Dr. Samy Fawzy, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria, welcomed all representatives of the Christian denominations participating in the opening of the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Churches organized by the Egypt Council of Churches, stressing: We pray together as different churches agree on the love of Christ.
In the homily, the Archbishop said: The way to reach the top is to descend to the earth, where greatness lies in humility.
Adding: The only way to reach love is to look at Jesus who suffered to serve us
The archbishop stressed: When you are called to serve by God, circumstances do not control you, but you feel safe, because God is the leader, adding: The goal of Christ’s incarnation is forgiveness, and that God brings us out of death to life in order to grow and be fruitful in the world
The Archbishop continued: We accept all criticism, learn from it, and develop ourselves in the midst of a constant feeling of security. We serve, offer and give love, because this is what Christ did, adding: We pray that God will give us the humble heart of a leader.
At the conclusion of the prayer, the gathering celebrated the breaking of bread together as a sign of the love that brings all denominations together, while the Episcopal/Anglican Church distributed a commemorative medal in the name of the Week of Prayer for Unity
The Week of Prayer for Unity, which is held once a year, aims to unite hearts in praying together for the unity of the Church and for the good of Egypt. The Council distributes prayer meetings and liturgies during the week to the five-member sects.
It is worth noting that the Episcopal/ Anglican Church is an active member of the Egypt Council of Churches within five churches: the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, the Episcopal/Anglican Church, the Evangelical Church, and the Greek Orthodox Church.