Bishop Makar of Sharkia and Bishop Salib of Mit Ghamr celebrated the feast of St. Phelopatir at St. George Church in Mit Ghamr. They perfumed the remains of the Saint among hundreds of the congregation who were blessed by the saint.
His Eminence Bishop Gabriel Gabriel of Beni Suef ordained the very first full deacon in the diocese with the participation of many priests and a large number of the people of the Church. during the celebration of the holy mass, Bishop Gabriel promoted Amjad Alfi to the rank of Diaconism, to be the first full Diacon in the Parish.
Pope Tawadros II participated at the 14th annual conference of the Committee of the Community Mental Health and the fight against addiction, which began its activities yesterday at St. Mark s House in Khatatba. The conference this year will discuss the problem of pornography addiction between prevention and treatment. The Pope delivered a speech at the conference entitled Self-satisfiedness.
Abba Pachom, Bishop of Suhag, ordained two new priests for the ministry in the diocese. The ordination ceremony was attended by HG Bishop Ologious, Bishop of St. Shenouda monastery in Suhag.
Bishop Raphael, former secretary of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church held several meetings with priests and congregation of the Coptic Church in Australia to study the problems of the diocese after the resignation of Bishop of the diocese. Abba Raphael has also met with Bishop Suriel and reassured the congregation on his health conditions.
Bishop Takla of Dishna celebrated Koiak praises at St. Palamoun monastery at Kasr village. Koiak is the fourth Coptic month and is celebrated by distinguished hymns in the Coptic Orthodox Church and at the end of it comes the Christians according to the Eastern calendar.
During his very first visit to the monastery of St. Barsoum in Maasara, Pope Tawadros II opened the new conference hall. Pope has inaugurated 6 alters and many icons in the Cathedral of the monastery.
Bishop Makarious of Minya presided over the funeral of Father Samuel Markos, priest of St. Mary Church in Tawa village. The priest has served the church for more than 50 years and died at the age of 76.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, inaugurated the Cathedral of St. Parsoum in Maasara, Helwan. 6 alters were inaugurated as well as many icons. It is worth mentioning that this is the first visit of the Pope to Helwan diocese.
"Our Lord loves beauty including Peace and goodness. In our country we offer beauty and goodness before the whole world” This was part of the speech given by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi during his visit to the Great Cathedral of St. Mark to congratulate Copts on Christmas. The Coptic church has been trying to motivate its congregation to develop an active participation in all social, political and human acti