On Saturday, March 17, 2012, (Baramhat 8, 1728), His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the faithful and mighty shepherd of the Coptic Orthodox Church for over four decades, was taken up to heaven to be joined with the saints.
The funeral for our blessed father was held on March 20, 2012, at St Mark's Cathedral, Abbaseya, Cairo. Our beloved Pope was later laid to rest at St Bishoy Monastery in Wadi Natrun.
We pray for the soul of our blessed and honored father Pope Shenouda III that the Lord God may repose it in the bosom of our holy fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Paradise of Joy.
We beseech our Lord to accept the blessings of His Holiness' prayers on our behalf, and grant us comfort.
Funeral of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III: