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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...
The Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, Pope Tawāḍrūs delivered three important messages in his speech to the monks of Abu Maqār Monastery at the funeral of Bishop Epiphaniyūs, who was found dead at his monastery on Sunday morning.
On Monday, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria, awarded Nādiya ʿAbdu, Governess of Beheira [al-Biḥayrah], with a Coptic shield at the occasion of the inauguration of two churches, St. Makārīyūs al-Sakandarī and the Three Macarius Saints church, at St. Makārīūs al-Sakandarī Monastery at Mount al-...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, visited St. Makārīūs al-Sakandarī Monastery at Mount al-Qilālī in Beheira, where he held a Mass. This was the Pope’s first visit to the monastery after its recognition by the Holy Synod in June 2014.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, signed the document of his visit to St. Makārīūs al-Sakandarī Monastery at Mount al-Qilālī in Beheira [al-Biḥayrah].
  As a follow-up to my interview with a Cairene Protestant pastor, I asked Cornelis Hulsman, Editor-in-Chief of Arab-West Report, for an interview on pious fraud. “I first learned about the term Pious Fraud from my long-time friend Dr. Otto Meinardus, German scholar and former pastor of the Maadi...
The Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt sent a delegation of bishops and monks to visit Russia to learn about Russian monasteries and monastic life and to exchange spiritual experiences. The delegation visited many Russian monasteries and met Patriarch Kirill I of Russia. 
Coptic Orthodox Church in Luxor celebrated on Thursday the martyrdom of St. Tawadrōs Al-Mashriqī, also known as Al- Muhārab, in the monastery carrying the saint's name, west of Luxor.
CIDT’s Jayson Casper writes about his experiences in Coptic Orthodoxy, offering his reflections on what he has learned as he hears of the miracles of Coptic saints.
CIDT Intern Alexander Wamboldt visits Atfih and Dayr al-Maimun in southern Egypt, site of ancient monasteries and contemporary churches, and reports with photographs.
Bāsimah William writes about the celebrations of the feast of the Virgin Mary at Dayr al-Azrā’ in Jabal Assiut, which does not attract only Christians, but also Muslims and people from all over the world.
The annual celebrations of the feast of the Virgin Mary at Dayr al-Azrā’ attracted millions of Muslims and Christians and boosted economic activities in the city of Assiut.
The governor of Assiut stated that more than 2 million people, including foreigners from 25 European countries and Egyptian Muslims and Christians, would visit Durunka Monastery to celebrate the day of the Virgin Mary.
Tāriq al-Qādī believes that the path of the Holy Family could serve as a major tourist attraction in Egypt.
When I. visited the monastery of the Holy Virgin on the Western Mountain of Dronka in Assiut, I saw at the foot of the mountain a vast area covered with gloomy brushwood. The monastery tried hard to clean up the area and cultivate it with timber-producing woods—watered by the drained water—but the...
The Virgin Mary church in Zeitoun is a relatively small building that is surrounded by a small garden in which the Virgin tree is located. This church had only a very small congregation, but after the Virgin Mary appeared everything changed and thousands of visitors started to come to the church...
The full, published text of the EOHR’s Special Report on the Al-Kosheh incident.
Akhmim, the final stages of the restoration and reconstruction are being carried out on one of the smallest monastic sites in Egypt: the Monastery of Saint Tomas (Deir Al-Anba Tomas Al-Sa’ih) and its church.
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