Abba Angelos, Bishop of Northern Shobra churches, ordained a new deacon at the church of St. Mary in Baba Doplo in Shobra. The bishop checked the new buildings at the church after the Holy Mass.
On the occasion of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the church of St. Verena in the city of Bussum received San Kyril choir that gave a concert entitled Christ the Servant . The choir consists of 150 singers from the Coptic churches in England, France and the Netherlands, and musicians from Egypt, Germany, the Netherlands, France and England.
Abba Wissa, Archbishop of Balaiana, celebrated the Holy Mass at the church of St. Mary and St. Anthony in Queens, New York, USA. The visit comes during the celebrations of the resurrection of Jesus Christ as part of a pastoral care visits.
International Maestro Bishoy Awad said that Coptic music dates back to the Pharaonc era and is considered a spiritual extension of it. This came during a lecture about Coptic music in St. Mark Cathedral in Alexandria. He added that the Greek philosopher Plato in the fifth century BC has testified that Egyptian Pharaonic music is the most complete form of music.
Abba Takla, Bihsop of Dishna, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Archangel Michael in New Jersey. His Eminence is going to participate in the spiritual celebration at the church at the end of this month invited by Abba Youssef, Bishop of South America.
Najib Gabriel, Coptic lawyer, announced he has filed a lawsuit with 20 public figures demanding the Minister of the Interior to return the sessions of advice and guidance before converting into Islam. He explained that the regulation for more than 40 years has been using such advisory sessions to make sure the person who converts to another religion is really willing to do so or he has another reason to convert to the other religion.
The Egyptian Grand Museum received today the wheel of war and the third funerary chamber of King Tutankhamun, in the framework of the Egyptian-Japanese project to transfer 72 artifacts to be displayed in its integrated collection inside the museum at the opening of its first phase later this year. Dr. Tariq Tawfiq, general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum, said that this is the fifth wheel to be transferred to our collection in the Museum, and that this funerary bed is one of the most important belongings of the King.
Dr. Abdul Fattah Al-Awari, dean of the Faculty of theology in Al-Azhar University, commented on the crisis raised by a former sheikh in Al-Azhar who cursed Christians in a school in the area of Mokattam, saying he was discharged from Al-Azhar. He added that the sheikh was returned by the Muslim Brotherhood and those who allowed him to speak in the church should be punished.
The Lord has bought us with His blood on the cross, so we have become His own people after he overcome the kingdom of Satan. Pope Shenouda III, in his article Christ is King , explained to us that God owned us since the beginning of the creation, but in sin we have separated from his kingdom. Therefore, death reigned over us till Jesus saved us from death and the kingdom of Satan.