نيافة الأنبا إرميا الأسقف العام رئيس المركز الثقافي القبطي الأرثوذكسي

His Grace Bishop Ermia [Jeremiah]

1. PERSONAL
• Place of Birth: Cairo, Egypt 
• Business Address: Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center, Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate
222 Ramses Street – Abbaseya – Cairo – Egypt – 11539

Fax:
+2 02 2685 5541
+2 02 2683 5558

E-Mail:
bishopermia@copticocc.org
anbaermia@gmail.com

2. EDUCATION
• 1982 Bachelor of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
• 1983 Military Service in the Egyptian Armed Forces
• Military Service in the Second Army

3. RELIGIOUS ORDINATIONS
• 30th May, 2004- Ordained General Bishop
• 13th October, 2001 – Ordained Hegumen
• 14th November, 1996 – Ordained Priest
• 2nd April, 1988 – Ordained Monk at the Monastery of Mar Mina [Saint Mina], Mariout
• 3rd April, 1984 – Commenced Monastic life in the Monastery of Mar Mina [Saint Mina], Mariout

4. PROFESSIONAL STAFF APPOINTMENTS
• March 1995 – March 2012 - Personal Secretary to His Holiness the Late Triple Beatified Pope Shenouda III
• 2013 – Present - Public Relations Officer of the Holy Synod PR Committee, specializing in Christian–Muslim interrelationships
• 2004 – Present - Member of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church

5. PROJECTS INITIATED AND MANAGED
• 2015 – Present - Founder & President of The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center [COCC] in Germany
• 2013 – Present - Founder & President of the ME Sound Studios
• 2012 – Present - Founder & President of the ME Sat Media Academy
• 2012 – Present - Founder & President of the COCC Academy
• 2012 – Present – Founder & President of the Coptic Panorama
• 2011 – Present - Established “Atohobony – Do You Love ME” Program to serve the poor and needy people in the community.
• 2011 – Present - Founder & General Director of the Satellite Channel ME Sat
• 2010 – Present - Founder & President of The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center [COCC] in USA
• 2008 – Present - Founder & President of The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center [COCC] in Cairo, Egypt.
Goals of Above Projects:
• Preserving and spreading Coptic heritage, rich in history and culture, benefitting scholars and researchers in Egypt and worldwide, via rendering accessible to researchers all branches of Coptic knowledge, such as Coptic art, architecture, language, literature, Church history, Fathers’ accounts and Ecumenical studies
• Motivating new generations, instilling a sense of “Egyptian” identity among the youth that transcends religious differences.
• Enhancing peaceful co-existence and encouraging awareness based on Coptic beliefs and culture
• Documenting and revealing the value of old abbeys in the history of Egypt and Christian tradition worldwide, considering that Egyptian monasticism is the earliest root of monastic life in the world
• Endorsing the Ecumenical Movement in accordance with the genuine tradition and doctrine of the Coptic Orthodox Church
• Raising the motto “From the heart of the Church to the heart of Egypt”, as a bridge of communication between the Church and both the Egyptian and international society
• Acting as a comprehensive beacon of knowledge for researchers and those interested in all branches of general knowledge and cultures
• Representing the seed of open interactions between the Coptic Church and other sister churches and other cultures, enabling researchers to access sources of information in every branch of knowledge
• Defining the significance of Egypt’s Coptic history over the ages
• Elucidating the history of monasticism in Egypt and its global role
• Offering variegated educational services in line with the Center’s goals
• Offering humanitarian services
• Assisting the ailing, needy and handicapped
• 2000 – Present - Founder & President of the Pope Shenouda III Information Technology Center
• 1985 – 1990 - Established Center for Documentation, Conservation, Repair & Microfiche of Manuscripts, Mar Mina [Saint Mina] Monastery, Mariout, Alexandria

6. MEMBERSHIPS & LICENSURE

  • 2016 – Present – Member of the Board of Ethics of Scientific Research at Children’s Cancer Hospital (57357)

• 2012 – Present - Member of the Holy Synod’s Pastor-ship and Services Committee and Consultant of the Health Committee
• 2009 – 2013 - Vice President of the Holy Synod’s Papal Committee for Construction of the Cathedral and Church Projects
• 2009 – 2012 - Member of the Holy Synod’s Committee for the Diocese of Sydney, Australia
• 2008 – 2012 - Member of the Holy Synod’s Committee for Confronting Sectarian Conquests
• 2005 – Present - Member of the Holy Synod’s Committee supervising Al-Manahra, Mattai
• 2005 – 2013 - General Supervisor of service in the following ghettoes and slums [shifted to the Atohobony “Do you love Me?” Service]:
• Mansheyet Naser
• Masaken Al-Mansheya
• Al-Zarayeb
• Ezbet Bekheet
• Ezbet Al-Arab
• Al-Duweiqa
• Al-Abageya
• Qayetbay
• Al-Kawetsh
• Al-Sayeda Aisha
• Al-Kharta Al-Qadeema
• Al-Imam Al-Shafeï
• Toulon
• Qalaet Al-Kabsh
• Zeinhom

• 2005 – 2012 - Chairman of the Board at several Churches:
1. St. Gawargius’ & St. Antonius’ Church, Al-Nozha, Heliopolis
2. St. Mary’s and St. Bishoy’s Church, Fifth Assembly
3. St. Shenouda the Archimandrite’s Church, Nasr City
4. St. Mary’s Church, Qattameya
5. St. John the Beloved’s Church, Helmeyet Al-Zeitoun
6. St. Mary’s Church, Eastern Al-Abasseya
7. Archangel Michael’s Church, Deir Al-Malak Al-Bahary, Hadayeq Al-Qobba
8. St. Mary’s Church, Higher Hill, Muqattam
9. St. Mary’s and Martyr Abanoub’s Church, Al-Zarayeb
10. St. Mina’s Church, Al-Abageya
11. St. Julius’ Church, Qayetbay
12. St. John the Beloved’s Church, Al-Jebel Al-Ahmar [The Red Mountain] cemetery
13. Archangel Michael’s & St. Shenouda’s Church, Ayyad Beik, Shubra [2005-2012]
14. St. Mary’s Church, Ayyad Beik, Shubra
15. St. Mary’s Church, Al-Wugooh, Shubra
16. St. Mary’s Church, Masarra, Shubra
17. St. Mina the Wondrous’ Church, Teraa Boulaqeya, Shubra

• 2004 – Present - Member of the Holy Synod’s Diocese Affairs Committee
• 2004 – Present - Member of the Holy Synod’s Abbey Affairs Committee
• 2004 – Present - Member of the Holy Synod’s Faith, Teaching & Legislating Committee
• 2004 – 2012 - Member of the General Clerical Council
• 2003 – Present - Member of the Board at the Coptic Studies Institute
• 1982 – Present - Member of the Pharmaceutical Union

7. PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
• 2011 – Present - Assistant Secretary-General of the “Egyptian Family House”
• 2011 – Present - “Egyptian Family House” Lectures
• 2004 – Present - Professor of Information Technology – Coptic Studies Institute
• 1995 – Present - Church Conferences
• 1995 – Present - Middle East Council of Churches
• 1995 – Present - Abbeys [e.g. St. Samuel’s Abbey, Fayyoum[

8. EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• 2016 – Present - Monthly article in Monthly Italian newspaper A Progresso Imparziale
• 2013 – Present - Weekly article in prominent daily local newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm [paper/electronic]
• 2013 – Present - Weekly article in prominent daily local newspaper Akhbar Al-Youm [paper/electronic]
• 2013 – Present - Weekly article in prominent daily local newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabeaa [electronic]
• 2013 – Present - Monthly article in prominent Monthly local newspaper Al-Fayrouze [Paper]
• 2013 – Present - Monthly article in prominent Monthly local magazine Masr Al-Helwa [Paper]
• 2013 – Present - Articles in prominent daily local newspaper Al-Ahram [paper/electronic]
• 2013 – Present - Weekly Article in prominent daily local newspaper Al-Gomhureya [paper/electronic]
• 2013 – Present - Articles in prominent daily local newspaper Al-Shurouk [paper/electronic]
• 2013 – Present - Articles in prominent weekly local magazine Al-Ahaly [paper/electronic]
• 2013 – Present - Articles in prominent weekly local newspaper Veto [paper/electronic]
• 2013 – Present - Articles in prominent local newspaper Nedaa’ Al-Watan [paper]
• 2014 - Articles in prominent weekly local magazine Al-Musawwar [paper/electronic]
• 2013 - Articles in Military Magazine
• 1997 – 2009 - Articles in periodical magazine Al-Keraza [Preaching] Magazine during tenure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III [paper/electronic]
• 1990 – Present - Manages printing & publishing operations at Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center [COCC] pertaining to religious books
• 1988 – 1992 - Coordinated, analyzed & supervised compiling of computer software of the Bible [Old & New Testaments] and Al-Abaqti [software assisting in calculating date of variable Feasts, e.g. Passover, hence Easter & the Feast of the Apostles]
9. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS
• 2013 – Present - Promoting & enhancing educational student exchange, professors and professional cultural expertise as required for the mutual benefit of Egypt and other countries.
• 2013 – present - Encouraging contributions to the service of global humanity and recognizing achievements by granting annual awards as part of the COCC Award program:
1. The Pope Shenouda III Award for “Wisdom & Compassion”
2. In the fields of “Science & Culture in the Service of Humanity”, an Award named after Mrs.Ola Ghabbour
3. In the fields of “Creativity & Innovation”, an Award named after Dr. Makram Mehana
• 2012 – Present – Established & Presiding over COCC Press Center
• 2012 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC International Social Communication Center
• 2012 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC General & Religious Tourism Center
• 2011 – Present - Established & Presiding over Direction & Management of the ME Sat Satellite Channel [An Egyptian, Coptic, Orthodox, News, Cultural, Familial, Youth, Educational, Instructional, Sports Channel], the motto of which is “From the heart of the Church to the heart of Egypt”.
The channel aims at:
• Supporting the high ideals, ethics, moral principles and values requisite for the development, success, stability and prosperity of Egypt
• Presenting social problems of Egypt in the most transparent manner, with an eye to resolving them as best as possible
• Acting as a bridge of communication, initiating awareness and respect for the “human identity”, which transcends national boundaries
• Offering correct religious information to build the Egyptian nation and enable it to cope with society in an appropriate manner
• Instilling positive values that promote the nation and motivate humans to toil and be productive
• Enhancing communication with others, respect to one another and thereby creating peaceful coexistence

• 2011 – Present - Together with Al Azhar Institution, established the joint initiative of “Bayt Al-Aa’ela Al-Masreya” [Egyptian Family House], providing an improved, transparent communication bridge between the Church and Al-Azhar, acting as Deputy Secretary-General for “Bayt Al-Aa’ela Al-Masreya”.
Its purpose:
• Preserving the single fabric of Egyptian society, via communication and coordination with all the associations and government Departments concerned, offering suggestions and recommendations, holding conferences and meetings in every Egyptian province [governorate]
• Consolidating mutual respect, acceptance of the other, religious tolerance, and peaceful co-existence
• The Board of Trustees comprises several Al-Azhar Scholars and clergymen of the Coptic Orthodox Church and representatives of the other Christian denominations of Egypt.
• Committees affiliated to the “Executive Council of the Egyptian Family House”:
• Surveying & Suggestions Committee
• Education Committee
• Familial Education Committee
• Religious Speeches Committee
• Media & PR Committee
• Youth Committee for Social Development
• Emergency Executive Committee
• Follow-up Committee
• The Council may establish other committees as per the dictates of necessity

• 2011 – Present - Established & Presiding over Social Services & Developmental Activities Center, with its branches:
1. Ghetto & Slum Development
2. Small Technical Projects
3. Social Services
4. Counseling
5. Additional support for the needy through the establishment of “Atohobony?” [Do You Love Me?] This service covers thousands of additional families in the ghettoes, slums and rural areas of the country [Cairo, Alexandria, the Delta,Upper & Lower Egypt].
The program seeks all venues to resolve problems and avail social, economic, medical, and educational services to the poor and needy people in the community.

• 2011 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC Managerial Studies & Development Center
• 2011 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC International Cooperation & Cultural Exchange Section
• 2010 – Present - Established and Presiding over the Speaker’s Program covering lectures given by prominent international and local professors and researchers; hosting seminars, conferences and book discussions about important current social, economic and cultural issues
• 2010 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC Expressive Arts Center [Music & Theater]
• 2010 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC Environmental Research & Studies Center
• 2010 – Present - Established & Presiding over St. Mark’s Public Library, which houses vast volumes of reference books on Christian theology, art, music, history, archaeology, humanities, manuscripts, children’s books, among other fields. 
It also encloses a vast collection of Islamic books and includes a General Research Unit.
• 2009 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC Ecumenical Relationships Center
• 2009 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC Plastic Arts and Reviving Coptic Heritage Center [Icons, Exhibits, Photography, etc.]
• 2009 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC Development Research & Technological Planning Center
• 2009 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC Scientific Heritage Studies Center
• 2009 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC Information & Decision-Making Support Center
• 2009 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC Strategic & Analytical Studies Center
• 2008 – Present - Promoting international cultural and educational cooperation and fostering friendly relationships amongst the people of Egypt and other countries.
• 2005 – Present - Providing assistance to the poor, needy, destitute, sick, handicapped, inhabitants of ghettoes and slums
• 2005 – 2012 -Established & Presiding over the Board of the Benevolent Angel Hospital in Shubra, Cairo
• 2005 – 2012 - Chairman of the Board of St. Lucas Medical Center in St. Mary’s Church, Al-Wugooh, Shubra
• 2005 – 2012 - Chairman of the Board of Masarra Scan in Shubra, Cairo
• 2000 – Present - Established & Presiding over COCC Documentation & Registration of Coptic & Church Antiquities

10. HONORS AND AWARDS
1) May 2017 - Shield of honor. Goodwill Ambassadors Organization from the Egyptian and Arab Solidarity Foundation for Social Development
2) May 2017 - Certificate of Appreciation from the English Department, Faculty Of Mass Communication – Cairo University: for participating in the conference of “Religious Discourse: Renewal Necessities and Origin Preservation”
3) May 2017 - Shield of honor. Faculty Of Mass Communication – Cairo University: for participating in the conference of “Religious Discourse: Renewal Necessities and Origin Preservation”
4) May 2017 - Shield of honor. Ain Shams University: for participating in “Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence” conference
5) March 2017 - Certificate of Appreciation from the Coptic Monuments Association: on the occasion of celebration of the Silver Jubilee for the Arab Christian Inheritance conference in Egypt
6) March 2017 - Shield of honor. The British University in Egypt
7) February 2017 – Shield of honor. Armed Forces College of Medicine, Ministry of Defense
8) December 2016 – Shield of honor. Class 96 Military Academy, Class 96 17th anniversary
9) September 2016 – Shield of the General Egyptian Book Organization (GEBA). Opening of the First Book Fair at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Abbasiya
10) June 2016 – Shield from the Department of Communication and Media Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University: for effective participation in the department’s activities
11) May 2016 - Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Morale Affairs, Egyptian Armed Forces: for efforts in sponsoring the contest “Tolerance between Religions Builds Homelands”
12) May 2016 – Shield of Department of Morale Affairs, Egyptian Armed Forces
13) May 2016 – Shield of Port Said University
14) April 2016 - Certificate of Appreciation from Ain Shams University: Framework of the Activities in Cultural & Artistic Season
15) April 2016 - Shield of Ain Shams University
16) April 2016 – Shield of Middle East Media Association for Development and Progress
17) April 2016 - Certificate of Appreciation from Diplomatic Training & Consulting Center: in recognition of the outstanding performance of work and efforts that contribute to the continuation and prosperity of the center
18) April 2016 – Shield of Diplomatic Training & Consulting Center
19) April 2016 – Shield of Mansoura University
20) March 2016 – Shield of Association of The Wives of Police Officers
21) March 2016 – Appreciation of Rotary Club
22) February 2016 – Shield of Noncommissioned Officer Institute (NCO Institute)
23) January 2016 – Member of the Higher Committee of the International Samaa’ Festival for Spiritual Music & Chanting
24) January 2016 – Shield of Egyptian Military Academy
25) January 2016 – Shield of Egyptian Air Force Academy
26) January 2016 – Shield of Egyptian Naval College
27) 2016 - Shield of “Track” Foundation for Training and Investments
28) December 2015 - Shield of Technical Institute of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defense
29) November 2015 – Appreciation from the Head of (PPCU) University, Republic of Hungary, for Cultural & Educational Concerns
30) October 2015 - Certificate of Appreciation from Maintaining the Egyptian Heritage Society
31) September 2015 – Shield of Second International Conference of the Arab – Russian Cultural Communication (Russian Orientalists & Arab Culture)
32) September 2015 - Certificate of Appreciation of The Second International Conference of the Arab – Russian Cultural Communication (Russian Orientalists & Arab Culture)
33) September 2015 - Certificate of Appreciation of The International Samaa’ Festival For Spiritual Music & Chanting, Ministry of Culture
34) September 2015 – Shield of The International Samaa’ Festival For Spiritual Music & Chanting, Ministry of Culture
35) February 2015 – Appreciation Shield of Foundation of Tolerance & Peace
36) March 2015 - Certificate of Appreciation for efforts on the field of culture, Tersana Sports Club
37) August 2014 - Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary “A Magyar Érdemrend középkeresztje a csillaggal”
38) July 2014 – Shield of The Best Life Center for Addiction & AIDS Combat
39) 2013 - Certificate of Appreciation for efforts and endorsement of the Child Training Program ACMAS [Abacus Center for Mental Arithmetic System]
40) 2013 - Certificate of Appreciation. International Human Rights Organization

I. PUBLICATIONS – [Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center]
ARABIC:
1) Several religious pamphlets [Ongoing]
2) “Justice” [2015]
3) The New Suez Canal, Egypt’s Gift to the World [2015]
4) Our Martyrs in Libya [2015]
5) “Spectacular Egypt” Magazine [2014]
6) “Wisdom” [2014]
7) “Church Canons” [2013]
8) “Spectacular Egypt” [2013]
9) “Kind Words” [Printing in process]
10) “Success & Ambition” [Printing in process]
11) “Generosity” [Printing in process]
12) “Thus He Lived… In His Own Words… An Autobiography of Pope Shenouda III” [2012]
13) “Sacred Memoire… Path of Perpetual Magnanimity… Hallmark in History” [2012]
14) “Spectacular Egypt, Room for Dialogue” [2010]
15) “Pope of Conversation & Communication” [2010]
16) “Flight of the Holy Family”, Mari Mina [Saint Mina] Monastery [2000]
17) Coordinated, analyzed & supervised compiling and printing of the Coptic-Arabic Dictionary [2008]
18) “The Most Eloquent Means to the Science of the Gospels”, Mar Mina [Saint Mina] Monastery Fathers [1990]

ENGLISH:
1) The New Suez Canal [Printing in process]
2) “Our Martyrs in Libya” [2015]
3) “Wisdom” [2014]
4) “Thus He Lived… In His Own Words… An Autobiography of Pope Shenouda III” [2014]
5) “Sacred Memoire… Path of Perpetual Magnanimity… Hallmark in History” [2014]

II. INTRODUCTIONS TO POPE TAWADROS’ PUBLICATIONS
1) “The Pope & People’s FAQs – Part 1”
2) “The Pope & People’s FAQs – Part 2” 
3) “The Pope & People’s FAQs – Part 3” 
4) “Shepherd of Erudition”

III. INTRODUCTIONS TO POPE SHENOUDA’S PUBLICATIONS
1) “The Pope & People’s FAQs – Part 1” [Pending Publication]
2) “The Pope & People’s FAQs – Part 2” [Pending Publication]
3) “The Pope & People’s FAQs – Part 3” [Pending Publication]
4) “Pen of Gold, Poetry Anthology” [2014]
5) “Blood & Fire” [2013]
6) “Israel, Muslims & Christians” [2013]
7) “Papal Christmas Messages of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III” [2013]
8) “Silence & Speech” [2013]
9) “Papal Easter Messages of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III to his Children Abroad [1998-2011]” [2012]
10) “Weekly Articles in Akhbar Al-Youm by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III” [2012]
11) “Weekly Articles in Al-Ahram by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III” [2012]
12) “Weekly Articles in Al-Gomhureya by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III” [2012[

IV. INTRODUCTIONS TO PEER PUBLICATIONS
1) “On The Foot Steps of Jesus” – English [Printing in process]
2) “The Original Sin” [2016]
3) “On The Foot Steps of Jesus” – Arabic [2016]
4) “Memories with Hermit Monk Father Mina Al-Baramousy” [2016]
5) “The Resurrection” – By St. Gregorius Pronouncer of Divinities” [Al-Nazenzy] [2015]
6) “Great Friday’ [2015]
7) “Interpretation of the Epistle to the Ephesians” [2015]
8) “Creation of Man” – By St. Basil the Great [2014]
9) “Interpretation of the Book of Revelation” [2014]
10) “Sources and History of Liturgies in the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria – Part 2” [2014]
11) “Role of Youth in Egypt’s Future” [2014]
12) “Priests of Alexandria in The Reign of Pope Shenouda III, 1971-2012” [2014]
13) “The Russian Tourism” [2014]
14) “Unforgettable Days” [2013]
15) “How To Read The Coptic Language? – Self-education” [2013]
16) “Baptism of the Lord Christ” [2013]
17) “Ascetic Movement in the Orient” [2012]
18) “An Ideal Journalist” [2012]
19) “Birth of Jesus” [2012]
20) “Birth of the Savior” [2012]
21) “Christ is the Glory of Martyrs” [2012]
22) “Copts and Libraries in Pharaonic Ages & Beyond” [2012]
23) “Incarnation of God’s Word” [2012]
24) “Passion Week & Praise – St. John Chrysostom” [2012]
25) “Penitence & Fasting” [2012]
26) “Pentecost [Descent of the Holy Spirit] by St. Gregorius Pronouncer of Divinities” [Al-Nazenzy] [2012]
27) “The Coptic Church: A Quite Outstanding Church” [2012]
28) “The Desire for Promotion in Clerical Rankings” [2012]
29) “Tolerance & Religious Fraternity” [2012]
30) “Status of St. John Chrysostom in the Coptic Orthodox Church” [2011]
31) “Sources and History of Liturgies in the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria – Part 1” [2010]
32) “The Coptic Language… Significance… Origin… History” [2010]