Educated in the Greek tradition, Theophilus became a Christian as an adult, after extended deliberation, and by 170 was elected bishop of Antioch. His sole surviving work consists of three apologetic tracts To Autolycus, a pagan friend whose derision of the Christian faith prompted the defense.
St Shenouda Monastery was established by the great efforts of the Late H.H. Pope Shenouda III, back in 1993. Since then it has established itself as a hub for many Church Camps, family day visitations and youth retreats, receiving many visitors from around Australia and all over the World as well as non-Coptic new comers