Coptic Orthodox Church announced that His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, will preside over the prayers of the Holy Week and the glorious Easter Resurrection Mass at the Monastery of St. Bishoy in Wadi El Natroun. This comes amidst closure of the churches to prevent the spread of the emerging Corona virus.
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that the monastery of St. Anthony in the Red Sea will continue to close its doors to visitors due to the emerging Corona virus crisis. The monastery has issued a statement assuring that such closure is following the decision of the Holy Synod.
The Egyptian Orthodox Church in Alexandria decided to stop all wedding ceremonies after the celebration of wedding ceremonies as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of the emerging Corona virus. The church canceled all booked ceremonies following the decision of the holy synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Bishop Paula of Tanta headed the celebration of the third anniversary of Palm Sunday martyrs who were killed in a terrorist attack during the celebration of Palm Sunday mass. The celebration this year excluded the congregation following the procedures taken to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.
The Diocese of Beni Suef offered online Bible Study for Children after all churches actives were suspended due to the spread of Corona virus. The new service is offered under the patronage of Anba Gabriel, Bishop of the Diocese.
Mustafa Madbouly, Egypt s Prime Minister, said that Egypt will impose a two-week nightly curfew in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Madbouly added that the state trusts the people s awareness and commitment to face the crisis. During a press conference, he explained that the banning hours will start from eight o clock in the evening instead of seven in the evening to reduce the traffic before the curfew starts.
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, will deliver his weekly sermon at the Pontifical Headquarters at the St. Mark s Cathedral in Abbasia, without the presence of the congregation. It is worth mentioning that the Coptic church will celebrate the Holy Week starting next Sunday amidst closure of the churches during to the Corona virus.
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that the monastery of the Archangel Michael in Naqada, will continue to close its doors to visitors due to the emerging Corona virus crisis. Bishop Bemen of Naqdas and Qus said in an official statement that the church prays to stop the pandemic and looking forward to reopen the doors of the churches and monasteries back.
Nabila Makram, Egypt s Minster of Immigration thanked Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See for offering support to the Egyptians stranded in Kenya amid the outbreak of COVID-19. In a statement, the Ministry of Immigration said the pope contacted the Egyptian Church in Kenya to host the stranded Egyptians after the suspension of flights. The church responded to the pope s request and offered financial support to the stranded Egyptians and gave them contacts of people who can help them until the exceptional flights resume anew, the statement added. The Church s move was part of Let s Support Each Other campaign, which was launched earlier by the government, to unify all the efforts exerted by all the organizations and individuals in order to help the stranded Egyptian expats and travelers.
A reassuring message is written in the bible in (Habakkuk 3:5). It says: Plague went before him; pestilence followed his steps. The book of Habakkuk sends reassurance in the souls that the epidemic, no matter how severe and powerful, it fades before God Almighty. His Eminence, Benjamin Bishop of Menoufia, said in his article The Epidemic and the Work of God explained to us that God is accepts prayers in the tim