The prayer Stages… (1) Forcing stage (21)

The prayer Stages… (1) Forcing stage (21)     Introduction  Many complain that they are unable to sustain the same feelings and depth that they began with, in their spiritual lives in prayer, so they soon feel pixels and slacken, and if they overcome it, they get bored.  Frankly, all of this is perfectly normal, […]

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Jesus Loves Sinners (1) (9)

Jesus Loves Sinners (1) (9) By: House of God’s Love  * We hope in Christ that this series would reach the hands of every Christian youth. * You could share this hope by giving it to your friends and loved ones.   Introduction Jesus loves sinners is a beautiful word for the ear and it […]

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How do I start? A growing and sustainable spiritual life (1)

How do I start? A growing and sustainable spiritual life By: House of God’s Love Book name: Book series of Principles of Spiritual Life (1) How do I acquire the love of God? By: Servants of God’s Love Hostel     ·         We hope in Christ that this series would reach the hands of every […]

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Coptic art in the Coptic museum

Coptic art in the Coptic museum Coptic art began to emerge in Egypt around 300 A.D. In form, style, and content it was quite different from the art of Pharaonic Egypt. How’ did this come about? Broadly speaking, there were two causes. The first is that indigenous Egyptian art had been in contact with the […]

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Some Aspects of Volume 8 of Shenoute’s Canons

Some Aspects of Volume 8 of Shenoute’s Canons AS A MEMBER of the international project to edit the works of Shenoute, directed by Professor Stephen Emmel, I am responsible for editing and translating volume 8 of Shenoute’s Canons. From a certain point of view this is a real opportunity, because the amount of surviving text […]

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Shenoute’s Place in the History of Monasticism

Shenoute’s Place in the History of Monasticism A LITTLE MORE than 1,500 years ago, inside the massive church whose ruined hulk has come to be known as the White Monastery (Arabic Dayr al-Abyad), on an occasion near the middle of the fifth century when the monastery’s longtime leader Shenoute was about one hundred years old, […]

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The Role of the Female Elder in Shenoute’s White Monastery

The Role of the Female Elder in Shenoute’s White Monastery[1] THE WHITE MONASTERY in the fourth and fifth centuries consisted of dif­ferent communities, or congregations. They were separated physically but united under one set of monastic rules and one main monastic leader, at least during the tenure of its third head, Shenoute. One of these […]

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