Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Important Message - Children's Pictures

January 23, 2009

COLLEYVILLE, TX. January 23, 2009 -- An important message regarding the usage of children's pictures to encourage monetary support was signed by H.G. Bishop Youssef and H.G. Bishop Serapion.

It gives us great pleasure to see how the Church’s children living abroad are greatly concerned about helping our needy brothers and sisters in Egypt, especially the orphans. We find that it is written in the Holy Bible, Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world" (James 1:27). [Arabic] [English]