A Year in Review

Please click here to view “A Year in Review”: a summary of much that has occurred in our Diocese over the past 12 months! 

We are so grateful for the Lord who, in his faithfulness, has sustained the Diocese all of these years. In the words of our Bishop Mouneer, “We are convicted that the Lord has sustained the Diocese for a purpose these last 200 years, and we pray that the Lord would fulfill his purpose through us.

Please continue to pray for Bishop Mouneer, Bishop Samy, all the clergy, and all the members of our broad and diverse Diocesan family!

Diocesan Newsletter November 2013

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Dear friends,

On the 1st and 2nd of November, we celebrated the 75th Anniversary of All Saints Cathedral. When we reflected on the history of the Cathedral we were able to see the hand of God in every step. We celebrated this great heritage of God’s faithfulness, the devotion of believers who committed themselves to serving God and the generosity of Muslim leaders who provided the land. It was a real joy to welcome my friend Archbishop John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, to preach the Gospel during the thanksgiving service.

This last month was one of the most difficult times for us here in Egypt. The terrorist attacks in the north of Sinai became more frequent. There was an attack during a wedding service at a Coptic Orthodox church in Warraq, Giza, where a dozen people died from the same family. Two state security police officers responsible for monitoring the activities of extremists Muslims and terrorists were assassinated. When of these terrorists was arrested, he had in his possession a list of organizations, churches, politicians and media people to be targeted. This is enough to make people fearful and uncertain.

However, I see that the Egyptian people are more hopeful than before. We believe that as it took two years for these extremists to emerge, it will take another year or two for the security situation to improve. Security personnel are now more visible on the streets to maintain order.

Pray for us as we look forward to the future, trusting in God’s faithfulness and grace.

May the Lord bless you!

+Mouneer


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We are changing how we publish our newsletters

With recent changes to our website, we have decided to change how we send out our regular Diocesan Newsletter.  In the past, we created a document (usually a PDF file) and then sent it out to a newsletter mailing list. Since the launch of the new diocese website, we have decided to distribute the Diocesan Newsletter as well as news items from other ministries around the diocese electronically.

The Diocesan Newsletter will continue to be published both on the website and to our email distribution list, but it will be in a web-based format not as a PDF. We hope that the new format will help you to share the newsletter with family, friends and colleagues more easily.

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Making a PDF from the newsletter

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We know that many of our supporters like to print and share our newsletters. You can create PDFs to share with friends, family, colleagues and churches by….

First, go to the newsletter on the diocese website

Look down towards the bottom of the page and you will see a small button that has a little printer icon and a PDF icon on it

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Click on this print/PDF button and you will be offered either to print the article/newsletter/post/page straight to your printer, or to create a PDF file and save it to your computer.

 

New Principal for the Alexandria School of Theology

Dean Samy Fawzy Shehata, new Principal of AST

Dean Samy Fawzy Shehata, new Principal of AST

The Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa is proud to announce that The Board of the Alexandria School of Theology (AST) has appointed The Very Rev. Canon Dr. Samy Fawzy Shehata, Dean of St. Mark’s Pro-Cathedral in Alexandria, as the Principal of Alexandria School of Theology.  Dean Samy holds a Diploma in Theology from the University of Wales, and both a Masters of Arts in Mission Studies and Doctorate in Theology from the University of Birmingham, UK.

In June 2013, Alexandria School of Theology held its sixth graduation service at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt.  The Most Rev and Rt Hon Justin Welby, the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, was the commencement speaker.

 

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