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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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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy [...]
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. This book follows Girgis’ six-decade-long career [...]
Mathewes-Green opens up “The Gospel of Mary” to see her early life, offering a window into her centrality to the Christian Faith in new and sometimes startling ways. Christians have alternatively raised the status of the mother of Jesus to that of her Son or ignored her entirely. Behind all of the images is a [...]
The first autobiography ever written, and one of the most profound testaments of faith, ever. “This book is the masterpiece from which all other Christian memoirs flow. Augustine’s astonishing story remains as fresh as it did when he wrote it in the late fourth century. The Confessions still speaks with a clear, vivid and altogether [...]
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.
In a carefully choreographed propaganda video released in February 2015, ISIS militants behead twenty-one orange-clad Christian men on a Libyan beach. In the West, daily reports of new atrocities may have displaced the memory of this particularly vile event. But not in the world from which the murdered came. All but one were young Coptic [...]