"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.

Heartbreak

Heartbreak is a deeply emotive word. It’s the heavy ache in the chest that comes with intense disappointment, rejection and loss. Heartbreak can hit us in a variety of situations, from a dropped ice-cream cone to the end of a relationship. Regardless of the reason...

My Sweet Child

How many times does she have to fall? On her knees she prays, He hears her call The next morning when she wakes Her routine she falls into, before day break In her car, the engine doesn’t start She thinks it’s too soon in the day for things to fall apart She passes a...

Isaiah—Chapter 53. Who is the Suffering Servant?

Isaiah 53 1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should...

The Shema: Hear

“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). This “first and greatest command” (Matthew 22:38) was first delivered to...

Who is like the Lord?

Who is like the Lord my God? Who counts the hairs on my head (Matthew 10:30) Who inscribes me on His hand (Isaiah 49:16) Who cares to gather me as a hen with chicks (Matthew 23:37) Who loves me more than a mother  Who will never forget me (Isaiah 49:15) To whom I am...

True vaccination

I judged a lady today Hard headed dare I say   Wouldn’t vaccinate her baby Read something dodgy and said maybe    It’s true What could I do?   Knock sense into her till blue? It’s detrimental, this I knew   Then I thought of myself Spiritual as I thought I'd...

The Concept of Christian Love – Part I

Introduction An essential part of what it is to be human is our capacity to love. But is there more to love than simply what we perceive or feel? We sometimes throw the word ‘love’ around as if it has no meaning, such as love for material possessions, or love...

St. John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom St. John Chrysostom (‘golden mouthed’), known for his eloquent sermons and writings about Christ, was a 4th century Syrian Saint (born in 347 AD). Coming from a very wealthy, Christian family, his father (Sakondos) passed away at a young age and so...

An Introduction to the History, Dogma, Monasticism, Martyrdom and Ecclesiastics of the Coptic Orthodox Church

A blog by: Marina Zaki and Joseph Gabriel An introduction into the history of the Coptic Orthodox church The Coptic Orthodox church was established in the name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, by St. Mark the Apostle and Evangelist. The first Coptic church has...

Reading The Bible

I distinctly remember a comment made at a retreat years ago—"the saints that we hear of had the same tools as us—the Agpeya and the Bible and from them, they became saints, so why can't we?" Before reading on, try to challenge yourself—how many verses can you recall...

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