Bishop Mouneer writes about his visit to the Church of the Epiphany in Port Said “My pastoral visit to our church in Port Said was encouraging and joyful. 30 new members were confirmed. The Holy Spirit works!”
This church, led by Rev Hany Shenouda, has grown rapidly over recent years. Over 300 people come to the services each week, and there is a ministry among the poor, youth and children’s work and healing services. The church building, building in 1885 following the opening of the Suez Canal, is not big enough for the growing congregation. In March, a group of engineers from IDD will visit and spend a week creating an architectural design for new facilities.
Port Said has experienced a lot of unrest and instability over the past 3 years. In 2012, 79 people died after a football game.Pray for Rev. Hany and the congregation as they seek to serve the community around them.