The Nativity Fast 16 Hatoor/November 25

“The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Lk 19:10) How shall I receive the newborn Baby of Bethlehem? On November 25th we begin the Nativity Fast period. It is a great fast during which we prepare ourselves spiritually to receive the birth

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The Wheat and the Tares

Your job is not to pull up the tares, but to grow as wheat. Tares is equivalent to “zawan” in Arabic, it is a weed most resembling wheat, and has been supposed to be carefully weeded out from among the wheat at the time of harvesting. When the wheat harvester

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Faithfulness over a Little

The Bible says, “Well done good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.” (Matt. 25:21) This means that, as you have been faithful in earthly things, I will set you over

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In Everything Give Thanks to the Lord

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Individuals offered up sacrifices out of gratitude in the book of Genesis. The Israelites sang a song of thanksgiving as they were delivered from Pharaoh’s army

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