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. His feast is celebrated on the 13th day of the month of Abib. 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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Catherine of Siena’s influence was felt throughout the kingdoms of Europe. She enjoyed the confidence of popes, royalty, and most of all, the common people of Italy. A complicated woman, she was able to speak bluntly to a queen: “Instead of a woman, you have become the servant and slave of nothingness, making yourself the [...]
Everyday Saints and Other Stories By: Archimandrite Tikhon The book is a portrait of one of the Orthodox Church’s holiest sites, the Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery in northwestern Russia. The monastery stayed open during the Soviet era, surviving first within independent Estonia, then by the wiliness and fortitude of the monks after the territory was absorbed into [...]
It is one of the great mysteries of life that in atmospheres of the harshest cruelty, a certain few not only survive but emerge as beacons of light and life. Father Arseny, former scholar of church art, became Prisoner No. 18736 in the brutal ‘special sector’ of the Soviet prison camp system. In the darkness [...]
One of the best-known references on the life of Christ now available in one unabridged volume! Alfred Edersheim’s The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah is a storehouse of information on the background of the New Testament. This classic work successfully portrays the streets, the marketplaces, the religious conflicts, the people, and the places [...]
This is the first comprehensive work published on the life of Habib Girgis. By the mid-nineteenth century, the Coptic Orthodox Church was in a state of deep vulnerability that tore at the very fabric of Coptic identity. In response, Girgis dedicated his life to advancing religious and theological education.