His Eminence Bishop Gabriel of Beni Suef invited all Egyptians to participate in the upcoming elections scheduled on October 24 and 25 and assured that the church doesn’t choose the candidates, but encourages everyone to participate. This came during his weekly lecture delivered at the Church of Our Lady in Beni Suef
Archbishop Abram of Fayoum and head of its monasteries discussed issues of the ministry at the monastery of Wadi El Rayyan during his meeting today with the monks of the monastery. He also met with monasticism seekers of the monastery and delivered a sermon to them about the monastic life and its services.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, received today at the Papal Headquarters in Cairo, the monk Father Wissa of St. Bishoy monastery, the priest of the Church of St. Philopatir and St. Damiana, in Toronto, Canada. During the meeting, they discussed matters of church service, activities, and developments of the situation in the ministry.
The National Security Forces announced that two terrorists were killed today in fire exchange with the police. The terrorists Hossam And Rabbo ali and Ahmed Sayed Bayoumi formed a cell and planned for attacks against Copts.
Archbishop Markos of Shubra Al-Khaimah inaugurated the church of St. Moses, St. Apollonia and St. Karas. During the Divine Liturgy prayers, Abba Markos promoted Fathers Markorios Demian, Aghathon Rizk, Silwanis Rasmy and Bavlos Tawfik to the rank of Hegumin.
Coptic churches and monasteries in Egypt celebrated today the holy feast of the Cross. It s worth mentioning that the rituals of the Coptic Church use happy hymns and decorations to celebrate this holy feast. The Cross of Jesus Christ was discovered in 326 by Saint Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, during a pilgrimage she made to Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was then built at the site of the discovery, by order of Helena and Constantine. The church was dedicated nine years later, with a portion of the cross placed inside it. The date of the feast marks the dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 335.
The new road of St. Samuel Monastery entered the final stages of finalization and setting security services prior to opening its before visitors. It is noteworthy that this road witnessed two terrorist incidents, in which nearly 40 people were killed and 30 other Copts were injured in their way to visit the monastery.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, received today Father Arsanios Fahmy, priest of the Church of the Virgin, and St. Shenouda and St. Thomas in Hamilton, New Jersey. No further information was revealed about the visit by the media center of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The Coptic Church of Our Lady and St. Arsanyus in the city of Kapla, in southwestern Netherlands, celebrated today the seventh anniversary of its founding. The celebration was attended by His Eminence Bishop Arsani of the Netherlands, priests and congregation of the church amid the application of precautionary measures to confront the spread of the new Corona virus.
Some people seek fame by all means even by declaring their ignorance through controversial statements about our history like the recent announcement of one elite that the Coptic language was developed from the old Egyptian one and assuring it is not Coptic (as if Coptic only means Christian!). Most people understand that Coptic means Egyptian and not Christian. Egypt was Coptic until Islam entered it and its name cha