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  In al-Ahrām, Usāmah Siddīq writes about the Coptic celebrations in Virgin Mary Monastery in Asyut govenrorate marking the anniversary of the visit of the holy family after they fled Palestine. The celebrations, lasting for fifteen days (from the 7th to the 22nd of August) consist of different...
Egyptian columnist Fāṭima Nāʿūt writes: Dear reader, did you walk in the streets of Egypt yesterday and notice the vendors everywhere selling green palms, waiting to be braided? Did you park your car there to buy some palm leaves for your children so they can braid them and give them to their...
Yesterday morning, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II led the Palm Sunday Mass in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the northern coast. He thanked the audience and remembered the martyrs of the terrorist attacks of Tanta and Alexandria on last year’s Palm Sunday.
The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the coming of St. Severus [Sāwīris] the Great, the Patriarch of Antioch, to Egypt.  St. Severus the Great came to Egypt in the fifth century AD to strengthen the believers and their churches during a difficult period of persecution by the Emperor Constantine...
The celebrations will begin on November 10th, and will last for a week until November 16th. Thousands of tents will be set up to welcome visitors who wish to stay overnight during the days of the anniversary of the birth [Mawlid]. Meetings are also held in the last week of October of each year to...
On July 27, in the Coptic Calendar, Epep 20, Egyptian Christians celebrate the martyrdom anniversary of Prince Tadrus al-Shūṭibī. Al-Dustūr dedicates this article for presenting this Coptic saint. 
Pope Tawadros assured that Egypt started a new era and that there are new economic projects to develop the economy. 
Pope Tawadros II is going  to the monastery of Saint Bishoy in the Wadī al- Nātrun to start the fast of Yunan (Jonah), known as the ‘Nineveh Fast.’ He shall return on Wednesday to give his weekly sermon (Michael Fāris, al-Yawm al-Sābi’, Feb. 10). Read original text in Arabic. 
The mūlid of Mar Girgis has not been the same this year in Banī Damsīs in Dakahlia.
The lawyer of one of the defendants in al-Khusūs sectarian incident blew a surprise before Banhā Criminal Court yesterday (Jun. 1) that one of the defendants in the trial has been dead for five years. The lawyer presented to Court a death certificate for Yūsuf ‘Azīz Wahbá leading the court to...
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior prepared for the upcoming Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter to secure and update exceptional security measures. According to security sources, 400 officers from different departments and divisions of the Ministry were assigned to secure about 2500 churches and their...
Mīt Damsīs, the small town at the heart of al-Daqahlīya governorate, has witnessed the arrival of thousands of people who have come from all over Egypt to celebrate the anniversary of establishing the monastery of the great martyr Mār Jirjis, or Saint George. The monastery contains a part of the...
The Church in a week: According to “Ṣadā al-Balad” these are the most important events of the three Orthodox Churches in the course of next week:
The Egyptian Council of Churches begins in mid-February its well-known annual celebrations called the “Week of prayer for Christian unity.” 
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.
  Major General Nāṣir al-ʿAbd, Assistant Minister of Interior for the north of Upper Egypt, accompanied by Major General Fayṣal Diwīdār, Assistant Minister [of Interior] and Security Director of al-Minyā, as well as [other] security officials in the district, visited the headquarters of the Virgin...
  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. 

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