Letter of Heg. Mina the Solitary (Pope Kyrollos VI) to Pope Youssab II

 

All correspondences are in the name of:
Hegoumen Mina Al-Baramousi the Solitary
Abbot of the Monastery

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ” (Gal. 6.2)

Mount Kalmoun on ______________ in the year 195_

“When you hear His Voice, do not harden your hearts”

Your Holiness, the Blessed Metropolitan Anba Youssab, Metropolitan of the See of Girga; Who is not the Patriarch of the Apostolic See of St. Mark. God preserve your life.

 

I write this letter to Your Holiness, with hope in the Beloved Jesus, that it will be received by you with approval.

Christ the Master, to whom be glory, said, Blessed are the makers of reconciliation and peace, for they shall be called sons of God. The peace of the Church and all the people has been lost. I therefore plead in the Name of Jesus Christ the Beloved, that you convene a holy synod and confess the error into which the Fathers the Metropolitans have fallen by lusting after the Patriarchal Throne. After this, a committee should be elected to search the monasteries for three pious monks, who are poor in spirit, and are attested to by all. Call then for a three day fast, and cast an altar ballot. The one chosen by the Lord should be made a vicar to Your Holiness. And, after you have enjoyed a long and full life, he will succeed you as patriarch.

If you do this, you would bring joy to the celestial and the terrestrial. History would be recorded of you in gold water, and the Lord would grant you a heavenly reward, and a glorious crown. You would be numbered with the choirs of the saints, because you would have saved the Church from a great plight.