An overview of all the sites of the Holy Family with an overview of where currently sites are being restored.
The author points to the importance of Egypt in the Biblical history and that many of God’s great men once took refuge in Egypt. He outlines the Coptic tradition of the route of the Holy Family during their time in Egypt and suggests that the sites that were visited by the Holy Family should be...
The following lines provide a resume of the history of the celebration of the Holy Family celebrated annually in the Upper Egyptian village of Jabal al-Tayr. Moreover, the media shed light on the influence of the financial crisis in Egypt on the celebration.
Arab-West Report presented a text for Wikipedia on the background of Abu Fana.
The German group that visited the route of the Holy Family said that the trip helped them to change the negative image which the European media reports concerning Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt. They said they felt the good relations between Muslims and Christians and also the hospitality and...
Grief still hangs over the village
of Dayr al-
Barshā despite the passage of more than one month since the brutal killings involving two related
Christian families over agricultural property.
Jamāl Badāwī refers to the importance of a book by Coptic historian
Sawirus Ibn al-
Muqaffac entitled, ‘Tārīkh alĀbā’ al-Batārikah’ [The History of
Patriarchs]. The book presents a clear picture of the relationship between Copts and Muslims during the
Biographical details about Professor Aziz Suryal Atiya, a distinguished scholar and author.
Overview of churches in al-Ashmonein and a description of the claims of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Brethren Church on one and the same church building. The relations between Orthodox Christians and Muslims and Brethren and Muslims are obviously better than those between the two Christian...
A German group visited the route of the Holy Family in Egypt as part of a wider tour throughout Egypt. The group was welcomed by Bishop Aghathon of Maghagha. The bishop thanked the Egyptian president for caring about places of tourism. He also stressed the good relations between Muslims and...
Memories of Dr. Otto Meinardus, and the position he took between two cultures, particularly in relation to his stance on Coptic Orthodox traditions.
This article gives an overview of the journey of the Holy Family in Egypt, by shedding light upon a book written on the subject by three writers specialized in Christian archeology, Egyptian religious affairs and the New Testament and history of the church.
Christian pilgrims on the route of the Holy Family were surprised last week to discover that the so-called worshipping tree in the Muslim village of Nezlet Abed near the pilgrimage site at Gebel el-Teir had been chopped into pieces by local farmers. Local Christians claim the tree was 2000 years...
Last May 31st, Ashmonein [a village in Upper Egypt] celebrates the commemorate of the Holy Family’s journey to Egypt. Ashmonein is the place where the Holy Family stayed more than one month, during their journey to Egypt.
Al-Ashmounain village in Al-Minya governorate is one of the main stations of the Holy Family. In spite of its historic importance, the security forces shut down the church in 1986 for "security reasons". What is really amazing is that when the people asked to re-open and restore the church, their...
An article describing the route of the Holy Family.
The governor of Al-Minya governorate talks to Rose El-Youssef magazine about the current state of communal relations between Muslims and Copts, as well as fundamentalism and fanaticism in the governorate.