Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Baptism of Humility

A Baptism of Humility

From the English El-Keraza Archives
January 1995 Volume 4 - No. 1

The One who is without sin, carried sin for our sake. He did not feel ashamed to walk forward with the sinners and ask His servant, John, to baptise Him. When the great prophet became embarrassed of the situation, He gently said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Matthew 3: 15 NKJV

By doing this, He gave us a practical lesson, to carry the sins of others. To happily pay the price on their behalf, not to justify ourselves, on matter how innocent we are. And in this way, we fulfil all righteousness

Saint John Chrysostom said, “If you are unable to carry the sins of others and relate them to yourself, try at least not to judge another, and let him carry your sins...”

If we fail to carry the sins of others, try at least to endure their failings towards us and forgive them. In this manner, we become like Christ, and become worthy of being called sons of God

Al-Keraza Magazine - Coptic Orthodox Magazine Ϯⲙⲉⲧⲣⲉϥϩⲓⲱⲓϣ - Year 41 - Friday 11 January 2013 - Toubah Ⲧⲱⲃⲓ (Tobi, Touba) 1729 Martyrs - Issue 1 & 2

Touba Ⲧⲱⲃⲓ (Tobi, Toubah), is the fifth month of the Coptic calendar. Tobi is also the first month of the Season of 'Proyet' (Growth and Emergence) in Ancient Egypt, where the Nile floods recede and the crops start to grow throughout the land of Egypt.

The name of the month of Tobi comes from Amso Khem, a form of the Ancient Egyptian God Amun Ra


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