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On June 17, the Coptic Orthodox Church is celebrating the anniversary of musicologist Dr. Rāghib Muftāḥ’s passing. 
‘Imād Tūmās reviews a book entitled Introduction to Coptic Folklore, which argues that ancient Egyptian roots can be found throughout most Coptic celebrations, feasts, hymns, and rituals. For instance, the commemoration of birthdays of the saints (called Mawlids) comes from a ritual that stretches...
The author provides a historical background of spiritual music of the Coptic Orthodox Church, saying it is the richest in the world as it revives similar music to that once performed in the Pharaonic eras.
An international festival for Coptic music and melodies, entitled "The Eternal Nile" was held in Paris. It was organized jointly by the Coptic Association in France and the Syndicate du Personnel de l’ UNESCO."
The author discusses the phenomenon of ecclesiastical hymns using the music of Egyptian popular songs and Western songs. He approached Protestant and Orthodox men of religion for comments.
One could ask why the comedy giant Najib al-Rihāni achieved great success in cinema and theater in the 1930s and 1940s and no single Coptic singer, composer or lyricist enjoyed similar success?
In the wake of Wafā’ Costantine, Muhammad al-Bāz discusses the reasons why Christian girls convert to Islam. Al-Bāz mentions divorce in Christianity as one of the main factors behind the phenomenon.
On the occasion of the Coptic New Year’s Day, the Christian Church of Egypt gave a presentation in the auditorium of UNESCO, Paris, under the title of Le Nil Eternel (The Eternal Nile).
Bishop Marcos of Shubra el-Kheima and Father Abdel Massih of the Saint Mary Church in Musturod oppose new songs in the church.
The Evangelical church is again accused of giving the hymns it distributes on video tapes a western appearance. This includes the music, the way it is sung and the use of video clips which are not in accordance with the spiritual dimension of the hymns. The article points out the opinions of the...


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