Earlier, H.G Bishop Loukas, Bishop of Abnoub, Fattah & New Assiut and Abbot of St. Mina Monastery, Abnoub, died at the age of 72; after a monastic life of 45 years, he spent 36 years as a bishop. He was born on November 5, 1949 and was a monk in the monastery of St. Anba Bishoy in Wadi El Natroun, on March 23, 1977. He was ordained a bishop on the day of Pentecost, June 22, 1986.
H.H. Pope Tawadros II will pray at one in the afternoon tomorrow, Sunday, the funeral prayers for H.G Bishop Loukas, Bishop of Abnoub, Fattah & New Assiut and Abbot of St. Mina Monastery, Abnoub, whom was rest in peace this evening.
It’s expected that number of church’s pontiffs, fathers and monks would participate in the funeral prayers at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Abbasiya.
After the prayer, the descended bishop’s body would be transferred to the diocese of Abnoub, to pray for him again among his people.
H.H. Pope Tawadros II and the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, farewell to heaven, the beloved bishop, Bishop Loukas, Bishop of Abnoub, Fattah & New Assiut and Abbot of St. Mina Monastery, Abnoub.
Remembering him with his faithful monastic life that he lived for more than forty-five years, and his restless service he provided in his pastoral work in his diocese for 36 years, during which he was the good fighter with all sincerity and honesty, until he completed his quest and went in peace to the places of rest, we are confident that he will hear the divine voice saying: “You have been faithful in a little, I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:21).
Sincere condolences to the priests and the people of his diocese, and to the monks of the Martyr Mina Monastery in Abnoub
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