Monthly Archives: August 2012

Guarding the Walls

Paphnutius the disciple of St. Macarius of Alexandria told us: “One day, when I was suffering from accidie, I went to him and said: ” Father, what shall I do ? Since my thoughts afflict me saying, ‘You are making … Continue reading

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God for your sake humbled Himself

God, for your  sake humbled Himself,  and you will not be  humbled for your own sake?! The Lord  Himself who is the Way  and is God, after He  came not on His own  behalf but for  you so that  He … Continue reading

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Abba Anthony

Abba Antonios said: “The time is coming when people will be seized by manias and will behave like madmen. And if they see anyone acting reasonably, they will rise up against him saying: ‘You are insane.’ And they will have … Continue reading

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The Aim of the Incarnation

The Aim of the Incarnation “I would wish to speak about a more subtle and profound topic to the best of my ability. Wherefore, listen attentively to me. The infinite,  inaccessible and uncreated God has assumed a body, and  on … Continue reading

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Abba Macarius of Egypt

A story from: The Ancient Fathers of the Desert: Introduction and Commentary, Translated by V. Rev. Chrysostomos “When I was a child,” the Holy Makarios once said, “I grazed cattle along with other children. One day they went to steal … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to Coptic Place blog! Selections from the lives and the teachings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers will be posted here every Sunday. You will also find some resources on the Coptic Heritage such as the Coptic language, history … Continue reading

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