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of Saint Macarius the Great, Egypt
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of Saint Macarius the Great, Egypt
Monastery
of Saint Macarius the Great, Egypt
Monastery
of Saint Macarius the Great, Egypt
Monastery
of Saint Macarius the Great, Egypt
Monastery
of Saint Macarius the Great, Egypt
Monastery
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Abba Macarius the Egyptian once said: "I have not yet become a monk. I have however seen monks."

(Macarius 2)

Since Abba Macarius was benevolent in his relations with all the brothers, some folk said to him: "Why do you conduct yourself like this?" He said: "I served my Lord for twelve years so he would grant me this spiritual gift; are you alla advising me to set it aside?"

(Macarius 2)

Abba Macarius was once coming from the marsh... when here the devil met him on the way, carrying a scythe; he wanted to strike him but could not. He said to him: "There is a great force about you Macarius, for I cannot get at you. See, whatever you do, I do it too... There is only one thing in which you have the better of me." "What is that?" Abba Macarius said to him, and he said: "Your humility; because of that I cannot get at you."

(Macarius 2)

Some people asked Macarius: "How ought we to pray?" The elder said to them: "There is no need to make 'vain repetitions,' but frequently stretch out your hands and say: 'Lord, as you wish and know how to, have mercy on me,' and if a battle comes: "'Lord, help me.' He knows what is appropriate and he deals mercifully with us."

(Macarius 2)

Abba Macarius the Great used to say to the brothers of Scete when he was dismissing the congregation: "Flee, brothers!" One of the elders said to him: "Where can we flee to that is more remote than this desert?" and he place his finger on his mouth, saying: "Flee from his," and he went into his own cell, shut the door, and stayed there.

(Macarius 2)

They used to say of Abba Macarius the Great that he became "a god on earth" (as it is written) for just as God overshadows the earth, so was Abba Macarius overshadowing shortcomings, as though not seeing what he saw and hot hearing what he heard.

(Macarius 2)

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Abba Macarius the Egyptian once said: "I have not yet become a monk. I have however seen monks."

(Macarius 2)

Since Abba Macarius was benevolent in his relations with all the brothers, some folk said to him: "Why do you conduct yourself like this?" He said: "I served my Lord for twelve years so he would grant me this spiritual gift; are you alla advising me to set it aside?"

(Macarius 9)

Abba Macarius was once coming from the marsh... when here the devil met him on the way, carrying a scythe; he wanted to strike him but could not. He said to him: "There is a great force about you Macarius, for I cannot get at you. See, whatever you do, I do it too... There is only one thing in which you have the better of me." "What is that?" Abba Macarius said to him, and he said: "Your humility; because of that I cannot get at you."

(Macarius 11)

Some people asked Macarius: "How ought we to pray?" The elder said to them: "There is no need to make 'vain repetitions,' but frequently stretch out your hands and say: 'Lord, as you wish and know how to, have mercy on me,' and if a battle comes: "'Lord, help me.' He knows what is appropriate and he deals mercifully with us."

(Macarius 19)

Abba Macarius the Great used to say to the brothers of Scete when he was dismissing the congregation: "Flee, brothers!" One of the elders said to him: "Where can we flee to that is more remote than this desert?" and he place his finger on his mouth, saying: "Flee from his," and he went into his own cell, shut the door, and stayed there.

(Macarius 16)

They used to say of Abba Macarius the Great that he became "a god on earth" (as it is written) for just as God overshadows the earth, so was Abba Macarius overshadowing shortcomings, as though not seeing what he saw and hot hearing what he heard.

(Macarius 32)

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After the Middle East Council of Churches’ (MECC) general assembly hosted b His Holiness Pope Tawadros II at the Logos Conference Center in Wadi al-Natrun, Egypt, on May 16-20, 2022, the Monastery of St Macarius the Great was honored to receive some attending patriarchs, metropolitans, clergy, and representatives on May 19 with the following speech.

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For the soul that is privileged to be in communion with the Spirit of His light, and is irradiated by the beauty of the unspeakable glory of Him who has prepared her to be a seat and a dwelling for Himself, becomes all light, all face, all eye; and there is no part of her that is not full of the spiritual eyes of light.

A Delegation from the Middle East Council of Churches Visits Our Monastery

On May 19, 2022, a delegation from the Middle East Council of Churches visited our monastery on the occasion of the twelfth general assembly held at the Logos Center in Wadi al-Natrun, Egypt. The monastery received the blessing of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church; His Beatitude Patriarch John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All The East; His Eminence Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholics; His Eminence Cardinal Ignatius Joseph III Younan, the Syriac Catholic Patriarch; and a group of metropolitans, bishops, priests, clerics, monks and secular representatives from a number of Eastern and Western Christian Churches throughout the Middle East.

Christ is Risen! Blessed Feast of the Resurrection 2022

The Lord descends into the souls of those who seek him. He goes into the depths of the hellish heart and there he commands death, saying: “Release those captive souls that seek after me, those that you hold by force in bondage!” He breaks through the heavy stones that cover the soul. He opens the tombs.

A Day of Jubilation and Pride

After the Middle East Council of Churches’ (MECC) general assembly hosted b His Holiness Pope Tawadros II at the Logos Conference Center in Wadi al-Natrun, Egypt, on May 16-20, 2022, the Monastery of St Macarius the Great was honored to receive some attending patriarchs, metropolitans, clergy, and representatives on May 19 with the following speech.

All Light, All Face, All Eye (Macarius the Great)

For the soul that is privileged to be in communion with the Spirit of His light, and is irradiated by the beauty of the unspeakable glory of Him who has prepared her to be a seat and a dwelling for Himself, becomes all light, all face, all eye; and there is no part of her that is not full of the spiritual eyes of light.

A Delegation from the Middle East Council of Churches Visits Our Monastery

On May 19, 2022, a delegation from the Middle East Council of Churches visited our monastery on the occasion of the twelfth general assembly held at the Logos Center in Wadi al-Natrun, Egypt. The monastery received the blessing of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church; His Beatitude Patriarch John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All The East; His Eminence Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholics; His Eminence Cardinal Ignatius Joseph III Younan, the Syriac Catholic Patriarch; and a group of metropolitans, bishops, priests, clerics, monks and secular representatives from a number of Eastern and Western Christian Churches throughout the Middle East.

Christ is Risen! Blessed Feast of the Resurrection 2022

The Lord descends into the souls of those who seek him. He goes into the depths of the hellish heart and there he commands death, saying: “Release those captive souls that seek after me, those that you hold by force in bondage!” He breaks through the heavy stones that cover the soul. He opens the tombs.

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تبرع لمساندة أنشطة الدير ونشكر أي مساهمة منكم مهما كانت صغيرة.

ويمكنكم التبرع لمشروع إخوة الرب وهو مشروع لمعونة الأيتام والفقراء (مشروع الملاك ميخائيل) أسسه الأب متى المسكين ويعوله دير القديس أنبا مقار.

Donate to support the Monastery’s activities or for the “Archangel Michael Coptic Care” program which helps orphans and needy people in Egypt.
FOR US CITIZENS
“Archangel Michael Coptic Care” has been registered in the USA to serve and help the poor of Egypt in a significant way. Our Tax ID # is: 43-1957120. Your contribution is all TAX DEDUCTIBLE. You will receive a yearly report of your contribution for your tax record. Please write the check to: Archangel Michael Coptic Care. Mail your check to: P.O. Box # 1574, Centreville, VA 20122, USA or donate with credit card or Paypal.

برع لمساندة أنشطة الدير ونشكر أي مساهمة منكم مهما كانت صغيرة.

و يمكنكم التبرع لمشروع إخوة الرب وهو مشروع لمعونة الأيتام والفقراء (مشروع الملاك ميخائيل) أسسه الأب متى المسكين ويعوله دير القديس أنبا مقار.

Donate to support the Monastery’s activities or for the “Archangel Michael Coptic Care” program which helps orphans and needy people in Egypt.
FOR US CITIZENS
“Archangel Michael Coptic Care” has been registered in the USA to serve and help the poor of Egypt in a significant way. Our Tax ID # is: 43-1957120. Your contribution is all TAX DEDUCTIBLE. You will receive a yearly report of your contribution for your tax record. Please write the check to: Archangel Michael Coptic Care. Mail your check to: P.O. Box # 1574, Centreville, VA 20122, USA or donate with credit card or Paypal.