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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 kindness of all Egyptians.
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.
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 Christians.
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 old while westerners who visited the tree believe that it was perhaps a hundred years old.