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January 5, 2013

Papal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2013

I congratulate you my dear beloved children on this blessed Christmas, wishing you the blessings of joy, richness and peace in your life, work, and families from the Holy Born Baby in the manger – blessings. May all Christmas celebrations find you filled with peace in spirit and good health. The Precious Event The incarnation and birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the most precious events in the history of mankind. In – …

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January 2, 2013

Festal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2013

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, It is my pleasure to wish you a Blessed Feast of the Nativity, in which we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Who was incarnate for our salvation. The Birth of Christ is a new beginning for all mankind. Through His Birth, our Lord Jesus Christ has shined on humanity, similar to when light dawns and shines in the pitch-darkness. St. John – …

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April 14, 2012

Paschal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2012

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church Christ is Risen Truly He is Risen Today, we rejoice in the Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. Indeed, today is the day which the Lord has made. The Resurrection of Christ is not just a historical event, but is a living event which we live and rejoice in it. The Resurrection of Christ is the resurrection of all of us, as St. – …

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January 7, 2012

Festal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2012

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, It is my pleasure to wish you a Blessed Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ and a joyous New Year. This past year was deeply tinted with the blood of our martyrs in Alexandria, Al-Muquattam, and Maspero. We lived through the harsh events in Egypt and America.  In Egypt, the Church offered tens of pure martyrs and hundreds of confessors as victims of the religious – …

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April 23, 2011

Paschal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection 2011

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen Truly He is Risen “But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.” (Matt. 26:32) It is my pleasure to wish you a glorious Feast of the Resurrection, asking our Good Lord to grant us the joy and power of His glorious Resurrection. The Resurrection of Christ gives us power and joy in the midst of the difficulties and – …

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January 7, 2011

Festal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2011

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, I start my message with the same words that St. Gregory the Theologian started his sermon for the Feast of the Nativity in 380 A.D., “Christ is born, glorify Him. Christ from heaven, go out to meet Him. Christ on earth, exalt Him.” Our celebration this year comes amidst hardships.  The groaning of the injured and those imprisoned, along with the tears of their families and – …

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