Fr. Pishoy had the blessing of traveling to Egypt from November 14 – 19, 2015 to participate in the 3rd anniversary celebration of H.H. Holiness Pope Tawadros II enthronement. During the visit, Fr. Pishoy celebrated the Divine Liturgy, shared in the brunch and had a private meeting with His Holiness. H.H. Pope Tawadros II was so gracious to record a private message to our congregation congratulating us for the near completion of the church building and praying for the success of the ministry.
During the visit to Egypt, Fr. Pishoy also had the opportunity to view the progress of the manufacturing of our new iconostasis and altars at the Decent Home Factory in Sadat City. Also, there was a chance to visit St. Theodore Convent who is preparing the large drapes of the iconostasis. This was also sealed with a blessed visit to St. Pishoy Monastery in Wadi El-Natroun where the relics of the late H.H. Pope Shenouda III currently lies.
Overall, it was it was a joyful visit to the mother church filled with blessings from His Holiness and follow up on the progress of several items for the new church building. We all pray that the Lord preserves the life of our beloved father H.H. Pope Tawadros II for many more years to come shepherding His flock in peace.