The Coptic Orthodox Church and its Holy Synod headed by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, bid farewell to the hope of the Resurrection His Holiness Abouna Antonios, Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church.
who passed away in the Lord today at the age of over 92 years, most of which he spent in the service of God and His Holy Church.
Remembering his love for the Church of God and his faithfulness to keep his deposit.
Knowing that on the last day he will receive from the Lord the wages of the faithful and wise steward.
We pray that the Holy Spirit will console the hearts of his people, and the Fathers of the Holy Synod in the Eritrean Church, trusting in God’s management of this sister Church, with its new leadership in one unit with the old oriental churches, and offering all heartfelt condolences to the people of Eritrea as president, government and church.
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