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Service of Enthronement of H.H. the Pope of Alexandria

Fr. Athanasius has published the Service of the Enthronement of His Holiness the Pope of Alexandria. Read it online here.

St. Basil's Hexameron PDF posted

St. Basil's Hexameron (work on Creation) has been posted for reference. It can be found under the publications section with the "book" filter applied, or at this direct link: http://goo.gl/BbK53. The PDF is 98 pages long.

Fr. Peter Farrington: The Transfer of Bishops

Fr. Peter Farrington of the British Orthodox Diocese within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate has produced two excellent articles in a seriese on the transfer of bishops:

Part 1: The Translatin of Bishops (audio also available)

Part 2: The Transfer of Bishops in History

Update: Part 3: The Transfer of Bishops in Practice

These articles are relevent to the controversy surrounding the current papal election.

H.H. Abune Paulos, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Rests in the Lord

The Dicoese of L.A. is reporting that "His Holiness Abune Paulos, Patriarch and Catholicos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, passed away last night in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was 76 years old." Read more.

The British Church is also reporting. Read it here.

Family Days

FAMILY DAYS

The Christian Family Committee is organizing family talks by Drs. Emile Joseph and Alice Tawfik on Fri. & Sat., August 3-4, 2012 @ church.  

Friday:    Topic in English about psychological needs and role of the trinity in fulfilling them – S&G group and everyone over 19 years of age.

 

Read more: Family Days

Fr. Athanasius refutes H.E. Met Bishoy's Arguments From History for Elevating Bishops to the Papacy

Read the text here.

Excerpt: "...I read with amazement and puzzlement the article referred to above, in which you claim that the Council of Nicaea approved the transfer of two bishops (Eusabius and Eustathius) to larger dioceses. Would you kindly give us a reference to confirm this claim? One assumes that someone who aspires to become the 118th Patriarch of Alexandria should be familiar with the writings of the previous Patriarchs..."