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Why speak the truth in love when no one wants to hear it by Fr. Anthony Mourad Why ‘speak the truth in love’, when no one wants to hear it? by Fr. Anthony Mourad - It seems like every time we open the media, we see the world divided against itself. Some people stand with this idea, others stand with another. One group believes “this
Why does St. Paul ask women to learn in silence & submission Is he a Misogynist Fr. Gabriel Wissa Why does St. Paul ask women to learn in silence & submission? Is he a Misogynist? Fr. Gabriel Wissa - Does God prefer men over women? Christianity claims that both genders are equal—which they are. But we read in 1st Timothy that women ought to learn in silence with all
What is our ultimate Christian objective How to live a genuine Christian life by Fr.Gabriel Wissa What is our ultimate Christian objective? How to live a genuine Christian life? by Fr.Gabriel Wissa - What is our ultimate Christian objective, How to live a genuine Christian life, holy trinity, trinity, love, unity, unity in diversity, diversity, trinitarian life, prayer, gods will, god’s will    What is
Why does God allow NATURAL DISASTERS? Why coronavirus? by Fr. Gabriel Wissa Why does God allow NATURAL DISASTERS? Why coronavirus? by Fr. Gabriel Wissa - Our beloved Father Anthony Mourad explained in a previous video why God allows pain and suffering (link in the comments below) but why does God allow natural disasters? What about the current pandemic of the coronavirus? Are these distressful natural disasters an
Why is the Resurrection of Christ considered the feast of feasts, Why is the Resurrection of Christ considered the feast of feasts? by Fr. Anthony Mourad - There are many feasts in the liturgical calendar of the Church. But there is one that holds the title of the Feast of Feasts – The Holy and Glorious feast of
Back to Basics: why is love so important? by Fr. Anthony Mourad - Most people would agree that an essential part of what it means to be human is our capacity to love. And while we express in many forms what we consider love,  is there something
Why is Gen. 1 divided into 7 days Why God rests on the 7th day by Fr. Gabriel Wissa Why is Gen. 1 divided into 7 days? Why God rests on the 7th day? by Fr. Gabriel Wissa -   In our last video, we discussed the real meaning of Genesis 1, and we saw how the text is part of an introduction that leads to Abraham, the father of the Jews. And that the main purpose of the text was to
What is Genesis 1 REALLY saying What is Genesis 1 REALLY saying? by Fr. Gabriel Wissa - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen. Since the Enlightenment period, and its associated scientific discoveries, way too many people have
Are the creation days literal 24 hours by Fr. Gabriel Wissa Are the creation days literal 24 hours? by Fr. Gabriel Wissa - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen. Many viewers requested a video on the literality of the creation days in Genesis
Back to Basics How do I offer repentance daily Back to Basics: How do I offer repentance daily? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen. What is daily repentance and how do I offer it? My beloved, we have
Why does God order war in the Old Testament What about His command not to murder Why does God order war in the Old Testament? What about His command not to murder? - Why does God order war in the Old Testament? What about His command not to murder? by Fr. Gabriel Wissa In the name of the Father, and the Son, and
Back to Basics How do I build a connection with Holy Scripture by Fr. Anthony Mourad Back to Basics: How do I build a connection with Holy Scripture? by Fr. Anthony Mourad - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen. We’ve all been told a thousand times in Church and Sunday School: Say your
Why was Christ born of a Virgin? Why was Christ born of a Virgin? By Fr. Gabriel Wissa - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen Why was Christ born of the Virgin St. Mary? Why did she have to be
fr_Antony_Live Q&A Nobember 27, 2019 COA live Q&A November. 27. 2019 by Fr. Anthony Mourad - COA live Q&A November. 27. 2019 by Fr. Anthony Mourad In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy spirit, one God amen
Back to Basics How do I kickstart my Prayer Life by Fr. Anthony Mourad Back to Basics: How do I kick-start my Prayer Life? by Fr. Anthony Mourad - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen. My beloved today we start a new series called Back to Basics. In this
Why did Christ say “My God,why have You forsaken Me“ Why did Christ say “My God, why have You forsaken Me?” What is the main characteristic of hell? by Fr. Gabriel Wissa - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen. Today, I am attempting, God willing, to answer 2 vital questions at the same
fr_Antony_Brown_video_Live Q&A October 30, 2019 COA Live Q&A October 30 2019 By Fr. Anthony Mourad - Catch some answers to some pressing issues with Fr Anthony Mourad on #COA and learn more about the Christian Orthodox Faith
Where did Jesus say “I am God”? by Fr. Anthony Mourad - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen. Some opponents of the Christian faith will challenge us with an important question, one
If humans always needed a Messiah, why did God not save us earlier? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen. Why was Christ incarnate on earth only 2000 years ago? Humanity prior to the
How are we supposed to deal with the sins of others? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen. How are we supposed to deal with the sins of others? What should be
Can a Christian believe in the Big Bang theory by Fr. Gabriel Wissa Can a Christian believe in the Big Bang theory? by Fr. Gabriel Wissa - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen. Can a Christian believe in the Big Bang theory? Does the Big Bang contradict
How is the Son of God both God and man How is the Son of God both God and man? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen. How can Christ raise the dead, yet die Himself? How can He heal the
fr_Antony-The-Absence-of-Go The Absence of God: Where is God in times of trouble? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen.   Where is God in times of trouble? Is he absent, does he leave
How-should-a-Christian-approach-SCIENCE? How should a Christian approach SCIENCE? - How should a Christian approach science? Is science something a Christian should be uncomfortable with? Is it a threat against his or her faith? Also, do Orthodox Christians agree with
Why is Pentecost a major feast in the Orthodox Church? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen.   Why is Pentecost a major feast celebrated in the Coptic Orthodox Church? We
Should you address a priest as ‘father’? Should you address a priest as ‘father’? - Occasionally, you might find yourself conversing with someone that disagrees to address a priest with the term ‘father.’ Sometimes those who hold this opinion even refuse to call their own
Still unsure about the use of Icons What does the Church believe about icons and their use? - Let’s talk about icons again! Have you ever noticed the faithful walking up to icons, kissing them, lighting a candle in front of them, or even the priest censing them? Are
Does God desire war in the Old Testament Does God desire war in the Old Testament? - Does God desire war in the Old Testament? It is certainly undeniable that God allows and sometimes even commands war. And I will address this God willing in the next
Orthodox Icons:Are we worshiping graven images Orthodox Icons: Are we worshiping graven images? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen.     My beloved, if you have ever walked into an authentic Orthodox Church, surely
Be honest with yourself! Admit your mistakes. - Be honest with yourself! Admit your mistakes In the name of the father, the son, the holy spirit one God Amen We are excited to introduce new voices on COA
Are you putting God in a box? - Are you putting God in a box? in the name of the father, the son, the holy spirit one God Amen We are excited to introduce new voices on COA
How should you fast? - One of the most common misconceptions these days is that fasting should be done in the spirit only. Meaning, there’s no need to fast in the body. For some, this
How can I know God’s will for my life? How can I know God’s will for my life? - How can I know God’s will for my life? Why is God’s will so difficult to understand? And, how do I recognize it? Am I supposed to feel something? It
What are the stages of temptation that lead to sin and addiction The Stages of Temptation & Addiction: Part 1 - The Church often teaches us that within our spiritual life, there will be warfare. And if warfare, then there must be an enemy. And if an enemy, then we are
Find out who you truly are?! - We are excited to introduce new voices on COA through the newly established Words of Wisdom branch. We are especially excited to start with HG Bishop Angaelos from London, UK.
How to control your thoughts? 4 sure ways to help you gain control. - Controlling our thoughts and feelings can often be challenging and sometimes very frustrating but when we gain authority over our mind, our lives flourish. We develop a winning attitude and
Was it necessary for God to destroy Egypt with the 10 plagues? What about the firstborns? - Was it necessary for God to destroy Egypt with the 10 plagues? Although this fantastic event freed Israel from Egyptian bondage, it leaves many difficult questions unanswered. Was Pharaoh a
How do we know that Jesus Christ really existed? - Have you ever wondered if Jesus really existed as a person within history? Do you have any evidence?  Is there anything outside the bible that proves he ever existed? Let’s
Why women cannot become priests? Is the Church sexist? - All Apostolic churches, namely all Orthodox and Catholic churches have been only ordaining males to the Priesthood since the birth of the Church in the first century. Is this simply
How ought we deal with Racism and Xenophobia as Orthodox Christians? - Have you ever witnessed or been subject to racism and ethnic discrimination before? How did you deal with it? Ever wonder what the right Orthodox Christian approach to it should
What is the REAL meaning of a woman being the helper of man? Is there gender equality in Christianity? Shouldn’t a male hold women in high esteem? - What is the real meaning of a woman being the helper of man? Is there true gender equality in Christianity? Are women some sort of assistants or second-class citizens? Should
COA Live Q&A December 26, 2018 - COA Live Q&A December 26, 2018
Why did God plant the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen. Today my beloved we address one of the most popular questions people have when
COA Live Q&A November 21, 2018 - COA Live Q&A November 21, 2018
Why does God care about sin? What is sin that God would give it that much attention? - Why does God care about sin? What is sin in the first place that God would give it that much attention? Some sins are obviously hurtful to others and it
Why did Christ get baptized and receive the Holy Spirit? - What we will discuss today is a simplified version of a deep theological topic that answers many fundamental questions. Questions like why do I need to live a holy life?
What is my role in being saved What is my role in being saved? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen.   What is the Christian’s role in being saved and accepting salvation? This question is
Can God be wrathful? What is the wrath of God? - Can God be wrathful? The Old Testament regularly speaks about God being angry with evil. Even the New Testament occasionally refers to God’s wrath. What is this wrath? Can God
COA Live Q&A October 24, 2018 - COA Live Q&A October 24, 2018
Why Would God Entirely Destroy Sodom & Gomorrah? What About The Children? - Today, we continue our series addressing the violence in the Old Testament. We want to shed some light on the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah when the Lord rained brimstone
How will the end of the world be? What is 666? - Every Christian one day or another has wondered about how the events of the end of the world will transpire? It is truly a fascinating topic. Many opinions have been
Why is Pride the most dangerous of all passions?(Passions- Part 6) - Why is Pride the most dangerous of all passions?(Passions- Part 6) Pride is the mother of all passions, but why is it the most dangerous of all passions?   Before we begin, it is important to note that the
Why is Anger a Spiritual Passion? - In the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.  Today my beloved we continue our investigation on the passions that we fight in
What is the Necessary Step Toward a Genuine Life With God? - What is the necessary step toward a genuine life with God? Many of us go to church, pray and read our Bibles and theoretically do everything we were taught as
Why does God allow Pain and Suffering? - Why does God allow Pain and Suffering? In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen. Today my beloved we discuss a question
How does the devil trick us into sin? What is spiritual warfare? - How does the devil trick us into sin? What is spiritual warfare? Do you find that keeping up with your spiritual life is often challenging? Do you sometimes feel like
What is the Jesus Prayer? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen.   Today my beloved we discuss a very important form of prayer that the Church
Why is St. Mary such an important figure in Christianity? - Why is St. Mary such an important figure in Christianity? There’s a true need to answer the following question: why is Saint Mary an important figure in Christianity? Unfortunately, many
Are you a true Christian? How can you know? - Are You a True Christian? How Can You Know? Some people are attracted to Christianity because they want God to bless their lives whether in terms of money, cars, houses,
Are Depression, Anxiety, and other Mental Illnesses forms of Spiritual problems? - We speak of depression, anxiety, and all other mental health issues, and we ask the question, are they only spiritual problems? Some people would suggest that mental illnesses, such as
As Christians, how ought we to deal with today’s society’s moral decline? - As Christians, how ought we to deal with today’s society’s moral decline? What is morality? What makes an action “moral”? Who defines right from wrong? What should be our Christian
What are the Biblical proofs for the Holy Trinity? - In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen.   Today my beloved we continue our series on the Trinity. We ask the question
Why do we sometimes feel that the Church has so many rules? - Why do we sometimes feel that the Church has so many rules? Sometimes, Orthodox youth, or even adults, feel like the Church has too many rules… Some ask why the
What should be our Christian position toward society’s push for gender choice? - What should be our Christian position toward society’s push for gender choice? We thank one of our viewers that asked today’s crucial question. I believe that answering this question from
Why do we pray for the departed? Will our prayers change their final destination? - Why do we pray for the departed? Will our prayers change their final destination? We are happy to kick-off a new means of interacting with our viewers, where you get
Why would a Loving God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son? What is the purpose of such a test? (Violence in the OT – part 4) - Why would a Loving God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son? What is the purpose of  such a test? (Violence in the OT – part 4) Perhaps one of the
God, where are you? I don’t feel you! Should I always feel God in prayer? What is emotional spirituality? - God, where are you? I don’t feel you! Should I always feel God in prayer? What is emotional spirituality? Many of us have been led into despair in our spiritual lives, thinking
Is the feast of Nativity simply Christ’s birthday? - Is the feast of Nativity simply Christ’s birthday? It’s that time of year again where many of us are filled with joy and happiness and we are mesmerized with all the
What is the doctrine of scriptures alone (sola scriptura)? What is its outcome today? - What is the doctrine of scriptures alone (sola scriptura)? What is its outcome today? What is scriptures alone or what is sola scriptura? It is a doctrine believed in by
Is hell a real fire? Does God want to chastise us for eternity? - Is Hell a Real Fire? Is hell a real fire? Could it be? If it were, why would God create this fire? Does He want to chastise us forever? Many
How can I be a faithful Christian in such a “politically correct” society? - How can I be a faithful Christian in such a “politically correct” society? How can I be a faithful Christian in such a politically correct society? It is clear to
Why is fornication or adultery is considered a sin in Christianity? - Why is fornication or adultery is considered a sin in Christianity? Humanity has been created in the image and likeness of God which entails that we ought to mirror the Holy Trinity.
What is the doctrine of the Holy Trinity?- Part 1 - What is the doctrine of the Holy Trinity?- Part 1 One of the greatest mysteries of the Church, a mystery that is at the heart of everything it means to be a Faithful
Is pornography harmful for you? What are the harms of pornography?- Part 2 - Is pornography harmful for you? What are the harms of pornography?- Part 2 Today, we continue to answer the courageous question received about the subject of pornography. We saw in
Why would a loving God FLOOD the world? (Violence in the OT – part 3) - Why would a loving God FLOOD the world? (Violence in the OT – part 3) How can a loving God flood the earth? How can He destroy the humanity He
Does the Bible state everything that is related to Christian Life? Does it include everything I need to know as a Christian? - Does the Bible state everything that is related to Christian Life? Does it include everything I need to  know as a Christian? Does the Bible include every single detail of
How often should I pray? Is being regular important? What is a spiritual canon? - The importance of the Spiritual Canon   Today’s video will discuss one of the key elements of Orthodox Spiritual Life, without it, it is very difficult, or nearly impossible, to
What is the Church’s stance on Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide? - What is the Church’s stance on Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide? Today my beloved we discuss a highly controversial topic that has stirred up much debate. It is one that
If God has foreknowledge, why does He CREATE people that will go to hell? - If God, in His foreknowledge, knows that such a person will reject Him and go to hell, then why does He create them in the first place? To understand the
What is the passion of Greed & Avarice?(Passions- Part 4) - What is the passion of Greed & Avarice?(Passions- Part 4) We continue our investigation on the passions that we fight daily, which prevent us from achieving our potential in Christ.
Why is pornography a sin? Who am I hurting?- Part 1 - Why is pornography a sin? Who am I hurting?- Part 1  To answer this question we first have to understand what sexuality in Christianity is and we have to understand
Why confess to a priest and how ought it be done? – Part 3 - Why confess to a priest and how ought it be done? – Part 3 Previously in our first video we discussed the meaning of repentance and we discovered that repentance
Why is the Bible, the story of salvation & love, filled with violence? (Violence in the OT – part 2) - Why is the Bible, the story of salvation & love, filled with violence? (Violence in the OT – part 2) Today we continue our series about the violence in the
If I am the son/daughter of God, why do I need the intercession of the saints? - If I am the son/daughter of God, why do I need the intercession of the saints? Welcome back my beloved to the second part of our series about repentance and
What is confession? – Part 2 - In the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.   Welcome back my beloved to the second part of our series about Repentance and
What makes Baptism so essential for my salvation? - What makes Baptism so essential for my salvation?  What makes baptism so essential for my salvation? To be able to answer such questions we have to go back to the
Why do we kiss the hands of the priests? - Why do we kiss the hands of the priest?  Most people answer and say because the priest touches the body and blood of Christ, therefore let’s take a part of
Is Christ’s Resurrection a REAL fact? Part-3 - Is Christ’s Resurrection a REAL fact? Part-3  The third theory is hallucination, which means that someone thinks that they are seeing an object or a person that is, actually, not
Why are Repentance and Confession so crucial in our lives? – Part 1 - Why are Repentance and Confession so crucial in our lives? – Part 1 Today we tackle one of the mysteries of the Church that raises many questions among the faithful:
Is Christ’s Resurrection a REAL fact? Part-2 - Is Christ’s Resurrection a REAL fact? Part-2 This is the second part of the series on the evidence of the resurrection, we saw last time how Thomas Arnold and Sir
How important is the Ascension of Christ? - How important is the Ascension of Christ? I want to begin by wishing all of you a blessed 50 holy days where we celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection and even now,
Is Christ’s Resurrection a REAL fact? Part-1 - Is Christ’s resurrection a real fact? Part- 1 Today we will start a new series where we explore the evidence that Christ has truly raised from the dead. So, we
What is the passion of Gluttony?(Passions- Part 3) - What is the passion of Gluttony?(Passions- Part 3) Gluttony: another passion that pleases the body. Before we start explaining it, we should understand what gluttony is and why it is
Why Does a Loving God Send People to Hell? - Why does a loving God send people to hell ? Many people ask: “Why does a loving God send people to hell?” To answer this question, we have to step
What is the Coptic Orthodox Church’s view on Sex and Sexuality?- Part 2 - What is the Coptic Orthodox Church’s view on Sex and Sexuality?- Part 2  Today we continue with our second video on the question of “What is the Coptic Orthodox Church’s
How do I live a life of resurrection? - How do I live a life of resurrection? We wish you a blessed feast of the holy resurrection. This feast is very important to us and has given us the
How Can I Practically Benefit From The Cross? - How Can I Practically Benefit From The Cross? The week is a very special week where we commemorate and relive every passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Then we come
What is the Coptic Orthodox Church’s view on Sex and Sexuality ? - What is the Coptic Orthodox Church’s view on Sex and Sexuality? This is a loaded question and many people will shy away from it due to the sensitivity surrounding the
What is the passion of Lust? - What are the Passions and how to fight them ? – Lust – Part 2 We continue our series on the passions and today we attempt to answer the question
If I am predestined to bad/good works, why does God judge me? - If I am predestined to bad/good works, why does God judge me? If God already knows what I am going to do in the future then why does He judge
What are the passions and how do I fight them? - What are the Passions and How to Fight Them? In order to understand what the passions are and how the Church defines them, let us see how Saint Basil the
Who Created God? - Who Created God? This is a popular question that is asked often nowadays. First, one must understand that this question implies that God is under time. But is He? This
Who are the heroes of Orthodoxy? – St. Athanasius of Alexandria -  Who are the heroes of Orthodoxy? – St. Athanasius of Alexandria When we start speaking about heroes we can easily begin talking about the patristic fathers. They are the ones
Should I use Psalms in prayer? -  Should I use Psalms in prayer? Prayer is a deep conversation with God, but there are many ways to converse with Him. One of these ways is to pray with
What is understood by submission in marriage? – Part 1 - What is understood by submission in marriage? – Part 1 Today we will answer the question that asks why women are called to submit to their husbands in the Orthodox
What is understood by submission in marriage? – Part 2 - What is understood by submission in marriage? – Part 2 In the previous video we have discussed what submission means by looking at what happened in the fall of humanity. 
Why is fasting essential? - Why is fasting essential? In the Coptic Orthodox reality, the Church asks her believers to fast almost 2/3 of the year.  If we count the weekly fasts of Wednesday and
Was there a Liturgy in the Early Church? - Was there a Liturgy in the Early Church? Some people (including some Christians) think that, in the early church, there wasn’t any liturgy as we have today. They may believe
How did monasticism come to be? - How did monasticism come to be?  Why is monasticism such an essential part of the Orthodox tradition and how did it begin? To begin answering this question we need to
Why is there violence in the Old Testament? (Violence in the OT – Part 1) - Why is there violence in the Old Testament? (Violence in the OT – part 1) When we look at the New Testament, we see such a loving and caring God.
Why is the Eucharist important for my salvation? - Why is the Eucharist important for my salvation? Why is the Eucharist important for my salvation or is believing in God enough for me to go to heaven? Let’s go
Did God Create Evil? - Did God create evil? People who ask themselves this question follow a certain logic. That logic is if God is all-powerful and almighty, therefore, He could stop evil; and if
How should I pray? - How should I pray? When we go to a store to buy something we need or want, we usually know what we will buy. We have read and know the
What’s wrong with Abortion? - What’s wrong with Abortion? The perspective and the stance of the church are neither to condemn people nor make them feel guilty for any past choices or any choices they
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