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The Saint, Anba Abraam
Written by Website Admin   
Thursday, 07 May 2015

The Saint, Anba Abraam, Bishop of El-Fayoum and El-Giza "The friend of the poor" 1829 A.D. - June 10th, 1914 A.D.

ImageThe Saint, Anba Abraam, Bishop of El-Fayoum and El-Giza was born in 1829A.D. (1545 Martyrs) in a small village called Delga, 16 Miles (27 Km.) south west of Malawi in the episcopate of Dyrout. His name by birth was Boulos (Paul) Ghobrial. His parents were righteous people. They raised him up loving our lord Jesus Christ and the church. Boulos’ parents sent him to the church school "Kouttab" where he was taught reading, writing, arithmetic and the Holy Bible. He was also taught Hymns, psalms and praises. He had always desired to learn with meekness and politeness.

At age 8, his mother had a serious illness which led to her departure. His father cared for him thereafter.

At age 15, as he was a bright student, he distinguished himself in his knowledge of the Holy Books and Church Hymns, so the village priest recommended him to the then bishop of Dyrout, Anba Youssab (Joseph) who ordained him a deacon for the church of Gilda. Boulos heart longed for monastic life, so he went to the Monastery of St. Mary Known as "Al-Meharaq" in mount qusqam, El-Quosseiah, south of Assiut. At the monastery, he worked hard while being quiet, and for this reason, he was loved by his fellow monks. They nominated him to be elevated from novas (beginner under test) to be a monk. He was only 19 years of age when he became a monk in 1848 AD and his name was kept as Monk Boulos El-Maharaquey.

He was humble and he had a pure life. He prayed much in seclusion and he had an amazing love of giving to the needy. Accordingly, the monks loved him exceedingly. When Anba Yakobos (Jacob), bishop of El-Meniah, heard of him, he summoned him. He retained him to assist him in the episcopate for a period of time during which he promoted him to a priest.

The Holy Family in Egypt
Written by Synodical Committee of the Coptic Orthodox Church   
Tuesday, 18 September 2007

The advent of the Holy Family to Egypt, seeking refuge, is an event of the utmost significance in our mother country's long history.
Moved by the spirit of prophecy, Hosea foresaw the flight from Bethlehem where there was no safe place for the Christ Child to lay his head, and the eventual return of the holy refugees from their sanctuary in Egypt, where Jesus had found a place in the hearts of the Gentiles, when he uttered God's words: "Out of Egypt I called My Son“ (Hosea I I : 1) . In the Biblical Book of Isaiah, the prophet provides us with a divinely inspired prediction of the effect the Holy Infant was to have on Egypt and the Egyptians: "Behold the Lord rides on a swift cloud, And wilt come into Egypt; The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst" (Isaiah 13:1)

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 September 2007 )
Family Roster
Written by Website Admin   
Saturday, 30 July 2011

To all Adults:

Please take the time to fill out the Family Roster for your household for Church records.  Only registered users will be allowed to fill out the form.  If you are not a registered user, please register and add the information by going to Your Details page  and then click Edit and select Update Your Profile.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 May 2015 )