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Old 20-01-2015, 06:11 PM   #410
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The ecclesiastical history of the Church of Alexandria records that the Church sent missionaries - especially monastics - to the Celtic lands in the 3rd or 4th century..Although the Coptic Orthodox congregation has been present in Wales since the 60s, the first Coptic Orthodox Church in Wales was consecrated in 92 by Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria in the town of Risca, South Wales..Pope Shenouda III (Egyptian \ Arabic - Papa Abba Šenoude pimah šoumt ; Arabic: بابا الإسكندرية شنودة الثالث‎ Bābā al-Iskandarīyah Shinūdah al-Thālith ; 3 August 1923 – 17 March 2012) was the 117th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark..His official title was Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of Saint Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.. He was also the head of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria.. He was a conservative figure within the Church;and was also respected within the Muslim community..Nazeer Gayed Roufail was born on 3 August 1923 in the village of Salaam, which administratively belongs to the Governorate of Asyut in Upper Egypt but ecclesiastically belongs to the Diocese of Manfalut..The Christian community that became the Russian Orthodox Church is traditionally said to have been founded by the Apostle Andrew, who is thought to have visited Scythia and Greek colonies along the northern coast of the Black Sea...

Egypt is identified in the Bible as the place of refuge that the Holy Family sought in its flight from Judea:

When he [Joseph] arose, he took the young Child and His motherby night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod the Great, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt I called My Son (Matthew 2:12–23)..

1492-Jan 2 – Muhammad XIIl, the last Moorish Emir of Granada, surrenders his city to the army of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, after a lengthy siege, ending the 10-year Granada War and the centuries-long Reconquista and bringing an end to 780 years of Muslim control in Al-Andalus..

July 31 – The Jews are expelled from Spain; 40,000–200,000 leave..Sultan Bayezid II of the Ottoman Empire, learning of this, dispatches the Ottoman Navy to bring the Jews safely to Ottoman lands, mainly to the cities of Thessaloniki (in modern-day Greece) and İzmir (in modern-day Turkey)...

November 7 – The Ensisheim meteorite, a 127-kg meteorite, lands in a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace..

When the church was founded by Saint Mark during the reign of the Roman emperor Nero, a great multitude of native Egyptians (as opposed to Greeks or Jews) embraced the Christian faith..Currently there are 2 Coptic Orthodox Churches in Wales..The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Midlands, U.K. is under the care of Bishop Missael..


Saint Mercurius is also known by the name Abu-Seifein, which in Arabic means, "the holder [literally, owns/possess] of 2 swords", referring to a second sword given to him by Archangel Michael...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensisheim_(meteorite)
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http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...8&postcount=36What's the matter, Alan?. Don't tell me you're afraid.. I am not afraid..A brave astronaut like you, Alan - afraid..I fail to see why you're still laughing, Virgil...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=681

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