Fr. Pishoy Kamel1 visited a sick person who was complaining from pain in his back. Abouna Pishoy started to give him words of solace, but the man answered, "I'm not asking God to take away my illness. I only ask Him to give me the strength to stand up for prayer and take from me the severe headache that hinders me from praying 'Our Father.' As long as the headache was there, I couldn't concentrate on one word."
Abouna Pishoy replied, "Don't be upset if you are not able to attend church or stand up for prayer, or even say 'Our Father,' because you participate in Jesus' suffering. Give thanks for this participation. For Jesus also suffered back pain under the heavy burden of the cross."
Some days later, when this sick man came to
Author: H. H. Pope Shenouda Ill.
David said “I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.” (Ps 16:8).
So how did he see the Lord in front of him and at his right hand all times?
“I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, `Move from here to there,' and it will move” (Matt. 17:20)
Contemplation on the Sixth Sunday of Lent (Jn. 9:1-41)
The man born blind is one of the most famous Bible stories we have heard throughout our lives. Our Lord has shown us that He can take what is nothing and create what is real. However, how would this story conclude if we replaced the man born blind with yourself? Let’s imagine that we are the blind ones and learn from these series of
An Audio Sermon by Fr. Abraham Wassef
"Zacchaeus the tax Collector"
1. No one is too evil or too far to be changed. No one is beyond the power of God. The door of hope is always open.
2. True repentance always has some sort of evidence. "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation."