Egyptian spiritual leader to speak at Holy Comforter in Sumter


The Rev. Emad Basilios, who serves on the faculty of the Alexandria School of Theology and is the rector of St. Anthony's Church in Ain Shams, a suburb of Cairo, will speak tonight in the Parish Hall of Holy Comforter, 213 S. Main St.

The public is invited to hear Basilios speak on his ministry in Egypt and the Horn of Africa. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation and discussion.

The Anglican / Episcopal Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. It was originally part of the Diocese of Jerusalem, founded in 1841 by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The diocese is part of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East and is headed by the Bishop of Egypt. The current bishop is Mouneer Anis.

According to a news release, Basilios writes: "We have to use our two eyes: one eye we focus on theology, and how we understand the mission God has given us, and the other eye we have open to the needs of the community around us." He disciples new members for three years about the fundamentals of Christian faith and the Anglican church using John Stott's book "The Radical Disciple," among others.