This publication was originally available in Arabic in a series of books called Al-Durra al-Ṭaqsiyya Li-l-Kanīsa al-Qibṭiyya (The Ritual Gem of the Coptic Church). It outlines the spiritual and deep rituals of the sacraments, feasts, and fasts of the Coptic Church in light of the other Oriental and Eastern Churches. This detailed work is found in fifty books in Arabic and focuses on the historical developments of the liturgical life of the Church from the first century onwards based on the writings of the Church Fathers, the manuscripts, and the national and international academic studies of the Coptic liturgy.
The Feast of the Resurrection of Christ our Savior: Book 2: Matins Raising of Incense and Divine Liturgy
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By: Fr. Athanasius Iskander THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST Students of early church history often disagree, but there is one thing they all agree upon: the early church was consumed by earnest expectation of the imminent “Parousia” (the Lord’s second coming). Some even say that this expectation was the driving force behind the fervor that [...]
St. Athanasius of Alexandria
Athanasius Of Alexandria The Life of Antony, The Coptic Life and The Greek Life Pages: 290 pp An Encomium on Saint Anthony by John of Schmun A Letter to the Disciples of Antony by Serapion of Thmuis Instrumental in the conversion of many, including St. Augustine, The Life of Antony provided the model saint’s life [...]
Born in Galatia in the 360s, Palladius enrolled as a monk on the Mount of Olives in his early twenties. As a monk, he traveled to Alexandria, the desert of Nitria, the Cells, Palestine, Rome, and the Thebaid. During his travels he encountered Rufinus of Aquileia, Melania the Elder, the hermit Dorotheos, Macarius of Alexandria, [...]
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Fundamentals of Christianity Volume 1
By Fr. D. Abba Moses
Fundamentals of Christianity Volume 1 186 pages 6.14″ x 9.21″ In this first volume of the Fundamentals of Christianity series, you will find a compilation of quotations from the Alexandrian Fathers of the early Church on the subject of Trinitarian Theology, collected and organized in outline form by Fr. D., a monk from the St. [...]
Does humility have a place in contemporary life? Were Enlightenment thinkers wrong to reject humility as a “monkish virtue” (Hume) arising from a “slave morality” (Nietzsche)? Australian theologian Jane Foulcher recovers the counter-cultural reading of humility that marked early Christianity and examines its trajectory at key junctures in the development of Western monasticism. Humility emerges [...]
Old Testament: An Introduction : Historical Traditions: Volume 1 This revised edition of Paul Tarazi’s The Old Testament: An Introduction Historical Traditions takes into account twelve years of additional research. The way historical background is presented constitutes the biggest change: this book no longer includes a reconstruction of the ‘history of Israel.’ The author concludes [...]
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