I know that this topic was discussed before, but I'm interested to know the details of how HH Pope Shenouda chose Cantor Ibrahim Ayad to be the lead cantor in St Mark's Cathedral in Egypt. I read it in a book that in 1968 HH Pope Shenouda (Bishop Shenouda at this time) heared Cantor Ibrahim chanting Eptchoice Efnooty (The Annual Asbasmos Watos) & he was extremely impressed with his talent & great voice. Any other information available?
Also, how did cantor ibrahim know all these hymns? & how old is he? Where is he from?