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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How to be content?

How to be content?

Be anxious for nothing. How to be content? A Reflection on Philippians 4:6, 11 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Phil 4:6). One of my favourite bible chapters is from Philippians 4, an excerpt from one of St. Paul’s prison epistles. It is a letter that boasts of joy in the midst of chaos. His exuberant joy always makes me wonder – how can one, amongst such turmoil, be rejoicing? How can he keep saying, “rejoice” when anyone who looks at his surroundings will...

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Are atheists redeemed?

Are atheists redeemed?

I am compelled to respond to the article written about Pope Francis’ homily that was delivered Wednesday, May 22 at the Mass in Rome to bring to light some questions about the pope’s view on redemption. As much as I am in full support of ecumenism and preaching the truth of the Gospel to everyone – I partially agree with Pope Francis’ homily (this all on the assumption the article attests accurately of his speech). We, as Christians, believe all are saved by the blood of Christ – He has redeemed us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13) and...

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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.