• Spiritual Messages Archives - St. Mary & St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church

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    Coptic Month Kiahk is the Marian Month

    “Blessed are you among women” (Luke 1:28) In this blessed season of the fast of the Holy Nativity we spend the Coptic month of Kiahk in praises and in watchfulness […]

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    The Praises of Kiahk

    “Arise, O you sons of light so we may praise the Lord of powers.” The Praises of Kiahk by Hegomen Pishoy Kamel The praise of Kiahk (also called “7 and […]

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    The Incarnation of the Word

     “He was rich but he became poor for our sake, so that we might be enriched by His poverty.” (2 Cor. 8:9) He took what was ours to be His […]

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    The Message of Nativity of Christ is Love

    “So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the Garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way […]

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    The Nativity Fast 16 Hatoor/November 25

    “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Lk 19:10) How shall I receive the newborn Baby of Bethlehem? On November 25th we […]

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    Benefits and Importance of Fasting

    “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”  (Joel 2:12)  Fasting is one of the most important spiritual means. Why? […]

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    A Pure Vessel

    “Therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if anyone has […]

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    Peace of the Heart

    Peace of the heart is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit dwells in one’s heart, it gives peace to this heart, as the Apostle […]

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    Faithfulness over a Little

    The Bible says, “You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.” (Matt. 25:21) This means that, as you have been faithful in […]

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    The Wheat and the Tares

    Your job is not to pull up the tares, but to grow as wheat. Tares is equivalent to “zawan” in Arabic, it is a weed most resembling wheat, and has […]

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    Thanks Be to God

    “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Individuals offered up sacrifices out of […]

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    Feast of the Holy Cross 17-19 Tout/September 27-29

    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. (1 Corinthians 1:18) The […]

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    The Ultimate Symbol of Love

    “Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Cor. 5:8) In […]

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    The Feast of Nayrouz/Feast of Coptic New Year 1735 AM

    “You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) Nayrouz is the feast of commemorating the […]

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    Motives of Martyrdom in Christianity

    “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” (Matthew 24:9) We cannot understand martyrdom in […]