Greetings to you all from sunny Cairo.
It has been a very interesting and fruitful trip to Cairo so far. I have had the opportunity to meet with our beloved father and shepherd, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. His Holiness is very well and in good health. The Holy Synod Seminar was this morning, attended by 84 metropolitans and bishops.
I have also had the opportunity to visit the new campus of the American University in Cairo (AUC). There I found useful books for my research in their bookshop as well as many resources in their excellent new library.
I was able to meet with some scholars that were very helpful in assisting me in gathering more important resources for my research. Sometimes it feels like writing a PhD thesis is somewhat like an archeologist digging for treasures deep under the earth and not sure what he may find next. It is exciting work and yet very time consuming.
I will be heading back to New York to the cold winter weather in a few short days. I thank the Lord for this blessing of visiting Egypt once again and also seeing many of our blessed members of the Holy Synod and learning from their wisdom.
God bless you all.