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Walā’ Zayn al-Dīn writes about a symposium, entitled, ‘Modern Methods to Restore Church Relics,’ recently held by the Society for Reviving National Egyptian Heritage at the Journalists’ Syndicate. The symposium was organized in an effort to address the difficulties facing the restoration...
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...
The Monastery of St. Maqar is engaged in a legal dispute over land, allegedly containing antiquities, near to the monastery.
The author gives a brief background about St. Anthony [Antonius] who founded the first monastery in Egypt in 305 A.D. His monastery is very important on the religious and tourism level. That is why the Ministry of Culture has prepared a project to reconstruct it.
‘Abd al-Hamīd Qutb, General Manager of engineering sector, says that the reconstruction project of the monastery of Anbā Antonius cost L.E.36, 000,000. The project includes maintaining the monastery buildings, constructive reinforcement for the mill and the oil press, the water wheel and the Bishop...
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.
The General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities inaugurated the wall paintings restoration project, in Anba Antonius Church [in the Monastery of Antonius], in the Red Sea governorate. He said that the restoration of the 13th century-paintings had been done by an Italian group, under the...
The author comments on the story of the former monk and analyzes the different reactions towards it. He responded to the question whether is it possible for a person who chose the life of monasticism to return back to the world and whether his return was considered a violation of his dedication.
The General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities signed the contract of restoring the monastery of Anba Antonius in the governorate of the Red Sea. The restoration will cost 16 million pounds.
Last week, the committee for following-up the restoration works of the antique churches continued their meetings at the location of the Supreme Council for Antiquities in the Bahri area. The names of those on the committee are given and an overview of the current work being done on Red Sea...
An overview of the position of Copts in Egypt.
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