church each night in order to sing midnight praises by herself. On several occasions a nun came in during the midnight praises and knelt in front of the altar, but Mother Kereya did not recognize her. During… Continue reading The saints love their plays