Archbishop: Have confidence in God’s power and do His will
Dr. Samy Fawzy, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria, presided over the ordination of the secular servant, Serag Nabil, to become a deacon for the Egyptian parish, and Deacon Daniel Corey to become a pastor for the Sudanese parish at All Saints Episcopal/Anglican Church in Stanley in Alexandria, at St. Mark’s Episcopal/Anglican Cathedral in Mansheya.
Bishop Samy said in his homily from the Gospel of Matthew: We all need the divine power to be able to achieve the mission, as workers in the field of service must have confidence and authority to carry out the will of God and in His authority and presence.
Bishop Samy added: When you fail or doubt in the mission given to you by God, you must rely on his power, because he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted, Proverbs 29:25, but all the power that God promises us gave to the Lord Jesus and declares His complete authority, emphasizing: If you feel fear Come to Jesus and rely on his power, as the Lord tells His disciples what power the Holy Spirit will receive on the day of Pentecost and that it is the same power that is at work in the life of every believer today.
Archbishop Samy concluded his sermon: The Lord calls each of us to work in the mission and serve the believers to which he calls. Will you respond to God’s call today, as did Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the Lord’s voice saying: “Who shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Behold, send me.” His last words are our first work and our mission.
It is worth noting that St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria was built on land given to him by Muhammad Ali Pasha, the governor of Egypt in 1839, and it is the first Episcopal/Anglican Church in the Arab Republic of Egypt.