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« on: December 18, 2013, 09:24:18 AM »

Greetings Fathers, Brothers, & Sisters,

I ask the blessing of the priests.

Some of us on the East Coast of the USA have taken the permission of our priests to engage in 3 days of strict fasting - from today to Friday - for the cessation of Charismatic and Evangelical Protestant influence in the Coptic Orthodox Church.  I invite those of you who are willing and whose spiritual fathers grant their permission to join us.

Several priests in our area will be keeping this issue on the altar for the next three days as well and have said, "May God bless and accept your fast"

Our Lord has said that there are some demons that will not come out but with prayer and fasting (St. Matthew 17:21).  Please join us in our prayers against the spirit of this age.

Your Weak Brother,

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 09:33:23 AM »

Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 09:47:02 AM »

Lord have mercy!

I will remember you in my prayers
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 01:34:34 PM »

Lord have mercy!

I know the "joys" of charsimatics all to well and personal.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 06:45:45 PM »

All of your prayers are very much appreciated.  The saints commemorated over these three days are:

Wednesday (9 Koiahk/18 December): St. Poemin, the Confessor.

Thursday (10 Koiahk/19 December): St. Nicholas of Myra, the Confessor and Wonderworker. (My intercessor and favorite saint!)

Friday (11 Koiahk/20 December): St. Pidjimi, the Monk.

May their prayers be with us and may God bless and accept this fast.  Amen.

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 07:35:38 PM »

Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 11:22:48 PM »

This is a great initiative. I am in. Most Coptic churches have late liturgies on Wednesdays and Fridays during lent for those who want to attend after work.

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