- "Hearers of the Holy Gospels, let us listen to John the Divine. For he who said, 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God' (John 1:1), went on to say. 'and the Word was made flesh' (John 1:14). For neither is it holy to worship the mere man, nor religious to say that He is God only without the Manhood. For if Christ is God, as indeed He is, but took not human nature upon Him, we are strangers to salvation. Let us then worship Him as God, but believe that He was also made Man. For neither is there any profit in calling Him man without Godhead, nor any salvation in refusing to confess the Manhood together with the Godhead. Let us confess the presence of Him who is both King and Physician. For Jesus the King when about to become our Physician, 'girded Himself with the linen' of humanity (John 13:4), and healed that which was sick. The perfect Teacher of babes became a babe among babes, that He might give wisdom to the foolish. The Bread of heaven ca
me down on earth that He might feed the hungry."
St. Cyril of Jerusalem.
"A fool despises his father's instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent." Proverbs 15:5
The Bible reading for the 21st of Tout, October 1st, is:
"Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation"-- because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."
Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him. And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, "Look, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You."
But He answered them, saying, "Who is My mother, or My brothers?" And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother." (Mark 3:28-35)
Commemoration of the Virgin St. Mary, the Theotokos.
Martyrdom of St. Cyprian (Cyprianus) and St. Justina.
The Bible reading for the 22nd of Tout, October 2nd, is: Luke 12:4-12
Martyrdom of Saints Cotylas (Kobtlas) and Axoua, his Sister, and Tatas, his Friend.
Martyrdom of St. Julius of Aqfahs (El-Akfehasi), the Writer of the Biography of Martyrs.
If you have an update on a prayer request, please let me know.
Please remember the following in your prayers:
Elizabeth - Liver cancer.
The Coptic mission trip to Mexico.
Camilo, Julio Renaldo, Diego and family, Hong and Pablo - Accept the faith and get baptized.
H.H. Pope Shenouda III
David - rectal and liver cancer.
Elmarkiz S. - Stroke, in ICU since last Sunday.
The congregation of St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Delaware and the family of Malak M.
Athanasius - Newborn with rare disorder requiring multiple surgeries, and for his family - Comfort, strength and reassurance
The family of Larry W. - May the Lord grant them peace.
H.M - Hardship.
William H. - Cancer
Makram G. - Liver Cirrhosis in the last stages
Emad - Lung cancer.
Albert - Operation
Eva S - Breast Cancer
M.B.- Breast Cancer
Mark - brain tumor
Fr. Anthony H.
Luka-- May God unite him with his family.
F.Z. may God help him in his service.
Tasony Esther, May God heal her and comfort her.
Akmal T. - Major heart surgery.
Amal M - Lymphoma Cancer.
Shery - Tumor near her spinal chord.
E.Salamah - Breast Cancer.
Mena - Displaced mandibular joint.
Esme - Severe lupus with heart & brain function involvement.
Yvone Y. - Serious Eye Surgery. The doctors now feel she might not need the surgery at all.
Anthony - PTSD from Iraq
Elisha Mary - return to Communion
E. - Brain tumor, 22 yrs old with 2 kids.
Fr. Leonidas - Brain tumor
Joseph W. - Prostate cancer
DS and family - cancer, stroke and paralysis
Iris S - Kidney Surgery - June 11th,2008
Nader S - Hardship
Hanaa S - Breast Cancer
Zakia A. - Cancer
Nasr H. - Emphysema - Doing better.
Lucy B. - Breast cancer
Amira C - severe and chronic Lyme Disease
N M- God's will in her testing for cancer; and His GREAT support for her if it is positive. Thank God, the testing result turns out to be negative.
Susan - mental illness, marital problems and neglect of children.
Dina - Spiritual healing and wisdom
Carol - Rare autoimmune disease that's left her immobile.
Hayam R. - Cancer in her ovaries.
Susu G. - Breast Cancer.
MH - Major heart problems and in dire need of spiritual guidance.
Tony H. - Colon cancer, kidney and heart problem.
Ramy M - Insomnia and mental problem.
Ghassan A. - Cancer. He has 3 kids.
Maria B. - Lymphoma Cancer - away from God.
Neveen S. - Brain Damage.
N.S. - Breast cancer.
Veronia - Newly born baby girl in intensive care with brain damage.
Walter O. - Was operated on to have cancerous growths removed from inside his right lung.
Celeste D. - Cancer.
Nasr N. - Cancer.
Angelita - Severe Insomia and Depression.
Susan - depression and spiritual healing.
M.H. - Lymphoma
Hoda - Depression and suicidal thoughts
Ibrahim - Renounced his faith due to failures and hardships
Steve, Paul, Victor, Frances, Foad - To experience and love Christ
The family of Olympia.
Greg - throat cancer
Marian and Paul - Marian recently had a miscarriage
Sophie - multiple health issues
Fathia - dementia
Family of HW who committed suicide
Mark H - MS
F. Saad - Heart Attack.
Angel N. - Lymph Node Cancer - recovered, Pray it won't return
Marina - A Highschool freshman with Leukemia
R.T. - A 14 years old girl with Leukemia.
S.Henin - Autoimmune Disease.
Mike - recovering alcoholic, who lost his son to alcohol & drug addiction & suicide.
Matt - May God have mercy on his soul
Mark N - 20 years old with cancer and just started chemeotherapy.
Berna, Raouf and Alex Halim - Serious car accident, Raouf is in the ICU.
Wahid Girgus - MS
Andrew and his parents - 10 days old infant with the Lymphatic nodes not working and other medical consequences.
John and his parents - unborn baby with kidney damage.
S. Magda - Health problems.
M & O - Family problems
Ariana - 3 1/2yrs, inoperable brain tumor
Noussa B. - Heal her.
Magdy B - Cancer.
Megan - Hodgkins Lyphoma - Thank God, her Hodgkins Lymphoma is now in remission
Abouna A - Prostate Cancer - unforuntately, now has brain cancer as well.
Judi & John - Son with Severe Developmental Disabilities
Anthony - Autism
Christina - Chronic Pain
Karen & Tony - Infertility - Thank God, They, had a Baby Boy (Garrett)
Steve - Cancer (fighting it for 10 years +)
Samiha - Dementia
Adly - Parkinson's Disease
The Christian Minority in Noshara, Pakistan.
Nancy - Glass went into her right eye.
L. Waters - Heart surgery. Mr. Waters is recovering nicely.
K. Hood - Cancer. Kerri had a successful surgery.
D. Arteaga - Surgery
Fadia - Breast Cancer.
Tara - Systematic Lupus and financial and family problems
J.David - Depression,School,Drug problems, needs God's Guidance.
George k - Cancer
Frances - Brain Tumor
Alber - Cancer
K - Depression, anxiety, addiction, pride and spiritual estrangement
E. Tawadros - Guide her to the right path and grant her wish.
E. Sidhom - Cancer.
Adel Gendy - 10 years old with kidney failure, needs a kidney transplant.
Joseph - Prostrate Cancer
Mary - Breast cancer
A.K Matthew - Colon Cancer
Enyat - severe diabetes.
Samy - Bone cancer.
MS - Mercy, Comfort, Strength, Healing and Protection
AAM -- Love, Healing, Comfort, Strength, Support and Guidance
MM -- Love, Healing, Comfort, Strength, Support and Guidance
SE -- Love, Healing
GE -- Love, Comfort, Strength, Support, Guidance
Helen - severe epileptic seizures.
Stephan - 48 years old, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, stroke.
Scott - 4 months old baby desperately in need of a bone marrow donor.
Douglas McLead - Cancer and kidney failure.
Mrs. McLead - Parkinson disease.
Fr Benjamin, Photini, Marina, Miriam, Moses.
Nicholas - constant back pain.
Michael - 9 years old boy with a progressive brain tumor.
Sarah - Back problems and might need an operation soon.
Mayrvat and her 3 kids. She has been separated from her kids.
Elizabeth - bi-polar disease and other problems.
Fr. Constantine S. Palassis - suffers from symptoms of dementia.
Heidy - Depression and other problems.
Esther - Intestinal problems.
Nick - chemotherapy.
Sue S. - Advanced Cancer.
Helen P. - severe depression and diabetes.
Pamela P. - chronic depression and financial difficulties.
Shafika - kidney failure.
Mary Beth - Obesity & Diabetes.
Jean - Neurological back problems.
Therese - Emotional problems.
Reggie - Cancer.
Detra - Stress related health problems.
Walter Sr. - Depression.
Denise I. - Breast Cancer.
Cuba Plain - cancer that is high up in the breast.
Zouhair - stomach cancer.
Magdy - brain tumor.
John Rittel - cancer of the lymph node and voice box.
Eugene - completion of immigration procedures and securing a job.
H. Adel - finish the immigration papers and preparation successfully.
E.Tawadros - Guide her to the right ways and complete IT to the best it will be.
Shareen - Stays out of trouble, gets closer to God, and Leads a pure life.
Mark H - MS
Mamdooh, Nahed, Marina and Cyril - May the will of The Lord be done.
M. Michael, C. Michael, M. Michael, R. Michael and family and friends.
M. M. Fayez.
R. Farouk's Family
Kristen and her brother
David - To be close to a Church
George - pass the final interview for a Job,to survive extreme debts.
Kristina may God heal her and help Ed in school, and help Joan with her finance problems.
Bassem - bare the severe circumstances he is passing through and give him peace.
Alfred - needs guidance and acknowledgement of the right way.
Hala - give her peace.
Evette - let her find the right way and have satisfaction.
Heba - give her the right decision.
Mona - take care of her cause she's alone.
William E. and Family
Fr. Heinen and family.
Norma, Laura and Ibrahim.
Stephanie - autism, and for her family
Marie Y - Rheumatoid arthitis
MMH: For guidance, strength, and wisdom
Heidi - work problems, May God give her the right choice
Luka - Autism and to relief his family
Shery - in her school and Master preperation.
Jarcie - legal and financial difficulties, and return her to Christ.
Gabriel & family - May they find a suitable Orthodox Church to be catechized and baptized in.
S.H. - Needs God's guidance to make the right career choice
Mario F. - Grant solitude to his family and to repair all damaged relationships.
STMCOC of DC mission trip to Africa and India this fall.
The mission of the Coptic Church in Africa and throughout the world.
ERA: The mission of the EgyptiansRelief.org in Egypt may God prosper all the work done everywhere the service is.
Yvone - Dizziness and a bleeding mouth and nose.
Widad - Cancer.
Nour - God would reunite his broken family.
Jimmy, Fady, Shady - To experience and love Christ.
PM, EM, CM and JM - Salvation and to be brought to Christ.
Fr. Wade+ and family - protection and support
St. Andrews Mission, Lakeland, FL - new mission plant
E and L - Solution to their problems according to God's will.
Hani - To experience the love of Christ through salvation.
Safwat - Away from God.
A.S. - Find the right path.
E.F. - Spiritual guidance from God to find his way back to Him.
RMG & Family - Comfort & Peace in time of grief.
Clara M - (3 years old) has Lukemia.
F.Tawfik - High sugar level.
Baby H.M.Hany - May God heal her.
E.Tawadros - Difficult times, in need of God's guidance.
Shady S. - Guidance and support.
Richard - Heart condition, sorrow and despair.
Give peace and prosper to St Bishoy church - stouffville.
Mariam - Show her compassion after being so broken hearted
M&M: Family problems
The Christians in Iraq, and those who have fled from there and are living destitute as refugees.
A.S. - Gets closer to God
Hala - God lead her to stability and peace
AnaSimone, may God unite her with her father.
Kathy, May God unite her with her husband.
Mina, may God unite hime with his wife and daughter.
Mina's family, may God grant them love and peace.
Carla Jean, Tessa, James.
The unity of the Churches and all Christians.
The Christians in Egypt. "Blessed is Egypt My people." Isaiah 19:25
Please remember me in your prayers.
Please pray for the peace of the world.
"casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
- "If you cannot be merciful, at least speak as though you are a sinner. If you are not a peacemaker, at least do not be a troublemaker. If you cannot be assiduous, at least in your thought be like a sluggard. If you are not victorious, do not exalt yourself over the vanquished. If you cannot close the mouth of a man who disparages his companion, at least refrain from joining him in this."St. Isaac the Syrian.-----------------------------------------------"Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble." Proverbs 15:16-----------------------------------------------The Bible reading for the 20th of Baunah, June 27, is:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. 14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation. 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. 16 Woe to you, blind guides, who say, `Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.' 17 Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold? 18 And, `Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.' 19 Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20 Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it. 21 He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it. 22 And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it. 23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. 24 Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! 25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. 28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. 29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30 and say, `If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.' 31 Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers' guilt. 33 Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell? 34 Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, 35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation. (Matt. 23:13-36)Departure of Elisha, the Prophet.The Bible reading for the 21st of Baunah, June 28, is: Luke 1:39-56Commemoration of the First Church for The Virgin Mary in the city of Philippi.Martyrdom of St. Timothy of Memphis (El-Masry).Departure of St. Cedron (Kardonos), 4th Patriarch of Alexandria.-----------------------------------------------Prayer Requests:If you have an update on a prayer request, please let me know.Please remember the following in your prayers:The families of the recently Crowned Martyrs in Egypt and everywhere. May God grant them strength and peace.Jessenia W - Bipolar depression.Urgent: Amal - Cancer.Urgent: Magda - Cancer.Anthony Cacho - Recovery from heart surgery on 6/1 (valve replacement and bypass). Also, his wife for comfort.F - Unable to walk for 3 months with a leg infectionC'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 guidanceRicardo F. - Health issuesThomas, Matthew, Irene and Ayman M.Evelyn - Cancer5 years old Luke - Health issuesDaoud - Peace.Edith D.The unity of the Churches and all Christians.Egypt and the Christians in Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan. "Blessed is Egypt My people." Isaiah 19:25Please 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