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Orthodox Copts on Friday evening begin the fast of the Virgin Mary [Dormition fast] for 15 days.  It is among the second tier fasts that allow the consumption of fish. 
The Coptic Orthodox Church, headed by Pope TawāḍrūsII, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark, is preparing to celebrate this Friday, 11th September, the Coptic New Year, known as the feast of Nayrouz [ʿīd al-Nayrūz].
On Saturday morning, the Standing Committee of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church held a meeting via video conference led by Pope Tawāḍrūs II on the different rates of infections and deaths from one diocese to another, from severe, to moderate, to mild.
On Tuesday, the Egyptian security forces raided a terrorist enclave of seven operatives in al-Amīriyyah, Cairo. They were found in possession of six automatic rifles, four cartridges, and a large amount of various kinds of ammunition. The group was planning to conduct a series of armed operations...
From the first moment of the novel Coronavirus’s outbreak inside Egypt, Pope Tawāḍrūs II issued a number of decisions including the stop of Holy Week and Easter prayers to protect worshipers from getting the virus.  However, the Facebook page Faith Protectors Association launched attacks and openly...
Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church, revealed the details of a church announcement to extend church closures and the cancellation of prayers for Holy Week and of Easter masses. He clarified that the measures would be carried out at all churches and in all parishes,...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II said that the world is currently enduring difficult circumstances as the number of people infected with the Coronavirus increases. We face this situation for the first time but we say with warm hearts “Heal the sick“. In his sermon, coinciding with the Last Friday of the Great Lent...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II called on his followers everywhere to plan on participating in prayers during the holiday season through their screens in order for the oneness of heart and soul to be firmly rooted within all of them.  He also called on them to pray for Egypt and the president. 
Bishop Bākhūm, the official spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Egypt, announced decisions made by the Catholic Synod to suspend Holy Week and Easter Day liturgies and limit these liturgies to church priests and deacons only.  Liturgies, however, will be broadcasted online for the rest of the...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II celebrated the Palm Sunday Mass in the Church of the Transfiguration in the monastery of Saint Bīshūy in Wādī al-Naṭrūn without the faithful audience.

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