Licensing of New Lay Readers

The new lay ministers receive a round of applause stood at the front of the cathedral

The new lay readers, from left to right: Rafik Wagdy (Egypt), Shady Mouneer (Egypt), Cynthia Buttram (USA), and Stan Lie (Australia)

The Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa was proud to license Rafik Wagdy, Shady Mouneer, Cynthia Buttram, and Stan Lie as Licensed Lay Readers on 12 October 2018. These four, representing Egypt, Australia, and the United States, were given a blue sash to mark their new responsibilities and privileges.

Their licensing was part of a Eucharist service concluding the 4 days of international conferences held at the Cathedral. The service was attended by many Archbishops from all many Anglican Provinces throughout the world, as well as several other guests from the conferences. It was a beautiful service with a time of worship, preaching from Bishop Kuan Kim Seng, and a celebration of the unity of the worldwide Church through partaking in the Eucharist together.