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Despite the high temperatures in mount al-Ghunāym, south-west of Asyūṭ Governorate, lovers and followers of the Virgin Mary visit the Monastery of al-Janādila, for the celebration and the blessing of the birth of the Virgin Mary.
In the framework of the importance that the Minister of Tourism places on religious tourism, and promoting the path of the Holy Family, Minister of Tourism, Yihya Rāshid, Minister of Tourism, received in the ministry’s headquarters a religious delegation of the Eastern Apostolic Churches in...
The countdown to the Sham al-Nasīm reception has begun for the Egyptians, and according to astronomical calculations, it is expected on Monday April 17. Sham al-Nasīm is an ancient Egyptian national holiday. The Egyptians still hold on to the celebration from the time of the Pharaohs, marking the...
  About one million Coptic and Muslim citizens in al-Minyā governorate celebrated the final, closing night [of celebrations] held in the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, located on top of Mount al-Ṭayr in Samālūṭ.
  The village of al-Ṭayr Monastery, part of the Samālūṭ district in al-Minyā [governorate], welcomes millions of Muslims and Coptic visitors from different Egyptian governorates and Arab and global countries to celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary. 
  Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark's Church, has delegated Bishop Antonios, Bishop of Jerusalem for Orthodox Copts, to attend a ceremony organized by the Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian Churches on Wednesday, marking the end of the 10-month restoration process of the...
Aḥmad  ʿAbd al- Ḥamīd al-Nimr [Ahmed Abdel-Hamid El-Nemer], the supervisor of Coptic archeology, revealed that Coptic heritage is one of the most important historical legacies left for all of us. Some of the most important aspects of the Coptic heritage are the stories and narratives that have...
Editor: We were very pleased to have Shen Shangyun working with us for a full year researching Coptic Christianity and in particular the Holy Family tradition. Shen is from mainland China and belongs to the growing indigenous Christian community. Most Chinese are not religious, but Shen’s mother...
Nādir Jirjis, a member of the Committee for the Revival of the Holy Family Route, said that he had asked the Minister of Tourism, Yihyā Rāshid to postpone the opening of the first phase of the "Holy Family Route" program scheduled for the end of this month, and to inform the Vatican delegation to...
For the first time since its establishment, the Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) celebrates the Entry of the Holy Family into Egypt, on June 1, postponing its annual meeting for one day later.  
In commemoration of the Holy Family's Flight into Egypt, Bishop Dimitriōs of the Upper-Egyptian Diocese of Malāwī said that two Christian festivities are considered a national holiday and are celebrated by both Muslim and Christian Egyptians, namely the day the Holy Family entered Egypt, fleing...
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.
Thousands of Copts and Muslims have flocked to the Damīāna village in Daqahliyya on Wednesday to celebrate the St. Damīāna feast, which is held on May 12 to 30 every year.
Father Felixinōs, a monk of Deir al-Muharraq in Assiūt, confirmed that the old Virgin Mary Church of the Monastery was the place where the Holy Family lived, pointing out that it is the oldest church worldwide.
Between al-Qūṣiyya, Upper Egypt, and the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary or Dayr al-Muḥarraq, in the governorate of Asyut, lies the predominantly Christian village of al-Saraqnā. This alticle depicts a traditional Christian Upper Egyptian wedding. The village of around 10,000 inhabitants is...
The Holy Family came to Egypt, says the Biblical text. But it is silent on what they did once there. Coptic Orthodox tradition has filled in the details. And now, as Arab West Report discovered on a visit led by Cornelis Hulsman on January 16, 2016, they have one detail more.
A source within the security forces confirmed that they had in custody two suspects thought to be involved in the disappearance of four Copts, in what was likely an attempt to extort ransom. Security apparatus had previously received a report that criminals had attacked a taxi with the four in it,...
Unique study visit to Qufada, Maghagha, Minya where we will meet a local orfi judge who leads reconcilliation sessions and a local priest active in supporting the poor. On the road we will visit some beautiful locations.
August 2013 was a very dark month for Egypt. Around sixty churches were destroyed, police stations were attacked, and Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins were violently ended. In this period, extremists also tried to destroy the Holy Family tree in Mattāriyyā. Sadly, they managed to cut the tree. 
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