The problem that Egypt is facing regarding the management of water resources of the Nile Basin was mentioned today by Patriarch Theodore during the Divine Liturgy, on Palm Sunday, in the Church of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified in Alexandria. “Let us pray for our Egypt: in this beautiful Nile country, which is drained by the River Nile and fights for this water,” said the Patriarch.
He added, “Water is the gift of God and one person cannot deprive it of the other, because it is a divine gift and water belongs to all the countries drained by the blessed Nile River, including our Egypt, and gives life and joy to people.”
Referring also to the pandemic, Patriarch Theodore noted the fact that we were going through the “second year of pandemic and yet our patience has not been exhausted. And yet, our love has not diminished. And yet our hope has not disappeared when in our hearts the true Light comes to shine.”
The Patriarch expressed “wishes from Nilochora Egypt to Greece that together with Cyprus starts on Holy Tuesday a great struggle for justice.”
Finally, he sent his heartfelt wishes and blessing to all for the beginning of the Holy Week “that will end with the Holy Resurrection.”
The Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria, Metropolitan Narcissus of Naucratis, Bishop Theodoros of Babylon, Bishop Germanos of Tamiatheus concelebrated the Divine Liturgy. The Greek Consul General of Greece, Athanasios Kotsionis, and many faithful attended the service.