Mina Ghaly

Staff Writer

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21

Nov

2018

Cornerstone: Origins of Monasticism: What About Us?

St. Anthony the Great
St. Anthony the Great

by Mina Ghaly

 

We all know who monks are—ascetics who have left the material world to delve into lives of seclusion, prayer, and fasting in the name of Jesus Christ. The Desert Fathers instituted this life of eternal devotion to Christ, which is still practiced by many sects throughout the world 16 centuries later.

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Sep

2018

The Council of Ephesus: Who Really is Christ?

by Mina Ghaly

 

The setting is fifth century AD, and the assailant is Nestorius, Archbishop of Constantinople. The true nature of Jesus Christ is under attack by heresy, and the Virgin Mary is no stranger to Nestorius’ ill-intentioned ways. Ironically enough, we would tend to believe that a bishop would shepherd his people, leading them to eternal salvation—not so with Nestorius. Nestorius had argued that Christ should be viewed as being two separate persons—human and divine—united by will.

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