Fr. Mikhail Edward Mikhail
The Very Rev. Fr. Mikhail Edward Mikhail, D. Min. was born in Cairo, Egypt on August 2, 1949. From an early age, he was active in church life, and was fortunate to have several mentors who clearly influenced his life and guided him to a love for his church and its service. As a child and a young man, he was fortunate to be a student of several leaders of the Coptic Orthodox Church such as H. E. the late Metropolitan Agathon of Ismailia, Their Grace Bishop Antonious Marcos of African Affairs, Bishop Moussa of the Youth, Bishop Samuel of Shiben El-Kanater, the Very Rev. Fr. Ibrahim Aziz Guindi, and the late Rev. Fr. Roufail S. Michail. These mentors would all play a role in guiding the young Mounier Edward Mikhail to enter the Coptic Orthodox Theological Seminary in Cairo where he would come under the patronage and guidance of his most influential mentor, H. H. Pope Shenouda III,who was then H. G. Bishop Shenouda, Bishop of Christian Education and Dean of the Seminary.