This morning, H.H. Pope Tawadros II delivered a speech via ON Channel, one of the channels of the United Media Services Company, which owns channels (ON – dmc – Hayah – CBC), as part of the weekly Sunday speech program.
H.H pointed out that today the Church celebrates the Coptic New Year (the Feast of Nowruz or the Martyrs’ Day). At first, H.H. gave a background on this feast and the Egyptian year associated with agriculture, and the reason for calling this feast “Nairoz” and the establishment of the calendar of martyrs, from which we celebrate today the beginning of the year 1739.
Then H.H. presented the sermon from the Gospel of today’s liturgy, which made it clear that it gives us something like guidelines or landmarks that distinguish the New Year, which are:
1- To preach to the poor (those who are ignorant or neglectful of the existence of God).
2- Helping the broken-hearted (the ones who are defeated by their weaknesses).
3- Searching for prisoners (enslaved to bitter sin) to encourage him to repent.
4- Raising children to distinguish between what is right and wrong.
5- To know that no one can send a defeated person (captured by Satan) to freedom except by the hands of God.
The journalist, Writer Ashraf Sadiq, managing editor of Al-Ahram, is responsible for preparing for the weekly Sunday speech, which the pontiffs of the church exchange to present since its inception.
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