First Missions Roundtable in the Middle East

First Missions Roundtable in the Middle East: 

Ripe for the Harvest

11-12 October 2018

Recently, All Saints Cathedral hosted three incredible conferences in the All Saints Garden Conference Center, the third of which was the First Ever Missions Round Table in the Middle East! This conference was an amazing gathering of many people serving the Lord in a variety of capacities all throughout the Middle East.

The conference included an inspiring opening speech by Professor David Shenk, as well as presentations on ongoing and upcoming development projects throughout the Middle East. Bishop Mouneer spoke on the importance of improving education here in Egypt and elsewhere; Bishop Samy talked about how theological education, like that happening at Alexandria School of Theology, is crucial to developing mature Christian leaders; Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo shared about the challenges the church in Sudan is facing and the missions opportunities there; and International Design and Development (IDD) gave a presentation on the partnership they are doing with the Diocese to expand the University in Gambella. In addition to these presentations, there was plenty of time for networking and conversation.

The conference concluded with a beautiful Eucharist service in the evening, where we celebrated the unity of the Church through sharing in the Holy Communion together. We thank Bishop Kuan Kim Seng for preaching during the service, and Bishop Samy Shehata for translating.

If you would like to partner with us to continue to see the love of God spread throughout the Middle East, please contact us here.

Global South Primates Meeting

Global South Primates Meeting

10 October 2018

All Saints Cathedral recently hosted three incredible conferences in the All Saints Garden Conference Center, the second of which was a gathering of the Primates of the Global South to discuss the structure of the Global South.

We welcomed primates from Nigeria, South Sudan, Egypt, North America, Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda, Southeast Asia, Uganda, Kenya, West Africa, Myanmar, and the Indian Ocean; as well as the “Study Team” who has been working to develop the proposed structure. It was a productive meeting and it was wonderful to all be in one place, here in Cairo! The Primates had the opportunity to pray together, to worship together, and to seek God’s will for the Global South structure through discussion and prayer. They also had time to fellowship together over dinner, strengthening old relationships and building new ones.

Please continue to pray for the spread of the Gospel throughout the Global South and the world. Pray for the Church to be filled anew with the Holy Spirit.

Anglican Relief and Development Fund Global Council Meeting

ARDF Global Council Meeting

9 October 2018

 

Last week, All Saints Cathedral hosted three incredible conferences in the All Saints Garden Conference Center, the first of which was the Anglican Relief and Development Fund’s (ARDF) Global Council Meeting!

We welcomed several members from the ARDF staff and Global Council leaders from around the world. At this meeting, the Global Council reviewed and celebrated the work of the Lord through 11 completed projects! These projects were carried out in 8 countries across Africa, South America, and Asia. The Council also reviewed and approved 6 new projects, one of which is a partnership with the Diocese of Egypt to support the Vocational School in Giza! We were especially excited to host the meeting this year, as this is the first year of ARDF Egypt. The Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa is thrilled to be partnering with Anglicans around the world to demonstrate the love of Christ and spread the Gospel through our ongoing and increased partnership with ARDF.

Please pray for the global work of ARDF, and especially for the work of ARDF Egypt and the Vocational School in Giza. Pray that God would work through this school to equip young people with important vocational skills to improve their own lives and to continue to develop Egypt.

To partner with us in the work God is doing in Egypt and around the world, visit Our Website.

Lord George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, visits the Diocese of Egypt

Upon Bishop Mouneer’s H. Anis invitation, Lord George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, visits the Diocese of Egypt. His visit started on Saturday July 7th to continue till Sunday July 15th. During his visit, Archbishop will visit the Grant Imam, Ahmed El-Tayeb, among many other important visits within the Diocese of Egypt. Lord Carey will also lecture about “Important Lessons from the Reformation” at the Sweden Institute in Alexandria, and “Reforming Religious Discourse as a Way of Combating Terrorism” at St. John the Baptist Church. At last, the Former Archbishop will give the main speech at the graduation ceremony for the students of the Alexandria School of Theology.

Please, come and join “Lord George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury”.

Gusour Cultural Center Hosts Film Screening 30 June

Gusour Cultural Center is pleased to invite you to attend a screening of the Disney film Moana. The film is about the story of Moana, the daughter of a chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean to go on a journey and save her people.

Free Admission

Kid friendly

Facebook Event: Please, click here.

Date: Saturday 30 June

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Gusour Culture Center Theater, All Saints Cathedral.

5 Michael Lotf Allah St., behind Marriott, Zamalek, Cairo.

Bishop Mouneer and Clergy Visit Al-Azhar in Eid El-Fetr

 

 

On Wednesday, June 13, Bishop Mouneer and some clergy visited Al-Azhar to wish the Grant Imam, Ahmed El-Taieb, a Happy Eid Fetr. Delegation from the Lambeth palace and other members also joined the visit. During the visit, the Grant Imam praised the influence of the Diocese of Egypt in the interfaith dialogue to enhance the relationships between people of different backgrounds in the society. Bishop Moueer also discussed some details concerning the coming visit of Al-Azhar to Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. The visit was encouraging to all attendees.

 

Bishop Mouneer Participates in St. Mary’s Cave Opening in Mataria

On Friday June 1st,Bishop Mouneer participated in St. Mary’s Cave Opening in Mataria, Cairo, along with Bishop Armia, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The event collides with the international acknowledgment of Egypt as part of the route taken by the Holy Family. The event was attended by public figures including, Cairo governor, Minister of monuments, Fatma Naoot, Margret Azer, etc; as well as church figures. The celebration included by a holy mass within the cave led by the Catholic Patriarchate, Ibrahim Isaac.

The cave is of a historical importance because it hosted the holy family when they came to Egypt for shelter. In the fourth Century, the Jesuits built the church nearby the cave and it was consecrated by Bishop Gido Korbly in 1891. It was not considered as a historical venue until its opening  on Friday the 1st of June.

In his speech to the press, Bishop Mouneer emphasized the importance of the visit of the Holy family to Egypt. The visit fulfilled a prophecy in Hosea 11: 1, NIV “Out of Egypt I called my son”, and was a reason for blessings to the Egyptians that continues till today. He also approved the wise decision internationally acknowledging Egypt as part of the route taken by the Holy Family. He also encouraged the Egyptians to always be a safe refuge for foreigners and refugees, as Egypt was once to the Holy Family, so they may find joy, peace and blessings in Egypt.

To view the full speech of Bishop Mouneer, please clink below.

To read local press, please click here, Sada El-Balad and El-Fagr News.

EDA invites you to 2018 Annual Gathering

The Chairman and the committee of  the Egyptian Diocesan Association (EDA) would be delighted if you can join them at 2018 Annual Gathering on Wednesday 13th June. The program starts by Welcome at Noon, then Service of Holy Communion at 12: 15 p.m, followed by Buffet Lunch. The introduction to the afternoon speaker “Bishop Samy Shehata“, Area Bishop of North Africa, is at 2: 15 p.m, followed by 63rd Annual General Meeting. All is welcome to participate. Subscribers are welcomed to vote.

Please click to view the 2018 Annual Gathering Agenda, and the invitation.

The Egypt Diocesan Association (EDA) exists to support (and foster the support from individuals and organisations who have an interest in or heart for Egypt) the work of the clergy, churches and ministries of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, which embraces congregations and communities in Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa.

Please check the GDPR Privacy Notice Statement of EDA, according to the GDPR law; and fill the GDPR Data Request (PDF or Word Document).

RSVP: edasecretary@gmail.com

Location: St. Michael’s Chester Square

Address: Chester Square, London SW1W 9HH.
Tel: 020 7730 8889

How to get there:

  • By Public Transport:

Victoria (Rail) Station is 6 minute walk

Victoria Coach Station is a 2 minute walk

Victoria tube is 7 minute walk

Sloane Square tube is a 6 minute walk.

  • Buses:
    The 2, 11, 24, 38 and C10 buses

Clergy and Lay Ministers in “Discipleship Conference- 2018”

From 23rd to 26th April, the clergy of the Diocese of Egypt, along with the lay ministers, Bishop Mouneer Anis and Bishop Samy Shehata; shared in the “Discipleship Conference” in Wady El-Natroun. The conference included time of prayers and worship, fellowship and 6 lectures by Canon John Benson and one of his disciples, Samuel Durdant Hollamby, who is a church leader in England. All the clergy participated in the conference including the deaf and Sudanese clergy, to exceed 50 participants. The conference included some visitors from Overseas Council Australia (OCA), Church Mission Society Ireland (CMSI) and India.

The theme of the conference was “Your Kingdom Come“. God’s Kingdom will come when we;

  • Build the Body of Christ, Ephesians 4: 1- 16

“The talents that God gives to his church resembles a tool box, each tool looks different from the other to match its function.” Canon John Benson.

  • Encourage one another, Acts 4

“God is the greatest source of encouragement. “Holy Spirit” shares the same Greek source with the word “Encourage”. Encourage one another with what God encourages you with.” Canon John Benson.

  • Make Disciples, Matthew 28: 18

“A good Disciple will be a good leader. Christ prepared 12 disciples who reached out to the whole world.” Canon John Benson.

  • Develop Leaders, First and Second Timothy

“… the emerging leaders are concerned not with institutional maintenance but with ministry effectiveness. They focus on ministry by the church in the world rather than ministry in the church that is largely confined to the existing members.” Leadership Next, by Eddie Gibbs.

  • Grow the Church, Joshua 1: 1-9

“Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources you currently control.” Prof. Howard Stevenson- Harvard Business School.

Rev. Samuel Durdant Hollamby also shared that; in his experience, youths wanted and needed to trust in leaders who are:

  1. Visionary
  2. Mentors
  3. Trust-worthy and deligators
  4. Models for Christ
  5. Fighters for their protection

Please, subscribe to our YouTube channel, The Episcopal \ Anglican Media Center Egypt, to watch the full lectures of “Discipleship” by Canon John Benson.

 

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