This book contains episodes from the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, translated from original manuscripts of homilies of the Early Church Fathers: St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, St. Basil the Great, St. Ephreim of Syria and St. Cyrial, Bishop of Jerusalem. The manuscripts are in the monastery of the Virgin Mary in Nitria Egypt
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]