Monk Eghomanous Bishoy Al Souriani

Monk Eghomanous Bishoy Al Souriani

He passed away at the age of 81 years old. Had spent 44 years in monastic life, known for his pure angelic life.

Christian name: Zakaria Isaac Farag

Date of birth: 20.11.1936

Place of birth: Kafr El Samasba – Menouf Centre – Menoufia Governorate

Job before monastic life: worked in company for blankets in Shoubra – Rode El Farag

Fulfilled the military service

Father of confession: Eghomanous Tadros Shehata – St. George Church – Shobra

At that time he was consecrated and pronounced Presvitarous in Dariout Centre – Assiout governorate by the late Anba Aghabious on 21.03.1971

Date of his arrival at the monastery: 12.03.1972

Date of his being pronounced monk: 24.06.1973

Pronounced Eghomanous: 29.08.1993

Father of confession: His Grace Anba Sarabamon, bishop and head of St. Bishoy monastery.

Work assigned to him in the monastery:

  • He worked at the lab for milk, preparing the Holy bread and at the animal farm.
  • He served in St. mark church in Alexandria: 1974 till 1976
  • He served in Nagaa Hamady Centre – Kena governorate: 1977 – 1978
  • He served at Fisha El Nasara village in Menoufia: 1979 – 1984, since then he settled in the monastery.

About one o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday 02.04.2017 Fr. Monk Bishoy Al Souriani passed away at El Haya hospital in Cairo. The funeral prayers took place at exactly 5 o’clock in the evening of the same day at St. Mary’s church (The Cave) in the monastery. Those who participated in the funeral prayers are His Grace Anba Metaous, bishop and head of Al Sourian monastery, His Grace Anba Sarabamon bishop and head of St. Bishoy monastery, as well as His Grace Anba Isitheros bishop and head of Al Baramos monastery and His Grace Anba Abifanous bishop and head of St. Makkar monastery, accompanied by many of the monks of these monasteries.

May the Lord God rest his pure soul peacefully in paradise and may God support us as well to reach our heavenly lot and heritage among angels and saints.