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Coptic Voice Radio is a Radio Show brought to you by the Coptic Diocese of Sydney and Affiliated Regions. Fr Shenouda Mansour is the regular host and features weekly guest speakers.

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Title Podcast# 0403: Preparing The Purity of Hearts To Be a Stable for Jesus on Christmas Night”| 27/11/2021

Today’s program is titled “Preparing the purity of hearts to be a stable for Jesus on Christmas Night”. In the Coptic Orthodox Church, the church commenced Advent on 25 November 2021 and will celebrate Christmas Day on the old Julian Church calendar on the 7 January 2022. The word Advent refers to the season of coming and birth of Jesus Christ. In the Coptic Orthodox Church, the church celebrates this season with 43 days of fasting to prepare the hearts as a stable for Jesus to be born on Christmas night. Today’s program focus is on purity of heart. What is purity? How do we obtain a pure heart? Why God loves a pure heart, and how does repentance lead a person to have a pure heart?

2hr 18mins

27 Nov 2021

Rank #1

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Title Podcast# 0402: The life of the Disciples before and after| 20/11/2021

“The life of the Disciples before meeting Jesus Christ and after”. The reflections on the Gospel of St Matthew 13:1-9 is shared by Anne, Mirna (Co-Host) and Father Shenouda. In today’s Gospel Jesus spoke to the multitude on the Parable of the Sower. The segment on “Woman of Faith” is produced by Alaa and she reflects on St Catherine of Siena who lived in the 14th Century. George Eskander addresses “The first steps in being a disciple?”. Rachael Tadros looks at “The Characteristics of being a disciple”. Shanelle Tadros shares with the listeners “My favourite disciple” – who is your favourite disciple? Fr Moses Ayad reflects on “Saint Mark the Apostle – a Disciple of Christ”. In the segment by Jeremiah Akladious, he addresses “Building my trust in Christ through Discipleship” – and this is our own daily challenge in how we build that trust with Christ. Next, follows several short segments from variety of different people. First with Karin, “Discipling your children”. David Tawadros with “Following your teachers’ advice”. Mirna (Co-host) reflects on “St Paul – before and after”. Mary Tawadros reflects on “St Peter – before and after”. Taleen on “How can I be a disciple to my parents”. Merna MO shares with us a “Poem on Discipleship” and a segment on “What is exactly Discipleship?” Helena tells us “The names of the 12 Disciples”. Christiana on “Learning to follow your mother’s instructions”, and Merna Tawadros on her reflection of “the Fifth Commandment”. Craig James provides an understanding to the philosophical approach of Discipleship.3Jeremiah Akladious continues his segment on, “A Bird’s peck in the book of proverbs” on Chapter 12, from verses 1 to 6. Continuing reading a portion of the Gospel of St Mark Chapter 1, verses 39 to 45, and the writings of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III titled “The Spiritual Man” is taken from last section of Chapter One on the “I can also say that we are the image of God in Trinitarianism and Monotheism” – both segments are narrated by Fr Shenouda Mansour. To conclude, Fr Shenouda Mansour looks at some perspective on “the repentant heart of the disciple?” Finally, the Desert Fathers is presented by Rebecca Akladious on “Beginning to prayer” by Anthony Bloom. The program was produced by Merna Tawadros and Fr Shenouda Mansour.

2hr 13mins

20 Nov 2021

Rank #2

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Title Podcast# 0401: The Parable of the Sower | 13/11/2021

“The Parable of the Sower”. The reflections on the Gospel of St Luke: 8:4-15 is shared by Anne, Mirna (Co-Host) and Father Shenouda. In today’s Gospel Jesus spoke to the multitude on the Parable of the Sower. The segment on “Woman of Faith” is produced by Alaa and she reflects on a modern-day saint in Mother Teresa of Calcutta. George Eskander tackles a very deep discussion on “So then neither he who plants in anything nor waters, but God who gives the increase – how?”. Rachael Tadros looks at “What lessons do we learn from the Parable of the Sower?”.  Mary Tawadros looks at the “Different kind of Soils” and Merna Tawadros (Co-Host) addresses the “Different kind of Seeds”.  Fr Moses Ayad provides his reflection on, “The Power of the Holy Spirit through the Sower”. Next, follows several short segments from variety of different people. Karin as a parent will discuss “Planting good seeds in your children”. Mark as a parent will speak on a topic titled, “Preparing good soils in your children”. Our youngest producer, Christiana, shares her reflection on, “Who is a good example in your life that is like the good soil”. Christina speaks on “How can we be like the good soil”. Helena and Florence provide separate segments to support the Higher School Certificate Students for 2021 who are currently doing their examinations. Helena addresses “How to be successful in God’s eyes?”. Florence looks at “What is success: Is there only one success?” A poem by Merna MO on “the Parable of the Sower” and a segment on “What does this Parable on the Sower teach about understanding God’s Word”. Jeremiah Akladious continues his segment on, “A Bird’s peck in the book of proverbs” on Chapter 12, from verses 21 to 28. Craig James provides a philosophical approach to the parable of the sower by addressing “The Parable of the Sower”.In another segment, Jeremiah Akladious shares “God is the Sower who sows seed in the hearts of people”. A short reading from the Gospel of St Mark Chapter 1:28-38. “What is the moral learnt from the Parable of the Sower” is expounded by Fr David Elmasri. The writings of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III titled “The Spiritual Man” is taken from Chapter One on the “The Spiritual Man is in the image of God in many qualities”.  The segment is narrated by Fr Shenouda Mansour. The final topic, Fr Shenouda Mansour shares some perspective on “How can we be like the Sower and spread God’s Word?” Finally, the Desert Fathers is presented by Rebecca Akladious on “Beginning to prayer” by Anthony Bloom.   The program was produced by Merna Tawadros and Fr Shenouda Mansour.

2hr 31mins

13 Nov 2021

Rank #3

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Title Podcast# 0400: “The Well Within”| 06/11/2021

“The Well Within”. The reflections on the Gospel of St Luke: 7:11-17 is shared by Anna, Mirna (Co-Host) and Father Shenouda. In today’s Gospel Jesus raises a young man from the dead – a widow’s only son. The segment on “Woman of Faith” is produced by Mirna (Co-host) reflects the woman at the well. “Discovering the well” is addressed by George Eskander. In looking after the “Well”, Rachael Tadros reflects on an important topic, “How is your relationship with the Bible”. Mirna (Co-host) investigates, “Developing your relationship with God”. Fr Moses Ayad special focus on the podcast theme, “The Well within”. Phillip Wallach shares with a topic titled, “Planting a seed”. Next, follows several short reflections from variety of different people. Karin as a parent will discuss “Nurturing children with talents”. Mark as a parent will speak on a topic titled, “Encouraging your children into values”. David Tawadros will share “Developing your relationship with God”. Merna Tawadros talks about, “Developing your relationship with your peers at school”. Mary Tawadros first topic is “Walking with God”, and her second topic is titled, “Why are our souls important”. Our two youngest producers: Taleen speaks on, “What I love about the Church”; and Christiana shares her reflection on, “How does God fill our hearts with His love”. Merna MO reflects her poetry on “The Well Within”. Florence shares “Lord, teach me how to pray”. Jeremiah Akladious continues his segment on, “A Bird’s peck in the book of proverbs” on Chapter 12, from verses 16 to 20. In another segment, Jeremiah Akladious shares “Discovering the work of God within”. Merna MO shares her reflection on “How do we fill an empty heart?”. Wasem speaks on “How do we fill our hearts with the love of God”.  A short reading from the Gospel of St Mark Chapter 1:16-28. The writings of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III titled “The Spiritual Man” is taken from Chapter One on the “Man was created in the image of God – in perfection – in authority – in strength”.  Both segments are narrated by Fr Shenouda Mansour. The final two topics, Fr Shenouda Mansour shares some perspectives in “What do we do when we have an empty well?”; Finally, the Desert Fathers presented by Rebecca Akladious on “Beginning to prayer” by Anthony Bloom.  

2hr 19mins

6 Nov 2021

Rank #4

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Title Podcast# 0399: “Power from Within”| 30/10/2021

“Power from Within. The reflections on the Gospel of St Matthew 12:22-28 is shared by Anna, Mirna (Co-Host) and Father Shenouda. today’s Gospel is on Jesus heals a man who was demon possessed, blind and mute. The segment on “Woman of Faith” Alaa provides a reflection on five women of faith” who used their power from within to inspire others – a segment that will listeners. George Eskander shares a reflection on the “Power within”. Why is it so important to prioritise matters in our lives? Merna Tawadros (Co-host) talks on “The importance of prioritising important things that matter – what really matters?” Reflections on the theme topic, “Power within you” is shared by Fr Moses Ayad, and a young person’s reflection by Merna MO. Next, follows several short reflections from variety of different people. Karin as a parent will discuss on “Discovering your children’s talents”. Mark as a parent will speak on a topic titled, “Encouraging your children into positive behaviour”. How do we manage our time is addressed by Mary Tawadros in her topic titled, “time is precious?”; and her second topic for today is titled, “God’s power through pain”. David Tawadros reflects on “David’s friend’s – men of God” and Merna Tawadros reflects on “Who are the friends of God”. Merna MO reflects through poetry a poem, “The Power Within”. Our three youngest producers: Taleen speaks on a very important topic, “Why God can do everything”; Christiana shares her thoughts on, “God gives me power”; and Christina shares her faith on “Jesus is God”. Can God do anything and everything? Well, the answer is YES! Rachael Tadros delights us on a topic titled, “God can, God does’, for nothing is impossible for God. God can change your life.  Jeremiah Akladious continues his segment on, “A Bird’s peck in the book of proverbs” on Chapter 12, from verses 11 to 15.Florence provides a reflection on the “prayer of the heart”.  Helena speaks on “Who is Jesus “. A short reading from the Gospel of St Mark Chapter 1:12-20. The writings of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III titled “The Spiritual Man” is taken from Chapter One on the “Image of God” – both segments are narrated by Fr Shenouda Mansour. The final two topics, Fr Shenouda Mansour shares some perspectives in “Struggles within”; and Rebecca Akladious on the Desert Fathers on Prayer by Anthony Bloom.  The program was produced by Merna Tawadros and Fr Shenouda Mansour.

2hr 7mins

30 Oct 2021

Rank #5

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Title Podcast# 0398: “Friend of God” | 23/10/2021

“Friend of God”. The Gospel is focused on (St Luke 5:1-11). The reflection on the Gospel is given by Anna and Fr Shenouda. Alaa provides a reflection on “Woman of Faith”. “Moses, a friend of God” is shared by George Eskander. Shanelle Tadros reflects on “being a Friend of God is…” Karin shares with us a “Mum’s Teaching friendship to her children” and Mark shares a “Sharing prayer with children”. Merna Tawadros (Co-Host) shares on “Who are the friends of God”.  Who do you think are “Jesus’ Friends”? shared by Mary Tawadros. Our younger podcasters reflect: Christiana on “Talking to God”. Merna MO shares a poem on “Friend of God”.  Helena speaks on “A friend – taking time to listen to God “. Craig James speaks on the “Philosophy of Friendship”. Jeremiah Akladious continues his segment on, “A Bird’s peck in the book of proverbs” on Chapter 12. Fr Moses reflects on “Moses – friend of God”. Fr Shenouda Mansour shares perspective in being a “Friend of God” Two new segments are addedfrom today. The first is a short passage reading on the Gospel of St Mark Chapter 1:1-11. The second new segment introduces the writings of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on his book titled “The Spiritual Man”. Rebecca Akladious on the Desert Fathers on Prayer. The program was produced by Merna Tawadros and Fr Shenouda Mansour.

1hr 59mins

23 Oct 2021

Rank #6

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Title Podcast# 0397: Friendship | 16/10/2021

“Friendship”. The Gospel is focused on (Mark 2:1-12). Alaa provides a reflection on “Woman of Faith”. “The Value of Friendship” is reflected by George Eskander. Rachael Tadros gives a hearty discussion on “How do I know if my friends are real friends”? Karin shares with us a “Mum’s Teaching friendship to her children” and Mark shares a “Dad’s teaching friendship to his children”. David Tawadros provides a student in high school reflection on “Can Siblings be friends”? Merna Tawadros on her reflection as a student in high school with “Do you think you are a good friend”? What do you think “How important are friends for you”? is shared by Mary Tawadros. Our younger podcasters reflect: Christiana on “Family as Friends”; and Christina on “example of friends from the Bible”. Merna MO shares with us a poem on friendship. Florence on “Choosing my friends”.  Rebecca Akladious on the Desert Fathers on Prayer. Helena on “dealing with Friends”. Jeremiah continues his segment on, “A Bird’s peck in the book of proverbs” on Chapter 12. Fr Moses reflects on “What is Friendship”? Fr Shenouda reflects on a friendship in the Bible and a reflection on Psalm 25. The program was produced by Merna Tawadros and Fr Shenouda Mansour.

2hr

16 Oct 2021

Rank #7

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Title Podcast# 0396: COCOS Silver Anniversary – 25 Years Of Service Part 2 | 31/07/2021

COCOS Silver Anniversary of 25 years in serving the homeless and marginalised in the streets of Sydney in Woolloomooloo and in Parramatta. COCOS stands for the Coptic Orthodox Community Outreach Service. The podcast commences with the Gospel of St Luke 9:10-17. The Gospel is on Jesus feeding the 5,000 men besides women and children, with Fr Shenouda Mansour and Anna offering their reflection on the Gospel. Alaa on Woman of Faith speaks about “Martha”, sister of Mary as found in the Gospels. Next segments are reflections by some of the volunteers from COCOS: Shanee – how I started and COCOS now; George and Paul Eskander – annual COCOS Christmas and New Year service; and Josephine (Jo) – My experience and relationships with whom the homeless. Next is the series of short segments: Karin – service at my home; David – serving faithfully; Mary – why serving at home is important; Christina – why I serve with mum at home; Merna (MO) – a poem on service; Taleen – why sharing the service at home is important; Yostena – Why we smile when we serve with others; and Marel – Why sharing the service at home is important. COCOS reflections: Mark Abdelmalek (COCOS Deputy); and Peter Rose and John Mitry (Site coordinators at Woolloomooloo). Fr Moses Ayad gives a reflection on (Matthew 25:35-40).  Florence provides a reflection on service at church. Phillip Wallach on ‘my experience at COCOS’. Jeremiah continues his segment on the ‘birds peck on the Book of Proverbs’. The segments will be reflections by COCOS volunteers:  Jonathan – memories of the service at the Parramatta site; Julie Mikhail – City service and reflections; Diana Nosir – experiences in serving the tea and coffee table in the city service; Norman Mikhail – the clothing portfolio service in the city; and Chris – the clothing portfolio service in the city. The Desert Fathers narrated by Rebecca Akladious. Final words by Fr Shenouda Mansour, a reflection on COCOS and the ‘did you know’ segment. The Program was produced by Fr Shenouda Mansour and Merna Tawadros (co-producers).

2hr

31 Jul 2021

Rank #8

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Title Podcast# 0395: COCOS Silver Anniversary – 25 Years Of Service | 24/07/2021

COCOS Silver Anniversary of 25 years in serving the homeless and marginalised in the streets of Sydney in Woolloomooloo and in Parramatta. COCOS stands for the Coptic Orthodox Community Outreach Service. The podcast commences with the Gospel of St Luke 9:10-17. The Gospel is on Jesus feeding the 5,000 men besides women and children, with Fr Shenouda Mansour and Anna offering their reflection on the Gospel. Alaa on Woman of Faith speaks about “Martha”, sister of Mary as found in the Gospels. Next segments are reflections by some of the volunteers from COCOS: Shanee – how I started and COCOS now; George and Paul Eskander – annual COCOS Christmas and New Year service; and Josephine (Jo) – My experience and relationships with whom the homeless. Next is the series of short segments: Karin – service at my home; David – serving faithfully; Mary – why serving at home is important; Christina – why I serve with mum at home; Merna (MO) – a poem on service; Taleen – why sharing the service at home is important; Yostena – Why we smile when we serve with others; and Marel – Why sharing the service at home is important. COCOS reflections: Mark Abdelmalek (COCOS Deputy); and Peter Rose and John Mitry (Site coordinators at Woolloomooloo). Fr Moses Ayad gives a reflection on (Matthew 25:35-40).  Florence provides a reflection on service at church. Phillip Wallach on ‘my experience at COCOS’. Jeremiah continues his segment on the ‘birds peck on the Book of Proverbs’. The segments will be reflections by COCOS volunteers:  Jonathan – memories of the service at the Parramatta site; Julie Mikhail – City service and reflections; Diana Nosir – experiences in serving the tea and coffee table in the city service; Norman Mikhail – the clothing portfolio service in the city; and Chris – the clothing portfolio service in the city. The Desert Fathers narrated by Rebecca Akladious. Final words by Fr Shenouda Mansour, a reflection on COCOS and the ‘did you know’ segment. The Program was produced by Fr Shenouda Mansour and Merna Tawadros (co-producers).

2hr

24 Jul 2021

Rank #9

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Title Podcast# 0394: I Can Run To Receive The Imperishable Crown | 10/07/2021

I Can Run To Receive The Imperishable Crown. Gospel Reflection (Luke 10:1-20) . The Church celebrating the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. Christian life. High School Faith. High School Talk. Faith is precious more than precious stones. Why is faith precious? Why I follow Jesus? Why I follow God? More from (Corinthians 4: 7,16).

1hr 59mins

10 Jul 2021

Rank #10