Posts Tagged ‘coptic orthodox church’

Two monks charged with bishop’s murder

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Two monks have been arrested and charged with a bishop’s murder. Bishop Epiphanius, 64, the Coptic abbot of an Egyptian monastery about 100 kilometres from Cairo, was found dead at the end of last month. Police say Epiphanius had been struck with a sharp instrument which had left him with fractures in the back of Read more

Terrorists are loved, created in God’s image

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Terrorists may be surprised at the loving, Christian message the General Bishop of the UK’s Coptic Orthodox Church has posted for them. Bishop Angaelos says he grieves for those who have died and for those who mourn them. He also grieves for the young men who see it as “not only justifiable, but glorious, to Read more

Parish to occupy floors in 44-storey Melbourne tower

Friday, May 8th, 2015

The Coptic Orthodox Church is developing a multi-million dollar Melbourne CBD high-rise to house its newest parish. At each corner of the A$90 million development, four steel boxes containing gospels have been lowered into the ground. In the centre, a time capsule was buried. It contained the Bible, a wooden cross, money, the newspaper of Read more

New Coptic Orthodox Church pope chosen

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

In the climax of a selection process that took nine months, a blindfolded boy in an altar ballot has drawn the name of the new pope of the 18-million-member Coptic Orthodox Church. Bishop Tawadrous of Beheira was chosen on November 4 — his 60th birthday — to be the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch Read more