Interpretation of St. Peter the Apostle’s First Epistle
Among the series of the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center Book issues Recently issued: Interpretation of St. Peter the Apostle’s First Epistle By Dr. Maurice Tawadros
Saint Peter the Apostle wrote two epistles to the faithful is dispersion, especially those who are in Minor Asia. In this epistle, he gives solace and comfort to the faithful for the persecutions they face, calling them to endure the suffering and temptations, and setting the endurance of Lord Christ to pain before their eyes, hence, they shall follow His suit: “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps” (1 Peter 2: 21). Saint Peter the Apostle asked the faithful to lead a life of saintliness, so he presented some advices to them, pointing out to their most important missions.
This book in our hands is an interpretation for the first Epistle of St. Peter the Apostle, by Dr. Maurice Tawadros, Professor and Head of the Holy Bible Department at the Seminary College and Professor of Biblical Theology at the Institute of Coptic Studies. We are publishing it for the benefits of many, as he always do, he presented us the interpretation of the epistle in a deep yet simple way. I express my thanks to Prof. Dr. Maurice Tawadros for dedicating this precious interpretation to the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center to be published.
May the Lord compensate all who exerted effort in publishing this valuable work, which we ask God to make a reason of blessing to all who read it, through the intercessions and prayers of St. Virgin Mary, the theotokos, St. Peter the Apostle, St. Mark the Apostle, the preacher of Egyptian homes, and through the prayers of His Holiness Great Pope Tawadros II, the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
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