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"We have concluded that when the principle of phyletism (i.e. ecclesiastical nationalism) is juxtaposed with the teaching of the Gospel and the constant practice of the Church, it is not only foreign to it, but also completely opposed, to it. We decree the following in the Holy Spirit: 1. We reject and condemn racial division, that is, racial differences, national quarrels and disagreements in the Church of Christ, as being contrary to the teaching of the Gospel and the holy canons of our blessed fathers, on which the holy Church is established and which adorn human society and lead it to Divine piety. 2. In accordance with the holy canons, we proclaim that those who accept such division according to races and who dare to base on it hitherto unheard-of racial assemblies are foreign to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and are real schismatics."
Passing of Pope Shenouda III
Posted by from Patrick Megally on 3/17/2012, 2:36 pm
Not sure if you heard, however His Holiness Pope Shenouda III (Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church) has passed on to the heavens today (Sat, Mar 17) at the age of 88. This was officially announced by the Holy Synod earlier today.
We wish to let you know that God-willing, the church will be receiving condolences on Monday (March 19) at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church from 7-9pm for the departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III.
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church is located at:
3603 Livernois Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
If you can have this message sent out to the other Orthodox churches in the area, that would be greatly appreciated.
Please keep the church in your prayers during this time.