The bishop of the Russian Church in Belgium, Bishop Simon, headed a delegation to visit the Monastery of St. Shenouda in Suhag. The delegation was received by head of the monastery and several monks. St. Shenouda the great is one of the most renowned saints of the Coptic Church who lived in the 4th century and contributed to the monastic life in Egypt and the whole world.
The Department of Theology and Ecumenical Affairs in the Council of Middle East Churches discussed ‘The Christian Presence in the Middle East Towards a Global Church Charter’, in a consultative session that gathered about 25 experts in theology and geopolitics from Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Cyprus and Jordan over a period of three days from December 6- 8. The participants called to help the poor and marginalized people and to short, medium and long-term goals in affirming the message of love and peace in a suffering world.
The media center of the Coptic Orthodox Church published the translated version of Pope Tawadros’ II sermon published in English on Soundcloud. This comes to serve the Copts in the diaspora, especially the second and third generation whose first language is English. soundcloud.com/media-center-157147919/for-he-covered-us-hh-pope-tawadros-ii-weekly-wednesday-sermon-july-17-2019
His Eminence Abba Pfinutius, Bishop of Samalout, inaugurated the church of St. Paul the Apostle in the village of Dafash along with tis icons and baptism. The church, which was erected on an area of 1,300 meters, is attached to a service building that includes Sunday School rooms, a nursery, a social club and a funeral hall.
St. Peter Church in Abbasia celebrates next Wednesday the third anniversary of its martyrs who were killed in the terrorist attack back in December 2016, in which 29 people were killed and 38 were injured. The church was visited by several presidents and Popes including Pope of the Vatican.
Bishop Bernaba of Turin and Rome celebrated the Holy Mass at the City of Termoli, which is located 370 km south east of Rome. The holy mass was attended by monk John of Syrian monastery and the congregation of the church.
Bishop Pachomious of Beheria and Matrouh inaugurated the church of the Virgin Mary and St. Boktor in Helmy Botros village, Abul Matamier. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Bishop Bavly of Montazah and Bishop Hermina of Eastern Alexandria.
The Hymns committee at the Youth Bishopric organized the 31st conference of Coptic hymns from December 1-5. The conference was attended by Bishop Karas of Mahala and Hermina of Eastern Alexandria Chruches. The chanters taught the attendees several hymns from the Holy Mass in Coptic language.
Perior to the cross, the Virgin Mary was hearing howling of the daughters of Jerusalem mourning the young man presented as a silent lamb. She was standing as the sword was passing through her soul and Jesus Christ was condemned and defamed. Yet, the women loved and followed him, even if they didn’t realize that resurrection was at hand. We also stand in solidarity with those who were wounded for us, and were con