Thank you everyone for participating in CONAFA 2017 - wonderful unity and football. Congratulations to St. Mary & St. Mina's Church of Manchester who defended their title as CONAFA champions.
We thank God for blessing us with a new home for the Coptic Orthodox Church Of St. Mary & St. Cyril in Liverpool - His Grace inaugurated the beginning of the service of the church by celebrating the Divine Liturgy on Saturday 11th March 2017 assisted by five reverend priests. May God keep all the clergy and congregation for many years to come, through the intercessions of St. Mary and St. Cyril VI.
This year’s retreat focused on the hidden or unseen warfare of the devil and the greatness of the victory we have in our Lord Jesus Christ.
His Grace Bishop Paul spoke to us on Friday night about Moses’ encounter with God when he received the commandments and when the people sinned. His Grace highlighted to us how it was strange that Moses asked the Lord to see His glory when he just spent 40 days with God, in His glory! H.G. went on to explore why Moses did this and how Moses dealt with the people.
The Pariarchate has issued the following statement:
One of our ancient churches, St. Peter’s church of Al Abbaseya in Cairo, suffered a cowardly and despicable terrorist attack on the morning of Sunday December 11, 2016. This led to the martyrdom and injury of many.
We were very happy and blessed that George Kirollos and his team performed hymns for us on the 29th October 2016 with members of the congregations from across the diocese.
This was a truly unique concert in that David Ensemble not only performed for us but also trained our own to perform with them. This was also the first time in the history of the diocese for a choir to be put together including members from different churches, further establishing the unity within the diocese.