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The Spiritual Man, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

1- Introduction

 

Many various and separate lectures were given at the Cathedral, St Marks hall at Anba Reweis and at Alexandria.. but remained unassembled under one topic.

Then we selected about twenty lectures to compile this book under the title The Spiritual Man.

Perhaps such a subject might cover the whole life and therefore includes all the spiritual lectures. However, in this book we wanted to talk to you about basics, which contain many details...

St-Takla.org Image: His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the Coptic Pope # 117 صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قداسة البابا المعظم الأنبا شنوده الثالث، بابا الإسكندرية وبطريرك الكرازة المرقسية رقم 117

St-Takla.org Image: His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the Coptic Pope # 117

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قداسة البابا المعظم الأنبا شنوده الثالث، بابا الإسكندرية وبطريرك الكرازة المرقسية رقم 117

Each item of these details might need a special book.

Other subjects which relate to the Spiritual Man were covered by books previously issued such as . The Life Of Faith, The Life Of Thanksgiving, Hope, Being With God, The Life Of Repentance And Purity, The Spiritual Wake and Holy Zeal...  all here at St-Takla.org.

About the qualities of the Spiritual Man, I will try to issue books on them this year such as Love, Fruit of the Spirit, Fear of God, Humbleness, Meekness... also The Spiritual Means which must be followed by every spiritual person...

And other topics which might appear in Part two of this book.

However, in this book I wanted to talk about the basics, or some of these basics, leaving out what we previously published...

The book in your hands is the outcome of lectures, some of which were given in the sixties, some in the seventies and eighties... It was Gods will that they were assembled together from these years. Also, they were published in serial weekly articles in Watany newspaper. Then we compiled them in this book.

Here, they are published in a concise way. Perhaps some of these topics may be re-printed in a special book or booklet.

Now, dear reader, I leave you amid the pages of this book.

In your reading of each topic, I would like you to memorize some of the Bible verses mentioned therein, to form spiritual principles that would become firmly established in you.

Such verses remind you of the facts relating to them, which represent spiritual principles by which you lead your life... You will find many verses in each topic; select what moves your heart, easy to memorize and take it a sphere for contemplation.

Till we meet again in Part Two. Please pray that God gives me time.

 

Pope Shenouda III

This book was printed on The Feast of the Apostles 1998.


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