The Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Youth, Anba Moussa, is back in Cairo after medical treatment in London last week.
Anba Moussa had posted on his Twitter account that he was in London for medical treatment on account of a heart attack which he suffered in the wake of the Sunday 11 December bombing at Boutrossiya church in Cairo, which left 26 dead and 49 injured.
The Bishop, who despite his old age is a favourite with the younger generations of Copts as well as the older one, took part in a commemoration ceremony held at St Mary and St Abra’am church in Brighton in honour of the Boutrossiya martyrs. Participating in the event was the eldest Coptic priest in the UK, Fr Antonius Thabet, a number of clergy, and a large Coptic congregation. The children, together with deacons, performed a number of praises and hymns while holding candles and pictures of the martyrs.
Anba Moussa gave a word in which he offered his condolences to all, reminding that the Coptic Church is “the Church of martyrs.”
He praised the concern displayed by the Copts in the Diaspora for their mother Church in Egypt, and their and attachment to it.
19 December 2016