The Human Will And The Devil

Monastery, Human Will

A Sermon By St. Shenouda

When we began to speak we said, “See how God honoured you; He glorified and exalted you. You also honour Him, glorify Him. You honour Him even more when you observe His commandments and His laws,” someone replied and said, “The devil hinders us and trips us up and does not let us do this, and he seizes us in his works.”

I answered him: Why did you say “which are his” and didn’t you say “which are ours and his”? For every man who commits evil participates with him. And more, it is impossible for the devil to cause a man to sin unless his will goes to meet the thought of the devil or he is joined with him. For also evils are not proper to our nature, but they are things of passions, and they were twisted around us because our deliberate choice inclined towards things contrary to our nature, and those whose choices did not change have not turned from the things proper to their nature. Furthermore, some even came out from vices after they had fallen into them.

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New Monastery Project

I am delighted to announce to you our new Project that we have been waiting on for a long time. This Project will consist of a large Cathedral that will accommodate nearly five hundred people, a Services Centre which will include; Lounge Areas, Dining Areas, Bookshop, Offices and Other Facilities. This project will be a great addition to our blessed Churches in Australia, and will serve the many generations to come. This Project has been blessed and approved by H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

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God Bless you all,

Bishop Anba Daniel

Bishop and Abbot of St Shenouda Monastery

Sydney, Australia