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.
Bishop Tadros of Port Said celebrated Epiphany in the church of St. Abraam and Michal Behiri in Sydney. The Bishop congratulated the congregation on the glorious feast of Epiphany and delivered the greetings of Pope Tawadros to the people of Sydney.
Archbishop Markos of Shubra al-Khaimah opened the closed Church of Mit Nama that was closed by police last year. 87 deacons were ordained in the celebration and Father Habib Girgis was promoted to the rank of Hegumin. Extremists have refused to allow the church to build a service building though it optioned all due permits since 2001.
The Monastery of the Virgin Mary and St. Tadros Al-Mashriqi in the Netherlands celebrated the feast of Prince Tadros in the presence of His Eminence Bishop Arsani of the Netherlands. Dr. Jacques van der Vliet, professor of Egyptology, delivered a lecture about the saint who was born and raised in Upper Egypt. On the second day, Bishop Arsani ordained a number of new deacons and perfumed the remains of the saints located in the monastery.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, received today at the Pontifical headquarters in Alexandria a large delegation of senior officials and security and military leaders. The delegation offered their best wishes to the Pope and the Coptic congregation and for all Egyptians. For his part, Pope assured that the feast is marked with three signs, namely love, joy and peace.
His Eminence Bishop Makar of 10th of Ramadan City opened yesterday the church of the Virgin Mary and celebrated the first Holy Mass in it. The church that was constructed in 1982, and was renovated and expanded and inaugurated by Bishop Makar with new icon holder and drawings.
Bishop Barnabas of Turin and Rome celebrated the glorious feast of Epiphany in the church of St. Anthony in Ginwa northern of Rome. During the holy mass, he promoted 4 deacons to the rank of Oghnostos (reader) and ordained one deacon in the basic rank of Ebsaltus (chanter).
The Austrian Islamic Council congratulated His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic congregation on the occasion of the glorious Epiphany. Bahgat Ebidy, member of the council, said that the council extends its sincere congratulations to the brothers in the homeland and wishes them best regards, and for the homeland peace and prosperity.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, celebrated the Epiphany feast at the Cathedral of St. Mark in Alexandria. Epiphany is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
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Dr. Mina Wagdy Ibrahim is a doctor who works at the Mercy Mosque Clinic in Safat al-Laban, Cairo. However it is a little bit strange to find a Christian doctor in an Islamic clinic, Dr. Mina decided to donate his time and work for free in service of the Muslims in the neighborhood. Head of the Islamic Sharia Association said that Dr. Mina made a good reputation by serving the people. Furthermore, one of the patie