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Offline Stavro

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Feast of Saint Antony the Great
« on: January 29, 2005, 06:59:15 PM »
Tomorrow is the feast of St.Antony the Great, Father of monasticism in all the World and who started this spiritual revolution in the deserts of Egypt. May his blessing be with us all and Glory to God forever and ever. Amen.
In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border. (Isaiah 19:19)

" God forbid I should see the face of Judah or listen to his blasphemy" (Gerontius, Archmanidrite of the monastery of St. Melania)

Offline Antonious Nikolas

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Re: Feast of Saint Antony the Great
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2005, 06:53:13 PM »
Amen! :)
“Never confuse the person formed in the image of God, with the evil that is in him; because evil is but a chance misfortune, an illness, a devilish reverie. But the very essence of the person is the image of God, and this remains in him despite every disfigurement.”

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Re: Feast of Saint Antony the Great
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2005, 10:14:44 PM »
+Irini nem ehmot

*sigh* My heart always skips a beat at mention of his name... After two nights of vigil and praise, I can add a whole-hearted "Amen!" with Antonious (I envy you your name).

There are many documents pertaining to my beloved father over at http://coptichymns.net if any are interested in reading more about and by him. :)
Also, some of his quotes are up at http://copticstudents.com under the Saint of the Month heading.

Prayers...
Agape,
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Amen, maranatha!
"A man's life or death cometh from his neighbour; if we benefit our brother we benefit ourselves, and if we offend him we sin against God." - The Great Abba Antony