2 Confirmations and 1 Licensing at All Saints!

This Sunday, we were excited to confirm two young people and license one lay reader in the English-Speaking Congregation at All Saints Cathedral.

This Sunday was also The Feast of Christ the King, the day we celebrate that Jesus is not only our Savior, but also our Lord. Bishop Mouneer, in his sermon, gave a brief history of the Feast, and then spoke about how Jesus, the King of Kings, gave “kingship” a new definition: one who serves. He encouraged us to allow Jesus to reign as Lord in our hearts and over our lives—to not just enjoy His salvation, but to allow him to be our King, and to rule over our entire life.

With this sermon in mind, Alexsa MacDowall and Armia Samuel were confirmed, proclaiming their commitment to letting Jesus Christ reign in their life, and Steve Griffin was licensed as a Lay Reader, affirming his commitment to serving Christ the King through serving His Church.

Please pray for the newly confirmed and newly licensed, that the Lord would continue to draw them to Himself and use them to do His work, and that Christ the King would reign in this hearts and minds!


Armia and Alexsa are confirmed by Bishop Mouneer, with Rev Kerry


Steve Griffin is confirmed by Bishop Mouneer, with Rev Kerry and Rev Thomas

Licensing of 4 New Lay Readers

Licensing of 4 New Lay Readers

12 October 2018

The Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa was proud to license Rafik Wagdy, Shady Mouneer, Cynthia Buttram, and Stan Lie as Licensed Lay Readers on 12 October 2018. These four, representing Egypt, Australia, and the United States, were given a blue sash to mark their new responsibilities and privileges.

Their licensing was part of a Eucharist service concluding the 4 days of international conferences held at the Cathedral. The service was attended by many Archbishops from all many Anglican Provinces throughout the world, as well as several other guests from the conferences. It was a beautiful service with a time of worship, preaching from Bishop Kuan Kim Seng, and a celebration of the unity of the worldwide Church through partaking in the Eucharist together.

The new lay readers, from left to right: Rafik Wagdy (Egypt), Shady Mouneer (Egypt), Cynthia Buttram (USA), and Stan Lie (Australia)