The Bishopric of Public, Ecumenical and Social Services (BLESS) is a general bishopric of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
BLESS was established in 1962 to be the social, diaconal and development arm of the Church.
Brief History • BLESS was established by HG Late Bishop Samuel on September 30th, 1962
A community capable of investing its potential,
accepting diversity, respecting differences, and preserving with human dignity.
Mission: Awakening the social-consciousness of individuals to liberate society from the bondage of poverty, ignorance, and illness. Emphasizing human values, reinforcing the Egyptian identity. Leading the change through community participation. BLESS will lead the change through field interventions, and the support of forming local entities.
the Education Program has been divided into two specialized departments—
the Adult Education department
and the Increasing Standards of Education department.
a.Best Life Program:
Providing substance abuse prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and follow-ups with recovering addicts to aid in recovery and prevent relapse.
b.Disability Care Program: Caring and preparing people with disabilities to merge into the community and acquire a better standard of living.
c. Prisoner Care
This Program consists of 2 units:
a. Combating Violence against Childhood: Enabling the children to grow up in a healthy community and help them know about their rights and enjoy their childhood.
b. Combating Violence against Women: Advancing for the health and social conditions of the Egyptian woman and girls.