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Bishop Ibrām, Patriarch of Coptic Orthodox Church in Fayūm and supervisor of the Wādī al-Rayyān area of the Coptic Orthodox, consecrated the Church of St Makāriyyūs of Alexandria in Wādī al-Rayyān in Fayūm.
Knowledgeable Church sources informed al-Dustūr that Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, made rearranging the ecclesiastical home his first priority immediatelyafter returning from his current visit to the United States.
In a statement to the press, Pope Tawāḍurūs II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria of Egypt, said that the Church considers the killing of the Abbot of the Anba Maqār Monastery ‘a criminal offense’ which has been properly investigated by the relevant and competent legal authorities. “More than 400...
This article reports on the pope’s fourth visit to St Macarius Monastery since its abbot’s resignation.
On November 14th a group of employees and interns working at CIDT visited the Monastery of Saint Macarius and the Monastery of Saint Bīshūy in Wādī al-Natrūn. Visiting the monasteries of Wādī al-Natrūn is an introduction in Coptic life and traditions. It provides us interns with a lot of...
Sitting under the jasmine trellis as the passing of the last languid golden rays is mourned by the bell’s knell heralding the evening prayer to the black and brown-clad monks, the mind is tempted to imagine their every footstep toward the church a timeless recreation along a path first trod Saint...
In an attempt to find a solution to the problem of the lack of abbot at the Monastery of St. Macarius, Pope Shenouda went to the monastery and met the monks, promising that a resolution is close at hand.
Ever since the abbot of St Macarius Monastery resigned there have been debates over who will succeed him and whether it will be someone from within the monastery or someone from outside.
A committee of monks has been formed to look after the monastery of St. Macarius following Bishop Mikhā’īl’s resignation as abbot of the monastery.
The AWR intern Suk-Jo Roh was able to spend a week at the Monastery of St. Macarius in Wadi al-Natrūn, in this report he describes his experiences, illustrating his tale with pictures.


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