Holy Places for Coptic Christians – Heysham

Holy Places for Coptic Christians – Heysham

Heysham and St Patrick The British Isles are filled with holy places that should be places of pilgrimage for Coptic Orthodox Christians living and worshipping among them. The Church in the British Isles was Orthodox from the beginning, and the saints of these islands are our own saints, Orthodox saints. We must honour and venerate […]

World’s earliest altar vessels discovered

World’s earliest altar vessels discovered

The earliest known altar vessels were not found in Constantinople or Rome, but buried for safety in the remains of the Roman town of Durobrivae, in modern Cambridgeshire, near the little village of Water Newton. We cannot know for sure what social upheaval led to their being hidden away by the Orthodox Christian community that […]

Female Saints – Perpetua and Felicity

Female Saints – Perpetua and Felicity

St Perpetua was a noble young woman of the city of Carthage, and when the Christian faith was proscribed she bravely confessed, together with others of the Christian community. She is especially important because of the first hand testimony which she wrote at the time, describing her experiences, visions, and suffering. She is the first […]

Early Christian Britain – Lullingstone Roman Church

Early Christian Britain – Lullingstone Roman Church

There are many in our Coptic Orthodox Church who are unaware that the British Isles have an ancient and Orthodox heritage and history that stretches back even to the first century. The British Isles were once entirely Orthodox in their faith, and were in communion for centuries with our own Alexandrian Church. When St Athanasius […]

Becoming the greatest..!

Becoming the greatest..!

Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?” But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest. And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If […]

Why did the Word become flesh in 0 A.D.

Why did the Word become flesh in 0 A.D.

At a teaching group for our Orthodox Dogmatic Theology we were considering why the Word of God became man. We read together in the writings of St Athanasius that the Word came in the love of God to destroy the power of death, to overcome the works of Satan, to raise mankind to renewed life […]

Finding a Life Partner – I

Finding a Life Partner – I

I want to write about how we should view other people when we are feeling that we need to find an intimate relationship with another. I am writing elsewhere about how our relationship with God should inform and influence our emotions and the direction of our life. But in this short post I want to […]

Female Saints – Of the Blessed Woman Thais

Female Saints – Of the Blessed Woman Thais

And now I desire to describe to you the excellent history and the great repentance of the blessed woman Thais or Thaisis, for speech concerning her is most excellent, and it is full of encouragement and penitence of soul unto those who love God. Now this woman had a mother who, because her daughter was […]