The Egyptian Orthodox Church announced that Bishop Paula of Tanta traveled to Australia in a pastoral care visit there for three weeks. It is expected that His eminence will lead the annual conference of families scheduled to be held in the coastal city of Wollongong, south of Sydney, from January 24 to January 27.
Bishop Abraam of Fayoum ordained 44 new deacons, including 27 in the ranks of Ebsaltus (chanter), and 14 in the rank of Ognostos (reader) and 3 in the rank of Ebideacon (deacon assistant). The ordination was held at the Monastery of St. Abraam in Azab during the regular meeting of the priests of the diocese.
The Information Center of the Egyptian Cabinet announced that Egypt was listed in the Bloomberg list of innovative countries 2020. It is worth mentioning that the index is based on seven criteria for measurement, including individual research, higher education, the technological level of government companies, the level of productivity, rates of research and development spending, and manufacturing capacity.
The Executive Committee of the Council of Middle East Churches held its periodic meeting in Larnaca, Cyprus, last Monday and Tuesday, in the presence of His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Justiniana and the rest of Cyprus for the Orthodox Church in Cyprus, and with the participation of representatives from all member churches. The meetings were chaired by John the Tenth, Patriarch of Antioch and the rest of the East for the Greek Orthodox, Chairman of the Council on the Family of the Orthodox Churches.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, yesterday at the Pontifical headquarters in Alexandria, Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and the rest of Africa for the Greek Orthodox, who came to the Patriarchate in Alexandria at the head of a delegation. The meeting was attended by Bishops Pavly, Ilarion, Hermina, Sawirus, member of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The Al-Azhar Observatory to Combat Extremism issued a report on the most important publications, reports and posts, and the most prominent issues that the Observatory discussed and analyzed during the year 2019. The report stated that more than 15 books and studies and recorded more than 5388 follow-ups, news, and reports in the year 2019.
A group of Islamic organizations in the British city of Birmingham has announced a new initiative entitled: ‘Our mosques for the homeless’, which aims to house them inside the mosques and protect them from the cold winter. For his part, Al-Azhar Observatory for Countering Extremism valued the initiative, pointing out that it indicates a practical application of the teachings of the true Islamic religion, and highlights the true meaning of tolerance of Muslims in dealing with others of different religions, races, and colors.
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced, on Tuesday, the registration of the oldest professional player in the world during the current season. A statement of the EFA said that the 75 years old player Ezz Al-Din Bahader, is the oldest in the world and he plays for October 6th club. It is worth mentioning that the EFA is seeking to register the payer as Guinness World Record.
Major General Essam Saad, Governor of Assiut, visited the monastery of the Virgin Mary in Jabal al-tir on the occasion of the glorious feast of Epiphany. The governor was received by Bishop Youanis of Assiut, and was accompanied by a number of senior officials in the governorate. The attendees wished Egypt unity, stability and peace.
Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River in wonderful humility, among the crowds of penitents. Yes, he didn t commit any sin, but he was baptized in order to explain to us our faith in the Holy Trinity and the sacrament of baptism. HG Bishop Bakhomius, former Acting Patriarch, in his article Baptism and the Theophania , explained the faith in the Holy Trinity and the sacrament of baptism th