The icon of Saint Mary and baby Jesus follows the same structure and positions Saint Mary holding Baby Jesus on her lap. However, this time, I begin with an icon from a Syrian monastery named Saint Mary’s Monastery. Monks who reside in the Monastery, painted this icon on the marble wall of the Monastery- not…
Coptic Icon: The Saviour and Ava Mina
CHAPTER ONE: AVA MINA
The goal of analysing a church icon is to understand icons and appreciate their purpose in our Orthodox Church. The value of the Church icons are far more than aesthetic. This series will analyse the church icons on a spiritual level – not just…
“ Saul Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”.
“I am not persecuting you I am persecuting the people of the WAY (The Christians)” St Paul might have thought
Saint Paul learnt the lesson that when he persecutes Christians he is persecuting Christ Himself.
There is a strange element in this story, that Christ is in these…
Orthodox Christian Bookstore | After Chalcedon
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots - Marcus Garvey
While there are a few books that recount the history of the Coptic church before the Council of Chalcedon there are not many that talk about the impact…
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Orthodox Christian Guide | Great Lent and Holy Week for Teens
Great Lent is the holiest period of the year!
During this period the church takes us into a wonderful eye-opening journey with different gospel readings that teach us life lessons.
Embark on this journey with ‘Great Lent for Teens’ as we follow the events week…
Orthodox Christian Guide | On the Incarnation for Teens
‘On the Incarnation’, undoubtedly one of the most famous books in all Christian history, was written by an equally famous saint – beloved of the Egyptians – St Athanasius the Great of Alexandria - also known by his Coptic title ‘Athanasios Pi-Apostolikos’.
St Shenouda Press now…
Orthodox Christian Bookstore | The Ethiopian Servant of God
Father Abd el-Mesih el-Habashi is an Ethiopian Coptic monk who is of the twentieth century’s great ascetics who lived in the Egyptian desert. In his humility, his life quickly became a witness to the continuity of the desert spirituality of the 4th century.
Through the collection of…
Fr Anthony Messeh Snippet | God's Justice
How often do we complain to God saying ‘why does this happen to me?’ and question His fairness?
In this snippet, Fr Anthony goes through 3 R’s we must always remember in our every-day lives so not to be overcome by evil, but to overcome evil with good.
Fr Anthony Messeh Snippet | In The Right Direction
What is the mindset of the one on the road to life? How must we view certain aspects of our life?
In this snippet, Fr Anthony Messeh enlightens us on the correct way of viewing sin. The idea that sin is a line we mustn’t cross,…
Orthodox Christian Bookstore | Spiritual Transformation
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Mark 8:36
Do you have a longing in your heart for holiness, for sanctification, for purification, for a greater conformity to the image God? ‘Spiritual Transformation’ is a light read that…
Fr Yostos El Antony | The Silent Monk Speaks
Most of us have watched the movie or heard stories about Fr Yostos’ life.
But now… *DRUMROLL PLEASE* in an exclusive St Shenouda Press recording… we finally hear his soft and much loved voice!!!!
Known for his saintly life, silence and asceticism, Fr Yostos has touched many…
Fr Anthony Messeh Snippet | Giving Up To Get Ahead
What have we consecrated to God? Our hearts? Our minds? Our eyes?
Well, as Fr Anthony explains in his sermon, our whole body is consecrated to the Lord during the sacrament of Chrismation! “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to offer…
Fr Anthony Messeh Snippet | Liturgical Prayer
Part 6 of Fr Anthony’s series Building Blocks: A Life of Prayer focuses on what he calls the final room in our house of prayer - the room where true intimacy takes place between man and God: LITURGICAL PRAYER.
Using words like “Dynamic” “Lively” and “Alive”, Fr…
HG Bishop Epiphanius | Being In Christ
Known to all as a scholar with amazing humility, the late HG Bishop Anba Epiphanius gave a powerful and comforting sermon, emphasising what it truly means to be ‘In Him’.
Using examples such as St Paul, Anba Epiphanius tells us that the first and most important theological lesson…
Orthodox Kid's Book | St Shenouda the Shepherd Boy
St Shenouda the Archimandrite is one of the most celebrated monastic leaders of the fifth century and a great example of someone who lived a holy life since his early childhood.
“St Shenouda the Shepherd Boy” is an engaging representation of the life of St Shenouda…
Orthodox Christian Bookstore | Praying with Saint Paul
We all can admit that at one point or another, we have struggled with prayer. The Bible provides excellent examples of simple people who struggled and succeeded in prayer, but none like Saint Paul.
Behind his boundless energy as an apostle, tentmaker, missionary, pastor and theologian, St…
Orthodox Christian Bookstore | Kenya - Stories from the Mission Field
Ever wondered what really happens on an Orthodox Church mission trip?
“Kenya- Stories from the Mission Field” is a Christian book filled with life-changing stories by the Coptic Orthodox youth from all over Australia. Full of flavour, this book gives an insight into the…
Pope Tawadros Favourite Book | Christian Living Series
The four volumes of the Christian Living Series are the fruit of a catechism class that the late Bishop Youanis used to teach to university students who came to Cairo from other states to study. The Chapters of these volumes have been a hand book for…
Easter Sermon | St John Chrysostom
This Easter sermon is a narration of one of the most powerful sermons by St John Chrysostom about Easter. It gives hope to those who have been away from God or have not been taking their spiritual life seriously.
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Orthodox Christian Bookstore | Christian Living Series
The four volumes of the Christian Living Series are the fruit of a catechism class that the late bishop Youanis used to teach to university students who came to Cairo from other states to study.
The Chapters of these volumes have been a hand book for many Christians…
Orthodox Christian Guide | Holy Week For Teens
Do you struggle to truly grasp the message of what happens during Holy Week?
While this guide is aimed at teenagers, many older youth can benefit from the basic yet valuable information this book presents about the events of Holy Week!
Holy Week for Teens highlights the most crucial…
Orthodox Bible Study For Teens | Jonah For Teens
A captivating story of repentance and obedience to God’s calling - The Book of Jonah is one of the most loved books of the Old Testament, especially by teens!
Now for the first time, St Shenouda Press presents to you, an Orthodox Bible Study Series for teenagers!!