New Book – Habib Girgis: Coptic Orthodox Educator and a Light in the Darkness

SVSPRESS - April 2017 PURCHASE A COPY HERE: This is the first comprehensive work published on the life of Habib Girgis. By the mid-nineteenth century, the Coptic Orthodox Church was in a state of deep vulnerability that tore at the very fabric of Coptic identity. In response, Girgis dedicated his life to advancing religious and theological education. This ...

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria will Visit Australia

Bishop Anba Suriel - 18/2/17 Historic First Pastoral Visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II to Australia. (30 August - 13 September 2017) In a meeting today with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Bishop Suriel is overjoyed to announce the historic first pastoral visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II to Australia. His Holiness will arrive in ...

The Holy Relics of St Verena Arrives in Melbourne – Australia

OCP News Service - 7/12/15 Read more about the Saint here: More pics here:  Melbourne: Bishop Anba Suriel - Primate of the Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions of the Coptic Orthodox Church has brought the holy relics of St Verena in Melbourne. Bishop Suriel and the Coptic Orthodox Church delegation travelled to Switzerland and receive the Relics of ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press launches Coptic Studies Series

Bishop Suriel presents an icon in the Coptic tradition to Fr. John Behr.

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - 25/5/15 Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press, the publishing house of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, has launched a new series highlighting the history and spirituality of the ancient Coptic Orthodox Church. The first book in the “Coptic Studies Series,” titled, The Life of Repentance and Purity, was authored by His Holiness, Pope Shenouda ...

Statement by Bishop Anba Suriel on the the Horrific Genocide of Christians in the Middle East

2/8/14 Statement from His Grace Bishop Suriel of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Diocese Of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions. The world watches in silence as the last Christians are expelled from Mosul, Iraq in one of the most merciless and barbaric acts of genocide we have seen in the 21st Century. Mosul, the cradle of Christianity in Iraq since ...

Jim Wallace & Dan Flynn attend opening of new Coptic church in Victoria

19/9/2012 On Saturday 15 September, ACL’s Managing Director Jim Wallace and ACL Victorian Director Dan Flynn were among the guests of His Grace Bishop Suriel at the grand opening of the Saint Mina & Saint Marina’s Coptic Church in Hallam, Victoria. Guests included numerous Federal and State MP’s and Councillors from the City of Casey. In March ...