Pope Tawadros’ Message

Within a couple of decades after Jesus Christ was crucified, St. Mark – the writer of the first gospel – arrived on the shores of the ancient city of Alexandria in Egypt and preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Starting with St. Anianus (the first successor of St. Mark) until His Holiness Pope Tawadros II (the 117th successor), …

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Thanks-Giving

A few evenings ago as I was leaving Church, I descended down the stairs towards my car, quickly climbing in. Mid-November evenings start getting cold (especially for my Texas bones) and it gets very dark being at a property surrounded mostly by farmland. As I began driving down the long driveway, I noticed something that appeared to …

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Audience of One

Life is tough, ministry is challenging, egos get in the way, pride can cloud our vision, personal ambitions can distract, and the voices of crowds can derail a person looking to serve for the glory of God. 12 years ago I was ordained by God to serve as a priest in the Coptic Orthodox Church. During …

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Drawing Strength [GUEST POST]

This is a guest post from Mora Sorial, my beautiful wife of 13 years, and amazing mother of my 3 children (Happy Mother’s Day)! You can email her at morasorial@gmail.com. I had to undergo a surgical procedure the other day at a local hospital.  The day before, the hospital called me for pre-admission and asked …

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The Joy of Bearing Fruit

Growing up in the Sorial family, there are two things I came to expect from my father: Church was a Priority: Rain or shine, blizzard (Michigan), tornado (Texas), or earthquake (California), we would be going to Church, standing as a family, and worshipping God. A Family Garden was Not Optional: Coming from a small village …

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