He Rose With Power – Arabic Song (Aam Web Kowah)


 

Christ is Risen!

Truly, He is Risen!

I wanted to share with you this nice song about the change and impact of our Lord’s Resurrection.  It is Arabic but I have translated it for all to benefit.

 

My Lord Jesus, from the darkness of His tomb,

Rose and His resurrection was powerful,

After the pain of His crucifixion and His tomb,

He brought joy to mankind through His resurrection.

 

He Rose with Power,  and with this He, (2)

Brought joy to mankind through His resurrection. (2)

 

Every sorrowful soul about His death,

after His resurrection became joyful,

Mariam and the disciples from His voice,

Heard His words and saw him with their eyes.

 

He Rose with Power,  and with this He drew, (2)

A smile on any frowning face. (2)

 

The darkness of the tomb did not hinder Him,

Or the binding of His clothes,

Or the soldiers guarding Him,

Or the door of the tomb and it’s seal.

 

He Rose with Power,  and over Him, (2)

Never did death have any power. (2)

 

Even my church after its weeping,

And the black covers it for a week.

Returns again and tells me the story,

After that Jesus rose from the tomb.

 

He Rose with Power,  and He wiped, (2)

From my check every tear. (2)

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Coptic Ordinations November 30, 2010


On November 30, 2010, H.H. Pope Shenouda III, with the gathered Bishops ordained 8 new priests:

  1. Father Antoine to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Mark in Paris, France.
  2. Father Youhanna (John) to serve the Church Virgin Mary & St. Mark in Paris, France.
  3. Father Youssef (Joseph) to serve the Coptic Orthodox Church in Paris, France.
  4. Father Mina Youssef to serve the Church of Daniel The Prophet & The Three Youth in Mississauga, Canada.
  5. Father Kyrillos (Cyril) Attia to serve the Church of St. George & St. Abanoub in Mississauga, Canada.
  6. Father Daniel Hanna, formerly known as Alfred Hanna of Chicago, Illinois to serve St. Maurice and St. Verena Mission Church in Toronto, Canada.
  7. Father Peter Saad, formerly known as Peter Saad of Montreal, Canada to serve the St. Peter & St. Paul Mission Church in Montreal, Canada.
  8. Father Michael Todary, formerly known as Michael Todary of Montreal, Canada to serve the Church of St. George & St. Joseph in Montreal, Canada.

May the Lord continue to bless His Church and increase her service. We congratulate His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on the ordinations of these new servants of Christ. We also congratulate the newly ordained fathers the priests, their families, and the congregations of these blessed churches.

Priest Ordinations Video

Ordination Liturgy Video – Part 1

Ordination Liturgy Video – Part 2

There Is One Who Loves You – Arabic Christian Song (Fee Wahed Bey Hebak)


This is a beautiful christian song! It has some deep lyrics and re-assures of things we too often forget.  Meditating on these words, we will remember all the times God has been there for us, all the times He patiently tries to have us get to know Him, and all the times we are comforted and restored whenever we turn and look to Him.  The translation goes something lie this:

 

Refrain:

There is One who loves you,

He is knocking on (the door of) your heart,

Let Him reign over your life,

And open to Him your heart.

Talk to him and you will find Him listening,

He can feel your weaknesses,

He is the Creator, your Lord,

He holds you in His heart.

 

He rejoices when you call Him,

If you read His bible,

With all your heart, pray to Him,

And throw your cares on Him.

If you feel alone,

And you’re in real pain,

Your Lord’s voice is calling,

Go and get to know Him.

 

(Refrain)

 

Our Lord’s promise is sure,

If you have a master,

He will give a new life,

And all sins he will remit.

Why are you lost and drowning;

Why do you flee His love;

Why do you drink of the world,

While you thirst for Him?

 

(Refrain)

 

Why are you doubting?

Try and give Him a chance,

Come closer the Savior,

Your wounds He will heal.

Explain to Him your circumstances,

Your fears and your failures,

In the darkness He will find you,

And carry you in His hands.

 

(Refrain)

Mosque at Ground Zero Controvesy


It seems this issue it very controversial and has attracted international attention. Muslims wish to build a 13 story Mosque and Cultural Center near Ground Zero in tribute to honor the fallen of 9-11.  Some people are raising concerns that this is not in tribute or to honor the fallen but as a symbol of Islamic supremacy and victory.  I wish to raise the issue that every American should be aware and decide for themselves.

Imam Feisal on the Cultural Center

Of Mosques and Men: Reflections on the Ground Zero Mosque

ACLU and NYCLU Support Religious Freedom and Park51

No mosque at Ground Zero

My personal opinion in one sentence: Of course Muslims have the right to build the Mosque & Cultural Center, but why not be sensitive to the victims of 9-11 and be satisfied with the mosque already built just 686 feet further.

Coptic Priest Ordinations – August 7, 2010


Today, August 7, 2010, H.H. Pope Shenouda III with the gathered bishops ordained 2 new priests for the service of our churches in the USA. They are:

1. Fr. Bishoy, formerly known as Mr. Nazeeh Awad of Howell, NJ, to serve the church in Allentown, PA.

2. Fr. Louca, formerly known as Dr. Rafik of Bellville, NJ, to serve the church of St. Mary &  St. Mercurius in Bellville, NJ.May God keep for us the life of our patriarch, bless his church, keep her strong, and bless the service and lives of these new fathers, the shepherds of Christ.

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Coptic Ordinations Pentecost 2010


On May 23, 2010, the Feast the Pentecost, H.H. Pope Shenouda III, with the gathered Metropolitans, and Bishops ordained 19 new priests:

  1. Father John, formerly known as Maher Bishara of Jersey City, NJ to serve the Church of St. Anthony in South Jersey, New Jersey, USA
  2. Father Isaac, formerly known as Isaac Soryal of Staten Island/Bayonne to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. George in Staten Island, New York, USA
  3. Father David, formerly known as Ramez Milad to serve the Church of Virgin Mary in Maryland, USA
  4. Father Mina to serve Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Church in London
  5. Father Basilious (Basil) as a General Priest to serve the Church of God.
  6. Father Mina to serve the Coptic Church in Romania.
  7. Father Maximos (Maximus) as a General Priest to serve the Church of God.
  8. Father Armia (Jeremiah) to serve the Church of St. George in Sahel, Cairo, Egypt.
  9. Father Mikhail (Michael) to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael in El Abaseri, Egypt.
  10. Father Gawargious (George) to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael in El Abaseri, Egypt.
  11. Father Lukas (Luke) to serve the Church of St. Luke in Masr El Adeema, Egypt.
  12. Father Shenouda to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Abanoub in Manshiet Nasr, Egypt.
  13. Father Arsanios to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Abanoub in Manshiet Nasr, Egypt.
  14. Father Youhanna (John) to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Abanoub in Manshiet Nasr, Egypt.
  15. Father Bola (Paul) to serve the Church of St. Mina in El Abageya, Egypt.
  16. Father Youssef (Joseph) to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Athanasius in El Maadi, Egypt.
  17. Father Estafanous to serve the Church of Virgin Mary in El Maadi, Egypt.
  18. Father Bishoy to serve the Church of Virgin Mary & Abu Sefin in Ezbeet El Nakhl, Egypt.
  19. Father Markos (Mark) to serve the Church of St. Mark in El Eboor, Egypt.

May the Lord continue to bless His Church and increase her service.  We congratulate His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on the ordinations of these new servants of Christ.  We also congratulate the newly ordained fathers the priests, their families, and the congregations of these blessed churches.

Priest Ordinations Video

Pentecost Liturgy Video

Don’t Give Up


Source: Anonymous

One day I decided to quit.

I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. .. I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
“God”, I asked, “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”
His answer surprised me…

“Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light.
I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said.

“In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.
In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would
not quit.” He said.

“Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared
to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant. ..But just 6
months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.”
He asked me. “Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots”.

“I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you.”
“Don’t compare yourself to others.”
He said.
“The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful.”

“Your time will come”, God said to me.
“You will rise high”
“How high should I rise?”
I asked.
“How high will the bamboo rise?” He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned.

“Yes.” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”
I left the forest and brought back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.
Never, Never, Never Give up.
For the Christian Prayer is not an option but an opportunity.

Don’t tell the Lord how big the problem is,
tell the problem how Great the Lord is!