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  • السنكسار
    Jul 4, 2022

    السنكسار

    اليوم السابع والعشرين - شهر بؤونة

    ➕ استشهاد القديس توماس الشندلاتى

    ➕نياحة القديس يوحنا بن الابح

    ➕ استشهاد القديس حنانيا الرسول أحد السبعين

    Synaxarium

    Baounah 27

    ➕ Martyrdom of St.Ananias,the Apostle

    ➕ Martyrdom of St.Thomas of Shentalet

    ➕ Departure of St. John Ebn el- Abah

  • Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
    Jul 4, 2022
  • Jul 4, 2022

    We lift everything and followed You

    I follow You my Lord with all of my heart and You lead me with Your grace and ease my steps.

    You open to me the Heavenly embrace and You show me how to come to You.

    You take care of me and You rescue me and save me and fight for me my enemies.

    You wash me, purify me and lead me to the sources of the living water.

    You fill me from Your spirit and Your love and You show me the shinning way.

    You purify me from my impurities and You forgive me and You heal me and fulfill me.

    You rebuke the wind and the waves and You dwell in my heart.

    My Lord Jesus Christ… Help me and save me lead me every moment until I come to You, oh the Lover of mankind.

  • Jul 4, 2022

    تركنا كل شئ وتبعناك

    + أتبعك يارب بكل قلبى وأنت تقودنى بنعمتك وتسهل خطواتى .

    - أنت تفتح لى السماوات والأحضان الإلهية وترينى كيف أصل إليك .

    - أنت تعتنى بى وتنجينى وتنقذنى وتحارب عنى أعدائى .

    - أنت تغسلنى وتطهرنى وتقودنى إلى ينابيع المياة الحية .

    - أنت تملأنى من روحك ومن حبك وترينى الطريق مضيئاً .

    - أنت تطهرنى من نجاساتى وتغفر لى وتشفينى وتشبعنى .

    - أنت تنتهر الريح والأمواج وتحل فى قلبى .

    + ربى يسوع .. أعنى وخلصنى وقدنى كل لحة حتى أصل إليك يا محب البشر .

  • Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
    Jul 3, 2022
  • Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
    Jul 3, 2022
  • صلوات التقديس
    Jul 2, 2022

    صلوات التقديس


    هذه تحول الخبز والخمر بعمل الروح القدس إلى جسد ودم المسيح كذبيحة غير دموية.

    ووضع لنا هذا السر العظيم= يأخذ الكاهن من البخور ويبخر يديه سائلا أن يتقدس ليتمم السر،

    والمسيح هو الذي يقدسه (والبخور رمز للمسيح) فالمسيح يقدس الكاهن أي يخصصه المسيح ليقوم بتقديم الذبيحة،

    ويتمم السر.

    فالمسيح هو الكاهن الحقيقي الذي يقدم ذبيحة نفسه ، ويقدس الكاهن أي يوكل له أن يقوم بتقديم الذبيحة (1كو1: 4).

    ويأخذ من البخور ويضع فوق الجسد،

    والمعنى أن المسيح الذي كان في حياته له رائحة طيبة هو هو نفسه الذي يقدم جسده في هذا السر ذبيحة.

    والكاهن يضع ثلاث أيادي بخور فوق القربانة إشارة للثالوث الذي اشترك في التجسد وفي الخلاص.

    - تُضاء الشموع إشارة لرهبة هذه اللحظات التي يحل فيها الروح القدس على القرابين ليحولها.

    ولرهبة هذه اللحظات تسجد الكنيسة كلها منتظرة حلول الروح القدس على الأسرار لتقديسها وتحويلها.

    لأنه فيما هو راسِم.. أخذ خبزًا= لأنه أي الرب يسوع فعل ذلك، نفعل ذلك نحن أيضًا.

    - في القداس الغريغوري يقول الكاهن لأنك في الليلة التي أسلمت ذاتك.. (أسست هذا السر)

    ولاحظ بينما كان العالم يدبر للمسيح الموت صلبًا كان المسيح يدبر للعالم سر الحياة.

    ونظر إلى فوق=

    1) فالمشيئة واحدة بين الآب والابن وهي إعطاء حياة.

    2) الخلاص عمل الثالوث.

    3) كل عمل قام به المسيح هو لتمجيد الآب (يو4:17).

    وهذا السر الذي يؤسسه هو تجميع كل شعب الله الذين يحبونه في جسد واحد حي....

    يحب الناس الله ويخضع الناس لله

    ويمجدوا الله كجسد واحد رأسه المسيح.

  • The Holy Eucharist
    Jul 2, 2022

    The Holy Eucharist

    In the Divine Liturgy, the priest ask the Lord for two things,

    the descent of the Holy Spirit to change the bread and wine into the Holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and His descent on us to change us who eat and drink of the Holy Body and Blood ‘We worship You by the pleasure of Your goodness that your Holy Spirit descend upon us and upon these gifts set forth and purify them change them as a sanctification of Your saints’.

    St. Augustine reminded his audience: "If then you are the body of Christ and His members,

    it is your mystery that reposes on the altar of the Lord…

    Be what you see and receive what you are" and "There you are on the table, and there you are in the chalice."

    The Holy Spirit underlies and pervades the Church’s celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

    He makes present the blessed Body and Blood of the risen Lord Jesus Christ and by our eating and drinking the Holy Gifts,

    we ourselves are renewed in the Spirit

    Although it is the Holy Spirit that accomplishes the change of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of the incarnate Word,

    it is by our partaking of our Lord’s Body and Blood that we receive the Holy Spirit.

    The Spirit indwells, penetrates, and suffuses the glorified flesh of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    St. Paul writes: "Thus it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being’;

    the last Adam became a life-giving spirit" (1 Cor 15:45).

    This invitation to partake of the Holy Eucharist is truly an extension to the day of the Pentecost.

    For by partaking in one bread and one cup with one spirit we are united with our Lord Jesus Christ and with one another to become one church,

    the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ and enter in partnership with the Spirit receiving the

    forgiveness of our sins.

  • Jul 2, 2022

    مغبوطٌ هوالإنسان

    الذي يحوي في ذاته المحبة

    لأنه يحوي الله في ذاته،

    فإن الله محبة.

    من يثبت في المحبة يثبت في الله.

    من حوى المحبة لا يرفض أحداً البتة

    لا صغيراً

    ولا كبيراً،

    لا شريفاً

    ولا وضيعاً،

    ولا يتشامخ،

    القديس غريغوريس اللاهوتي

  • Departure of St.
    Jul 2, 2022

    Departure of St.Peter the Fourth, the 34th Pope of Alexandria

    On this day also, the holy father and fighter St. Peter the Fourth, 34th Pope of Alexandria, departed.

    His predecessor Pope Theodosius was exiled by the orders of Emperor Vespasian because he did not agree with him on the resolutions of the Council of Chalcedon.

    When the Pope departed in exile, the Emperor did not permit the ordination of a new Patriarch.

    The lay leaders of the city of Alexandria went to its governor, who was an honorable and forthright man,

    and expressed to him their grief because of the vacancy of the Patriarchal chair.

    He advised them to go to the monastery of El-Zogag as if they were going to pray, there they could then ordain the patriarch of their choice.

    They rejoiced at this counsel. The bishops took Abba Peter to the monastery of El-Zogag and ordained him Patriarch on the first of Mesra, 283 A.M. (July 25th, 567 A.D.).

    Before this, Anba Severus had departed and the Antiochian chair remained vacant.

    When the people of Antioch heard that the Egyptians had ordained for themselves a patriarch, they also ordained for themselves a patriarch called Theophanius.

    He and Pope Peter exchanged letters concerning the Orthodox faith.

    Each one mentioned his brother in the Divine Liturgy, nevertheless they did not dare to go to their official seats.

    Pope Peter resided in the monastery of Epiphaniah south of El-Zogag monastery, as Theophanius was residing in the monastery of Aphtonius in the outskirts of Antioch.

    In those days, there were six hundred monasteries and thirty-two villages on the outskirts of Alexandria; all their inhabitants were Orthodox.

    The city of Alexandria, the cities of Upper and Lower Egypt, the monks of the monasteries of the desert of Scete, Ethiopia and Nuba were under the authority of Pope Peter.

    He did not cease sending Epistles to the believers to confirm them in the Orthodox faith.

    He went around visiting the monasteries of Alexandria and its villages, teaching, admonishing, and strengthening them.

    He chose a holy and learned man called Damianos and appointed him as his scribe.

    Pope Peter delegated to him the care of the churches, and he became a patriarch after him.

    Pope Peter went on caring for his flock, confirming them in the Orthodox faith until he departed in peace.

    May his prayers be with us and Glory be to our God forever. Amen.

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