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Pimonakhos Vol 5 Issue 9

September 1st, 2011

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Dear Readers,

Peace and Grace to you all,

During the month of September we celebrate the Coptic New Year which is associated with the Martyrs. The life of martyrdom is not as we often think a thing of the past, as we hear daily of people dying for their Orthodox faith in Egypt and many other countries around the world. In this issue we will briefly present a few examples of martyrs who chose to die rather than defile their bodies. Then we will shed light on who is the martyr and how can we share in the lives of martyrs.  Finally  we will discuss how the early monks viewed the monastic life as a spiritual martyrdom.

For this occasion, we have also posted two lives of saints who were martyred in the third century A.D.

  • St Dymiana and the 40 virgins, which is written and edited by the nuns of St Dymiana Convent in El Barary. We Thank them warmly for providing us with the text to post for everyone to read.

 

 

  • Sts Perpetua and Felicity, who were martyred in the beginning of the third century. The text is one of the ancient martyr text that was written by St Perpetua herself.

 

 

God Bless you all,

Bishop Anba Daniel

Bishop and Abbot of St Shenouda Monastery

Sydney, Australia

 

Articles:

Bishop Youanis   -   Martyrs for the sake of Chastity

Fr Anthony St Shenouda   -   Who is a Martyr ?

Edward Malone O.S.B   -   Monastic Life as Spiritual Martyrdom

 

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Pimonakhos Vol 4 Issue 9

September 4th, 2010


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Dear Readers,

Peace and Grace to you all,

Happy Coptic New Year to you all,

As most of you know, the Coptic calendar started by the end of the era of the Roman persecution to the Christians, therefore the Coptic New Year is a celebration of the Martyrs. Martyrdom is closely associated with the virtue of virginity which is also a monastic virtue, consequently in this month’s issue we thought to show how all this ties together in a life of a saint from the fourth century who is a Martyr and a Virgin. We hope you enjoy it.

God Bless you all,

Bishop Anba Daniel

Bishop and Abbot of St Shenouda Monastery

Sydney, Australia


Articles:

Saint Ambrose of Milan  -  Concerning Virgins

Youth Article  -  The Life of St Agnes

Youth Article  -  The Practice of Virginity as a Spiritual Martyrdom


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Pimonakhos Volume 2 Issue 9

September 1st, 2008


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We hope you enjoy this issue.


Articles:

Early Christian Writings  -   The Epistle of St Ignatius to the Romans

Youth Article  -  Enduring Afflictions for the Sake of God

Youth Article  -  Ascetism: The Contemporary Martyrdom?

Life of St Pachomius  -  The Brother Who Wanted to Become A Martyr

Q&A  -  How do I convince my family and friend about my monastic calling?


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