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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...
Pope Tawadros assured that Egypt started a new era and that there are new economic projects to develop the economy. 
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...
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...
  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. 
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.
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.
Background: Two interviews were conducted by Cornelis Hulsman at the Monastery of the Holy Virgin in Jabal Asyūt.  Side A: Brother Luke of the Monastery of the Holy Virgin in Jabal Asyūṭ (Durunka) talked (in English) about a miracle that happened years ago in a cave  where the light filled the...
Background: These interviews revolve around the places that the Holy Family (Jesus and Virgin Mary and their companions) passed by in Egypt. One of these places is known for its miracles throughout the years. Mainly these historical events are documented in an Italian book in the Coptic Church. It...
Background: Metropolitan Bīshūy, an Orthodox Copt is seen by many as a controversial figure for his outspoken statements in regards to other Christian denominations. In this interview, he is asked to comment on the Christian traditions in Egypt and refer to the Bible stories in regards to the Holy...
Background: The Holy Family (Child Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Joseph) are believed to have visited Asyūṭ, Egypt around 2000 years ago. This revelation is very important to Coptic Christians in Egypt, and the monastery is therefore a place often visited by them. The degree of significance and...
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.

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