Who is Anba Angaelos, giving prayer at Prince Harry’s wedding?



Sun, 20 May 2018 - 03:43 GMT


Sun, 20 May 2018 - 03:43 GMT

Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, Anba Angaelos-Wiki

Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, Anba Angaelos-Wiki

CAIRO – 20 May 2018: Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, Anba Angaelos, led the prayer during the wedding of British Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle in Windsor Palace on Saturday. Egypt Today gives an overview on the first Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London.

Angaelos served as general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom since 1999, and was enthroned as the first Coptic Orthodox archbishop of London on November 18, 2017.

As president of the Bible Society, he received in 2015 the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth for his services to the international religious freedom and convergence between churches.

He commenced his pastoral ministry in the United Kingdom in 1995 as a parish priest. He also leads the Churches Together in England Association.

After completing his undergraduate degree in Political Science, Philosophy, and Sociology as well as a postgraduate degree in law, he returned to Egypt in 1990, and became a monk at the Monastery of St Bishoy in Wadi-El-Natroun.

Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Markle were announced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Markle entered the chapel unescorted, dressed in a flowing white gown created by British designer Clare Waight Keller and wearing a veil and diamond tiara, according to Reuters.

“In a ceremony that combined modernity and the ancient rituals of a royal house that dates back to 1066, Prince Charles, heir to the throne and Harry's father, accompanied Markle to the altar from the middle of the chapel.”

Karen Gibson, an award-winning choir conductor and workshop leader, and the Kingdom Choir sang "Stand by me" from the West End of the chapel in an astonishing performance.



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