Thursday, October 27, 2005

Australian Copts pray for peace in Alexandria

Media Release
27th October 2005
Coptic Orthodox Christian Church, Sydney Australia

Australian Copts pray for peace in Alexandria, Egypt where attacks have been directed at some of our churches there - we ask God to grant wisdom and support to the Egyptian Government to maintain peace in the region.

In light of these events His Grace Bishop Daniel, Bishop of the Diocese of Sydney & Affiliated Regions has declared a three day communal fast for the Coptic congregation in Sydney and Affiliated Regions on Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of November 2005, accompanied by liturgies on each day.

His Grace was quoted saying:"our beloved children: the priests, all priesthood ranks and the congregation in the Diocese of Sydney and Affiliated Regions, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines and China: Peace and Grace be with you. I am quite sure that you all know the benefit of communal fasting; it brings upon us the Lord's mercies

This fasting will be for the peace and unity of our Coptic Orthodox Church. In our prayers during the fasting, we will also pray for the peace of the whole world and the unity of its nations."

For further information please contact any of the listed Sydney Coptic Media Officers:
Fr Gabriel Yassa: 0411 555195
Mr Peter Tadros, Secretary: 0411 344 771



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