This month we are blessed with many great events, the most important one is the consecration of Fr Markos and Fr Samuel as monks for the St Mark and St Samuel the confessor monastery in South Africa. Bishop Antonious Markos the Bishop of African Affairs accompanied by Fr Takla the abbot of the monastery have come to ordain two new monks for their monastery in South Africa. This is positive step towards the registration of the monastery in South Africa by the Holy Synod of the Coptic Church. May the Lord bless new monks and preserve them in their monastic struggle.
In this edition also we are glad to announce the winners of this years Christian Music Competition. We enjoyed the entries of this years competition and we hope to produce them in an album in the near future.
Peace and Grace to you all,
This month issue is a translation of some of the articles that were published last January in the El-Kiraza Magazine, the Popes official Magazine. The theme of the edition was monastic life and it contained many articles by bishops of the church and we present it here to you in the English language.
We are very proud to announce that some of the songs from last years, Christian Music Competition, have been Uploaded for sale on all major music online stores such as iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, and Google play. We are hoping in the near future to present more songs and albums that have been submitted to us by many young talents. To hear the songs Click here
We hope you all a happy fast of the Virgin Mary.
We also hope you enjoy this month issue with many photos from the celebrations of St Shenouda’s feast.
By God’s grace
Bishop and Abbot of St Shenouda Monastery
H.H. Pope Shenouda - Tell Me, O Whom I Love, Where You Feed Your Flock
Fr Anthony St Shenouda - How Do I Know My Calling?
Douglas Burton-Christie - The Cost of Love
We hope you enjoy this issue.
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?