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Repentance and Holiness

Our spiritual Father Hegumen Matthew the Poor about repentance and holiness about the Gospel of the second Sunday of the Month of Tobe which was given in the church of the 49 Elders of Shiheet in the Monastery of St. Macarius the Great in the year 1978. In the Arabian Peninsula there is a a… Continue reading Repentance and Holiness

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Father Matta's Autobiography

Mandated as the Representative of the Pope in Alexandria (March 1954- May 1955)

After three years of seclusion in the cave, I was called upon to go to Alexandria in the year 1954 to work as a papal representative to Pope Yousab II and I refused. The invitation was extended again to me by the request of the Patriarch and the bishop of El-Soryan Monastery who himself came… Continue reading Mandated as the Representative of the Pope in Alexandria (March 1954- May 1955)

Father Matta's Autobiography

Autobiography- In the Midst of Successful Work

In the Midst of Successful Work (1944-1947) When I worked after my graduation in hospitals (during the war by military orders), my income was 12 pounds. This would not suffice for my housing and food. And, when I got busy in the buying and management of a pharmacy in Damanhour, I did not have a… Continue reading Autobiography- In the Midst of Successful Work

Father Matta's Autobiography

Autobiography of Father Matthew the Poor – Introduction

To the reader: With mourning, we notify you and every member of the body of Christ’s struggling church on earth the passing of our thrice-blessed father Hegumen Matthew the Poor (Matta El Meskeen), the father of the monks of the monastery of St. Macarius in the Wilderness of Shiheet. He has left us in the body to join the… Continue reading Autobiography of Father Matthew the Poor – Introduction

Book: Reflections on Holy Week

The Homily of Great Friday

“when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.” ​​ On this day, all the prophecies and symbols are fulfilled. A day in which all manner of darkness and cruelty were accumulated that all that was written about Him may be fulfilled. +++     Jesus’ trial and the quest to shed His blood were… Continue reading The Homily of Great Friday