TOMORROW: Day of Prayer

Dear Friends,

Please join us TOMORROW, 30 November, for a day of prayer for the acknowledgement of our independent status as a church in Egypt.

If you are in Egypt, you may join us here at All Saints Cathedral, Main Hall, at 10:00am. If you are not in Egypt, please join us in prayer during this time and throughout the day.

Diocesan Clergy Wives Conference

Last month, the Diocese of Egypt organized a conference for the clergy wives and lay ministers. The conference hosted more than 25 women who are involved in the ministries of the diocese. The main theme was “Closer relationship with God”, through an intensive study of the lives of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. The conference lasted for 3 days. The main speakers were; Cynthia Tay, Bishop Moses Tay’s wife, and Nancy Anis, Bishop Mouneer’s wife. Bishop Moses Tay is the former Archbishop of the Diocese of Singapore. The two speakers were able to open up and share their challenges in their long journeys of ministry with the younger wives. The conference contained time of fellowship and prayers, which helped the ladies to unite and relax.

Let us keep those ladies in our prayers. May Our Lord strengthen them to fulfill His will in their ministries.

The Diocesan Interfaith Coordinator takes part in the African Union Forum

On 13 November 2018, Mr. Seleem Wasef, the interfaith coordinator of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt North Africa and the Horn of Africa, took part in the African Interfaith dialogue forum which cares for the good of the continent. The conference focused on the role of religious leaders in advancing peace, development and inclusiveness in Africa .The forum provided a platform for participants to represent their experience and identify challenges and good practices in the field of interfaith dialogue encouraging specific contributions that religious leaders can make to strengthen social cohesion in African communities in order to support sustainable peace and development.

It is worth mentioning that Bishop Mouneer’s, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt North Africa and the Horn of Africa; international efforts played an important factor in the representation of Egypt in the African Union in the field of the interfaith dialogue; and that the diocesan lay minister Mr .Seleem Wassef is the only Egyptian Christian taking part in this famous African Interfaith dialogue forum.

 

Prayer Diary

Dear Friends of the Diocese of Egypt,

Greetings from the Diocese!

Hope you had a wonderful summer!

We wish to thank the Lord for what He has done with us so far; and to ask Him to bless us to be Christ-like in all what we do according to His will. Please continue to join us in prayers. Please use the prayer diary to guide you with the prayer requests for the different ministries. Let us take time to pray for those wonderful ministries.

Thanks for all your prayers. That what keeps us going.

Click here to get the prayer diary. 

Youth Conference in Alexandria

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.

 

 

String Orchestra Performing at Gusour Cultural Center

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.

To view local press report, please click here. To listen to live recording, please visit the Gusour Culture Center Facebook page.

Latest News from Alexandria School of Theology

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

 

We are delighted to send our Spring/Summer newsletter which focuses on the exciting new developments at our various campuses in the Diocese. Please click here to view it.

Please continue praying for the spread of the Gospel.

Thank you.

Gusour Culture Center hosts “Arabic Music” Concert on Friday 8 June

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.

 

Dr. Wendy LeMarquand, former head of Mother’s Union of Gambella, receives an honorary degree from Wycliffe College

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.

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