You are warmly invited to worship with our new English
congregation of St Michael's Anglican Church in Heliopolis. Here our website! We celebrate each Friday at 11 am. For more programs, see our website.
In our brochure 'Warm Invitation' >click here for the pdf< you find more about who we are and what we do.
Two much older brochures are also available here:
A Short History of the First Beginnings (1912-1926)
The Church of St Michael's - Silver Jubilee (1925-1950)
What does Jesus mean when he speaks of the 'blasphemy of the Holy Spirit', in Mark 3:20-35?
There are so many guilt-ridden people asking for an explanation of this verse; people who are predisposed to feeling guilty, either because of their personality type or because they have been pressed down by adversity. or because they have a distorted view of God.
As soon as they come across this passage, they are convinced that they have somehow blas- phemed against the Holy Spirit, even though they haven’t the faintest notion of what exactly ‘blaspheming against the Holy Spirit’ means and even though they cannot recollect ever having done whatever it is that they cannot explain anyway.
> Here the sermon: Mark 3:20-35
St John of Damascus wrote three treatises on the usage of icons in church. During the theological and political turmoil related to iconoclasm, St John used the best arguments why the Church should have icons of Jesus, Mary, the saints and the angels. he convinced me. Here a paper I finished on 8 November 2013. >> Download the pdf of this article on icons in Church
I hope to write a series of articles on the Seven Temples of God mentioned in the Bible. The completion may take a while - I have enough to do - but I will put the draft articles here one by one.
1st Temple of God: Creation (March 2015)
2nd Temle: Adam (April 2015)
3rd Temple of God: Altar, Tabernacle, Temple (May 2015)
4th Temple of God: Jesus Christ (May 2015)
5th Temple of God: the Church (June 2015)
6th Temple of God: Individual Christians (June 2015)
7th Temple: New Heaven and New Earth - and heaven... (June 2015)
Under 'studies' I have placed some self-study I am doing in the Qur'an - just a feeble beginning. Have a look and let me know my mistakes ;-)
Under the Studies button, you can find some lectures I have recently (February- March 2008) held in our church here in Maadi (Egypt). I will probably continue to work on them as I happen to be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to historical truth and the shape of documents. Oh, if only I had been a native English speaker. I hope you enjoy these and the other papers of mine that will slowly appear here.