PEARLS IN WORDS by H.H. POPE SHENOUDA III (1923-2012)
Our generation as well as subsequent generations will not stop thinking about the Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark. This extraordinary personality attracted every person that met him and dealt with him both in Egypt and across the whole world. His Holiness attracted people by his life, example coupled with his profound wisdom and golden words. This book contains only some of his outstanding teachings under the title “Pearls in Words”. Thus, every word in it is a true pearl; it is knowledge to those who are seeking knowledge. It is advice to those who are confused, it is comfort to the soul, peace to the afflicted and encouragement to those who are in need. There was no subject nor a particular need that His Holiness has not talked or written about it in order to comfort numerous thirsty souls. That is why His Holiness was called “Chrysostom of the 20th/21st century”.
A group of dedicated servants from Saint George Church, Kensington, Sydney, Australia, whose hearts were inspired by the words of HH Pope Shenouda III, with one accord, felt the need to present these pearls to successive generations in the English language. The servants embarked upon the translation of this book on the 13th of January 2013 and through the help of God and the guidance of His Holy Spirit, the work was completed on 10th September 2014.