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Celebrating 40 years since the Enthronement of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

    His Holiness Pope Shenouda III is the 117th Pope of Alexandria on the See of St. Mark the Evangelist. As the Church celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, we would like to share with you a tribute to His Holiness. May our Lord Jesus Christ protect, …

Why do we kiss a priest’s hand?

His Grace Bishop Youssef: We kiss the hands of bishops and priests because in the context of the Divine Liturgy, the hands hold and distribute the holy Body and Blood of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ! This is an enduring and centuries old tradition in the Eastern Christendom that has a purely metaphorical …

Zambia Mission Trip 2011

I feel that whenever anyone asks me how my trip to Africa was, my reply of ‘amazing’ is an understatement. The fact is, Africa was an eye opener. Firstly, it was an opportunity to meet the most extraordinary people. “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours in the kingdom of God.” People there had …

The Blessed Feast of the Theotokos St. Mary

The Sixteenth Day of the Blessed Coptic Month of Mesore, may God make it always received, year after year, with reassurance and tranquility, while our sins are forgiven by the tender mercies of our God my fathers and brothers, Amen. Assumption of the Body of Holy Virgin Theotokos Saint Mary On this day, was the …

2011 Coptic Olympics

The first annual Coptic Olympics took place on the first weekend of July at the Coptic Centre in Birmingham. On Friday night, members of the Birmingham team were finishing some last minute touches to the grounds of the Coptic Centre, having transformed it in 3 weeks into a marvellous set of facilities with renovated playing …