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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2, 11, 24, 38 and C10 buses
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:
- Trust-worthy and deligators
- Models for Christ
- 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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Gusour Culture Center is happy to invite you to watch the “Freedom Writers” on Saturday the 28th of April. A true story based on a Novel by Erine Gorel. The movie demonstrates the writer’s true experience in teaching. The film will be followed by a discussion. The film is translated to Arabic.
Facebook Event: Film Screening “Freedom Writers”
Date: Saturday 28th April
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: All Saints Cathedral
Last month, Bishop Mouneer opened a sewing workshop in Ezbet El-Nakhl which is a joint project between “EpiscoCare”, “Together we Develop Egypt” and “Misr El-Erada Organization”. The workshop’s idea arose after the needs assessment training for the youth participating in “Together we develop Egypt” project. These youths are led by Imam “AbdEl-Gafar” and Rev. Reda Boshra, the priest in charge of St. Paul church in Ezbet El-Nakhl. The workshop aims to support women by teaching them, especially the unemployed ones, to fix cloths and recycle the old ones.
During the opening, Mrs. Nahed, the manager of Ezbet El-Nakhl Community Center, spoke of importance of development and education. Then she represented an overview of the youths’ achievements after learning about Computers and Technology.
In his speech, Bishop Mouneer affirmed on the need of strong will and hard work to cause a difference in Egypt.
At the beginning of this month, the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East met for the provincial standing committee at All Saints Garden Conference Center in Cairo. The meeting was attended by representative bishops of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, and Diocese of Jerusalem.
The Agenda of the meeting included; the development of a provincial canon law, updates on certain problems, provincial youth work, provincial clergy conference, and review of structures- province and constitution. The committee also discussed the restructure of the current province due to the need of creation of a new Anglican Province of Egypt.
The members of the committee were able to represent reports, discuss challenges and spend time of fellowship. Let us pray for our leaders as they carry out those missions. May our Lord provide them strength and wisdom as He leads them in their paths.
In February 2018, Lord Brian Griffiths visited All Saints Cathedral as part of his visit to Egypt where he gave a sermon named “Stranger at a strange land”. Lord Brian had also his friends, the Wareings and Phillips, come to Cairo to learn more about the Diocese’s ministries, especially Refuge Egypt and EpiscoCare. They heard stories from EpiscoCare’s micro-finance participants, and from Sudanese and Syrian refugees. They also received a tour of the Diocese compound, and visited the Deaf Unit and Coptic Cairo. Along with Bishop Mouneer, Lord Brian took part in the round table “Policies for Stability & Investment” which was moderated by Dr. Mostafa El-Feky.
In his reception, hosted by Bishop Mouneer and attended by the Director of Alexandria Library, Dr. Mostafa El-Feky; Lord Brian praised our government for the courageous decisions that most governments fear to take. He also said that the economical and political strategies Egypt following are “very good”. Lord Brian had meetings with several governmental leaders and advisers. In those meetings, Lord Brian gave lots of advise that would help improve the financial situation.
To view the national press’ report, please click here.