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Visit to the monasteries of Makarios, St. Bishoi and the Syrian organized by RNSAW. Report on the succession of Pope Shenouda. Discussion about supposedly anti-semitic news in Washington Post.
In the autumn of 1981 Christian students in London were praying for Egypt. They remembered the dramatic assassination by Muslim extremists of Anwar Sadat, the President of Egypt. There were daily prayers concerning the house arrest of the Coptic Christian Patriarch of Egypt
Dr. Cornelis Hulsman, the expert on the Holy Family tradition in Egypt, arranged access for myself and my friend to the St. Macarius Monastery the only one of four monasteries still active since the time of the Desert Fathers in Wadi Natrun, that is closed to the public. What’s more, the visit...
During Lent in 1976, the restoration and enlargement of the church of St. Macarius at the Monastery of Abu Maqqar [St. Macarius], the relics of John the Baptist and Elijah were found next to the sanctuary of Pope Benjamin.
Do our tourism officials know that the remains of Prophet John the Baptist are inside the Anbā Maqqār monastery in the wilderness of Shihīt? If they know about it and do not use this attraction of vital importance to Christians and Muslims alike, then this is a disaster, and if they do not know,...
Father Basilius says Sout al-Umma has made claims about the monastery which are not true.
The article in Sout al-Umma dated May 9 is based on the response of the Monastery of Makarios to the RNSAW, 2001, week 08A, art. 26. The article states the Monastery sent the response to the RNSAW in English. This is not true. The Monastery responded in Arabic, the RNSAW translated this into...
The monastery of Saint Macarius, from which Fa’iq Zaka Bolous, the former monk, escaped, responded to his confessions, which were published in Sout Al-Umma. In their reply, they accused him of narcissism, autism and avoidance. They explained the monk’s confessions as a conspiracy to defame the...
Fa’iq Zakka Bolous found himself in a dilemma, after eleven years as a monk everybody is really angry with him. The monastery summoned him after he published his diary and asked him to stop and not to turn it into a book, but he refused. Lots of letters came in cursing, insulting and denouncing him...
The author of the articles on the story of the former monk said his articles were based on original interviews with the former monk and a book by him called "Confessions of an Egyptian monk." He added that the aim of publishing such a story was to find the truth, as the paper embraces neither the...

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