““ Prayer: Incense before God””. Today’s Gospel reflection is on the Gospel of St Luke 14:25-35. On “Woman of Faith”, Carol speaks to us on, “Woman with assurance – the woman with the flow of blood”. What is meant by, :Living in the World, but not of the World” is led by George Eskander. Fr Moses Ayad speaks to us on “Incense, the prayer of the saints”.On Coptic Voice Radio, we have a number of young people that will speak to us on prayer. Karin will delight us with “Seeking guidance in prayer”. Mark looks at “ Lord – help me understand”. Florence addresses “A woman’s heart before God”. Merna speaks to us “Being obedient to God”. David tells us why, “Following your teacher’s advice” is important. Youssef tells us “Why obey your parents”. George tells us “why pray for your friends”. Wasem looks at “ God hears your prayers”, and Mary looks at “Lord help me see you in everything”. Jeremiah continues on “A Bird’s Peck in the Book of Proverbs”. Fr Kyrillos Farag addresses “prayer, an incense before God”. The Bible reflection is on Psalm 125. The Desert Fathers, narrated by Carol talks to us on “St Diadochos of Photiki on spiritual knowledge and discrimination”, taken from the Philokalia, and is narrated by Carol.
“The conversations”. In today’s Gosple reflection is on St Matthew 13:1-9, reflecting the four types of soils – our hearts. Carol in Woman of Faith will be reflecting on “The woman with an infirmity”. There are many conversations found in the Bible. To list all of them will provide an exhaustive list. George Eskander will reflect on the Prayer of St Stephen as found in the Book of Acts 7. Fr Moses provides for us a reflection on “Moses the Arch prophet”. Sophia, shares with us, “Ingredients for good family relationships”. Karin shares with us a mother’s heart on “ A mother’s chat with her children”, and Mark provides a “father’s chat with his children”. George Mikhail shares a conversation, “God be with my Family”, while Mary Tawadros tells us that “God listens to our prayers”. Fr Shenouda Mansour and Gracie Michael has a conversation on “The importance of Conversations – a practical perspective” and Gracie produced two short reflections from nine year old children on, “if they were Moses, what would you ask God for”?. Florence speaks to us about “Deborah the Prophetess”. Wasem shares with us “the prayer of Hannah”. Well, “prayer of a boy” by David and Merna shares with us “a prayer of a girl”. Jeremiah in a Bird’s Peck in the Book of Proverbs on Chapter 3: 13-19. Fr David provides a reflection on David the King. The Bible Reflection is on Psalm 124. Marion Malek provides for us an inner depth discussion on the dream had by King Solomon and the conversation he had with God. What would you have asked, if God asked you the questions King Solomon was asked?. That is something for you to think about in your conversation with God. Finally, the Desert Fathers narrated by Carol from the Philokalia in the journey of St Didachos of Photiki – Spiritual knowledge and discrimination.
Life is giving…giving for others to live. The Gospel reflection is on Luke 8:4-15. Carol delights us in Women of Faith on the “Women who ministered to Jesus”. Jesus teaches us to let not your right hand know from your left hand when we give, and this is why George Eskander is sharing with us on “Giving is not a boomerang”. Sophia will delight the listeners with “How to prepare the soil, how to prepare the seed, and how it relates to us”. Serving from tables is as old as the church. Fr David Elmasri gives us an exposition on “The Apostle’s view on giving from the Table”. There are a number of reflections on family life…life is about giving more than taking. David looks at “a brother’s heart for his sister”. Karin shares “a mother’s heart for her children”. Mark shares “a father’s heart for his children”. George Mikhail reflects on “Standing for your rights”. Florence provides a woman’s perspective on “Being an example to your peers”. St Antonious & St Paul Youth Group shares with us in bringing an organisation to their Youth Group Meeting to collect cheek swabs for the “Bone Marrow” match to save lives. Paul and Grace lead in this discussion. Three young people share their experiences – Marina, Sarah, and Antony. In the Bird’s Peck in the Book of Proverbs, Jeremiah leads a depth discussion on Chapter 3, verses 7 to 12. Mario Malik provides a reflection on Proverbs 23:26, on ‘God wants your heart’. “Does God want your wealth or heart” is explained by Fr Joshua Tadros? The Bible reflection is on Psalm 123. Fr Moses Ayad speaks to us on “A Father’s heart to his congregation”. Finally, Carol continues the narrative on the Philokalia in the journey of St Didachos of Photiki – Spiritual knowledge and discrimination.
The Gospel reflection is on Luke 1:26-38. How do I find grace in the eyes of God, and how do I find favour before God. In the woman of faith, Carol shares with us, “how a wife’s strength should be spent on her husband”. Father Moses Ayad helps us understand what is “the greatest commandment”, and Father David tells us why love is the hardest thing to do. We have a number of different reflections by young people as follows: Karin will tell us “why love is the greatest gift”; Mark will tell us “what is the greatest gift”; Mary will share with us who is my neighbour; Florence will tell us, well, “My neighbour is…”; David will tell us on “ my neighbour is…”; and Wesam will leads us into the deep end on “who is my neighbour”. Fr Joshua Tadros explores for us on “who is my neighbour through scripture. Jeremiah goes deep into the Book of Proverbs in his segment, “a bird’s peck in the Book of Proverbs”. How do I love my neighbour unless Christ is formed in me and this is expounded by Fr Kyrillos for our learning. The Bible reflection in on Psalms 122. Fr Antony Morgan provides some practical reflection on who is my neighbour. Carol Akladious continues for us the journey of St Didachos of Photiki on Spiritual knowledge and discrimination – focusing on chapters 72-77.