The Second Monastic Encyclical

Pimonakhos, Monastery, Encyclical

By: H.H. Pope Tawadros II

My pious sons and daughters, Monks and nuns of our Coptic Orthodox monasteries on our land Egypt and the various continents of the world. The peace of the Lord that exceeds every mind may protect your hearts and thoughts in Christ Jesus.

I am writing to you my annual monastic message for the second time, in the occasion of the remembrance of the departure of the great saint Abba Anthony, the father of all the monks and nuns. (30th January/ 22 Toba). And he was the one who chose his disciples and made them monks in this blessed life, and before him was Abba Paula who started the solitary life in the wilderness, and after him Abba Bakhomious organised the life of community in the monastery. In addition to the great fathers that established the monastic life, saint Abba Makarious, saint Abba Amonious, saint Abba Pesnatious and many others…

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New Monastery Project

I am delighted to announce to you our new Project that we have been waiting on for a long time. This Project will consist of a large Cathedral that will accommodate nearly five hundred people, a Services Centre which will include; Lounge Areas, Dining Areas, Bookshop, Offices and Other Facilities. This project will be a great addition to our blessed Churches in Australia, and will serve the many generations to come. This Project has been blessed and approved by H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

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Your generous contribution is very much appreciated.

Bank: Westpac Bank

Account Name: Coptic Orthodox St Shenouda Monastery

Account Number: 264333 ? ? ?BSB: 032274

Now you can deposit the money using direct debit

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God Bless you all,

Bishop Anba Daniel

Bishop and Abbot of St Shenouda Monastery

Sydney, Australia