The Late Bishop Mina Ava-Mina
A 20th Century Coptic Saint
Video of the Late Bishop Mina Ava-Mina at St. Mina Monastery, Mariut (streaming video, 3 min: 42 sec - right-click to save, 13.8 MB - to view this video, you will need Microsoft Windows Media Player)
His Grace Bishop Mina Ava-Mina (born 23 January 1923) was the close disciple and private Deacon of Pope Kyrillos VI. He was also the abbot (head) of St. Mina Monastery in Mariut, Egypt, from 1972 till his departure in the Lord on 11 December 1996. God gave Abba Mina Ava-Mina the gift of prescience for he knew who was coming to see him, their needs (before they said a word) and God's answers to them. He also knew the time of his departure.
In English: Abba Mina the Bishop - by Ramez Rizkalla
Short Biography in Arabic
Photo of Father (Abouna) Philemon Nematalla (left), Father (Abouna) Mina Nematalla, the late Abba Mina Ava-Mina, and Father (Abouna) Raphael AvaMina (right).
The Late Father Andrewis of St. Samuel Monastery with His Grace Bishop Mina Ava-Mina
The late Father (Abouna) Andrewis El-Samueli (another 20th century Coptic Orthodox saint) loved St. Mina Monastery very much, and he was pleased enough to visit it as though he was going to paradise, as the body of his beloved Pope Kyrillos VI is lying there too. Father Andrewis was blind since birth and had been a faithful monastic since his teens.
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