A Coptic bishop commends Bible study as a way of evangelism before people are ready to ‘go to church’, especially since church services are rich in ritual and there is much people will not understand without first learning about God.
The bishop says those who are seeking God and understand that church is about meeting with God, not about merely socializing with people, will not be deterred by a church that has not figured everything out about welcoming newcomers.
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Psalm 118 sung in the Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God.
One day, perhaps, the Hagia Sophia will be returned to the pure worship of Jesus Christ, the word and the wisdom of God, together with the Father and the Holy Ghost. The Muslims, for their worship, have the Süleymaniye Mosque and Sultan Ahmet Mosque; but in this most populous city of Europe the word of God must be heard, and the gospel of Jesus Christ must be proclaimed, to the glory of God and the salvation of the people. May the prayers of the Church and the witness of her evangelists and martyrs, by the merits of Christ our Lord, win back the heart of Constantinople.