St George is one of the most venerated saints in the Coptic Church. Hundreds of miracles are recorded for him and many churches are built after his name. His life is an inspiration for many young people for his courage for standing up for his Christian Faith despite the many tortures that he endured over seven years. All Time Heroes from all Times, is a series that presents the lives of some of the church saints and heroes of faith from the time of our Lord Jesus till today.
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Saint Pisentius was the celebrated Coptic bishop and spiritual writer before the Arab invasion to Egypt. He became a monk at an early age and showed a great zeal in his spiritual life and for the knowledge and memorisation of books of the Bible. He was later ordained the bishop of Qift in Upper Egypt. [...]
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St Mercurius was born to Christian parents in a time of severe prosecution, an officer in the Mareusian army, the young soldier Mercurius defeated the whole army of the Barbarians with the sword entrusted to him by the angel of the Lord. Refusing to worship foreign Gods, Mercurius endured great trials for the sake of [...]
The Life of Tammav Kereya Iskander Tamav Kereya Iskander (the Late abbess of St George’s convent in Old Cairo Egypt) is one of the contemporary monastic figures that is least known in our church today. This book outlines her monastic journey and practice of virtue in her own life, as well as spiritual guidance of [...]
St Martin the Bishop of Tours is a saint from France from the 5th century A.D. He was a solider in the Roman army till he was attracted to the monastic life. He was later ordained a priest then a bishop of the city of Tours. The Coptic Church celebrates his feast on the 14th [...]
Saint Victor is one of the church’s renowned martyrs. He denied his earthly position as an Army General to stand up for his faith and refused the worship to idols. His life inspires young people today to stand strong in their faith and became a living sacrifice to Christ the King. His miracles brought much [...]
Although many virtues found residence with the Mother of God, yet when it comes to simplicity, St. Mary immediately stands conspicuous and a sole source of inspiration and reference. In the book of the Song of Songs we read,“There are sixty queensAnd eighty concubines,And virgins without number.My dove, my perfect one,Is the only one,The only [...]
Since the time of the early Church, Orthodox Christians have honored Mary, the Mother of God, with special solemnity on August 15. From the sixth century on, that celebration has been explicitly associated with her death, as the culmination of a human life uniquely “full of grace,” uniquely involved in the Mystery of our salvation [...]
Wolfman Tom was a ruthless murderer in nineteenth century Russia. This is the captivating true story of how God transformed this hardened criminal into a saint through the fire of repentance. Until the end of time, his story will be an example of repentance and salvation for anyone who has fallen deeply into sin.