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Feast of the Ascension

Feast of the Ascension

In today’s episode of Hidden Treasures, we take a take a deep dive into the Feast of the Ascension which is on Thursday, May 28, 2020. ... read more

The Readings of the Holy 50 Days

The Readings of the Holy 50 Days

In this week's episode of Hidden Treasures, we take a look at the Readings of the Holy 50 Days. Please see the article below to learn ... read more

The Annunciation of Christ  the incarnate Word of God

The Annunciation of Christ the incarnate Word of God

In the eyes of St. Jacob of Serugh and other church fathers read more

The Great Fast and the Christian Passover

The Great Fast and the Christian Passover

Let us be crucified with Him every day and experience the power of His Resurrection, so that by His grace we may elevate our hearts to ... read more

The Sunday Gospels of Lent and the Church’s Understanding of Fasting

The Sunday Gospels of Lent and the Church’s Understanding of Fasting

The Sundays Gospels of Lent reveal the church’s understanding of the concept of fasting and what the Church invites us to think about ... read more

A Short Conversation with Moses the Fasting Prophet!

A Short Conversation with Moses the Fasting Prophet!

"I am really saddened at how some people misuse the Sunday on which we ought to prepare ourselves to fast. It is inappropriate to ... read more

Readings of Lent

Readings of Lent

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The Contemporary Fathers of March

The Contemporary Fathers of March

What concerns me is not the display of miracles that occurred at their hands, but the secret of their fellowship with God working in ... read more

The Feast of Circumcision & Experiencing the Heavenly Life

The Feast of Circumcision & Experiencing the Heavenly Life

By circumcising the soul, the soul doesn't remain confined to the flesh and its desires, but proceeds to taste heaven every day! It ... read more

Incarnation is Simplicity

Incarnation is Simplicity

The good news is that Our Lord took the lowest form, this way everyone is able to approach Him. We just need to step down, lower our ... read more

An Explanation of Tenen

An Explanation of Tenen

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we take a look at what's behind the popular hymn, Tenen. Make sure to check out the article for ... read more

27 Pieces of Advice from the Wise for the New Year

27 Pieces of Advice from the Wise for the New Year

Perhaps this year, we should start by hearing what God wants from us this year regardless of how small or how big. By: Fr. Mina Dimitry read more

An Explanation of the Burning Bush

An Explanation of the Burning Bush

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we take a look at what's behind the Kiahk praise, The Burning Bush. Make sure to check out the ... read more

An Explanation of My Heart & My Tongue

An Explanation of My Heart & My Tongue

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we discuss the beautiful praise "My Heart and My Tongue" of the Kiahk Midnight Praises. read more

The Praises and Sundays of Kiahk – Encountering the Baby of the Manger

The Praises and Sundays of Kiahk – Encountering the Baby of the Manger

The month of Kiahk is a holy month that is important for the Coptic Orthodox Church, as it is a month of praise that prepares us for ... read more

The Spirituality of Kiahk 7 & 4: Part 1 & 2

The Spirituality of Kiahk 7 & 4: Part 1 & 2

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we will discuss the history and meaning of the Kiahk Midnight Praises, or 7 & 4 prayers. Check read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

The meaning of Thanksgiving for us as Christians is derived from the Greek root Eucharist and used in the New Testament almost ... read more

St. Mina: Blessed With the Gift of Healing

St. Mina: Blessed With the Gift of Healing

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of ... read more

Show Me Your God That I May Believe in Him!

Show Me Your God That I May Believe in Him!

What is the afterlife like? What is the Kingdom of Heaven? By: Fr Tadros Malay read more

The Cross in Christianity

The Cross in Christianity

The Cross has weak appearance to the uninformed, but to the Christian, it is a weapon to overcome our worldly desires, and threats. ... read more

The Angel of the Wilderness

The Angel of the Wilderness

St. John the Baptist in the writings of the Early Church Fathers. By: Fr Tadros Y. Malaty read more

Bless the Crown of the Year

Bless the Crown of the Year

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Nayrouz, which is the feast of the new year beginning on September 12 in the Coptic Orthodox ... read more

The Feast of Living Witness to the Holy Trinity

The Feast of Living Witness to the Holy Trinity

Our celebration of the feast of Nayrouz is an active form of witnessing to the Holy Trinity, the Lover of Mankind, who works in and for read more

The Saintly Priest

The Saintly Priest

On the Occasion of the Departure of Our Blessed Father Luka Sidarous By Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty Translated by Monica Mitry & ... read more

Feasts of St Mary

Feasts of St Mary

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we focus on the many feasts of St. Mary in our beautiful church. read more

An Explanation of Atai Parthenos

An Explanation of Atai Parthenos

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we look at what's behind the hymn Atai Parthenos. Be sure to check out the article below to learn more. read more

Veneration of the Saints

Veneration of the Saints

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we focus on the veneration of the Saints in our church, most notably the mother of us all St. Mary. read more

Apostles Fast

Apostles Fast

In today’s episode of Hidden Treasures, we take a look at what’s behind the Apostle’s Fast. Feel free to read below this video to learn read more

Prostration Prayers (Sagda)

Prostration Prayers (Sagda)

In today’s episode of Hidden Treasures, we take a look at the Prostration Prayers (Sagda) which is prayed following the liturgy of the ... read more

The Resurrection Reenactment

The Resurrection Reenactment

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we turn the clock back a bit to the Resurrection Liturgy where we look into what’s behind the ... read more

An Explanation of O Nim Nai

An Explanation of O Nim Nai

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we look into what’s behind O Nim Nai, a hymn that is chanted on the Feast of the Resurrection. ... read more

An Explanation of Golgotha

An Explanation of Golgotha

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we look into Golgotha, chanted in the 12th Hour on Good Friday. Check out the video and read the ... read more

An Explanation of Omonogenis

An Explanation of Omonogenis

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we look at what's behind the hymn, 'Omonogenis.' Check out the video and read the article below to read more

An Explanation of Pekethronos

An Explanation of Pekethronos

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we look at what's behind the hymn, 'Pekethronos.' It is chanted on Tuesday and Friday of the Holy ... read more

An Explanation of Thok Te Ti Gom

An Explanation of Thok Te Ti Gom

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we look at what's behind the Paschal Praise, 'Thok Te Ti Gom.' Check out the video and as always ... read more

An Explanation of Evlogimenos

An Explanation of Evlogimenos

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we look into what’s behind Evlogimenos, a hymn that is chanted on Palm Sunday. Check out this ... read more

The Divine Liturgy of St. Cyril

The Divine Liturgy of St. Cyril

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we look into what’s behind the liturgy of St. Cyril, one that is more commonly prayed during the ... read more

An Explanation of Meghalou

An Explanation of Meghalou

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we look into what’s behind Meghalou, a hymn said after the Synaxarion reading on Saturdays and ... read more

An Explanation of Fai Etaf Enf: Part 1 & 2

An Explanation of Fai Etaf Enf: Part 1 & 2

As many of you may or may not know, the Feast of the Cross is March 19, 2020. Fittingly, this two part episode covers the hymn of the ... read more

An Explanation of Je Peniot

An Explanation of Je Peniot

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we look into what’s behind Je Peniot, a hymn said after the Gospel reading on Saturdays and ... read more

The Rites of the Weekdays of the Great Fast

The Rites of the Weekdays of the Great Fast

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we continue our journey through the Great Fast, discussing the Weekday Rites. Check out this video read more

The Readings of Great Lent

The Readings of Great Lent

We're back! We'll be releasing one video per week during Lent, starting with this video on the weekly themes of Great Lent and their ... read more

The Melismatic Praxis (Acts) Response – Shere Ne

The Melismatic Praxis (Acts) Response – Shere Ne

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we discuss what's behind the long Shere Ne, a hymn said right before the Reading of the Acts. ... read more

Eparthenos

Eparthenos

In this episode of Hidden Treasures, we discuss what's behind the hymn "Eparthenos" or "Today the Virgin". Check out this short video ... read more

An Introduction to Hidden Treasures

An Introduction to Hidden Treasures

Ever wonder what’s behind all those long hymns? Or the reasons why we do all the things that we do during church? You’re not alone! We ... read more