How can we maintain our spiritual zeal after Lent?
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How can we maintain our spiritual zeal after Lent?

I am doing God a favour, or so I thought...   The Coptic Orthodox Church follows an annual calendar, culminating...
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Why did Jonah the prophet run?
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Why did Jonah the prophet run?

Hello friends,   When we hear the word 'Prophet' our brains relate it to specific assumptions such as faith, obedience,...
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Do you doubt God’s love because your life is difficult?
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Do you doubt God’s love because your life is difficult?

Do you doubt God’s love because your life is difficult? Then I invite you to consider the life of the...
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Saint Marina is a powerful intercessor for infertility
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Saint Marina is a powerful intercessor for infertility

My Family plan was traditional and fairy-tale friendly: Fall in love : check Get married to the man I love: check Have my first child by my third wedding anniversary : FAIL Have my first child by my fourth wedding anniversary: FAIL Have my first child by my fifth wedding anniversary: FAIL Have my first child by my sixth wedding anniversary: FAIL
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Helpful ideas to maintain our prayer schedule during vacations
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Helpful ideas to maintain our prayer schedule during vacations

Vacation plans can present their own set of challenges. A consensus among family members has to be reached. Various alliances are formed, treacherous behavior is to be expected, "mom is right, we should go to Europe this year" says the conniving child while winking at his father. Bargains are negotiated, treaties are signed "You may have 3 consecutive Pizza nights preceding and following the vacation should we go to Cuba instead of Disney".
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Covid-19 is our Spiritual Belly of the Whale
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Covid-19 is our Spiritual Belly of the Whale

Different types of whales... Jonas, Jonas, Jonas…how could you ever think you could run away from God? I mean, you...
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Are you sure you have not killed anyone recently?
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Are you sure you have not killed anyone recently?

Are you sure you have not killed anyone recently? It sounds like the beginning of a murder mystery where the...
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How can we maintain our spiritual zeal after Lent?
Religious Articles Resources For The Orthodox Family Spiritual Reflections

How can we maintain our spiritual zeal after Lent?

I am doing God a favor, or so I thought...   The Coptic Orthodox Church follows an annual calendar, culminating...
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How do we use our talents?
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How do we use our talents?

He is a handsome man, charismatic and friendly. He has every requirement that would have made him a hugely successful recording artist, pop star, teen idol and/or movie star.
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Avengers Infinity War – Jesus was the Joke
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Avengers Infinity War – Jesus was the Joke

The movie is appropriately titled: Infinity Wars. This is how it feels; there is an infinite amount of attacks on Christianity.
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Why did God allow the bombing to occur?
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Why did God allow the bombing to occur?

Why does God allow "bad things to happen to good people" ? Why does God allow his followers to be massacred, persecuted, discriminated against? Why does God allow poverty? War?
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Are they crazy? How could the Copts still have faith?
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Are they crazy? How could the Copts still have faith?

So why do we cling onto our Faith with such ferocity? Why do we continue to forgive those who persecute us and pray for those who shed the blood of our people? Why do we continue to preach love and peace? Because, we are Coptic Orthodox!
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Blessed Feast of Saint Philopatir Mercurius – Abu Sefein.
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Blessed Feast of Saint Philopatir Mercurius – Abu Sefein.

I was drawn to Saint Philopatir when I discovered a book about his miracles. I was a teenager then and reading about Saints was not high on my list of priorities. However, I fell on the first collection of his miracles entitled God loves me and I got hooked. All of his miracles were imbued with grace and extreme kindness.
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Inspiration from the life of Empress Helena
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Inspiration from the life of Empress Helena

In a time when travelling was difficult, fraught with dangers , and in her advanced age, she took it upon herself to travel to Jerusalem to locate the Cross of our Lord.
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