Matta El Meskeen

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Matta El Meskeen (or Matthew the Poor; born Youssef Iskandar; 20 September 19198 June 2006) was an Egyptian Coptic Orthodox monk.


  • The Bible is different from all other books; other books are written by man, but the Bible not only contains the sayings and commandments of God, but was also written entirely under divine inspiration. So we might say that it is God's book, which he gave to man to lead him to everlasting life.
    • Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way
  • We hear from the saints who experienced prayer power that prayer gives wings to humans lifting them up so they can fly.
    • Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way

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Fr Matthew the Poor (1919–2006) — Archive of Contemporary Coptic Orthodox Theology (St Cyril's Coptic Orthodox Theological College)