His Holiness Anba Tawadros II, Pope and Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and the land of immigration, set off to the United States for five weeks beginning on Thursday, September 13th, to visit various churches and Eparchies in the northeastern US states.
Read more about the early life and history of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II here.
H.H. Pope Tawadros II offering the Prayer of Thanksgiving
Upon his arrival at the airport from Cairo, H.H. Pope Tawadros was greeted by eleven bishops who accompanied him on his way to the Archdiocese in Cedar Grove, NJ for the first time.
Many Bishops, priests (including our beloved priest, His very reverend, Hegumen Father Mina Mina) and representatives of various congregations from the Northeast of the USA received H.H. Pope Tawadros II at his papal residency Thursday, September 13th, at 6 P.M.
Many Bishops and Priests, including Hegumen Fr. Mina, gather in prayer with His Holiness
Pictured is Hegumen Father Mina Mina greeting H.H. Pope Tawadros II
The Pope’s first official visit to the U.S. took place in 2015, where he met with the Coptic community, local leaders and U.S. government and religious leaders in Los Angeles and US Southern dioceses. This is H.H.’s second visit to the USA and the first to the Northeast of the USA.
We are happy and deeply thankful to God for the safe arrival of His Holiness as he approaches us with great magnitude of blessings. May the Lord keep his life many peaceful years, amen.