Displaying 1 - 20 of 44.
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.
Rowan Williams was enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in 2003. One of the archbishop’s recent publications is Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert. This book will enable the reader to enter into the demands of the desert: the spiritual Coptic Desert of past and present...
The Coptic Orthodox Church, isolated from the rest of Christendom for 1400 years by Chalcedon and Islam, is often unknown in the West. When I once explained to an interlocutor why I had been in Egypt--to study Coptic Christianity--the response was, "There are Christians in Egypt?!" Fortunately,...
Abu Maqar monastery issued a book titled ?The Divine Wisdom Behind the Structure of the Church.? The book tackles the role the church can play in the political sphere. According to the book, clergymen are not allowed to play a political role. Laymen can play a more effective role than clergymen...
Tim Vivian reviews the book, ‘Demons and the Making of the Monk.’ He concludes, “modern weaponry has only made the results of evil more horrible. All the more reason to read and ponder this fine book that teaches us how some of the ancients, in this case monks in Egypt in late antiquity, understood...
The author emphasizes the importance of monastic life for the Coptic Orthodox Church. It describes its history and gives suggestions for boosting monastic life.
Subtitle:- Three Christian lawyers defend the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood who is accused of insulting Egyptian Christians.Last April, one of the weekly papers published declarations that were alleged to have been made by the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, in which he was...
This article is a review of the book ‘Words to live by,’ a book by Coptic scholar and priest Tim Vivian who shares personal accounts of journeys to present-day monasteries in Egypt and translations of ancient texts that reveal insights that have guided desert monks for nearly two millennia.
The author discusses monasticism and what a man should do to be called a monk, rising above any earthly instincts to seek the knowledge of God through contemplation and ceaseless thinking about God’s creation, as well as repressing lust of the body.
The author reflects on the importance of the book ‘Life of Anthony’ by St. Athanasius. He asserts that this “masterpiece of Christian literature” should be included in the public curriculum of subjects such as languages, literature, history, anthropology, international studies, or religious studies...
Ahmad Shawqī reviews the diary of British spy “Hempher”, published in the book entitled ‘Confessions of a British spy,’ and his influence on the development of Wahhābism.
This article discusses Coptic Monasticism, its conditions, types and features.
The article gives a background of the life of St. Antonius, the pioneer of Coptic monasticism. The author believes that what St. Antonius had achieved in the field of monasticism has not only affected the Orthodox Church, but churches all over the world.
The article gives a historical background about Coptic monasticism. Egypt is the land that witnessed the creation of Christian monasticism. From Egypt all countries took the Coptic monastic system as a public, ecclesiastic institution which has a very deep and direct impact on Christian life...
The author comments on Coptic monasticism and its features.
Interview about the achievements of H.H. Pope Shenouda, the first Coptic Orthodox reform Patriarch, changes during his reign and perspective on the future.
Monasticism is no longer a life of worshipping only. Some Egyptian monasteries have moved to land reclamation. They now possess about 15,000 feddans that are planted with fruits and vegetables. Monks spend their day in farming, land reclamation or cattle and chicken farming and devote their night...
“The Divine Will Behind the Structure of the Church” is a book written by a monk from Anba Maqar monastery. It discusses many present issues concerning the church, its identity, principles and laws. The article covers most of the ideas expressed in the book.
Anbā Antonius was born in 251 in al-Wasta area. Before he reached 18, his parents died. He is generally considered to be the founder of monasticism and the monastery with his name, the oldest in the world.
How does one write a polemic that’s non-polemical, a manifesto that’s not manifestly so? With Christians Observed, the Revd. Dr John Watson, a priest in the Church of England and frequent contributor to Watani, has managed to answer the question.

Pages

Subscribe to