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The Power of Prayer | St Shenouda Press

The Power of Prayer

“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20   The Power of Prayer   By: Fr Anthony St Shenouda   The last few days has been a great testament to the power of prayer. Prayer that works miracles prayer that changes people’s lives. Thousands…

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Holy Fools : St Shenouda Press Blog

Holy Fools

 Holy Fools By Fr Anthony St Shenouda “If virtue is revealed it is snatched by the demon of vain glory” -St Abd el Masih el Manahry In the Orthodox Church we have a number of Category of saints, for example we have martyrs, military martyrs, bishops, monks, nuns, lay reformers. Yet a very obscure category…

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Remembrance of Death: St Shenouda Press Blog

The Remembrance of Death

The Remembrance of Death By Fr Antony St Shenouda Every good and beloved soul… when it has been released by death from the body with which it was united… immediately experiences the joy and pleasure which it shall enjoy in full measure in the future… and though immediately after death the enjoyment is small, after…

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Marriage or Monasticism : St Shenouda Press Blog

Marriage or Monasticism?

Marriage or Monasticism? By: Fr Anthony St Shenouda The question marriage or monasticism separates monastic virtues from Christian life. It makes out monasticism and marriage as two opposing direction, were if you are a monk you have to fast, lead an ascetic life and obedience, but for a married person he does not have to…

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Do You Love Me? Tend my Sheep: St Shenouda Press Blog

Do You Love Me?

Do You Love Me? Tend my Sheep By: Fr Anthony St Shenouda “So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these?’” (Jn 21:15-17) After Christ’s resurrection, He appeared to His disciples not only to confirm his resurrection to them but also to…

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Compunction: St Shenouda Press Blog


Compunction By Fr Anthony St Shenouda Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted (Matt 5:4) Compunction (or in Greek panthos, means sadness or mourning) repeatedly appears in the monastic literature. Many monastic fathers even advised it as a way of life. Abba Poemen once saw a woman grieving over her husbands’ tomb,…

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Repetition in Prayer : St Shenouda Press Blog

Repetition in Prayer

  Repetition in Prayer   By Fr Anthony St Shenouda A common problem that Orthodox Christians face is distraction during Prayer. One of the reasons for such distractions is usually the fact that it seems we are doing the same prayers. The Agbia with the same psalms daily, the weekly liturgy and for some daily and the…

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