Fr Makary Younan (1934 – 2022), the prominent Coptic priest famous for his powerful preaching, prayer, and gift for exorcism, passed away a few hours ago in hospital where he was receiving treatment for COVID-19. He had been diagnosed with COVID-19 together with his wife, and had both been hospitalised some two weeks ago. His wife passed way on 7 January.
The funeral service for Fr Makary will be held tomorrow 12 January at St Mark’s Cathedral in Azbakiya in Downtown Cairo.
Fr Makary was born Sabry Younan Abdel-Malek on 1 March 1934, in Assiut some 350km south of Cairo. He earned a BSc degree and a higher diploma in teaching; also a diploma from the Coptic Orthodox seminary, the Clerical College. He went on to work for the Egyptian government for 19 years, then resigned in order to be ordained a priest.
In 1977, Sabry Younan was ordained a priest in Assiut, and named Fr Makary Younan. But he only served in Assiut for a few weeks, after which he was moved to Cairo’s St Mark’s in Azbakiya where he served 44 years.
11 January 202