"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.

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    ...

How to Benefit from Sermons

Hi everyone, my name is Marina and I am a sermon addict. I can listen to sermons all day, every day – when travelling to work, on a run, doing the housework – just give me an internet connection and a phone and I will find a way to squeeze a sermon out of any...

smoking/sin cessation

One of the most powerful things that I have learned in medicine is evidence of how to effectively quit smoking. When one smokes they build up a reservoir of receptors that get pleasure from the nicotine. Therefore, the more one smokes, the more likely they are to keep...

The Shema: LORD

“Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:29-30). In the previous two instalments of this study into the Shema, we looked...

Saint Archdeacon Habib Girgis

While the Coptic Orthodox church is amongst the oldest Christian religions in the world, a formal process of educating the younger generation only began in the early 20th century. The first Coptic Sunday School programme began in the early 1900s. The Saint-Archdeacon...

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