Tagged with Virgin Mary

Why Muslims Love Mary

Why Muslims Love Mary

This article was published in the July/August print edition of Christianity Today. Mohammed, a pious PhD student from Egypt, sat guardedly in the “Community of Reconciliation.” Invited by David Vidmar, director of coaching for Peace Catalysts International, the middle-aged Muslim seemed soured on the idea of interfaith exchange at his northern California university. Vidmar suspected … Continue reading

The Virgin’s Fast and Intercession

The Virgin’s Fast and Intercession

In the Coptic Orthodox tradition, today begins two weeks of fasting from animal products in honor of the Virgin Mary. During our six years in Egypt we have attended the Orthodox Church regularly, appreciating without fully accepting many of their traditions. But today a small part of the mass, seemingly special for this fasting period, … Continue reading