"Out of Egypt I called my Son" (Hos 11:1, Mat 2:15)

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In an increasingly secular world, we find ourselves more in need than ever of a deeper understanding of our authentic and living Orthodox Christian Faith. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria has been one of the brightest and steadfast witnesses to Christ for two thousand years. 

 

We are a group of Coptic youth and young professionals looking to explore, share and discuss the riches of this living witness with you and all the world. 

 

 

 

 

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Bible Study series

“The word of the Lord is living and powerful” (Heb 4:12)

Practical Spirituality

A series of articles on how we can put into practice authentic Orthodox spirituality into our everyday lives.

Church History

A series of articles on Church History and the lessons we can learn from it.

Theology

A broad category studying of the nature of God and all aspects of the Orthodox Faith.

Healthy Relationships

avigating the challenging topic of relationships through our Orthodox Faith.

Contemporary Issues

How to view and deal with our modern world through the lens of an ancient and living Faith.

Story Corner

Pour yourself a nice cup of shay and listen to a good yarn.

Saints Corner

This category will discuss the lives of Saints venerated in the Coptic Orthodox Church.

What are the origins of the Coptic Orthodox Church?

The Coptic Orthodox Church is an Oriental Orthodox Christian Church, predominantly based in Egypt, some countries in Africa and the Middle East. The Coptic Church was founded by St. Mark the Apostle and Evangelist in Alexandria, around the middle of the 1st century (c. 42 AD). St. Mark became the first Pope of Alexandria and began to preach the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This later became known as the Holy See of St. Mark. Historians have given the title of ‘Church of the Martyrs’ to the Coptic Church. This is a direct result of the Coptic Christian’s perfect love for Christ, their firm hope and unashamed open practice of worship, in the midst of waves of religious persecution.

Salvation – Part 3

In the previous two instalments, we discussed how the blood of Christ is necessary and sufficient for salvation. Because Christ died for all humanity, salvation is consequently offered to anyone who wishes to accept it. In the book of Revelations 3:20, Christ said,...

Salvation – Part 2

Salvation is the deliverance from sin and its consequences. In our previous instalment, we discussed how the Christ’s blood is both necessary and sufficient for us to saved, and without the blood of Christ, there is no salvation. Christ died for all of humanity in...

Salvation – Part 1

Salvation is a key concept in Christianity and is defined as deliverance from the bondage of sin and its consequences [1]. In other words, to be saved is to be redeemed from death. Salvation is the continued purpose - and ultimate goal - of the Christian life....

When I sit in Darkness, the Lord Will be a Light to me

What is this place? How did I get here? I don’t like it. Darkness engulfs me. Its noxious heaviness encases me, suffocating. I try to move but the darkness is palpable (Exo 10:21). Like thick black treacle, it smothers me. Thorns and thistles wrap around my arms and...

Contemplation on Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17) What a magnificent verse! What a beautiful promise! He will quiet you with His...

Wisdom

WISDOM Written by A.Romani   What is Wisdom? Wisdom is the best and most incredible blessing God could ever bless us with. Being wise is when you have a deeper and better understanding of life. When you go through a lot, have enough knowledge, experience, it can...

Lent 2021

Lent is upon us. I love hearing friends and family tell me how exciting they find lent. When it's done well, its so beneficial to our relationship with God. Below are a few chapters from the Bible about how to fast and a few links to practical things we can do during...

Sexual Immorality: Run for Your Life

We live in a hypersexualised culture. In the last century, we have seen a seismic shift in attitudes around sex, sexuality and interpersonal relationships which sociologists have dubbed the sexual revolution. With the discovery of penicillin in 1950’s by which...

Contemplations from “The Life of Moses” by St. Gregory of Nyssa – Part 1

This truly is the vision of God: never to be satisfied in the desire to see him. But one must always, by looking at what he can see, rekindle his desire to see more. (St. Gregory of Nyssa, The Life of Moses, II, 239)   The Life of Moses by St. Gregory of Nyssa[1]...

Useful Websites

https://www.freedominchristianity.com Father Antony Pauls' public and informal journal/blog.     http://www.stminahamilton.ca/groups/servants/pope-shenouda-iii-books A collection of Pope Shenouda the 3rds' books in Arabic and English    ...

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