Bishop Makarios of Minya announced that services and church activities will return starting from next Sunday, while following all precautionary measures. This comes after nearly 6 months of suspension which is a rare event in Coptic church history.
The new road of St. Samuel Monastery entered the final stages of finalization and setting security services prior to opening its before visitors. It is noteworthy that this road witnessed two terrorist incidents, in which nearly 40 people were killed and 30 other Copts were injured in their way to visit the monastery.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, honored the researcher Saad Boutros chanter of the Church of St. George in Shubra for completing a PHD in Coptic melodies and similar ones in four traditional churches. Pope said that Dr. Saad presented a good example of hard working and service since he was top at his colleagues in Didmos chanter Institute and excelled during his study at the College of Music Education in Helwan University.
Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Egypt’s Prime Minister, announced that Egypt has witnessed an increase in the rate of growth this year, despite the emerging coronavirus crisis. He pointed out during a press conference today that all economic polices and procedures taken by the state supported such progress.
Anba Gabriel, Bishop of Beni Suef, announced to resume his weekly lecture of bible study on Fridays at the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary in Beni Suef. This came after months of suspension due to the spread of Corona virus pandemic. Yet, all precautionary measures will be respected by the attendees.
Abba Abram, Archbishop of Fayoum and head of its monasteries, promoted two priests today to the rank of Hegumin, and inaugurated some altar vessels and sacred tablets for service in the parish churches. This came during the meeting of the priests of the diocese at the church of Saint George in Fayoum.
Church sources suggested that the date for the complete resumption of Church activities will be next Christmas. Sources adde that the matter is related to the stability of the situation and the absence of new developments related to the second wave of Corona virus pandemic. It is noteworthy that the Holy Synod has decided to reopen church services, meetings and activities, especially Sunday schools, by 50%.
The official website of Anba Athanasius the Apostolic Church in Seiouf Alexandria denied rumors spread yesterday on Facebook, that it was closed due to COVID-19 infections. Church said it was not closed and its priests were not infected by the Corona virus, and invited the people not to listen to those rumors.
The Arkan Center for Creativity of St. Mark s Episcopal Cathedral in Alexandria announced the resumption of Art without walls exhibitions in its 27th edition, next Monday, September 28. The exhibition includes the products of art makers, hand-made, sculpture, photographers and painters. It is noteworthy that the exhibition hosted by the Episcopal Cathedral in the Mansheya region is held periodically and opens its doors for all people with talent and artistic products to display their works and their products.
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