His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, received yesterday the priests of Alexandria at the headquarters of the ‘Logos Center’ in the Monastery of Saint Bishoy in Wadil Natroun. During the meeting, Pope answered many questions with the priests and delivered a speech about how can priests discovers talents among their congregation.
The media spokesman for the Egyptian Orthodox Church announced that the Monastery of St. Tadros Al-Mashriqi in the Diocese of the Netherlands hosted over the course of three days the activities of theological consultations emanating from the Committee on Relations between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church. Coptic church’s delegation was led by His Eminence Anba Serapion, Bishop of Los Angeles, and Chairman of the Committee for Relations between the Coptic and Russian Churches. The delegation also included Bishop Arsany of the Netherlands, Bishop Cyril of Los Angeles, Father Kyrillos Ibrahim from Los Angeles, and Father David Antony, priest of the Coptic Church in Moscow.
The Egyptian Orthodox Church announced that Bishop Ghobrial of Beni Suef has ordained two new deacons in the full rank for the churches of Archangel Michael in Azhari and St. Mina in New Beni Suef. The congregation of the two churches celebrated the new ordination that was held at the Cathedral of St. Mina in New Beni Suef.
Governor of Assiut, Major General Essam Saad, announced the start of the works of paving the way to the monastery of the Virgin Mary known as Muharraq. The governor added that the 5 kilometers way will be developed by 55 million pounds dedicated to the project. This comes as part of a bigger plan to develop areas visited by the Holy Family in Egypt after the Vatican named the places as religious pilgrimage destinations.
Bishop Tadros of Port Said chaired the meeting of Coptic priests in Sydney and discussed with them a number of pastoral and organizational matters related to service. This came during his pastoral care visit to the diocese delegated by Pope Tawadros II. Bishop Tadros will also ordain a new priest for the Virgin Saint Church and the Apostle Marlouka in Gosford. It is worth mentioning that Father Matthew Atia Kokia was appointed as deputy, and Father Hanna Gad as general secretary of the diocese.
The Egyptian Orthodox Church announced that Bishop Paula of Tanta traveled to Australia in a pastoral care visit there for three weeks. It is expected that His eminence will lead the annual conference of families scheduled to be held in the coastal city of Wollongong, south of Sydney, from January 24 to January 27.
Bishop Abraam of Fayoum ordained 44 new deacons, including 27 in the ranks of Ebsaltus (chanter), and 14 in the rank of Ognostos (reader) and 3 in the rank of Ebideacon (deacon assistant). The ordination was held at the Monastery of St. Abraam in Azab during the regular meeting of the priests of the diocese.
The Information Center of the Egyptian Cabinet announced that Egypt was listed in the Bloomberg list of innovative countries 2020. It is worth mentioning that the index is based on seven criteria for measurement, including individual research, higher education, the technological level of government companies, the level of productivity, rates of research and development spending, and manufacturing capacity.
The Executive Committee of the Council of Middle East Churches held its periodic meeting in Larnaca, Cyprus, last Monday and Tuesday, in the presence of His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Justiniana and the rest of Cyprus for the Orthodox Church in Cyprus, and with the participation of representatives from all member churches. The meetings were chaired by John the Tenth, Patriarch of Antioch and the rest of the East for the Greek Orthodox, Chairman of the Council on the Family of the Orthodox Churches.
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