Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Spiritual Words.

Expand Messages
  • Mark Sadek
    It is one thing to criticize someone and another to be fought against with regard to criticism. To criticize is a great passion, but to be fought against and
    Message 1 of 2022 , Jul 6, 2011
      "It is one thing to criticize someone and another to be fought against with regard to criticism. To criticize is a great passion, but to be fought against and to fight back -- this is the cause of crowns."

      Elder Ephraim of Philotheou Mount Athos.

      --------------------------------------------------------------

      "The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God." Psalms 92:12-13
    • Mark Sadek
      The Nativity of Christ. He has come upon earth, He Who in the beginning created us from earth and breathed His Divine breath into us; He has come Who giveth
      Message 2022 of 2022 , Jan 4 5:19 PM

        "The Nativity of Christ. He has come upon earth, He Who in the beginning created us from earth and breathed His Divine breath into us; He has come Who "giveth to all life, and breath, and all things" (Acts 17:25); He has come, He Who by a single word called all things visible and invisible from non-existence into existence, Who by a word called into being birds, fishes, quadrupeds, insects, and all creatures, existing under His almighty providence and care; He has come.."

        St. John of Kronstadt, On the Nativity of Christ.

        -----------------------------------------------

        "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."  Isaiah 9:6

        -----------------------------------------------

        The Bible reading for the 27th of Kiahk, January 5, is:
        1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men! 15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them. (Luke 2:1-20)
        Martyrdom of St. Anba "Bisadi" (Psote), the Bishop.

        The Bible reading for the 28th of Kiahk, January 6, is: Luke 2:1-20
        Nativity Paramouni.
        Martyrdom of 150 Men and 24 Women from Ansena.

        The Bible reading for the 29th of Kiahk, January 7, is: Matthew 2:1-12
        The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Orthodox Christmas).

        -----------------------------------------------

        Prayer Requests:
        If you have an update on a prayer request, please let me know.

        Please remember the following in your prayers:

        Peter - Guidance and peace.
        Awad, L.
        Iskaros.
        The families of the recently Crowned Martyrs in Egypt and everywhere. May God grant them strength and peace.
        Urgent: Teresa - serious complications from diabetes.
        The Naroz family - Peace and Comfort to deal with their loss
        Jessenia W - Bipolar depression.
        Urgent: Amal - Cancer.
        Tony H. - Cancer.
        Anthony Cacho - Recovery from heart surgery on 6/1. Thank God, Anthony is doing much better and is back to work.
        F - Unable to walk for 3 months with a leg infection
        C's uncle - Stage 4 cancer.
        Sam - Drugs Addiction.
        B.E.
        Hannah - Battling epilepsy, depression and anxiety.
        Erice - Young girl with a troubled family life and suicidal thoughts.
        Yaga - Cancer.
        Robert - Infant with a rare kidney disease.
        Faith and family - Healing and guidance 
        Ricardo F. - Health issues
        Thomas, Matthew, Irene and Ayman M.
        Evelyn - Cancer
        5 years old Luke - Health issues
        Daoud - Peace.
        Edith D. - Peace.

        The unity of the Churches and all Christians.

        Egypt and the Christians in Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan. "Blessed is Egypt My people." Isaiah 19:25

        Please pray for the peace of the world.

        Please remember me in your prayers.

        "casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.