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The Departure of Hegumen Father Bishoy Gobreial

With a firm hope in our Savior’s Resurrection from the dead, the Diocese announces the departure of the Reverend Hegumen Father Bishoy Gobreial on Sunday, September 14, 2014. He is the first presbyter who was assigned to the Diocese’s first parish, St. …

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My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is Risen          Truly He is Risen It is my pleasure to wish all of you a Glorious Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Christ made the whole world rejoice, because humanity, which was separated from God because of sin, has been returned once again to be close to God. Through our Lord Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, we are reconciled with God and given new life, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17) St. Mary Magdalene stood weeping by the tomb, and when she was asked why she wept, she said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” (Jn. 20: 13). She did not see the empty tomb as proof of Christ’s resurrection, but rather as a confirmation of what the chief priests ordered the soldiers to say, “His disciples came at night and stole Him away whil …

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