Guidelines for Prayers
Father Matthew the Poor (Matta El-Maskeen) (1919-2006) is the refounder and the spiritual father of the Monastery of St. Macarius the Great, Wādī al-Naṭrūn, Egypt. He has greatly contributed to the revival of the Coptic monastic life and has played a significant role in the rediscovery of the Early Church Fathers. Father Matthew has been a great advocate of Christian unity. He has hundreds of publications in numerous fields only some of which have been translated so far.