In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, Amen, replace us his grace and blessing now and forever, Amen . I congratulate you on the Christmas and New Year ‘s beloved 2017 .
I wish to send greetings for all the martyrs who shed their blood to become the Petrine ministry of the Church and the Church of the martyrs Bchweathm we live and serve, and pray for our children infected with the Lord in order to complete their recovery .
And I would like to mention their names .. …… The names of the martyrs mentioned in the Sermon.
On my behalf and on behalf of the Holy Synod of the Coptic and all bodies of congratulations and thank the presence of Mr. President Abdel Fattah al – Sisi, and apologized for the lack of space for reasons of restoration . Then His Holiness and Ambassart bodies and agencies and the names of well wishers said . I would like at the outset to send greetings and congratulations to all the bishops and priests in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Jerusalem, and Australia, and we welcome all those who honored us.
Christmas holiday it inaugurates its new year . We celebrate Christmas and happy to participate with all our loved ones celebrations of Christmas, I would like to remind you that when God created man in the beginning Find him all the sources of the sun, moon, stars, animals and beasts and the sea, water resources and energy sources and all human needs on the ground, nature, and handed it over to Adam king crested, but Adam break the commandment began linear spread and spread to all brutal forms and man became wells desires with the spread of humans, spread some virtues such as giving and cooperation, but spread them of sin and become a human exhibit some virtues with linear, and I want to tell you about a virtue lacking in human It is a virtue to look to the skies.
It is astonishing that all human beings see the sky … but they differ in vision . … Some resort to it sometimes, and some people do not look to them, and some people see it and do not focus on them, and very few people who look them . But the man became oblivious to the sky.
In the Christmas story with characters we meet focused on the sky .
The first of them : the sky figures
1 – Mary : was pure girl living in the temple and serve God . Mary was a saint, which is looking to the sky when she came her skin she would give birth to Jesus without a man, and would have been impossible in humans flag, responded to the good news because they were looking to the skies .
2 – Sponsors :- .. Sponsors of ordinary trustees who were looking at the sky at night … And there appeared to them and the angel said unto them, Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, because they were looking to the skies . This was in Bethlehem and Bethlehem Hebrew word, and means house of bread.
3 – Magi :- Cano sages from the east, were they look to the sky and when they saw the star signifies the birth of the king of Hmilo their gifts and went to Bethlehem, lifting up their eyes to the sky and to the star that guided them from the birthplace of the Lord Jesus … and Hmilo him gold, frankincense and myrrh and gifts does not provide for a child.
4- Simeon :- He works translated from Greek into Hebrew … During the Septuagint, when he translates the words ” Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear, ” he wanted to replace the word virgin word of a woman, but an angel appeared to him and told him what type is in front of you … and ravenously vision of Christ.
And at the age of forty days, he could not carry on his arms Christ and famously said, ” Now, sir, launches your servant in peace, ” and was looking forward to heaven until he saw Christ .
5 – Hanna prophetess : and she was a widow and had become a widow, looking to the sky .
Human preoccupied with the ground and floors and everything is on the ground, his Excellency limited quickly ends . … But coming from the sky lasting happiness, so we pray and say the phrase ” as in heaven … as well as on the ground “…
Second : What is the benefit of the aspiration of the sky
1 – You are looking to God the Creator and the source of which you are responsible and HBC, Scientific and talent, and all the data that sumptuously by human, God the Creator who take care of you, and appointed you from the beginning of the year to the end.
2- looked into the light … I do not mean physical light ( stars) but I mean the moral light that illuminates in your heart and makes your heart enlightened … and we hear the phrase ” blind heart . … ” When the heart can Munawar everything wisely and have enlightenment.
3 – Joy community … people are looking for happiness . … But true happiness remains in the sky … because all that is on the ground . … It ends quickly and holds a temporary happiness, and the joy of the sky permanently . Rumored king was looking for happiness and it was always what people are asking about the sources of happiness . … And everyone was telling him a different source does not bring happiness, until he came to his people and told him that happiness her shirt when a poor person living outside the city, he went to him and asks him King Are you happy ? . … He said to him, yes . … King asked him, do you have a shirt ? . … He said
Your Majesty . I have no shirt . … King discovered that the secret of happiness in his heart inside .
4 – community peace : when he looked to the sky, the earth licensed in your eye … possesses joy energy . … When looking forward to looking forward to a full peace located in the sky .
5 – Saints community
When looking to the skies look forward to the community and become saints you friends of the saints and feel happy, and St. Paul tells me longing to depart and be with Christ. We pray not only the land but are linked with everything that is in the sky, because the sky is the home of your soul, so you must be looking forward to the native spirit . We pray for all the people in responsibility and we pray for all those who are in the intensity of our loved ones and all the countries in the Middle East and all the crises and pray for all of you all Happy New Year . And to our God, the permanent glory forever . Amen .