Fr. Athanasius Henein, Egypt: A Copt-Monophysite Priest’s Conversion to Orthodoxy in Athens, Greece on 2011

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Fr. Athanasius Henein, Egypt:

A Copt-Monophysite Priest’s Conversion to Orthodoxy

in Athens, Greece on 2011

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FATHER ATHANASIOS HENEIN

Below is a translation I have done introducing the works and person of Fr. Athanasios Henein, a convert from Monophysitism. Although he spent many years in “captivity”, as he himself says, he responded to Christ when He called to him to enter into Life, Orthodoxy; he diligently sought Christ and found Him. For my part I was so impressed by his words that I had to share such a wonderful, if small, taste of his conversion story. I would translate more if I could find the whole account. Enjoy!

An Introduction to the Works and Person of Fr. Athanasios Henein:

Given such a miraculous event, instead of writing a preface ourselves, it is better for Fr. Athanasios to speak for himself, in his own words, about his blessed conversion into Life, the Truth – which exists only in the One Catholic and Apostolic Church, our Orthodox Church.

We praise God for his wonderful work and wish Fr Athanasios, through the intercessions of the Theotokos and of all the saints, the blessing and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ and His support for him and his family. We also thank him for his confidence and the texts he sends us. Eventually we will post both the Greek and Arabic versions to benefit souls and glorify the Lord.

Fr. Athanasios in his own words:

Many speak of heresy, many write about the condition, but few are those who have tasted the bitterness of heresy, and fewer still those who have lived and shed blood to free themselves from its captivity.

Heresy is a way of life, it is a great prison, it is a mental, as well as physical, illness. I, Athanasios Henein, lived these tragic events as the head of the Coptic community in Athens for fifteen years. Copts divide the person of Christ and abolish His inter-human reality and His realistic presence in the world and in the Church.

But the miracle of my healing and conversion to our Mother, the Orthodox Church, was by the grace of the Triune God and the practical love of His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus, the Cretan Elder Methodius, and the fathers of the Holy Monastery of the Resurrection.

The words you will read, dear readers, are a confession of faith, and gratitude. But they are also an appeal for us to work together to help ordinary Copts (of which 15 thousand live in Athens) to experience the beauty of Orthodoxy.

(To read Fr. Athanasios’ articles in English, French, Arabic or Greek see HERE.)

Source:

https://lessonsfromamonastery.wordpress.com

https://lessonsfromamonastery.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/a-monophysite-priests-conversion-to-orthodoxy/

LESSONS FROM A MONASTERY

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Link: Biblica – The Holy Bible in all languages

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Video: Christ is Risen! – Holy Easter in Ghana, Africa

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Christ is Risen! – Holy Easter in Ghana, Africa

First Orthodox Monastery opened in South Africa

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EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH

First Orthodox Monastery opened in South Africa

Source:

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/2018/02/first-orthodox-monastery-opened-south-africa/

JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

His Beatitude Theodore II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa arrived to South Africa on January 19 to take part in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Archdiocese of the Cape of Good Hope (1968-2018). The primate’s mission trip also included visitations to Namibia and Kenya.

The patriarch, accompanied by Metropolitan Damascene of Johannesburg and Pretoria and Bishop Nikodimos of Nitria, also visited the newly-built Monastery of Sts. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Nektarios of Aegina, and Paisios the Athonite near Hartbeespoort, 40 miles north of Johannesburg, reports AgionOros.

The festivities were also attended by the Ambassador and General Consul of Greece in South Africa, Church and public figures, and a host of clergy and faithful.

There are currently five nuns laboring in the monastery. The spiritual father for the holy habitation is Archimandrite Apostol Apostolakis, who also founded two other convents in Kenya and Tanzania.

During his visit, the Alexandrian patriarch officially enthroned the first abbess of the South African monastery, Nun Ortodoxia.

During his sermon, the patriarch stressed that monasticism “is not disdain for the world, but an exhortation for its transfiguration—a transfiguration in Christ, and for salvation.”

Interview with Fr. Moses Berry, USA: “The Church belongs to everyone”

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Interview with Fr. Moses Berry, USA:

“The Church belongs to everyone”

Source:

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OCA – ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA

Fr. Moses Berry, an OCA priest ministering at Theotokos “Unexpected Joy” Orthodox Church in Ash Grove, Missouri, has an unusual story. In 1998, he moved with his family from St. Louis to his family’s farm in Ash Grove, near Springfield. Century Farm has been in the Berry family since 1872; on the property a cemetery dedicated to “Slaves, Paupers, and Native Americans” needed maintenance and oversight, and so Fr. Moses left a mission in the city to return to his rural boyhood home.

A small group of faithful collected around the new mission, Theotokos “Unexpected Joy.” The tiny cemetery chapel hosted the first services; in 2000 the mission was received into the Orthodox Church in America, and in 2003 parishioners erected a temple.

Fr. Moses travels widely to give talks on mission and also on local Afro-American history; folks who have met him elsewhere often stop by to worship when they pass through the Continue reading “Interview with Fr. Moses Berry, USA: “The Church belongs to everyone””

Orthodox Archbishopric of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

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Orthodox Archbishopric of Good Hope,

Cape Town, South Africa

Orthodox Centre

37 Lyndon Cres
Pinati, Cape Town, 7780
South Africa

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South Africa

Orthodox Christian Cathedral of St George in Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa

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Orthodox Christian Cathedral of St George

in Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George

75 Mountain Rd, Woodstock,

Cape Town,

7915,

South Africa

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Cape Town:
Saint George’s Cathedral,
Woodstock

Street address:
75 Mountain Road,
Woodstock,
Cape Town, South Africa

Postal address:
P O Box 809,
Milnerton,
7435

Priest:
Protopresvyter – Father Nikolaos Giamouridis

Telephone:
021-5510788; 082-5787415

Email:
nich.giamouridis@gmail.com

Deacon:
Father Michael Simos

Telephone: 082-555- 0234

E-mail: michaelsimos@gmail.com

Details of the services for October 2015 are available here.