10 Ways To Benefit From Holy Week" & "Guidelines to Holy Week by Fr. Dawood Lamey

Holy week is one of the most important weeks of the year for our spiritual lives. During this week we experience Christ’s journey to the Cross reminding us of the reality of sin and death. Christ conquered sin and death and his triumph is ours as well. To truly benefit from Holy Week we need to attend it, feel it, hear it, experience it, taste it... we need to journey with Christ.

I received an Email on how to benefit spiritually from Holy Week and I felt the need to share it with everyone. It's split in TWO PARTS. The first half is "10 Ways To Benefit From Holy Week"  and the second half is "Guidelines to Holy Week by Fr. Dawood  Lamey"

Ricky Bobby: From Agnostic to Orthodox Christian

Ricky Bobby: From Agnostic to Orthodox Christian

The number of people converting to Orthodox Christianity today is amazingly high and fills me with joy. It seems like every day I hear about someone converting to Orthodoxy. I decided to go out and ask for some of these convert’s stories and share it with everyone that it may encourage and/or even help those who are interested in the Orthodox faith. First, I’ll be sharing my close friend’s stories then I’ll reach out to others. (If you have a story or know someone who does please Email me at petermaurice87@gmail.com)

The following is my good friend Ricky aka Ricky Bobby’s story of his journey to the Orthodox faith:

How To Forgive Someone In a Week

How To Forgive Someone In a Week

Forgiveness is one of the most beautiful things in our lives. It mends hearts, heals wounds, break chains of bondage, and lifts weight of burdens. Yet how can something so beautiful and great be so difficult to give? That is a struggle we all go through at one time or another when we find ourselves hurt… betrayed… wounded.

“They talk about me behind my back… she betrayed my trust… they stole from me… He lied to me… She cheated on me” are just a few of the many common examples of phrases right before the words, “…How then can I forgive him/her/them.” Well, forgiving someone is easier said than done. I know because I’ve been there several times as, I’m sure, many of us have.

On Confession (Part 1): My Struggle With it

Intro: Confession in the Orthodox Church

Since I am Coptic Orthodox, I address confession from the Orthodox perspective. I am aware there are many visitors to “The Narrow Path” who do not know of or don’t know much about the Orthodox Church and its beautiful ancient Faith. Therefore, I decided to add a very quick intro on confession from the Orthodox perspective in order for all those who are unfamiliar could better understand some of the situations as well as my personal struggles that follow.

Being Corrected: Hearing What You Don’t Want to Hear

Being corrected is something we experience from childhood to old age. We are corrected by family, friends, Clergy, coaches, bosses, teachers, etc… Sometimes we accept these corrections but at other times we don’t want to hear them. Have you ever wondered why you didn’t want to hear or accept a correction from someone even though it would benefit you for the better? The bottom line is we must learn to accept being corrected in a humble way.

H.H. Pope Shenouda III Quotes

H.H. Pope Shenouda III Quotes

  • "The Lord is not a tariff or tax imposed on you.  On the contrary, God is your sheer joy and utmost delight; He is althogether lovely." - H.H. Pope Shenouda III
    • "Christ endured His servants slap to Him, spit on Him, and insult Him, yet endured based on the power of His love.  Who of us is able to endure this?" - H.H. Pope Shenouda III

  • "You are dark because of your sin, but you have become beautiful through your repentance." - H.H. Pope Shenouda III
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