“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 (NIV)
On Saturday morning, we gave thanks for the life of Canon Abee Wakid (1925-2016) at All Saints’ Cathedral, Cairo. With Mrs. Alexandra, his wife, Hany and Karim, his sons, the daughters-in-law, and the grandchildren with them the members of All Saints’ Cathedral joined to celebrate and give thanks for the life of Canon Abee Wakid.
Abee was the oldest and longest-serving member of the English-speaking congregation of the cathedral. The cathedral was filled with family and friends. Reverend Kerry Buttram led the service and Cynthia Buttram played his favourite hymns on the piano: Be still for the presence of the Lord; The Lord is my shepherd, I will not want; and Praise my soul the king of Heaven. Bishop Mouneer gave a tribute for his friend and faithful lay-canon of the diocese.