Posts by donnamrizk@gmail.com

“Churching of Women” and Baptism 40/80 days

“Churching of Women” and Baptism 40/80 days

This is my second blog request (delayed – I apologise to that reader!) It also coincides with my blog on ‘Women and Communion’ written last year- which can be found here: http://learnpraylove.com/women-and-communion/ “Those therefore who do not obey Him, that He may lighten and deliver them from the bonds of the Old Law, obey not God, who has called them to come forth unto release and rest and refreshment; and they bind themselves with the heavy burdens of the Old Law, which are of no avail.” (Didascalia, Ch. 26, Teaching of the Apostles, 3rd c) (This blog is quite long...

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Struggling to ‘feel’ God?

Struggling to ‘feel’ God?

I have formed you, you are My servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me! (Isaiah 44:21) This article is inspired particularly by the special youth of St. Mark’s Church London, of whom I am honoured to know and spent more time with this past year. A question was asked during our past Friday Youth Meeting retreat about feeling God’s love and presence, a question (or rather experience) I believe most, if not all of us have encountered, and at times, struggle with from time to time. God is love. God is everywhere. God is powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, all...

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Living in the “Now”

Living in the “Now”

(Greek Orthodox Icon of Christ the Pantocrator – with Greek inscription above His head of “ ‘Ο ΩΝ” which means “I AM”) This blog post is inspired by the bestseller “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. A book I would recommend reading in the light of knowing and practicing your Christian faith.   “With the past I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson So many of us struggle with time. With our past, — whether decisions we have made, focus on people who hurt us, or reminisce the ‘good...

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A Cure for Loneliness

A Cure for Loneliness

A Cure for Loneliness?  This is my first topic-request, so I hope it touches that specific reader and everyone who reads this.   Loneliness is an increasing epidemic in our 21st century world – and it stems from one simple problem: a separation from a deep and intimate communion with God, with fellow man and with one’s self. From the beginning, Adam had everything – he had all the plants, animals, food, nature, and later was given Eve to be his companion, but above all, he had and enjoyed the presence of God. Adam was simply in perfect union with...

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Is Nelson Mandela Saved?

Is Nelson Mandela Saved?

Since the man who helped end the apartheid in South Africa has passed earlier this month, a number of people have had their opinion and judgment on Mandela – first as a man who can be considered ‘Christian’ and second if he is saved. (And yes I went there in posting a photo of Mandela and the late Pope Shenouda III) I don’t know what it is but many of us Christians, when someone of high profile and one of good honour and reputation passes, such as Nelson Mandela, it seems that the automatic response to do is to...

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About Me

I'm an ever-learning student, who wishes to share what I've experienced and been taught throughout the years -- whether through personal experience and/or my academia in theology. I hope to inspire others to learn more about life, God, and for each one to find their desired purpose and calling in this world.