The Archbishop presides over a service in Sadat Church and confirms: Live in integrity
Dr. Samy Fawzy, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria presided over the Holy Communion service at the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Sadat City, where he was received by the people of the Church in his first service after his inauguration last week as Archbishop.
The bishop said in his homily from John 17, which says: “All that is mine is yours, and whatever is yours is mine, and I am glorified in them.” What is said by the better the rays of the Lord Christ, the greater the reflection of the sun, the greater the degree of reflection in it? And in many things, we cannot reflect the glory of Christ, as it is possible for Him to shine upon us, but our lives are dark, so we do not reflect this glory.
The bishop asked: How can Christ be glorified in us? He is glorified in us by the change that takes place in our lives when He saves us from our sins. He changes the lives of undeserving people, addicts, thieves, fornicators, and blasphemers after we were far from God.
Fawzy continued: Christ is glorified in us; when we testify about His grace in our lives. We serve Him by offering love, forgiveness, tenderness, kindness, meekness, and self-denial. By this we glorify Him. Therefore, we must live a life of integrity and not sell our conscience at any cost and have the courage for Christ because He is the source of all grace and blessing.
The Archbishop affirmed that the people of God are called to serve God daily in their work. If you are a servant, you continue to serve or continue in your work because God called you to this work. We must transform our normal daily service into a spiritual service and offer worship to God in our homes so that our thoughts and prayers become a scent of incense that ascends to the Highest Good. Thus, Christ is glorified in us.