This is awesome! Thanks, Mina!
His Holiness may as well be writing about today, especially the part about how we expose our youth to the heresies of the Protestants from the earliest age:
But Oh our children, our joy and rejoicing and the boast of our preaching, although the conditions of you all are joyous and pleasing, and ye are abiding in the true orthodox faith and established in the honoured sacraments of your church, and respecting exceedingly its spiritual ordinances, and rites and ceremonies, yet in this spiritual garden which the right hand of the Lord Christ planted by means of his priestly apostles, and their righteous disciples and successors, and in the spiritual cultivation of which they laboured, there are to be found two things which are displeasing, nay exceedingly grievous, and depressing, and heart-rending. — The first of these is the reception by some of you of the doctrines of those opposers who follow the Protestants, sometimes by receiving and reading their books, and sometimes by hearkening to their words, and being made to doubt by them and follow them. The second, that it has not sufficed that the adults have looked upon these poisons, but with your own hands you have cast your little ones into their deadly snares, since one gives over his boy to their school, and another his daughter unto them, that they may cause them to drink from their childhood the milk of error
I wish that the entire Church had heeded his warning even then and that this poison - as His Holiness rightly terms it - had never been imbibed by our people. I love the terminology His Holiness employs to describe the idea of Coptic Christians accepting Protestant doctrine and practice: exceedingly grievous, depressing and heart-rending. This is precisely how I feel about what is going on in our Church today.
May the prayers of Pope Demetrius II be with his Church today and may our merciful God disperse the council of the Protestantizers as He dispersed the council of Ahitophel!