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

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

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

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?

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

Bishop Makarios · Sacraments · Saints

Keep repenting, confessing and communing as they acquire you a great place in heaven

Following the departure of HG Bishop Makarios, a woman who knew him when he was alive had consecutive dreams of him. Once  she dreamt that HG was sitting on a great throne with a crown on his head; it was as if he was at a feast. She asked him, “Are you going to pray… Continue reading Keep repenting, confessing and communing as they acquire you a great place in heaven

Mother Erene · Saints

The earthly and heavenly glory of Mother Erene

Immediately in the weeks and days following the departure of Mother Erene, which occurred on the 31st October 2006, countless laypeople, priests and bishops who knew her or even heard about her, began to publish words of veneration about her spiritual stature and love, and how she had left a very vivid impression on their… Continue reading The earthly and heavenly glory of Mother Erene

Mother Erene · Saints

The effect of reading the life of Mother Erene

My life has totally changed after having read the valuable life story of Tamav Erene. Before hand, I was only interested in whatever was worldly. However, from the moment I read this book, Tamav’s life touched mine. I cried bitterly and told her, ‘Please be my mother and attract me to heaven and to whatever is holy.’ When I came to Egypt, I decided to come to the convent and to visit Tamav’s shrine to ask her to help me change my life and to come closer to God.