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We are all witnessing that the assassination of Bishop Epiphanius by a monk inside the monastery is a hardship the Egyptian Church is enduring. The Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod had to defrock this monk, after evidences proved his involvement in the crime.  That killing was a tragic incident which...
The Pope Dioscorus Center for Theological Studies in Cairo is organizing a spiritual gathering on December 19.  theological conflicts and the role of the Coptic Orthodox Church in addressing these conflicts.
In the latest issue of the Church magazine ‘al-Kirāzah,’ Pope Ṭawāḍrūs II, Pope and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark and the Church of Alexandria, announced in an article entitled ‘Spiritual Innovation’ that the bishops, priests, and   laity   administrating bishoprics and councils are to be...
Dr. Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī, director of the Library of Alexandria’s Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), welcomed Pope Tawāḍrūs II and the delegation accompanying him. During a visiting tour, Al-Fiqī presented to the Coptic Orthodox pontiff the numerous activities projects of the BA’s   departments.
In an attempt to monitor the situation of Copts around the world, we observe in Australia the visit of Bishop Rāfāʾīl, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, in Canada the struggle of Copts against sex education, and in America a verdict of 175 years in prison for assaulting minors.
Pope Tawāḍrūs, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, anticipated the expected attacks accompanying the Church’s preparation of the Holy Myron oil next Tuesday at the Monastery of St. Bīshūy in Wādī al-Naṭrūn. This will be the thirty-ninth time in the history of the church [to prepare...
Ibrāhīm al-Jawharī was born in the city of Qaliyūb in the second half of the 18th century. In the small city’s kuttāb, he learned writing and arithmetic, in which he excelled. He used to trans-scribe the religion books, and distribute them to the church at his own expense. He cared to present the...
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
On the 9th of March, The Center for Coptic Studies at the Library of Alexandria will organize the “Annual Day of Coptic Heritage” at the al-Sinārī House in the al-Sayyida Zaynab neighborhood in Cairo, which is affiliated with the Library of Alexandria. The celebration will include an artistic...
After the recent bombings of the Mār Jirjis (Saint George) Church in Ṭanṭā and Mār Murqus in Alexandria, the question was raised on who is St. George whose name so many churches in Egypt carry? There are 372 churches and archaeological sites that carry the name of this saint, throughout different...
  Munā Makram ‘Ibīd, a member of the previous People’s Council, said that the golden age for the Copts in Egypt was in the period of liberalism from 1919 to 1952. She justified her claim saying, “At that time we had Sa’ad Zaghlūl as our leader. He was able to join together the Egyptian nation with...
Zākhar: The Church needs a thought revolution Kamāl Zākhar, the Coptic Coordinator for Secular Trends, said that the Church needs to have a thought revolution in order to return to original discourse and the aim of the Coptic Church. Speaking on the T.V. program “Egypt in an Hour,” he...
The author highlights the most critical events for the Coptic Orthodox Church during 2009.
Civil marriage is considered adultery in the Coptic Orthodox Church, if not associated with church marriage. The church is attempting to bring back to the church expatriate Copts who have had a civil marriage and live abroad.
Theological researcher Nabīl Habīb conducted a comparative study between the 1938 regulations and its amendments.
‘Muslim Jesus,’ a British documentary, creates uproar among Christians all over the world. Aḥmad al-Sa‘dāwī observes Egyptian reactions to the issue.
Pope Shenouda III rebuffs a proposition that mass should be recited in Arabic instead of the poorly understood Coptic language.
A description of a visit to the Convent of St. Dimyānah on the Occasion of the festival of Saint Dimyānah whereby Metropolitan Bīshūy provided the delegation with a detailed explanation of Coptic traditions related to the convent. Dr. Picard noted differences between the way Metropolitan Bīshūy and...
Hulsman highlights a number of major reports that were placed in week 53, all belonging to closing the year 2006 for AWR. This week had been delayed because of the substantial amount of editing and checking that had been needed. This week includes the transcript of the lecture of former Dutch Prime...

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