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The St Mary of Damshīr Church, located in al-Baṭārikah (the Patriarchs) Street, in old Cairo, is crawling with monumental icons, each having its own story.
Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, minister of Antiquities, received the Archbishop of Gaeta, with the company of a delegation of professors from the Catholic University of Rome, and Hānī ʿAzīz, Secretary General of Egypt's Peace Lovers Association.
Monk Tīmūthāwus Āfā Mīnā, responsible for the al-Ṭāḥūna Church of Pope Kīrillus in the area of al-Zahrāʾ,Miṣr al-Qadīma, said that March is the month for visiting al-Ṭāḥūna to celebrate the day of his excellence Pope Kīrillus on March, 9th of every year.
Egypt's Minister of Culture, Hilmī Al-Nunem, on Wednesday evening, attended the church's celebration of the Holy Family flight into Egypt in the Church of the Abu Serga and Bachus in Old Cairo.
Today, Wednesday, to commemorate the Holy Family's Flight into Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox Abū Serja and Bachusand Church in Old Cairo's al-Fūstāt, held a ceremonial celebration attended by state officials and various dignitaries.
Dr. Shurūq ʿAshūr, professor of Islamic and Christian monuments at the Future University stressed in a recent study that Egypt is home to 156 ancient churches. She said that these archaeological churches are considered to be an architectural museum.   
Heliopolis Library of the Heliopolis Cultural Association, presided by Farūq al-Jawhari, organized a trip to The Multi-Religion Compound in Old Cairo (Misr al-Qadīma) where the three monotheistic religions embrace in a message of religious tolerance.
The Coptic Orthodox Church commemorates today the relocation of the relics of two of its saints Abakir and Yūhanna. According to the accounts of the Coptic calendar, the bodies of the two saints who, after receiving the crown of martyrdom, had been laid in the church of St.Mark the Evangelist,...
The convent of the church Abū Sayfayn experienced, last Wednesday, the death of the famous nun Īrīnī. Many people gathered to pay her their last tribute.
This article discusses how the conditions of Coptic and Jewish monuments are neglected and gives examples of well-known churches and synagogues.
"My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves" [The Bible, KJV, The Book of Mark, Chapter 11, Verse 17]. The words uttered by Jesus when he entered the Temple of Solomon, are pertinent over 2,000 years later, as hooligans intimidate visitors to a...
Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl states that he has received many letters encouraging him to continue writing about the ’emperor’ of Old Cairo, a merchant who has allegedly been buying up property in the area and has threatened priests and nuns. Thirteen priests have resorted to the senior security...
A merchant in Misr al-Qadīma has broken the law by building a bazaar within a historical area. His disrespect for the sacred buildings in the area is not unlike his disrespect for the priests and nuns there. The so-called ’Emperor of Misr al-Qadīma’ is said to have insulted, harassed and assaulted...
Father Sarabamoun Farīd, priest of the St. Barbara church writes to al-Midān about the violations of the emperor and his concerns that the authorities are supporting his actions..
With the beginning of a new Coptic year Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl reminds readers of the Romans’ persecution of the Church and compares it to the thuggery of what he calls the Empire of Misr al-Qadīma.
The Cairo Foreign Press Association organized a visit to Coptic Old Cairo with Prof. Dr. Peter Grossmann and asked Cornelis Hulsman to write a report for the FPA Bulletin in May 2002. Hulsman pointed out that visiting Old Cairo with a scholar is very different from visiting it with Coptic clergy.
With its wealth of churches, the site known as Misr al-Qadima or Old Cairo is one of the richest regions in Cairo with Coptic monuments. The Coptic Heritage Lovers Society (CHLS) earlier this month held a three-day conference at the Mar Mina Church in Fomm al-Khaleeg, Old Cairo, the second such...
Mina Badi’a Abdel Malik wrote Watani that most of the priests are now preoccupied with architectural, social or medical projects and are not concentrating on their main duty of caring for their flock. The author explained that when the restoration work started in the Hanging Church, he asked the...
The mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As, the synagogue of Ezra and the church of Abu Serga are located in one spot in Old Cairo. The mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As is the oldest mosque in Egypt and Africa and the fourth mosque built in Islam. The Abu Serga church is built over a cave where the Holy Family hid. The...
Egypt is ready for the celebration of the third millennium. The celebration of the Path of the Holy Family is the responsibility of the Ministry of Tourism. The project of developing the archeological area in old Cairo (the archeological complex of religious sites] is found in that framework. The...

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