Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Make it a Blessed Year

Lord, make it a blessed year. A pure year to please You. A year in which Your Spirit prevails and joins in working with You. Hold our hands and guide our thoughts from the beginning of the year till its end. Let this year be Yours, to please You. It is a New Year, spotless; let us not tarnish it with our sins or impurities.

H.H. Pope Shenouda III


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tears from Heart

God is the most easy Person you can negotiate with. One tear from you is enough to dissolve all His threats and punishments, if your tears are true and from the depth of your heart

Pope Shenouda III


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Protection Against Sadness

Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.

St. John Chrysostom


Thursday, December 18, 2014

A true human you did carry

His Holy Spirit came upon you
And took from you the humanity
A true human you did carry
Blessed is the pride of the human race


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Needs For Soul

Prayer is the light of the soul, giving us true knowledge of God. It is a link mediating between God and man. By prayer the soul is borne up to heaven and in a marvelous way embraces the Lord. The soul longs for its own needs and what it receives is better than anything to be seen in the world 

St. John Chrysostom

Monday, December 8, 2014


Extirpate two thoughts within thyself: do not consider thyself worthy of anything great, and do not think that any other man is much lower than thou in worthiness.

Learn humble mindedness beforehand, which the Lord commanded in word and showed forth in deed. Hence, do not expect obedience from others, but be ready for obedience thyself
St. Basil The Great 


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Prayer and Vigil

Prayer and vigil are good. And a witness of this is the Lord, Who before His passion kept vigil and prayed

St. Gregory the Theologian


Thursday, December 4, 2014

St. Marcurius

St. Marcurius
The Feast of his Martyrdom
Archangel Michael appeared to Mercurius holding a shining sword. He said:

"Mercurius, servant of Jesus Christ, don't be afraid. Take this sword from my hand and fight the Berbers with it. Don't forget your God when you come back victoriously. I am Michael the Archangel, whom God sent to inform you that you should suffer for the Lord's name. I shall be with you and support you, until you complete your testimony. The name of our Lord Jesus Christ will be Glorified in you."

The saint took the sword from the archangel, hence the name Abu-Seifein - "the holder of two swords", a military sword and a divine sword. He conquered the Berbers, feeling the assurance of divine strength. When Decius heard the news about the triumphant victory, he appointed Mercurius prince.

#AbuSeifein #Saint
#Martyr #TwoSwords

Saint Philopateer

Saint Philopateer  

Great-martyr Mercurius (224 – 250) was a Christian saint and martyr.  Born as Philopateer in the city of Rome, his original name means "lover of the Father".
Saint Mercurius is also known by the name Abu-Seifein, which in Arabic means, "the holder of two swords", referring to a second sword given to him by Archangel Michael.

#AbuSeifein #TwoSwords
#ServentofJesusChrist #Saint

Monday, December 1, 2014

Make me know

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Psalms 143: 8