On Friday 7th and Sunday 9th January, Rev Mike Parker will preach on Matthew 2:13-23. That is the Gospel reading on the visit of the Holy Family to Egypt. "It’s a tough old world", is the theme of the sermon.
Tough world. After the killing of many innocent Christians in Alexandria on 1 January, this reality has been underlined again for us here in Egypt. Long ago, Egypt was a safe haven for Jesus Christ; today, for his followers, it is not.