Picture perfect garbage cans

“There is nothing left. And there’s no other help for us: only prayer can save us now.” ~ Elder Paisios of Mount Athos We will call this: From the diaries of a struggling nomad. Picture perfect garbage cans, we are. Everything is OK – the voice claims. “I am doing great!” he says. “Thank God,” she […]

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Hollow Souls

Hollow souls Hollow and needy souls They were lied to, to their faces Walking sad With not a drop of hope Who to hope in and what for? Their riches are poor Their solid ground is shaky Believing the lies, they march on With no one to guide them, they march on Tell them there […]

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Inflated egos

They strut around with their glass hearts. With wax on their faces, they filled the courtyard and uttered nonsense. Carrying nothing of value only deception, they forget the truth. Where is the humanity? *** M.G.

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آلام و تعزية في البرية – القديس ابو نوفير السائح

جزء من لقاء القديس بفنوتيوس بالقديس أبو نفر السائح تذكار نياحة القديس العظيم أبو نفر السائح يوم ١٦ بؤونة الموافق ٢٣ يونيو القديس بفنوتيوس سأل – كم من آلام عانيتها يا أبي القديس في غربتك هذه – لابد أنك تعبت كثيراً في هذه البرية المقفرة؟ القديس نوفير قال له – نعم يا أخي الحبيب…كم من أتعاب […]

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Silence – no resting place

If only silence can speak It could say and elaborate On the words I cannot say But silence is dim I find no hope there Yet words are sharp as swords A sword that cuts deep within Leaving us all wanting more. More life Maybe Love is different Maybe Love uses a different language He […]

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Marina the Confessor

English transcript of an interview with one of the minors who survived the shooting that occurred on May 26, 2017 in Minya, Egypt against the Coptic Christians. There are no words that can describe Marina’s bravery and her humility when she said, “I am weak” after everything that she has gone through. Interviewer: We are now […]

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