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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

73- Injuries of Wrath


 Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC in Pella(5), capital of Macedonia. Although his main interest was in the military, he also liked medicine, geography, politics and moral science (ethics). Image: Alexander the Great Coin صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: عملة الإسكندر ذو القرنين Image: Alexander the Great coin.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: عملة الإسكندر ذو القرنين.

 He changed the whole course of history when he had conquered the modern world before he died at the age of 33. Alexander was famous for his courage and sharp intelligence. He was not irritable, exercised self-control and never avenged himself.

 However, one of his dear friends, who was diabetic avenged himself in front of his people. The emperor became so enraged that he killed him with a sword on the spot. He then fell into deep remorse and held the sword ready to kill himself but was stopped by his people. In a state of deep sadness and remorse, he became ill and called out loudly to his friend and called himself a criminal before many people.

 Although Alexander the Great virtually conquered his contemporary world, he was caught in weakness and sorrow when he could not defeat his anger.

→ English translation of the story here at جراحات الغضب. Divider

 “As long as anger thrives, it becomes a mother bearing miserable offspring.”

(St. John Climacus)


Footnotes and references for this page here at

(5) 5 Green, Michael P. Illustrations for Biblical Preaching. Baker Book House. 20.

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