Pope Towards II, Pope of Alexandria and patriarch of St. Mark See, held a meeting today with Youth Ministry Secretaries in Alexandria. Pope sermonized to them about how to benefit from fasting and answered several questions by the attendees. met with Responsible for the service of young people in all churches of Alexandria and with them secretaries of service and secretaries. His Holiness spoke in a spiritual speech about the benefit of fasting and then answered clearly and with open heart to many questions to those present in various fields such as the role of the Church in the service of youth and the role of the National Church and the many positive aspects witnessed by Egypt despite the severe war and the causes of acute youth in this age and other The subjects took about two hours.
Abba Arsanious, Archbishop of Minya, ordained 9 new priests for the ministry of the diocese. According to a statement issued by the church, the new priests are: Fathers Fam Yacoub, Pachomious Youssef, Takla Gamil, Abanoub Takki, Anton Luiz, Maximus Youssef, Abanob Nageh, Ruis Nabil and Nofir Makram. The new priests headed to Parmous monastery in Wadil Natroun to spend a 40 days of spiritual retreat according to the Coptic rituals
Abba Besada, Bishop of Akhmim, ordained a new priest today at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Akhmim. The new priest is Father Pacilious Zaki and will minister at the villages of Akhmim.
A fire erupted at the church of St. Mary in Nasiriyah village in Beni Mazar that destroyed the church and injured 11 people. Police were reported and the matter is currently under investigation. The roof and walls were completely demolished by the fire.
Abba Raphael, secretary of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, announced on Saturday the death of Abba Boqtor, Bishop of the New Valley, as he was being treated in the United States of America. Bishop Boqtor was ordained general bishop of the New Valley in 2015 and was enthroned in 2016. He was born in 1953 in Luxor and was called Samaan Fakhri Samaan, graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Minya University in 1976 and was ordained a monk in 1980 in the monastery of Muharraq in Assiut. He served in the churches of the New Valley and Oases since 1998.
6 new priests were ordained today for the ministry in Hlawan and Maasara diocese. The ordination was completed by Abba Pesenty, Bishop of Hlawan, Abba Daniel, Bishop of Maadi, Abba Raphael, general secretary of the Holy Synod, and Abba Samuel, Bishop of Tamwa. The new priests are Fathers Makarous Fayez, Issac Paula, Beshara Abdu, Tomas Nabil, Girgis Isaac, and Antonius Farris. After the ordination, they moved to the monastery of St. Bishoy in Wadil Natroun to spend 40 days of spiritual retreat according to the Coptic ritual.
Egyptian newspapers said that hundreds of Copts from all over Egypt visited St. Bishoy church in Port Said. The picture leaks oil for the 28 year in what is considered a miracle by Coptic Christians.
Cairo Criminal Court postponed the hearing of the trial of a defendant in what was known in media as Zeitoun terrorist cell to February 27. The defendants are accused with forming a terrorist cell to target Copts and tourists in Egypt after they killed four Copts in Zeitoun neighborhood in Cairo.
People may suffer from despair and frustration that leads them to surrender. This could be because of unachieved goals in our lives. However, God will not leave us alone, but will grant us supernatural blessings to help us in the way. Father Peyman El Tahawy, priest of the Church of St. George in Minya, wrote in his article ‘Surrender and Acceptance of Reality’, assured that a person who is full of the grace o