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Fr. Matthew the Poor

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Theologian and author of 181 books and hundreds of journal articles. He was a key figure in the revival of Egyptian monasticism which began in 1969 when he was appointed to the Monastery of St Macarius in the Wadi El Natrun in Egypt.

SPIRITUAL INSIGHTS INTO THE MIDNIGHT PRAYER OF THE COPTIC CHURCH

SPIRITUAL INSIGHTS INTO THE MIDNIGHT PRAYER OF THE COPTIC CHURCH Father Matta El-Meskeen. The Church begins her daily service of worship at the hour...

Memoirs of Fr Matta El Maskeen Part 1

Without a doubt, the one who fights against the flow of the world finds violent opposition from the world and from Satan...

The Ninevites and US

The Ninevites and Us We may be shocked when we look at what happened in Nineveh. As soon as the king knew what had happened...

Resurrection And Sacraments

The Resurrection as an unseen power granted to us through Baptism and the Holy Eucharist: We do not believe that Christ’s Resurrection is something...

Monastic Tradition Of Sheheet

God offered us the grace of calling and accepting us in the sacred wilderness, i.e., the wilderness of Sheheet, the wilderness of "the weighing...

Fasting And The Imitation of Christ

In His forty days experience of absolute fasting, Christ laid down for us the basis of our dealings with our enemy—along with all his...

Tears

"She has wet my feet with her tears ... Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much."...

Indications In The Path Of Monasticism

In the "Paradise of the fathers," it is said, "Quietness is the first knowledge of the soul." St. Isaac said, "Search for quietness in...

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