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Churches have settled on a group of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus among churchgoers whenever they return for religious services.  This is in addition to a forthcoming decision by the Egyptian Cabinet about reopening houses of worship in mid-June.  Measures...
Lawyer Najīb Jibrāʾīl, president of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights organization, submitted a complaint to chancellor Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī, the public prosecutor, accusing youths of making fun of Christianity by dressing up as monks and dancing and doing acrobatics in the monastic garbs. 
It’s been one year since the Holy Synod Monastic Affairs Committee issued its 12 revolutionary decrees on regulating monastic life against the backdrop of the murder of Bishop Epiphaniyūs, Abbot of the Saint Macarius [Makāriyyūs] Monastery in Wādī al-Naṭrūn. The decrees were announced following a...
Kamāl Zākhir, a Coptic thinker and activist, sees the developments surrounding the monastic life today as needing to be placed within their proper historical context.  “We are facing a general stage that is not limited to monasticism alone where the digital revolution was able to surpass all...
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Church is announcing new decisions, including the recognition of monasteries that are under the supervision of the Church but have not received ecclesiastical recognition to this day.
The Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church has introduced a questionnaire for monks across various parishes, the Churches of Saint Mark, and servants of the Church regarding the selection process for monks and their preparation for monasticism, as well as their relationship...
This article discusses the third annual Coptic Studies Symposium at the University of Toronto (U of T), and its importance. 
In an interview with TEN TV Channel, the Coptic thinker Kamāl Zākhir said that “the youth in Egypt joined the monastic life in large numbers after 1954, when late Pope Shinūda III and the Abbot Mattā al-Miskīn (Matthew the Poor) decided to become monks at that time under their namesFather Antonius...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox church, yesterday visited St. Mary and St. John the Beloved Coptic Orthodox Monastery for nuns in Warren, Ohio. During his pastoral tour in the United States of America, which began two weeks ago, His Holiness praised the...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II decided to close his official page on social networking media, Facebook. In his last posting on Facebook before shutting the page, the Pope said that using social media is a “waste of time, age and life, that is why I am shutting down my personal Facebook page and I salute all my...

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