His Eminence Abba Markos, Archbishop of Shubra al-Khaima, received Ivon Imad after returning safe to her family. The girl has disappeared for days before police managed to return her. Archbishop Markos and the diocese thanked all security services for doing their best to return the disappeared daughter of the church.
Bishop Yuanas of Assiut ordained two new priests for the ministry in the diocese at the church of Prince Tadros in Bowait village. The new priests are Fathers Georgious Anton, and Sarabamoun Zahran. After the ordination, they moved to monasteries of the diocese to spend 40 days of spiritual retreat according to the Coptic rituals.
Commissioned by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, His Eminence Bishop Klemendos, General Bishop of the Churches of Almaza, Haganah and East Nasr City, joined the celebration of the Armenian Catholic Church of the memory of her martyrs, which was held in the Church of St. Teresa the Child Jesus of the Armenian Catholics in Heliopolis, Cairo. The celebration was also attended by His Eminence Archbishop Augustine Krikor Koussa, Bishop of the Armenian Catholics in Egypt, the Apostolic destination of the Vatican in Egypt, HG Bishop Nicholas Henry and a number of ambassadors of some countries.
The monastery of St. Mina in Mariout celebrated yesterday the feast of the saint among very limited participation and the application of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Corona virus. The celebration was headed by Bishops Kirilous, head of St. Mina monastery, and Bishop Theodosious of central Giza. The people were not allowed to attend the celebration that used to have thousands of the people attending each year.
The family of the minor Coptic girl, Ivon Emad, who was reported missing in Shubra al-Khaymah in Qalyubia, confirmed that their daughter returned safe by the Alexandria Security services. The family added that her father had received Ivon in Alexandria after finishing the procedures. Ivon declared her Christian faith and thanked God for saving her soul from the evil plan of kidnapping her.
Bishop Selwanis, head of St. Pachomious monastery in Luxor inaugurated the church of Archangel Michael in the monastery. 4 alters were inaugurated in the church in the presence of Bishop Mettaus of the Syrian monastery and Bishop Yousab of Luxor, and Bishop Youacim of Esna.
HG Bishop Isaac of Tima celebrated this morning the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral of the martyr Abu Fam Al-Ousimi in Tima, where he inaugurated the sercie utensils. During the holy mass, he delivered a sermon about the word of God and the parable of the sewer.
The diocese of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia celebrated Archangel Michael’s Day yesterday, when HG Bishop Karas of the Diocese, prayed the feast Mass at the Church of Our Lady and the Martyr Mercurius (the seat of the Archdiocese), with the participation of HG Anba David, Bishop of New York and New England and the Papal deputy of New Jersey, and the priests of the diocese. During the celebration, Engineer Sherine Saad was ordained a general priest at the diocese and his new name was called Michael. The priest will spend 40 days of spiritual retreat at the monastery of St. Moses in the Texas desert.
The monastery of St. Mary in Akhmim held the funeral of monk Dioscorus in the presence of several monks from Suhag, Akhmim and Girga. The prayers of the funeral was headed by Bisho Mattaous, head of the monastery, and Bishop Pachom of Suhag, and Ologious, head of St. Shenouda monastery in Suhag.
Mina M. Azer
The Egyptian short fictional film “Sixteen” has made several achievements for Egypt, which also bears the name “I am afraid to forget your face”. It has won the top prize at the Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first Egyptian film to win the coveted award. It also did the same three weeks ago at the Moscow Festival, and seized the best film and became eligible on April 25. Next