Our Church celebrates two feasts for the Cross. One is on Parmhat 10th (March 19th), which always falls during Great Lent. The other is on Tout 17th (September 27th), which falls at the end of our celebrations of the The Coptic New Year (The Feast of Nairouz), and this latter Feast of the . . . → Read More: Carrying The Cross – by Bishop Serapion
Crucifixion was an ancient form of capital punishment. It was degrading, humiliating, and caused agonizing pain. Ultimately the HOLY CROSS symbolized absolute failure and death. Due to its barbaric nature, crucifixion was reserved for the lowliest of criminals: the slaves’ death or the murderers’ punishment. Today, many still look upon the HOLY CROSS . . . → Read More: The Transformed Holy Cross
The Church celebrates the feast of the Cross on the 17th of Tout (27th or 28th of September), the day of the apparition of the Cross to the Emperor Constantine, and on the 10th of Baramhat (19th of March), the day when the Empress Helen found the wood of the Holy Cross. We . . . → Read More: The Feasts of the Cross – by H.H. Pope Shenouda III
I carry a cross in my pocket, A simple reminder to me That I am a Christian, No matter where I may be.
This little cross isn’t magic, Nor is it a good luck charm. It isn’t meant to protect me From every physical harm.
It’s . . . → Read More: The Cross in my Pocket
The Cross has weak appearance to the uninformed, but to the Christian, it is a weapon to overcome our worldly desires, and threats. With it we defeat Satan. “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” . . . → Read More: The Cross in Christianity – by Fr. Pishoy Kamel