Harvey Hesse

Church Address 125 Academy Street Belleville, NJ 07109

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  • September 2019 Letter September 1, 2019 Dear brethren, In September, we will celebrate the beginning of the new Coptic year 1736 AM, which is known as the year of Martyrs. It is a good opportunity to learn about “what is martyrdom” from an article by HH Pope Shenouda titled “Martyrdom and Martyrs”: Martyrdom is a process of giving one’s self to the Lord, as Christ said: “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 13: 15). No doubt, giving some money (like the tithes) or even giving one’s all property as what St. Anthony did, is great. However giving one’s self life is the greatest deed. A person can give some of his time to God as done by Sunday School servants, priests and monks, however martyrdom is much greater as one gives all his life. Martyrdom is giving in love: the martyr is a person who loves God so he offers his life for His sake. He loves God’s kingdom to the extent that he desires to go to Him, thus martyrdom is a sacrifice of love. Not only martyrdom is connected to giving and love, but also connected to asceticism. A martyr is a person who doesn’t care for anything in ...

September 2012

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September 2012

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