Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, opened the 7th conference for expatriates in the house of St. Simeon El-Kharraz in Wadi Al-Natrun. Hundreds of Coptic youth participated this year in addition to a number of bishops who will give speeches including: Bishop Moussa of Youth, Bishop Raphael of the Churches of the Downtown Cairo sector, Bishop Dawood of Mansoura, and Bishop Theophilus of Manfalut.
Social media has spotted the picture of Miven Malak, Daughter of martyr Malak Faraj who was slain by ISIS in Libya. She embraced the statue of her father and was very proud to see him as martyr who sacrificed his life for Christ sake.
Coptic Church celebrated the feast of St. Sawiris, Patriarch of Antioch, yesterday. The saint has suffered a lot in order to defend the right faith and was persecuted and displaced and died in Egypt.
Bishops Daniel of Maadi and Mikhail of Qubba sector, have ordained 7 new deacons in perpetration for their ordination as priests next Monday. It is worth mentioning that the Coptic church is starting the Great Lent fasting on Monday.
His Eminence, Bishop Bakhomius of Behira and former Acting Patriarch ordained 6 new priests for the ministry in the dioceses at the church of St. Mark in Karmet Damanour. The new priests are Father Bishara George, Father Apolo Fathy, Father Ghobrial Sobhy, Samaan Faraj, Wannas Poulos and Abahour Alfy. The new priests headed to the monastery of St. Makarious of Alexandria to spend 40 days of spiritual retreat according to the Coptic rituals.
Many times did we hear about the disappearance of Coptic girls, and many of them are linked to romantic relationships, bad circumstances and polarization, but other reasons were revealed by Coptic girls who reported about fake companies who claim to be owned by Christians and claim they cooperate with the church to find jobs for Coptic girls. The companies claim to have connections with monks and nuns and start collecting their personal information and talk to them on the phone and get manipulated by the deceitful people.
The Chaldean Church in Egypt participated at a conference about Freedom of Religion invited by His Excellency Mr. Gambolo Cantini, Ambassador of Italy, at the Italian Cultural Center in Cairo. The conference came as an extension of the Declaration of the Human Brotherhood Document signed in Abu Dhabi between His Holiness Pope Francis and the Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb. The conference discussed ways of dialogue and common matters between religions in order to eliminate religious extremism and conflicts between religious groups.
Dr. Mamdouh Ghurab, Governor of Sharqia, held a meeting with Representatives of Christian churches and denominations to follow up the implementation of the decisions issued by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to legalize the churches and their service buildings. The meeting was attended by several senior officials in the governorate who discussed how to complete the demands and legalize 85 churches, out of which only 30 churches were done with the documents.
The Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii announced that it will receive Father Dawood Lamei, priest of the Church of St. Mark in Heliopolis, Cairo, from 3 July to 5 July 2020. This comes as a pastoral care visit to the diocese during which he will hold several meetings and will visit several churches.
We exalt you, the Mother of the true Light. We glorify you, O Saint, the Theotokos (Mother of God). This is a unique prayer we recite daily in the prayers of the Coptic Church seeking consolation, strength and hope. Father John Nassif, priest of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Chicago, said in his article We glorify you, O Mother of True Light is unique among all churches of the world, in which we honor the V