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The Power of Pain

The Power of Pain

But most gladly I will rejoice in my infirmities..that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Cor 12:9) I am in no way writing as someone who has accomplished the power of pain, but I am writing to express something we all share in common and deal with regularly, so each one may receive hope and strength. Pain is a very supernatural thing. Every human life experiences pain in one way or another – from being born into the world until we take our last breath, we face uncomfortable realities that are foreign to our innate being....

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Women and Communion

Women and Communion

What is the REAL reason women can’t take communion? A Biblical, Historical, Patristic, and Theological Approach “What God has cleansed you shall not call common or unclean” (Acts 10:15) *For Arabic translation click here* (*This blog has also been newly-published in the book “Women and Communion” (in Arabic) by St. Macarius Monastery (2016) – found also here among other great articles on the topic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1l-Zo1ib-71ZjRYLU9nVDN0cmc/view ) Yes, I went there. Call me a feminist, a rebel – whatever – I’d like to consider myself a thinker and a researcher. Hopefully a theologian too. I think this subject is vast –...

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Apologetics…what?

Apologetics…what?

This is a topic that has been on my heart for many years now, especially during the course of my studies in theology… and after yesterday’s event, I am compelled to write a brief explanation and exhortation on the dire need for apologetics in our modern day Orthodox Church. What is apologetics? (No it doesn’t relate to apologising – sorry 🙂 *pun intended* It’s a very early Christian practice (even pre-Christian too) where Christians would make a “speech in defence of the Christian faith.” (Patristic Lexicon, Lampe, Oxford, 1961). It comes from the Greek word “apologia” (ἀπολογία). So what is...

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Seminar on Theology with HH Pope Tawadros II

Seminar on Theology with HH Pope Tawadros II

My Experience at the “Seminar on Theology” instituted by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II in Anaphora, Egypt, June 2013 *Brief account of my experience at the first theological seminar with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II – as requested 🙂  It was another normal weekday — woke up, had my quiet time, prepared myself to take on another day of research and more reading and translating and deciphering ancient Christian texts. But it soon became more exciting 🙂 I received an email about a “Coptic Theological Seminar” to be held in Anaphora, Egypt this June 2013. I wasn’t sure what...

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Who is the Holy Spirit to me? Why Pentecost?

Who is the Holy Spirit to me? Why Pentecost?

Who is the Holy Spirit to me? Why Pentecost? There is countless of things to be said of the Holy Spirit… this is something in brief I’d like to share…of which I hope will be of benefit The Feast of Pentecost is one of the major seven feasts in the Orthodox Church, and it is so for a reason. Growing up in the Orthodox Church for many years now, in my experience, I haven’t heard much about the Holy Spirit – or there are not many prayers to the Holy Spirit – so I haven’t experienced much knowledge about the...

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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.