It was nice, last Friday, to see a new face in our congregation, and we had a meaningful church service to worship our God. But most of you were at Ain Sokhna I guess :-). We hope to greet you this Friday!
Friday I will preach on 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 - Paul continues to speak about love. 'Love one wife, love all Christians, and mind your own business', seems to be a good summary.
This week, with the deacons and priests of the diocese, we will retreat to the desert. Much sunshine, no beach. I will have to lead a session on the lessons we as clergy can learn from the letter that church father Polycarp (ca 150 AD) wrote to the congregation in Philippi. Sound esoteric, but it is rather practical and great reading! (If you like an English or an Arabic copy of the letter, mail me and you'll get it!