- "In whatever work we engage patience gives birth to courage, courage to
commitment, commitment to perseverance, and perseverance to an increase in the work
done. Such additional labor quells the body's dissolute impulses and checks
the desire for sensual indulgence. Thus checked, desire gives rise to spiritual
longing, longing to love, love to aspiration, aspiration to ardor, ardor to
self-galvanizing, self-galvanizing to assiduousness, assiduousness to prayer,
and prayer to stillness. Stillness gives birth to contemplation, contemplation
to spiritual knowledge, and knowledge to the apprehension of the mysteries.
The consummation of the mysteries is theology, the fruit of theology is perfect
love, of love humility, of humility dispassion, and of dispassion foresight,
prophecy and foreknowledge. No one possesses the virtues perfectly in this
life, nor does he cut off evil all at once. On the contrary, by small increases of
virtue evil gradually ceases to exist."
St. Gregory of Sinai.
"The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish, But He casts away the
desire of the wicked." Proverb 10:3
Please remember Daniel Anton in your prayers. He's 15 years old in critical
Please remember Peter Demian in your prayers.
Please remember in your prayers the 5 Coptic youth that have lost their lives
in a car accident on their way to St. Anthony Monastery in California. Also,
please remember those who were injured and the families in your prayers.
Please remember me in your prayers.
Please remember the following in your prayers:
Nadya Billatos - She is currently in a full coma and is on life support.
Amira Rizk - Hip replacement surgery on the 18th of June.
Esther - Intestinal problems
Nick Sarris - Will be undergoing a serious and complicated surgery for cancer
this Friday, May 2nd. Nick is scheduled to start chemotherapy and radiation
treatments over the next 6 months.
Fr. Augustine - Cancer in his leg and may need to have an amputation. God has
allowed Father Augustine a successful operation without the need for
Sue S. - Advanced Cancer
Duff H.- Infection. He has recovered :)
Mina Aziz - Cancer
Helen P. - severe depression and diabetes.
Pamela P. - chronic depression and financial difficulties.
Caroline Kamal and her family - Caroline recently lost her father.
Shafika Guirgis - kidney failure
Mary Beth - Obesity & Diabetes
Jean Dallin - Neurological back problems
Therese - Emotional problems
Ryan - Behavioral problems. Little Ryan is possibly going back into
Reggie - Cancer
Detra - Stress related health problems
Walter Jr. - Cancer. Walter is doing well with the chemotherapy and radiation
Walter Sr. - Depression.
Denise I. - Breast Cancer.
Barbara - Depression & legal & financial problems.
Helen - Multiple health problems & depression.
Please remember the family of Hakim Shahata in your prayers.
Please pray for Madeline who has metastatic breast cancer.
Please pray for Cuba Plain who has cancer that is high up in the breast. She
is a mother of 3, ages 15, 12, and 7.
Please pray for Gabrielle Brewer who is pregnant with a potentially serious,
life-threatening illness for the developing baby.
Please remember Jessica in your prayers. Jessica is 15 years old suffering
from brain cancer.
Please remember Daniel who is 14 years old and has cancer in your prayers.
Daniel is in a serious condition and is getting very weak. He is the only child
to his parents. Because of your prayers, Daniel is responding well to his
medication and is getting better both physically and psychologically. Please
continue to pray for him and his family as they lost his mother unexpectedly.
Please remember Suzanne Hanna in your prayers.
Please remember Shwaki Ghobrial in your prayers.
Please remember Zouhair Macktaby in your prayers. Zouhair is suffering from
Please remember Hanan Shawki in your prayers. Hanan has a brain tumor and she
is a mother of two young Kids. Because of your prayers, Hanan is doing much
Please remember Magdy Wadi in your prayers. Magdy has a brain tumor.
Please remember John Rittel in your prayers. John has cancer of the lymph
node and voice box.
Please remember Ibtesam Hweamel in your prayers.
Please remember our brother John in your prayers. John had a brain tumor
removed recently. He is a young servant with 4 young kids. John is getting better.
Please pray for Eugene Boulis, for completion of immigration procedures and
securing a job.
Please remember Fadia Morgan and her family in your prayers.
Please remember Atef and his family in your prayers.
Please pray for the unemployed to find jobs.
Please pray for the peace of the world.
"casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7