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In this article the author reviews the main ideas mentioned in the book that created huge debate entitled, ‘Aṣwāmanā bayn al-Māḍī wa-al-Ḥādir...Uṣūlahā al-Rawḥīyah wa-Juzūrahā al-Tārikhīyah’ [Our Fasting between Past and Present...its Spiritual Basis and Historical Origins] written by Father...
Echoes on the conference of ‘Laymen and the Church’ are still eminent in Egyptian media. The review discusses the crisis of Watanī with the church over the participation of the former in covering the conference’s sessions.
Drs. Hulsman provides a detailed description of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt, and a history of Coptic problems, stemming from their own actions and outside influences.
Watani devoted its fourth page to the late bishop Athanasius, the bishop of Beni Suef. It reported that Pope Shenouda led the prayer over his body and that the governor of Beni Suef was present. In addition, it gives an overall view of his life and his efforts in the field of social services...
The review deals with the issue of Coptic divorce and Egyptian Orthodox Pope Shenouda’s position rejecting a recent court ruling allowing divorced Copts to remarry.
Summary of the Ph.D. thesis of Revd. Dr. Wolfram Reiss about the Sunday School movement in the Coptic Orthodox Church with a focus on the role of Pope Shenouda III and Father Matta el-Meskeen and the place of the church in a Muslim society. Reiss´ study provides an excellent insight into the...
In the last interview of Al-Raya Al-Misria with Bishop Athanasius, he spoke about the difficulty of development. He said that the governorate of Beni Suef is characterized by its organized services.
Father John Francis, an Anglican friar, remembers the openness, humility and humor of the late Bishop Athanasius.
The author describes the late bishop Athanasius as being a true patriotic and tolerant man. Hanna says that thanks to the wisdom of bishop Athanasius his bishopric did not witness fanaticism and extremism in 38 years. The bishop established many centers for serving and developing society. These...
Dr. Samir Marcos, associate secretary-general of the Middle East Council of Churches, describes the importance of late Metropolitan Athanasius for Egypt. He describes him foremost as a pioneer in development from a Christian perspective in Egypt.
Rev. Dr. John Watson writes about his memories and relationship with metropolitan Athanasius of Beni Suef. He describes the late bishop as "old fashioned" and "much loved in ecumenical circles, a man of great charm and dignity who respected the world’s 79 million Anglicans in a manner that is rare...
Hulsman interviewed Dr. Maurice Asad, former associate secretary-general of the Middle East Council of Churches, who knew Bishop Athanasius from before he was consecrated as a monk and father Dr. Christiaan van Nispen about their experiences with Bishop Athanasius. Dr. Asad described bishop...
Metropolitan Athanasius of Beni Suef passed away, 77 years old, on November 16 after several years of ill health. The author writes about some of his personal experiences with the bishop who was a man striving for Christian unity and dialogue with Muslims.
The Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services, held a celebration last Monday to celebrate its golden jubilee. The organization honored several prominent characters in social work. Bishop Athanasius, Bishop of Beni Suef was given the award for the best clergyman in social work.
A minority of the emigrant Copts claims that the Coptic endowments in Egypt have been confiscated and no attempts have been made to solve this problem. They pay millions in publishing advertisements in the American newspapers to circulate the idea that Copts in Egypt are suffering some problems,...
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