Preaching at Cairo Cathedral

28249278224_654cf2c6f2_kLast weekend I provided locum cover for the Revd Kerry Buttram. Dean of the Anglican Cathedral in Cairo. It was a privilege to be invited to preside and preach at the English speaking services on the Friday and Sunday. The lectionary gospel reading was the story of the Canaanite woman with the demon possessed daughter told in Matthew 15. My sermon was entitled “Are you desperate enough for Jesus?”

20914482_10155049740702893_7036178932139775825_nWhile in Cairo I also met with a friend working for the Coptic Evangelical Organisation for Social Services (CEOSS), who publish the Arabic edition of Christianity Explored and also a colleague lecturing at the Alexandria School of Theology. CE is available in Arabic as well as in English with Arabic subtitles.

35021567001_b0a0899a85_kAs you may know I am passionate about photography and while in Cairo, I took a series of photos of Cairo Cathedral, of Zamelek and the new Cairo Airport where I spent an interesting 28 hours after our flight home was cancelled because of a failed aircraft software upgrade.