Inherit Eternal Life

The Gospel of today in the Liturgy from St. Mark when the rich young man came to the LORD JESUS and asked HIM “Mar 10:17 Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” HE told him that when you put the word in your heart the seed will yield fruit; the young man asked what the commandments are? The word of GOD is the seed of life when you put it in your heart it yields in you the fruits of the Eternal life, HE said to him don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, honour your father and mother……..the young man said that all these I have kept since my childhood, and this is exactly our situation. We attend the Church, listen to the word of GOD in the Church and at home and keeping it, the same as the young man, but this young man still felt that he is far from the Kingdom of GOD and this is why he came to ask the LORD what to do. I listen to the word of GOD and keeping it, so the seed is there in my heart, but I can’t feel the


The Nativity Fast 2020

The Nativity Fast has started on Wednesday the 25th of November for a duration of 43 days. 40 days fasted by Moses the prophet after which he received the Word of the LORD GOD almighty engraved on two stone tablets, we also fast 40 days to receive the incarnated Word of the LORD GOD almighty engraved in our hearts and not a stone tablet. The Church added for these 40 days another 3 days in remembrance of the three days fasted by the Church in the tenth century AD so as to remember the mighty work of the LORD GOD almighty with HIS people when they endured the great temptation during the days of HH Pope Ava Abram Ben Zarah and the and the Caliph Al-Muizz for the Fatimid, who ordered the


Parable of the Farmer

Today we are on the first Sunday of the month of Hatour. The first and second Sundays of Hatour is the season of cultivation in Egypt; they used to seed the seeds at the beginning of Hatour. The church arranged that these chapters should be read on the first and second Sunday, and our fathers, the leaders of the church, were keen to transmit the mind of man as he practices his normal life from the earthly to the heavenly bodies. All of them are farmers, and they are all planted, and Sunday is a holy day, and no one will work on it, so they go to Church where they hear these readings and thus their thoughts are changed from the handy work in the farm all the week to the heavenly thoughts.


Miracle of bringing back to life the son of if the widow of Nain


The Gospel of Saint Luke today, chapter 7, speaks to us about the miracle of raising the son of the widow of Nain, and Nain is a city and its meaning is pleasure, but unfortunately, the name does not apply to the status of the city. Our LORD JESUS entered the city of Nain, which is a pleasure, but HE found a funeral procession, far from you. And the funeral was for the only son for his mother, who is a widow. A woman, her husband, died years ago, and her only son has now also died. A difficult situation, no one can feel it except the one who lives it. All doors closed in front of her and so she is wishing for nothing but to die because her life partner has left her and her only son is now on the way to the cemetery……. The whole world blackened in front of her. Who is the one who came with a light, the one who wipes tears, no one but the person of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. He is yours and you are mine. The first word HE said to her was (Luke 7:13)”Do not weep.”.” How came that she could not weep when she is a widow and now her only son, the candle of her life is now extinguished, the son in whom she sees the picture of his lost father is now also dead.


Healing of the possessed blind and dumb


Today’s Gospel from Saint Matthew chapter12 about the miracle of healing a man who is insane, blind and mute.

It was said about Satan that He was a murderer from the beginning. That is his job. His characteristic is ruthless, so if someone falls into his hand, he will not be merciful.

The one who was presented to the LORD JESUS in the Gospel today, it was said about him “Mat 12:22 possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb” If someone loses his mind then he will be doing any unbelievable acts, and if he is blind things are even worse and if he is dumb, then what else is left for him.


JESUS and the Disciples fishing

The Gospel for today is from the Gospel according to St Luke chapter 5, and it talks to us about the fishing of a large number of fishes by the Disciples in the lake of Gennesaret.  There was by the lake 4 fishermen, Saint Peter and his brother Andrew. James and his brother John were cleaning and folding their nets after trying all night without catching a single fish and thus they were very depressed.  The LORD JESUS was by the lakeside surrounded by a great multitude of people who gathered around HIM to listen to the words of GOD.  The LORD JESUS showed HIMSELF to be in need for


Healing of the paralytic man lowered from the roof

The Gospel for today is about a very famous miracle performed by the LORD JESUS CHRIST and it was mentioned in 3 of the Gospels St Matthew, Mark and Luke.  Today’s Gospel is from St Mark talking about the LORD JESUS who was in Capernaum and it was heard that HE was in one of the houses.  The LORD JESUS was talking to the people.  When the LORD JESUS used to be in a place, the news spread quickly and the place gets crowded with people, as a matter a fact the house was very much crowded to the extent that even there was no space even around the door or the hallway.


The first Sunday of the month of Tout 2020

The first Sunday of the Coptic Year talks to us about the personality of St John the Baptist, why St John the Baptist?

He is a prophet who lived between the two periods of the Old Testament and the New Testament, and now we are in the beginning of a New Year.

The Feast of Nowruz is the feast of martyrs, and St John the Baptist is the last martyr of the Old Testament.

Saint John the Baptist testified that the LORD JESUS CHRIST was greater than a prophet and the greatest of women born. Why? Because no one called for repentance, as St John the Baptist called for until all Jerusalem went out to him.

Repentance in GOD’s eyes is the greatest work that a person can do. So this is our topic on the First Sunday of the New Year; Repentance.


The forgotten month

We are now in the last week of the of this year according to the Coptic calendar and GOD willing we will be celebrating the New Year on Friday 11th of September for the year 1737 Martyrs calendar.  We in the Coptic Church have our own calendar and it is called the Martyrs calendar and this started on the year 284 AD This was the year in which Emperor Diocletian took over the rule of the Roman Emperor and the most severe persecution began against the Coptic Church to the point that the Church took that year as a beginning to its calendar and called it the Martyrs Calendar.


End of the year and the Second coming


At the end of each Martyrs (Coptic) year the Church reminds us about what will happen at the end of days, so that we prepared at the time for the Second Coming, for this the Gospel of this Sunday and the following Sunday talks to us about the Second Coming of the LORD JESUS. Today’s Gospel is from the Gospel according to St Mark chapter 13. The second coming of the LORD JESUS CHRIST was mentioned in the 3 Gospels of St Matthew, Mark and Luke, as for Saint John, he was unique alone in the Book of Revelation with the events of the Second Coming. The Second Coming needs us to listen to the advice said by the LOTD JESUS (Mar 13:37) “ And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.” Staying awake and watching is important because the time when the LORD JESUS will come is unknown. HE shall be coming suddenly, suddenly, as a thief. And the word “watch,” which the LORD JESUS CHRIST demands of us, meaning to be prepared, means that you should be ready for the Second Coming. “And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”