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It’s been one year since the Holy Synod Monastic Affairs Committee issued its 12 revolutionary decrees on regulating monastic life against the backdrop of the murder of Bishop Epiphaniyūs, Abbot of the Saint Macarius [Makāriyyūs] Monastery in Wādī al-Naṭrūn. The decrees were announced following a...
Kamāl Zākhir, a Coptic thinker and activist, sees the developments surrounding the monastic life today as needing to be placed within their proper historical context.  “We are facing a general stage that is not limited to monasticism alone where the digital revolution was able to surpass all...
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Church is announcing new decisions, including the recognition of monasteries that are under the supervision of the Church but have not received ecclesiastical recognition to this day.
The Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church has introduced a questionnaire for monks across various parishes, the Churches of Saint Mark, and servants of the Church regarding the selection process for monks and their preparation for monasticism, as well as their relationship...
This article discusses the third annual Coptic Studies Symposium at the University of Toronto (U of T), and its importance. 
Bishop Dāniyyāl, Bishop and Abbot of Saint Paul Monastery in the Red Sea, confirmed that all the losses caused by a fire last night at the monastery's headquarters in Hadā’iq al-Qubbah area are material and there are no casualties.
The Coptic Orthodox Church, in accordance with the recommendation of the last Holy Synod meeting, completed the preparation of the new bishops who were enthroned by Pope Tawāḍrūs II on 9th of June: Bishop Matāʾūsʾ, Bishop and Head of the Monastery of the Virgin Mary in the Eastern Mountain of...
The Coptic community in Egypt is in turmoil following repeated cases of violence and killings inside houses of worship. More recently, the assassination of Reverend Father Maqār Saʿad—Bishop of St. Mark Coptic orthodox church in Shubrā al-Khaymah, central Cairo—by a church guard has revived debate...
Father Benjamin Mitrī (Bishop  of the Church of St. Mark in Buḥayrah and Maṭrūḥ) died today at the age of 77 after spending around 50 years in priestly service. For his part, Pope Tawāḍrūs II offered his condolences to Bishop Bākhūmiyyūs of Buḥayrah and the priests of his diocese for the...
In order to continue our research on the heritage of Christian spirituality in Egypt, we visited the monasteries in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, namely the Monastery of Saint Bīshūy, the Monastery of the Syrian and the Monastery of Baramus.

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