Last Saturday, 25 April 2020, St Anthony’s and St Paul’s Coptic Orthodox church in Guildford, west of Sydney, saw the Coptic bride and groom Rasha and Paul Girgis make their marriage vows before the altar. It was the first online Coptic wedding since restrictions on gatherings were imposed in Australia to abate the spread of COVID-19.
The marriage sacrament was bestowed following Mass by Fr Tadros Samaan and Fr Surial Hanna.
Only a limited number of family members attended the wedding, while relatives and friends followed the ceremony on Facebook.
30 April 2020