Author Archives: authorspeaks

About authorspeaks

I am a 29 year old Coptic-American living in Los Angeles.

Fr. Antonious Henein – As I Knew Him


The premise for any successful service is, undoubtedly, sacrifice. The most visible strength of The Church is the unselfish service and sacrifice of its leaders and its members. Fr. Antonious Henein, the late hegumen of Holy Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence


Often times young people find themselves in a position of emotional turmoil with little direction and few people to whom they can turn for advice or guidance. Thus, it becomes imperative for every individual to continue to actively develop an … Continue reading

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Calmness in Confrontation


“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all!” There is a lot of wisdom in this old adage. In truth, as Christians we should only speak in love to everyone, including when the need for confrontation arises. … Continue reading

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No Regrets


I don’t often listen to the radio anymore, but a few days ago I heard a host late at night talk about a survey that had been done asking people at the end of their lives about the elements that … Continue reading

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Letter to His Holiness Pope Shenouda III


Dear Sayedna, Congratulations! You have completed your struggle here on this earth and have now gone to be with your Creator. Since it all started back on November 14, 1971, you have been nothing but the true image of love. … Continue reading

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The Art of Second Chances


Sometimes people mess up. As imperfect beings charged with the power to manipulate, lie, cheat and steal and the emotional sophistication to feel jealousy, heartbreak and outrage, this is to be expected. That being the case, we sometimes find it … Continue reading

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Judge Not!


First off… let me start off by explaining that there is a difference between understanding the difference between right and wrong and judging. I am not supporting some type of relative morality. Right and wrong exist and both are absolutes … Continue reading

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Reflection


As the year comes to an end, people often reflect on what has transpired over the past year. How is my life different now from a year ago? It is an important question to ask and really ponder. Are you … Continue reading

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Heads Up


You can’t go through life thinking everybody you meet will one day let you down. It’s selfish, unfair, and unhealthy. You can’t go through life thinking everybody in front of you is a saint and will do you no harm. … Continue reading

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Respect


It is truly exciting to think that one lives in a world of unlimited mystery and potential discovery. Often burdened by the numerous calamities of this world and the injustices of life, the average person begins to lose hope and … Continue reading

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