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The St. George Church [ Mār Jirjis al-Shahīd], the first and oldest in Alexandria, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first mass held there in 1959. This year, the Church is holding a major celebration on this occasion. The celebrations comprise many programmes and competitions for all ages...
The names of Coptic churches are emblematic for piety or strength of faith, and is either selected by a priest or by the church institution in accordance of the location and interoperation with the Bishopric.
The Church of St. Mark in the Alexandria Massalat al-‘Attarīn district, and one of the oldest churches of Egypt,  has been the target of a terrorist attack today. The Church has two entrances, the first on Kanīsat al-Aqbāt St., and the second on al-Nabī Danyāl St., near to al-Raml tram station and...
Counselor Ahmad Abu Zaid, spokesman of Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said yesterday that talks held between the minister Sāmeh Shukri and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed several issues related to bilateral relations between the two countries, including anti-terror...
After decades of contesting ownership of Deir Al-Sultān of Jerusalem, and following negotiations between the Ethiopian and the Egyptian churches last August, the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem finally released documents proving its ownership of the monastery.
Christianity in the Arab World was flourishing in relative terms prior to the First World War and consequent break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
Subtitle:Orascom did not obtain a tender of 7.5 million pounds. After the re-bidding, it obtained it for 23 million.El-Shaab suspects corruption in the way Orascom, owned by the super rich Christian Saweres and Arab Contractors, obtained the tender to repair the Hanging Church. Orascom’s bid of 7...
Qena Criminal Court is hearing the case of an archeological dispute between the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Father Sarabamoun, the abbot of Al-Fakhouri Monastery and the secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan of Esna. Father Sarabamoun is accused of damaging the archeological features...
The Cairo Foreign Press Association organized a visit to Coptic Old Cairo with Prof. Dr. Peter Grossmann and asked Cornelis Hulsman to write a report for the FPA Bulletin in May 2002. Hulsman pointed out that visiting Old Cairo with a scholar is very different from visiting it with Coptic clergy.
During the period from 1991 until 2000, ten antique churches were discovered in Jordan. The most important church discovered is that of St. Gregorius. The church dates back to the beginnings of the sixth century A.D. - which means that it is among the oldest churches in the world.
Tāriq al-Qādī believes that the path of the Holy Family could serve as a major tourist attraction in Egypt.
The UNESCO warned of the deteriorating situation in the Abu Mina location and threatened it would lift the monument from its list of world heritage unless serious steps were taken to solve the underground water problem.
Governor of al-Wādī al-Jadīd, Major General Abu Bakr has recently approved a proposal to build two churches in the governorate.
‘Alī Najīb states that Muslims and Christians in Egypt live in harmony and are bound by joint interests.
With its wealth of churches, the site known as Misr al-Qadima or Old Cairo is one of the richest regions in Cairo with Coptic monuments. The Coptic Heritage Lovers Society (CHLS) earlier this month held a three-day conference at the Mar Mina Church in Fomm al-Khaleeg, Old Cairo, the second such...
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