Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Fight The Flu







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Monday, October 22, 2018

Saint Matthew






Coptic Synaxarium October 22 Paba 12

Martyrdom of Saint Matthew the Evangelist and Apostle

On this day was the martyrdom of St. Matthew the Evangelist. He was one of the twelve disciples and his name was Levi. He was the one sitting at the receipt of custom outside the city of Capernaum, when the Lord Christ said unto him, 'Follow me.' He left all, rose up, and followed Him. He made for the Lord Christ a great feast in his own house. That made the Pharisees murmur against him saying to His disciples, 'Why does your teacher eat and drink with publicans and sinners?' Jesus answering said unto them, 'They that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.' (Luke 5:27-32) He had preached in the land of Palestine and Tyre and Sidon. Then he went to Ethiopia and entered the city of the priests and converted them to the knowledge of God. That was when he wished to enter the city but met a young man who told him, 'You will not be able to go in unless you shave off the hair of your head and carry palm branches in your hand.' He did as the young man told him. And, as he was thinking about that, the Lord Christ appeared to him in the form of the young man who had met him earlier, and He encouraged and comforted him, then disappeared. He realized that this young man was the Lord of Glory Himself. Then he entered the city like one of the priests. He went to the temple of Apollo and found the high priest, and talked with him concerning the idols that they are worshipping. He made clear to him how those idols did not hear or sense anything and how the True Mighty Lord is He who created the Heaven and the earth. The Lord made through him a wonder: a table came down to them from heaven and a great light shone around them. When Hermes the priest saw this wonder, he asked him, 'What is the name of your God?' The apostle replied, 'My God is the Lord Christ.' Hermes, the priest, believed in him and many people followed him. When the governor of the city knew that, he ordered to burn them. It happened at the same time that the son of the governor died. St. Matthew the apostle prayed and made supplications to God to raise the son and the Lord answered him and raised the child from death. When the governor saw that, he and the rest of the people of the city believed. St. Matthew baptized them and ordered a bishop and priests for them and built a church. 

After he had preached in other countries, he went back to Jerusalem. Some of the Jews which had been preached to, and had believed and been baptized by him, gathered with him and asked him to write down what he had preached to them. He wrote the beginning of the Gospel attributed to him in the Hebrew language but he did not complete it. It was said that he finished his preaching in India, in the first year of the reign of Claudius and the ninth year from the Ascension. His martyrdom was affected by stoning by the hands of Justus the governor, and his body was buried in a holy place in Carthage of Caesarea with certain believing men. 
May his prayers and blessings be with us all. Amen.





Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Father-in-law



" من يغلب فسأعطيه ان يجلس معي في عرشي،
كما غلبتُ انا ايضا و جلستُ مع أبي في عرشه"
رؤيا يوحنا 3 :21

رقد على رجاء القيامة في السيد المسيح له المجد نياحةً، الأب الغالي و حماي، المهندس وجدي نصيف المراغي، نطلب له من الرب نياحاً لروحه الطاهرة في فردوس النعيم قدر احتماله و وداعته و حنوه و صبره و أبوته التي لن تُنسَى.


"To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."
Revelation 3:21

Today, My Father-in-Law, Eng.Wagdy Nassif, has passed away, We are Asking From the Lord, To rest His Soul in peace with blessings from The Heaven as much as His will, His Kindness,  His patience, and His Paternity that will not be forgotten.




Eng.Wagdy Nassif Ghaly passed away in Cairo, Egypt today, the father of Mrs.Dina Ghaly, the wife of the deacon; Dr.Bassem Matta. We ask the Lord to give thanks to the family and give them patience and peace. The family will receive condolences at Abba Sarapamone Coptic Orthodox Church; 1517 Madison St., Clarksville TN 37040, on Thursday (October 18th) at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday


And how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Martyrdom of Saint Matthew



Coptic Synaxarium October 22 Paba 12

Martyrdom of Saint Matthew the Evangelist and Apostle

On this day was the martyrdom of St. Matthew the Evangelist. He was one of the twelve disciples and his name was Levi. He was the one sitting at the receipt of custom outside the city of Capernaum, when the Lord Christ said unto him, 'Follow me.' He left all, rose up, and followed Him. He made for the Lord Christ a great feast in his own house. That made the Pharisees murmur against him saying to His disciples, 'Why does your teacher eat and drink with publicans and sinners?' Jesus answering said unto them, 'They that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.' (Luke 5:27-32) He had preached in the land of Palestine and Tyre and Sidon. Then he went to Ethiopia and entered the city of the priests and converted them to the knowledge of God. That was when he wished to enter the city but met a young man who told him, 'You will not be able to go in unless you shave off the hair of your head and carry palm branches in your hand.' He did as the young man told him. And, as he was thinking about that, the Lord Christ appeared to him in the form of the young man who had met him earlier, and He encouraged and comforted him, then disappeared. He realized that this young man was the Lord of Glory Himself. Then he entered the city like one of the priests. He went to the temple of Apollo and found the high priest, and talked with him concerning the idols that they are worshipping. He made clear to him how those idols did not hear or sense anything and how the True Mighty Lord is He who created the Heaven and the earth. The Lord made through him a wonder: a table came down to them from heaven and a great light shone around them. When Hermes the priest saw this wonder, he asked him, 'What is the name of your God?' The apostle replied, 'My God is the Lord Christ.' Hermes, the priest, believed in him and many people followed him. When the governor of the city knew that, he ordered to burn them. It happened at the same time that the son of the governor died. St. Matthew the apostle prayed and made supplications to God to raise the son and the Lord answered him and raised the child from death. When the governor saw that, he and the rest of the people of the city believed. St. Matthew baptized them and ordered a bishop and priests for them and built a church. 

After he had preached in other countries, he went back to Jerusalem. Some of the Jews which had been preached to, and had believed and been baptized by him, gathered with him and asked him to write down what he had preached to them. He wrote the beginning of the Gospel attributed to him in the Hebrew language but he did not complete it. It was said that he finished his preaching in India, in the first year of the reign of Claudius and the ninth year from the Ascension. His martyrdom was affected by stoning by the hands of Justus the governor, and his body was buried in a holy place in Carthage of Caesarea with certain believing men. 
May his prayers and blessings be with us all. Amen.




Monday, September 24, 2018

January 9, September 25


January 9 Tobe 1
Martyrdom of Saint Stephen the Archdeacon
This day marks the martyrdom of St. Stephen, the Archdeacon and the first martyr (protomartyr). St. Luke testified about him in the Acts of the Apostles saying, 'Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.' (Acts 6:8) The Jews envied him and seized him and brought him to the Council. They also set up false witnesses who said, 'This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law; for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs which Moses delivered to us.' (Acts 6:12-13) And all who sat in the Council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face as the face of an angel. (Acts 6:13) Then the high priest said, 'Are these things so?' St. Stephen answered with convincing words and told them the history from Abraham to Moses. The coming out of Abraham from Haran, the birth and the circumcision of Isaac, Jacob and his sons and their selling of Joseph, and how Joseph revealed himself to his brothers. St. Stephen continued to narrate to them all the events until the building of the temple. He concluded by saying, 'You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of Whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers; who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it.' (Acts 7:51-53) 
When they heard these things they were cut to their hearts, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, 'Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!' Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran toward him with one accord; and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. They stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, 'Lord Jesus receive my Spirit.' Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, 'Lord, do not charge them with this sin.' And when he said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7:51-60) Devout men carried St. Stephen to his burial and made great lamentation over him. 
May his prayers be with us. Amen.




September 25 Thout 15
Relocation of the Relics of Saint Stephen the Archdeacon
We celebrate on this day the transfer of the body of St. Stephen the archdeacon and protomartyr. Very many years had passed since his martyrdom, more than three hundred. After the reign of Emperor Constantine and when noble worship has spread, St. Stephen, the Striver, and martyr, appeared to Lucianus in the village where the honored body was buried and which was called the 'Village of Gamaliel,' near Jerusalem. He appeared to him several times and told him his name and where his body was buried. That man went to the bishop of Jerusalem and informed him of what he had seen in his sleep. The bishop rose up and took him with two bishops and the people of the church and went to the place where the body was and when they dug the ground, a mighty earthquake took place. The coffin wherein the holy body was lying was revealed. There came out from it the odor of a magnificent spice. They heard voices of angels praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.' This praise was repeated three times and the bishops bowed down before the coffin. They carried it away in the midst of songs and hymns and candles until they came to Zion. And after this, a man whose name was Alexander and who was from Constantinople built a church for St. Stephen in Jerusalem and placed the holy body in it. 
Five years later, Alexander departed, and his wife buried him by the side of the coffin of the Saint. And eight years later, Alexander's wife decided to go to Constantinople and to take her husband's body with her. She came to the church, and she took the coffin wherein the body of St. Stephen had been laid thinking that it was the coffin wherein was her husband's body. She carried it away to Ascalon, and there she embarked with it in a ship to Constantinople. In the middle of the sea she heard singing and many praises coming from the coffin, and she marveled exceedingly. She rose up and examined the coffin and she knew that it was the coffin wherein the body of St. Stephen, and this was the Will of God, so she gave thanks to the Lord and went on her way until she arrived in Constantinople. 
Then she went to the King and informed him about what had happened. The King, the archbishop, priests and the people of the city went forth to the ship, and they carried the coffin on their heads to the royal palace. And both on the ship and in the royal palace, God made manifest many signs. 
They laid the holy body in a palanquin carried by two mules, and when they came to a place called Constantinus, the two mules stopped. When they beat the mules, they did not move but they heard the voice of one of them saying, 'It is meet to place the Saint here.' All those who saw and heard this marveled and they knew that He who had made the donkey of Balaam speak was He who had made this animal carrying the body of the Saint speak. The King ordered that a church is built for the Saint in that place. And they laid therein the pure gem, the holy body of St. Stephen, the apostle, and the martyr. 
May his prayers and blessings are with us all, and Glory is to God forever. Amen.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tuesday 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
God Bless America.


1735

Happy Coptic New Year
1735


المجد لله في علاه  الذي نزل إلينا برضاه  ليرد آدم من منفاه
 يا رب ارفع غضبك عنا
يا الله تراءف علينا  وبمعونتك اشملنا وأشرق بأنوارك فينا
يا رب ارفع غضبك عنا
بارك اكليل هذا العام واصفح عن جميع آثامنا وجدد قلوبنا والأفهام 
يا رب ارفع غضبك عنا

Monday, September 3, 2018