Throughout our lives, we inevitably face conflict with those around us—those we live with, those in the church community, those at work and those with whom we interact in our daily lives. As conflict arises, we have a choice regarding how to deal with it. Generally, there are two approaches to conflict resolution: a worldly approach, and a spiritual, biblically-based approach. The first usually centers on egotistical principles of physical self-protection; sadly, though, while that approach can temporarily seem satisfying, it eventually leads to negative results and loss of peace. The second approach—spiritual and biblically-based—leads to truly resolving conflict and to inner healing. This booklet, based on lectures given by His Grace Bishop Youssef at the Institute of Counseling in Maadi, Cairo, addresses these approaches and the psychological nuances one experiences once the decision is made to approach the conflict worldly or spiritually.
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A SPRING IN SINAI — Hieromartyr Mina Abood: His Life, Miracles, and Martyrdom in Post-Revolution EgyptAfterlife, Saints, Spirituality
About the Book In this book, you will follow along the mere thirty-eight-year-long journey spent by this honored presbyter on the earth. It begins with his early life and humble beginnings as a servant in his home-city of Aswan and later in the suburbs of bustling Cairo, then proceeds to describe his mysterious call to the priesthood in war-torn Sinai, and culminates with his courageous witness to the Christian faith, and hence, his brutal, yet triumphant, martyrdom. But the story does not end there, as you become acquainted with the esteem that the Lord God holds for His martyrs, manifested in the events following Father Mina’s martyrish death. The hope is that all may be encouraged to model the resilient faith of this contemporary martyr, who persistently emphasized, “My true home is in heaven.”
About the Book Although these homilies and lectures were delivered to monastic communities, the spiritually nourishing teachings reflect on biblical teachings that are applicable to all readers seeking to pursue a life of holiness. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III of Blessed Memory draws from decades of spiritual dedication, formally beginning from his joining the monastery, and thereafter being ordained a priest, then hegumen, bishop, and finally chosen as the 117th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, leading the Coptic Church as he excelled by God's grace in his role as a shepherd and teacher for over 40 years before his departure in 2012. His deeply moving homilies are reminiscent of the famed sayings of the early desert fathers, and bring to mind the famed oratory influence and eloquence of the fourth century archbishop of Constantinople St. John Chrysostom (the "golden-mouthed").
About the Book From the well known author, Fr. Tadros Yacoub Malaty, comes a beautifully composed summary of significant biblical narratives, accompanied by traditional Coptic illustrations depicting each momentous account. This book will help all ages, starting with children, and extending to parents and anyone entrusted with the religious education of youth, to appreciate the New Testament and its most significant events. This precious book is a simple and inviting journey through Scripture in conformity with Orthodox tradition, and will be a treasured resource for many future generations.