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.
HG Bishop Wissa of Baliana returned to Egypt after a pastoral care visit in Europe. It is noteworthy that Bishop Wissa visited the Italian capital, Rome, and Bishop Barnabas, Bishop of Turin and Rome, before he headed to France.
The Church of Our Lady and St. Mina in Nasr City celebrated yesterday the ordination of a number of deacons at the basic rank of Ebsaltus. Bishop Eklimindus of the diocese visited the church to celebrate the feast of St. Mina and ordained the new deacons during the Holy Liturgy.
Bishop Paula of Tanta opened Saint Paul Theological School for the current academic year and celebrated the graduation of 2020 batch. During the celebration, extra security measures were taken to prevent the spread of Corona virus including social distancing and masks.
His Eminence Bishop Salib of Mitt Ghamr, and Dakadous, delivered Sunday speech today on Egyptian satellite channels during celebrating the Holy Mass. The speech speaks of the parable of the sower that Jesus told his listeners and was recorded in the gospel of St. Matthew chapter 13.
HG Bishop Gabriel of Beni Suef mourned the departure of Sister Esther in the Monastery of the Daughters of Mary of the Diocese of Beni Suef. Tasoni Esther departed yesterday after a great service that extended to me About 50 years in many places within the Diocese of Beni Suef.
The Monastery of the Virgin Mary al-Muharraq in Qusiya in Assiut announced it will be closed during the fasting of the Christimas during week days and it will only be opened during weekends. Coptic monasteries are used to take extra procedures during fasting like preventing visitors to allow monks to have spiritual and quite time of worship.
Anba Begoul, Bishop and Head of the Monastery of the Virgin Mary Al Muharraq in Qusiya, opened the Holy Family Cultural Center. The opening ceremony was attended by Anba Theophilis, Bishop of Manfalut And the monks of the monastery. It is decided that the cultural center in Deir Al Muharraq will be dedicated for holding conferences, seminars, workshops and giving lectures.
The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated today the eighth anniversary of the enthronement of Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark See. The celebration was attended by Bishops Bavli, Ilarion, and Hermina of Alexandria. It is worth mentioning that Pope was enthroned on the papal chair on November 18, 2012.
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