Dean of the Churches of Alexandria: The dispute is an opportunity for maturity and bypassing it will build the church
The Sudanese Youth Service concluded the ninth conference of the parish under the slogan “5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:5 In the presence of one hundred young men and women.
On his behalf, Reverend David Aziz, Dean of the Alexandria region, gave a word of thanks in the conference on behalf of Dr. Samy Fawzy, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria, as the conference began with the Holy Communion and a lecture on reconciliation.
Dean David spoke in his homily, saying: The disagreement gave me danger on both sides, but the key to changing our reaction to the conflict is the Bible and our understanding of the good news, adding: God has reconciled us by sending his Son to us to die here and rise from the dead, and thus the dispute becomes an opportunity for personal growth and maturity, and overcoming it is an opportunity to build The Church and the Kingdom of God.
Rev. Yasser Koko, assistant bishop for Sudanese service, indicated that the conference presented various topics on reconciliation, healing, liberation, fasting, and prayer. It also included lectures on the authority of the believer, the names of God and their uses, globalization and its impact on the church, and a personal study of Daniel’s book.
The conference includes Sudanese service youth from different governorates and churches in Cairo and Alexandria under the supervision of the Assistant Bishop for Sudanese Service, Reverend Yasser Koko, and in the presence of a group of guest priests from Sudan.
The conference concluded with prayer. Reverend Yasser thanked Bishop Samy Fawzy, Archbishop of the Church, for his support of the Sudanese service.