Bait El Salam and El Agamy recently hosted a youth conference in Alexandria from Thursday, June 14th to Monday, June 18th. The leader of the conference was Ramez Bekheet, a member of the Diocese of Egypt’s Youth Committee. Roughly 130 youth attended the conference, called “Discover, Invest, and Start”. The conference was focused on helping the attendees discover their strengths and hobbies that God has blessed them with. They also discussed why God has given them such gifts, and how to make good use of them for the His glory. The conference included discussions, lectures, times of worship, fun activities, and three services, including Holy Communion.
Youth from churches in Old Cairo, El Salam, Giza, Ezbet El Nakhl, Port Said, as well as members of sports teams from Port Said and Banha, attended the youth conference.
Yesterday, Friday June 8,Gusour Culture Center hosted Arabic Musical Concert, in which; Quattro strings & Oud players “Michael Oncy” and “Fady Ezat” played a collection of the most famous pieces written by the most famous composers of the Middle East, e.g. Farid El-Atrash, Mohamed Abd El-Wahab, Omar Khairat, etc. The string orchestra ended their musical evening by playing a piece dedicated to them by the great musician “Rageh Dawoud”, professor at the Conservator. At the Finale, Professor “Rageh Dawoud” joined the orchestra to play “The Passacalia”, which happens to be one of his master pieces. Remarkably, the concert attracted a huge crowed of both genders from different backgrounds and nationalities.
Following the concert, Bishop Mouneer honored the great musician, Professor “Rageh Dawoud”, for his creative musical pieces, offering him “The Armor of the Diocese” affirming the importance of music to raise human emotions and civilization.
Greetings from AST,
“As the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.” 1 Cor. 5b-6
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Please continue praying for the spread of the Gospel.
Gusour Culture Center is delighted to invite you for a very special Occasion on Friday 8 June. Quattro strings & Oud players “Michael Oncy” and “Fady Ezat”; with the participation of the great musician “Rageh Dawoud” will play most famous Arabic Music works. Following that, “Rageh Dawoud” will be honored for his creative music career.
Tickets: 50 LE. on door.
Facebook Event: Please, click here.
Date: Friday 8 June
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Gusour Culture Center Theater, All Saints Cathedral.
5 Michael Lotf Allah St., behind Marriott, Zamalek, Cairo.
I was saddened to hear the news of the recent death of Lady Ghislaine Morris. Hilary and I first met Ghislaine in Cairo, in the late 1970s, when Sir Willie Morris was British Ambassador to Egypt and we were living there. We have kept in touch over the years. Ghislaine maintained her interest in the church in Egypt, and in the Middle East generally, long after her experience of living there. She was for many years a trustee of both the Jerusalem and Middle East Trust, and the Anglican Church Trustees (Egypt). She was Secretary of the Egypt Diocesan Association 1983-1986, Chair of the EDA 1987-1990, and then Secretary again 1991-2003. I also remember her in more recent years as a supportive friend and colleague of Bishop Kenneth Cragg. Hilary and I loved her generous, genuine interest in others, her warm personality, her positive embrace of possibilities, her supportive organisational skills. We especially send condolences to, and pray for, Peter, David and Stephen and all the family in their loss of Ghislaine.
Rt Rev Dr Bill Musk
I am so sorry to hear of the passing away of our very dear friend Ghislaine. She was a remarkable lady who poured herself to serve others. I will never forget that she took me to visit the nearby hospice in Oxford, and I learned that she was involved in transporting patients from their homes to the hospice. She showed her faith in action. I remember every time I had a discussion with her how enriched I felt by her deep thoughts. Nancy and I will miss her so much, but she will continue to live in our hearts and thoughts. I pray that the Lord may give you peace during this time.
May the Lord bless you.
Yours in Christ,
On May 7, Dr. Wendy LeMarquand was a awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa, by Wycliffe College, an Anglican theological college in the University of Toronto. This degree was awarded in recognition of Wendy’s work among the Mothers’ Union of Gambella in the Episcopal Area of the Horn of Africa during the time when Mama Wendy and her husband, Bishop Grant, were living in Ethiopia. Much of Mama Wendy’s time in Gambella was devoted to helping the Mothers’ Union leaders to learn basic ideas about health, which could save the lives of their children. Women learned stories about malaria, nutrition, clean water and other basic information. These stories were then brought to many local villages and to refugee camps around the Gambella region. Many children’s lives were saved through this programme. Although Bishop Grant and Dr Wendy had to leave the Horn of Africa because of Wendy’s health, the programme she started is on-going and is now completely African led.
In addition to receiving this honor from Wycliffe College, Dr. LeMarquand was also the Convocation speaker. In her speech, Dr. Wendy started by thanking Wycliffe for considering work done with the poor as “theology put into practice”. Then, Dr. LeMarquand spoke a bit about her ministry in Gambella, which exceeded 5 years, to give the audience a glimpse of life in Ethiopia. She explained the generosity of the Ethiopians, who share the little they have with the new refugees from South Sudan, who had no warning of war possibility due to lack of telecommunications. Dr. Wendy also emphasized that the rate of unemployment reaches 90%; one employee would usually supports 16 adults, plus children. “To many visitors, joy on their faces stands out the most, especially during worship” Said Dr. Wendy, who reasoned, “As they know, they are loved; suffering doesn’t destroy their joy”. “Most countries have many dioceses, our diocese has many countries” Dr. LeMarquand said about our diocese, which embraced all the work being done in the Gambella region. Later, Dr. Wendy spoke about her programme, which rescued 50 babies a year by teaching the uneducated mothers stories about primary health concepts, saving them from the witch doctor methods that lead to death of children, and followed by coffee ceremony made by the Ethiopian ladies to reach their friends. Dr. Wendy LeMarquand concluded her speech with the need of a “Biblical Worldview” for effective healing to take place. Her full address can be viewed below.
On the 12th of May, Bishop Mouneer traveled to Addis Ababa for a pastoral visit to our people in Ethiopia. He had the joy of having Bishop Samy Fawzy join him for this trip. The trip started by very encouraging time at St. Matthew’s Church in Addis Ababa, and a meeting with Rev. Roger Kay and his wife Lynn. The next day, they traveled to the Anglican Centre in Gambella, where they met faithful people who are serving there. They also visited two churches in this area. In all these churches, they were thrilled with God’s work in the region and reminded of the true words of Jesus: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-8.
To read the full report, written by Bishop Mouneer H. Anis, please click here.
In continuation of welfare of the community by Mariam Medical Mission (MMM), Poly Clinic, Tripoli, a free dental checkup and awareness camp was recently organized on April 20, 2018 at Christ the King Anglican Church, Libya. The objective of the camp was to provide free dental check-ups, general dental health and refer for free treatment for those patients who required longer-term attention. Our Senior Specialist Dental Surgeon Mrs. Brenda and Para-medical staff carried out a comprehensive dental checkup on our believers and African community living around the old city. The camp started at 12.30 p.m. and ended at 4.30 p.m.
The camp was initiated with dental awareness talk, educating each attendee about common dental ailments, especially stressing on tooth decay and gum diseases and measures to prevent from them. The participants were highlighted about the eating patterns and food choices which cause tooth decay. The surgeon Dr. Brenda also highlighted about the possible formation of harmful acid which develops when bacteria (plaque) get in contact with sugar in the mouth which ultimately results in tooth decay. On completion of the dental checkup each patient was given a Patient Card, a report summary of the diagnosed problem and the recommended dental treatment plan as well. Further treatment of cases that are addressed during the medical camp by referring to our Tripoli Medical Centre for more specialized treatment.
The Priest in Charge of Christ the King thanked the dental surgeon, Para-medical staff Mr. Prems Matthew, Mrs. Khushnood Azhar Mahmoud Khan and the Council members for rendering moral support and selfless service to the under privileged. This free dental checkup and awareness camp is one of the many free Medical Camps organized by the MMM throughout the year.