The Diocese of Egypt http://dioceseofegypt.org Sun, 14 Jun 2020 09:00:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 177923883 Congratulations to Bishop Hossam Naoum http://dioceseofegypt.org/congratulations-to-bishop-hossam-naoum/ http://dioceseofegypt.org/congratulations-to-bishop-hossam-naoum/#respond Sun, 14 Jun 2020 09:00:06 +0000 http://dioceseofegypt.org/?p=7175

On behalf of all my colleagues , BIshops, clergy and congregations of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, I congratulate you at your consecration. We all pray so that the Lord may anoint you with HIs Holy Spirit and fill you with His Grace as you start to serve […]

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On behalf of all my colleagues , BIshops, clergy and congregations of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, I congratulate you at your consecration.

We all pray so that the Lord may anoint you with HIs Holy Spirit and fill you with His Grace as you start to serve Him as a Bishop in His Church.

May the Lord use you for His Glory and the expansion of HIs Kingdom in this very special Diocese of Jerusalem.

With our love in Christ,
+Mouneer Egypt

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Election of the Coadjuctor Bishop of the Diocese of Egypt http://dioceseofegypt.org/election-of-the-coadjuctor-bishop-of-the-diocese-of-egypt/ http://dioceseofegypt.org/election-of-the-coadjuctor-bishop-of-the-diocese-of-egypt/#respond Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:29:28 +0000 https://dioceseofegypt.org/?p=7010

                                        The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East                          The Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the […]

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                                        The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East

                         The Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

 

                                        Election of the Coadjuctor Bishop of the Diocese of Egypt

 

Dear brothers and sisters,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

This is to inform you that we received a Mandate from the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East to start the process of election of the Coadjuctor Bishop of the Diocese of Egypt.

The process will be as follows:

20th February – 4th March: receiving nominations

4st – 10th March: examining the proposed candidates

12th – 18th March: receiving any complaints from excluded proposed candidates

19th – 24th March: examining the complaints

25th March: announcement of the final list of candidates.
Sending CVs about every candidate to all members listed in the Electoral Roll.

21st – 23rd April: Electoral Synod will meet in Cairo to elect the Coadjuctor Bishop.

According to the Diocesan Constitution, the Nomination Committee will be chaired by Bishop Kuan Kim Seng, the Area Bishop of the Horn of Africa, and members of the Committee will be: Archdeacon Emad Basilious, Reverend Steven Griffin, Dr. Hoda Gindi, and Chancellor of the Diocese, Mr. Fouad Michael.

The contact for nominations and complaints will be only through

electioneganglican@gmail.com.

Please pray for the Committee as well as the upcoming Electoral Synod.

May the Lord bless you.

Yours in Christ,

Mouneer

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis

Bishop of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt

with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

 

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Gousor (Bridges) Center hosts Christian and Muslim Youth http://dioceseofegypt.org/gousor-bridges-center-hosts-christian-and-muslim-youth/ http://dioceseofegypt.org/gousor-bridges-center-hosts-christian-and-muslim-youth/#respond Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:10:50 +0000 https://dioceseofegypt.org/?p=6837

Christian and Muslim youth who are participants in “Together We Develop Egypt” project were hosted by Gousor Center at All Saints Cathedral. The center welcomes youth from all different backgrounds and encourages them to participate in music, virtual art, telling their own story, and drama. These activities break down the barriers from among the generation […]

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Christian and Muslim youth who are participants in “Together We Develop Egypt” project were hosted by Gousor Center at All Saints Cathedral. The center welcomes youth from all different backgrounds and encourages them to participate in music, virtual art, telling their own story, and drama. These activities break down the barriers from among the generation of young Egyptians.

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Priests and Pastors from Egypt Council of Churches meet at All Saints Cathedral http://dioceseofegypt.org/priests-and-pastors-from-egypt-council-of-churches-meet-at-all-saints-cathedral/ http://dioceseofegypt.org/priests-and-pastors-from-egypt-council-of-churches-meet-at-all-saints-cathedral/#respond Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:37:36 +0000 https://dioceseofegypt.org/?p=6835

It was a joy to welcome Priests and Pastors from the Coptic Orthodox, Coptic Catholic, and Presbyterian churches here at All Saints Garden Conference Center. The main topic of discussion was how can we put aside our differences in order to address real needs of the people in the streets. Bishop Mouneer welcomed them all […]

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It was a joy to welcome Priests and Pastors from the Coptic Orthodox, Coptic Catholic, and Presbyterian churches here at All Saints Garden Conference Center. The main topic of discussion was how can we put aside our differences in order to address real needs of the people in the streets.

Bishop Mouneer welcomed them all and spoke about professional hazards which happen as a result of practicing a profession. There was a discussion about what kind of struggles that we are vulnerable to as result of our ministry.

Reverend Refaat Fikry spoke about the difference of practice and tradition that should not prevent us from being united in our goal. Reverend Nadar Michelle from the Catholic Church spoke about faith and reason in the current age. All the clergy had a lunch together at the end of this encouraging day.

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Consecration of the Venerable Rajan Vincent Jacob as Area Bishop for Gambella http://dioceseofegypt.org/consecration-of-the-venerable-rajan-vincent-jacob-as-area-bishop-for-gambella/ http://dioceseofegypt.org/consecration-of-the-venerable-rajan-vincent-jacob-as-area-bishop-for-gambella/#respond Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:29:14 +0000 https://dioceseofegypt.org/?p=6833

On September 11th, 2019, in All Saints Cathedral, Cairo, the Ven. Rajan Vincent Jacob, Archdeacon of Gambella, was consecrated as Area Bishop of Gambella by the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, Archbishop and Primate of Jerusalem and the Middle East.  The sermon for the occasion was given by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Mouneer Anis, Bishop of […]

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On September 11th, 2019, in All Saints Cathedral, Cairo, the Ven. Rajan Vincent Jacob, Archdeacon of Gambella, was consecrated as Area Bishop of Gambella by the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, Archbishop and Primate of Jerusalem and the Middle East.  The sermon for the occasion was given by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Mouneer Anis, Bishop of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa.

A native of India, Bishop Rajan received his training for ministry at Tamilnadu Theological Seminary, and holds advanced degrees in New Testament and Philosophy & Religion.  Before accepting a call in 2015 to serve as Priest in Charge of Christ the King Anglican Church in Tripoli, Libya, he taught theology, first at Hindustan Bible College, and then at the Gurukul Lutheran Theological Seminary, and served congregations of the Church of South India for over twenty years.  In 2018 he was appointed Archdeacon of Gambella, Ethiopia.  He and his wife, Dr Ruby Ebenezar, have two children, Rowena and Ronan.

As Area Bishop of Gambella, Bishop Rajan’s priorities are threefold.  Of first importance, and as highlighted by Bishop Mouneer in his sermon, he will seek to raise up and train Christian leaders, particularly through St Frumentius Theological College.  Secondly, Bishop Rajan will give oversight to community development projects such as a boarding school for girls, a school for the underprivileged, a clean-water project, and small business ventures.  Thirdly, he will continue to promote peace-building through youth ministry and the mother’s union.

May God bless the new Area Bishop and cause his ministry to bear much fruit!

 

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Companions in a Journey http://dioceseofegypt.org/companions-in-a-journey/ http://dioceseofegypt.org/companions-in-a-journey/#respond Tue, 30 Jul 2019 12:06:27 +0000 https://dioceseofegypt.org/?p=6698

The Dioceses of Singapore and Egypt Companions in a Journey Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership  By Bishop Mouneer Anis With additiona l texts by (retired) Bishop John Chew and Archdeacon Wong Tak Meng   The journey of partnership between the dioceses of Singapore and Egypt goes back to  the  mid -1990s, when Archbishop Moses Tay […]

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The Dioceses of Singapore and Egypt

Companions in a Journey

Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership 

By Bishop Mouneer Anis

With additiona l texts by (retired) Bishop John Chew and Archdeacon Wong Tak Meng

 

The journey of partnership between the dioceses of Singapore and Egypt goes back to  the  mid -1990s, when Archbishop Moses

Tay and Bisho p  Ghais  Malek  came  togethe r to

plan for the second Globa l So ut h  Gathering held in Kuala  Lumpur  1997. This  gathering  had a great impact on th e bishops who subseq uently att ended the 1998 Lam be th Conference, because it led to the great resolution of Lambeth 1.1 0 on Human Sexua lity.

In 2000, Bishop John Chew and Bishop Mouneer Anis were consecr ated as the  bishops of Sing apore and Egypt respectively. They worked toget her with the Archbishop of Nigeria to revive the Global South fellowship, which resulted in a historic gathering for a South-to-South Encounter on a provincial basis, with represent ations by primates, bishops, clergy and laity . This gathe ring met at Ain EI-Sukhna by the Red Sea in Egypt in 2005.

This was an important point along the journey between the two dioceses. At this time, the relationship between the two diocesesexpanded beyond just the bishops, to include the clergy, who began forming beautiful friendsh ip s with one another. This led to an exchange of visits between the two dioceses and the deepening of fraternal bonds.

 

This partnership culminated in the  signing  of a companionship  agreement  in  2009,  between St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singa po re, and All Saints’ Cathedr al, Cai ro, and St M ark’s Pro-Cathedra l, Alexand ria. Thi s companionship was announced officially during the Primates Meeting held that same year in Alexan dri a, Egypt,  during  which St. M ark’s in Alexandria was transformed into a Pro-CathedraI.

The two dioceses also  jointly  facilitated exposu re visits and lin ks between the Chinese religious auth orities and Chinese churches with the Christian churches in Egypt and Africa, a h isto rical and current centre of gravity of Christianity and Christians.

In  addition  to  the  exchange  of  visits,  the two dioceses collaborated in the area of clergy

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training; Archdeacon Wong Tak Meng and Revd Foo Chee Meng visited Egypt several times to train a group of Egyptian clergy as Supe rvisors to provide Clinical Pastora l Education (CPE) for Egyptian clergy, lay ministers and seminarians in the Arabic languag e. These CPE superv isors also visited Singapore to observe how CPE is integrat ed with theolog ical education, parish life and community services.

We cannot forget the great contrib ution and financial support from the Diocese of Singapore for the building of Harpur Memorial Hospital, Sadat City, Egypt. In addition, St Andrew’s Cathedral in Singapore donated a mobile clinic for the hospital in Sadat .

When Bishop Renni s Ponniah became the Diocesan Bishop of Singapore in 2012, he was keen to  continue  the companionship with Egypt. Bishop Rennis p layed an important role in the Global South gathering in Egypt in 2016. It is really uplifting to pray over the phone with Bishop Rennis every now and then. Bishop Rennis also sent Revd Wil liam Mok who currently serves in the Diocese of Egyp t.

The most recent develop ment is the appointment of Bishop Kuan Kim Seng, the former Dean of the St Andrew’s Cathedral and former Assistant Bishop of Singapore, as the Commissary Bishop for the Horn of Africa Episcopal Area. From November 2018, Bishop Kuan will work on behalf of our Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Afr ica. We, at the Diocese of Egypt, can go on and on about this beautiful partnership in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I dare say that the companionship between the Dioceses of Singapore and Egypt is the strongest and the best in the whole of the Anglican Communion! Above all, wethank God for arranging

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in the 10-year partnership between
the Dioceses of Sing apore and Egyp tNovember 2018 – Appointment of Bishop Kuan Kim Seng as Commissary Bishop for the Horn of Africa Episcopal Area (Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa)Bishop Kuan Kim Seng as Commissary Bishop of the Horn of Africa Episcopal Area with graduating students and faculty of St Frumentius College, Gambela

training; Archdeacon Wong Tak Meng and Revd Foo Chee Meng visited Egypt several times to train a group of Egyptian clergy as Supe rvisors to provide Clinical Pastora l Education (CPE) for Egyptian clergy, lay ministers and seminarians in the Arabic languag e. These CPE superv isors also visited Singapore to observe how CPE is integrat ed with theolog ical education, parish life and community services.
We cannot forget the great contrib ution and financial support from the Diocese of Singapore for the building of Harpur Memorial Hospital, Sadat City, Egypt. In addition, St Andrew’s Cathedral in Singapore donated a mobile clinic for the hospital in Sadat .
When Bishop Renni s Ponniah became the Diocesan Bishop of Singapore in 2012, he was keen to continue the companionship with Egypt. Bishop Rennis p layed an important role in the Global South gathering in Egypt in 2016. It is really uplifting to pray over the phone with Bishop Rennis every now and then. Bishop Rennis also sent Revd Wil liam Mok who currently serves in the Diocese of Egyp t.
The most recent develop ment is the appointment of Bishop Kuan Kim Seng, the former Dean of the St Andrew’s Cathedral and former Assistant Bishop of Singapore, as the Commissary Bishop for the Horn of Africa Episcopal Area. From November 2018, Bishop Kuan will work on behalf of our Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Afr ica. We, at the Diocese of Egypt, can go on and on about this beautiful partnership in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I dare say that the companionship between the Dioceses of Singapore and Egypt is the strongest and the best in the whole of the Anglican Communion! Above all, wethank God for arranging
and sustaining th is very fruitful companionship. :F.

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2018 – The Op ening of the Garden Conference Centre in Cairo, a fully equipped mission centre with 40 reside ntial rooms, train ing rooms and conference facilities. There is potentia l for it to be a centre for youth development projects. It is made possible with donations from Singapore. Singapore also helped to conceptualise this centre.

2018 – Dedication of Alexandria School of Theology (AST). When completed, this school will provide training for missions engagement. Because St Andrew’s Cathedral provided funding, the school’s lecture hall was named St Andrew’s Hall.

2017 – Consecration of Bishop Samy Shehata as the new Area Bishop for North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia) in February.

2011-2014 Clinical Pasto ral Education Training. Archdeacon Wong Tak Meng and Revd Foo Chee Meng trained and certified Egyptian Clinical Pastoral Education supervisors during this four year period.

2009-2019 – Exchanges. Throughout the decade, there have been multi­ level symbiotic cooperation between the two dioceses, for instance, when Revd Canon Terry Wong and Archdeacon Wong Tak Meng played signi ficant roles in the Joint Secretariat for the 3rd Global South Encounter that was held in Egypt; when Bishop Samy Shehata participated in the Diocese of Singapore’s Missions Roundtable in 2017; when the Diocese of Singapore seconded Revd William Mok as a missionary priest to Egypt in December 2016.

 

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North Africa http://dioceseofegypt.org/north-africa/ http://dioceseofegypt.org/north-africa/#respond Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:45:32 +0000 https://dioceseofegypt.org/?p=6694

Tunisia is a tiny country with a big reputation, at the moment. The Tunisian people threw off a long-established, tyrannical regime through a non-violent revolution and set the example for other nations in the region to follow. Libya is a big country, with lots of a certain kind of wealth, where no one ever thought […]

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Tunisia is a tiny country with a big reputation, at the moment. The Tunisian people threw off a long-established, tyrannical regime through a non-violent revolution and set the example for other nations in the region to follow.

A long time ago the Christian church was massive and vibrant throughout the North Africa region. Simon, the cross-carrier for Jesus, hailed from what is now Libya. Local martyrs contributed the seed from which the church took root and multiplied. St Augustine studied in what is now Tunisia and ended his life as a bishop in what is now Algeria. Through North African Carthage, especially after the barbarians got to the gates of Rome, Christianity – or at least some of its most serious theological expressions – found a route to Europe. By and large, within North Africa, Christianity remained an expatriate-based, Latinised faith. Indigenous expressions were suspected and eventually squashed. There was not much left of a vibrant, contextualised Christianity to provide an attractive alternative to, or defence against, Islam as it rode westward out of Arabia.

Anglican churches in North Africa date from the presence in the region of European traders and diplomats, and then missionaries. They have remained faithful focuses for the celebration of Christian faith in each of Libya, Tunisia and Algeria after the dominant European presence in the region diminished and disappeared. In 1976 the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East was formed, with the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa as one of its constituent dioceses. The emergence of Egyptian bishops as diocesans has helped give Anglicanism in North Africa a more locally grounded feeling: our diocesan bishop is an African and he is an Arabic-speaker!

Each of the Anglican churches in Tripoli, Libya, in Tunis, Tunisia and in Algiers, Algeria is situated in a wonderfully strategic location. We often provide the only Protestant services in English or in one of the major indigenous languages. We enjoy healthy ecumenical relations with Orthodox and Roman Catholic friends, on the one hand, and more independent, Protestant, maybe Pentecostal or charismatic, friends on the other. We are small enough not to be a threat to anyone, but we are passionate about trusting God – and working towards – the development of indigenous, national congregations of Anglican Christians throughout the region.

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The Horn of Africa Episcopal Area includes work in four countries: Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti. The vast majority of the Anglicans in this area are in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. The approximately 70 congregations are divided into 11 Mission Centres, with 3 or 4 new Mission Centres under development. These Gambella churches are […]

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The Horn of Africa Episcopal Area includes work in four countries: Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti.

The vast majority of the Anglicans in this area are in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. The approximately 70 congregations are divided into 11 Mission Centres, with 3 or 4 new Mission Centres under development. These Gambella churches are served by 16 clergy and a number of lay readers. These churches worship in a variety of languages including Anywak, Dinka, Nuer and Opo. English-speaking churches in the Episcopal Area serve both ex-patriates and Africans who use English for a variety of reasons. These churches include St Matthew’s in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and St George’s in Asmara, Eritrea. A new English-speaking congregation has recently formed in Mekele in northern Ethiopia. The Area also includes Somali speaking Christians.

As well as church life centred on worship and teaching, the Episcopal Area is also involved in literacy training, training school teachers in non-violent conflict resolution, providing libraries where school children can study, sports ministry, agricultural projects and community-based health care.

Click on any of the images or titles below to find out more about our work and congregations in the Horn of Africa.

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The Church for the Deaf 46 Gameh Amr Street, Old Cairo Services Sundays 7:00pm – Holy Communion   Meetings Youth Meeting Saturdays 6:00pm Bible Study Tuesdays 6:00pm Deaf  Club Fridays 6:00pm

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The Church for the Deaf
46 Gameh Amr Street, Old Cairo

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