A Prayer for the New Year

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.  Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,…”  1 Chronicles 16:11-12 A Prayer for the New Year – By His Holiness Pope Shenouda III Lord, make it a blessed year… A pure year to please You… A

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Benefits and Importance of Fasting

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”  (Joel 2:12)  Fasting is one of the most important spiritual means. Why? Fasting helps us keep self-control. God put this element of restrain from the beginning when He asked Adam and Eve to

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A Pure Vessel

“Therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another, even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” (Colossians 3:12-13) Gentleness is a fruit

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Peace of the Heart

Peace of the heart is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit dwells in one’s heart, it gives peace to this heart, as the Apostle says, “and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding…” (Phil. 4:7) Peace was a gift from the Lord Jesus

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Faithfulness over a Little

The Bible says, “You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.” (Matt. 25:21) This means that, as you have been faithful in earthly things, I will set you over the heavenly. You have been faithful in this present world, I will set

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