Peace is the original state of this universe. It was also the original state before the world was created. Since the beginning of time, God alone has been in perfect peace. Millions of years have passed or millions of millions of years, more than that even; in fact before time existed and before its dimensions were known, the original state was peace.
In June 2005, under the subject of "Facing protestant teaching" The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church has declared: "No Protestant chorals (singing) and no unorthodox prayers are allowed in Orthodox churches"
Source - Article 43, The Council decisions in the era of H.H. Pope Shenouda, 1971-2011
The first page of the infinite chapter of eternal life begins with the Glorious Feast of the Holy Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He arrived into the world at night, the darkness where humanity dwelt, but arose at
It’s Friday. I like Fridays. It means I get to rest tomorrow; it will be the Sabbath day.
O Master and Lord, God the Pantocrator (Almighty), Who sent His Only-Begotten Son to the world; He taught us the law and commandments written in the Holy Gospel; and taught us that fasting and prayer cast out devils, as He said that "this kind cannot come out by anything, except by prayer and fasting."
Now we have begun to fast the Holy Great Fast; earmarked as a time of solitude with the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a time of spiritual retreat in which
"The true fast is that in which sins, anger, tongue, and instincts are under control" (St Basil the Great).
In the past, people were so brave! In the Monastery of the Flavians in Asia Minor, the Turks had captured a man and slaughtered him. Then they told his wife, 'Either you deny Christ, or we will kill your children too.'
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ንኣምላኽ ምእማን ብቀሺ ዶ/ር ፍጹም ገብረንጉስ ኣብ ቀጽሪ መካነ ህይወት ቤተክርስትያን መድሃኔ ዓለም (25/07/2004) ዝተዋህበ ስብከት። ንሶም ካብ ሕዳር 2004 ክሳብ ሕጂ ኣብ ቤት ማእሰርቲ ይርከቡ።