Pope Shenouda III departure to heaven

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” -2 Timothy 4:7

In complete submission to God’s Will and with full faith in His Will, we would like to share with the people of Egypt and the whole world and also the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt and the world, the departure of our beloved father…

H.H. Pope Shenouda III
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the see of Saint Mark the 117th;

Saint of our times and shepherd of shepherds and head of our bishops, who departed on the hope of the coming resurrection. He joins the holy church and the myriads of saints at 5:15 p.m. Cairo time on Saturday March 17th, 2012.

We pray for the reposing of his pure soul and for the comfort of us all.

“When his time of service was completed, he returned home.” -Luke 1:23

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