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The Feast of Nairouz

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The Coptic New Year is the very first calendar ever known by man on planet earth! It goes back 4241 BC.The word “Nayrouz” is of Coptic origin. The stem is niiaro-oo meaning: “the rivers.” The suffex “ouz” is Greek, thus, the word “Niiaroouz.” Mid September is usually where the waters of the Nile river rises, [...]

On the Five Wise and the Five Foolish Virgins

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The five wise virgins, watchful and alert, had taken oil in the vessels of their heart. That oil, not part of their own nature, means the grace of the Spirit. They were enabled to enter with the Bridegroom into the heavenly bridal chamber. The other five virgins, however, were content with their own nature. They [...]

On the Holy Prophet Malachi

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The Holy Prophet Malachi, whose name means “messenger” in Hebrew, was the last of the Old Testament prophets. As such, he is called the “Seal of Prophets.” He exercised the gift of prophecy 475 years before the Advent of Christ. From the Book of Malachi it is apparent that in the prophet’s lifetime the Temple had already [...]

On the Second Coming of Christ and the End of this World

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As we approach the end of the ecclesiastical year, our Mother, the Holy Church, reminds us of our Lord Jesus Christ’s Second Coming in glory to judge the living and the dead. In the readings from the Katameros during these few weeks, Christ is presented as our Judge. For example, In Mt 24:30, 31, He [...]

Being Judged on our Humanity

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A day will come in which we will stand face to Face with the Living God and be judged on our relationship with others. We will be painfully judged on whether we learned Christ’s greatest commandment that we love one another as He loves us. This week, when the Church reminds us of the final judgment [...]