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Unspeakable Words

The New Praise in Spirit and Truth






Faith Concerns, Contemporary Considerations

ISBN: 0-9794528-3-X


Our Faith, “the most holy faith”, is the precious gift given to us from God as he created us to find our rest in Him, and this faith was handed down from generation to generation through the holy and truthful men of God protected by the Holy Spirit. This faith was once delivered unto the saints, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints,” (Jude 3).
Let us listen to the advice of St. Jude the apostle when he says, “But ye, Beloved, build up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the Love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life,” Jude 20, 21.
Our faith is our life, “But the just shall live by his faith,” Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17.
The subject of faith is vastly broad and it is very difficult to include even some words about every aspect of this subject as it is concerned about all the issues of our life.
Therefore we chose some concerns and spotlights that are important for our time and the times to come.
This book clarifies many subjects concerning the
faith such as:
How faith is in our nature.
The difference between witnessing for the faith and being a fanatic for the faith.
Faith as an essential element for our life.
What issues that war against faith especially nowadays?
How to keep our faith and even to strengthen our faith.
The Doctrine of the Resurrection and faith.
How can man resist the thoughts of doubt about the existence of God that is planted by the devil or due to the weak faith?
Faith working through love.
Faith and the Church.
And many other contemporary important subjects.
“So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will be done,” Matthew 21:21.
This is a very important subject especially nowadays as our Lord said to us. “So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God,” Mark 11:22.
We pray to God that He may grant us the strong faith that pleases Him and for the coming generations until the second awesome coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, to Whom is the glory forever. Amen.
Through the prayers of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.
Fr. Marcus St. Antony

The Frontier between Life and Death

The Perpetual Virginity of the Theotokos Saint Mary.

Theotokos means "the Mother of God"

ISBN: 0-9794528-1-3


 The Perpetual Virginity of Saint Mary is an important subject not only because it is pertaining to the Theotokos (The Mother of God) but also because it is concerned with the dogma of the incarnation of the Son of God.


It is also important and essential because it is a biblical doctrine that can be seen throughout the entire Bible, both Old and New Testaments.


This book discusses many proofs from different aspects and approaches, both from the Bible and from the ancient fathers of the church, as well as other important evidences and explanations of some misunderstood points.

This book is considered a defense against the erroneous deviations from sound doctrine for the man of God must speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine (Tit. 2:1) (Tit. 1:9)

This book is also considered a defense against the Jewish claims about the prophecies in the Old Testament, which they use as a reason for their disbelief.

We pray to God that this book be a successful message that reaches the hearts and minds of the reader and for the glory of God.

Through the prayers of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

Fr. Marcus St. Antony



The Universal Church, which is the pillar and bulwark of the truth (1 Tim. 3:15), discerned during her early years which of the writings that tradition passed down from Apostolic times, which was inspired by the Holy Spirit. Thus, the Universal Church, as the true servant of the Word of God, by the authority entrusted to her by Jesus Christ, established the Canon of Sacred Scripture (which books are in the Bible—cf. Councils of Hippo (393) & Carthage III (397)). It is impossible to deny the teaching authority of the Universal Church without also undermining the authority of Sacred Scripture. The Bible is the gift of the Universal Church to the world. 

Thus, when it comes to the interpretation of passages of Sacred Scripture a logical blunder is made if one does not look to the authority of the Universal Church on which the very formation of the Bible is dependent.




This book is a collection of the sayings of the ancient fathers of the Universal Church about the perpetual virginity of the Theotokos Saint Mary, with some comments and explanations.


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Faith Concerns speaks about some matters of faith, some of them are contemporary.

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"But those who by virginity have desisted from this process have drawn within themselves the boundary line of death, and by their own deed have checked his advance; they have made themselves, in fact, a frontier between life and death, and a barrier too, which thwarts him. If, then, death cannot pass beyond virginity, but finds his power checked and shattered there, it is demonstrated that virginity is a stronger thing than death; and that body is rightly named undying which does not lend its service to a dying world, nor brook to become the instrument of a succession of dying creatures. In such a body the long unbroken career of decay and death, which has intervened between the first man and the lives of virginity which have been led, is interrupted. It could not be indeed that death should cease working as long as the human race by marriage was working too; he walked the path of life with all preceding generations; he started with every new-born child and accompanied it to the end: but he found in virginity a barrier, to pass which was an impossible feat. Just as, in the age of Mary the mother of God, he who had reigned from Adam to her time found, when he came to her and dashed his forces against the fruit of her virginity as against a rock, that he was shattered to pieces upon her, so in every soul which passes through this life in the flesh under the protection of virginity, the strength of death is in a manner broken and annulled, for he does not find the places upon which he may fix his sting." (Gregory of Nyssa, On Virginity, 13(A.D.371), in NPNF2, V: 359-360)

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Science begins with a study of motion. If there was no motion there would be no need for science. Nothing would materially exist. Everything, in one way or another, in this universe has motion. Plants grow, birds fly, volcanoes erupt, the earth rotates, and motion is seen all over the planet.
Here it is obvious that science is dealing with things under the influence of time, space and motion. That means it cannot test things above time, space and material motion.
That is why science is never superior to material study. Or at least what people know as science because there is the spiritual knowledge that is superior to matter and time and superior to what we call ‘science’ and this knowledge comes by faith in Him Who is above time and matter, the Creator of time and matter, and judges even the so called ‘science’.
“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know [them,] because they are spiritually discerned But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is [rightly] judged by no one,” 1 Corinthians 2:14- 15.

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The Story of the Copts

The True Story of Christianity in Egypt

By Iris Habib el Masri

Published by Saint Antony Monastery, CA, U.S.A.

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