Fasting – A Period Of Love

Monastery, Fasting

By: H.H. Pope Tawadrous II 

We consider fasting a period of love. It is a period to test our love for God, and the love of God for us. We fast plenty in our church. Our church is an ascetic church and that’s how we have come to know Christianity. Fasting in actual fact is a very old commandment. When God created Adam and Eve in paradise, God gave them a period of fasting. God wanted to teach man various lessons at the beginning. Thus man was experiencing the first test (fasting, self control, obedience, keeping the commandments, proving his love to God). Unfortunately man failed this simple test; he broke the commandment and broke the heart of God.

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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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Your generous contribution is very much appreciated.

Bank: Westpac Bank

Account Name: Coptic Orthodox St Shenouda Monastery

Account Number: 264333 ? ? ?BSB: 032274

Now you can deposit the money using direct debit

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God Bless you all,

Bishop Anba Daniel

Bishop and Abbot of St Shenouda Monastery

Sydney, Australia