19249Standing Committee of the Oriental Orthodox Churches meet at Cairo
- Dec 5 11:32 PMStanding Committee of the Oriental Orthodox Churches meet at Cairo
02 December 2010, Cairo: The Standing Committee of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East met at St. Mark's Centre, Nasr City in Cairo on December 2nd. Thee meeting was held as commissioned by the Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East. His Eminence Anba Bishoy - Secretary to the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Eminence George Saliba Mor Theophilus - Metropolitan of Mt. Lebanon & Secretary to the Holy Synod of the Syrian Orthodox Church, His Eminence Matthias Mor Philexinos Nayis - Patriarchal Assistant of the Syrian Orthodox Church, His Grace Sebouh Sarkissian of the Armenian Orthodox Church, His Grace Nareg Almazian of the Armenian Orthodox Church and Mr. Guirgis Saleh - Secretary General of the Council of Churches of the Middle East attended the meeting.
Various issues concerning the Oriental orthodox family in the Middle east, the Christian - Muslim Dialogue and the upcoming General Assembly of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in November 2011 were the main topics on the agenda.
Later in the evening the Standing Committee members were received by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church. His Holiness gave Apostolic benediction to the members of the Committee, gave his advise on the different topics on the agenda and extended his warm regards to His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas - The Patriarch of Antioch and His Holiness Aram I - The Catholicose of Armenian Orthodox Church.
The delegates in turn thanked His Holiness for hosting the meeting and all the hospitality accorded to them by the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Source: Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate