Layman Archdeacon Habib Girgis canonized as the saint of the Coptic Orthodox Church

21/6/13
OCP News Service

 

More on the life of St. Habib Girgis

Cairo: The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa has canonized Archdeacon Habib Girgis. Habib Girgis was not a priest or bishop, yet his amazing life and ministry has made great contributions to the Coptic Orthodox Church.

He along of with St Pope Kyrlose played a vital role in the  renaissance of the Coptic Church in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was the Dean of the Coptic Theological College and was also involved in founding the Coptic Sunday School Movement. He was a great leader who lead the modernization of Coptic Church, preserved the Coptic language, educated the faithful  and saved her from the  challenges of Protestant and Roman Catholic Churches.

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