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The Epiphany [al-Ghuṭās], which Copts are celebrating this year on Monday, January 20th, has become embodied in the current age through baptism, which is when children are submerged in water 40 days after their birth.  Rituals and customs that Copts are accustomed to doing on this day are not just...
On January 19, Christians in Egypt will be celebrating Epiphany – or as people usually call in Egypt “al-Ghuṭās” ­– in commemoration of Jesus’ baptism by the hand of John in the waters of the Jordan. Epiphany is characterised by several ceremonies in Egypt, such as eating taros and sugar canes, and...
Under the headline “Pope to be Absent from Alexandria Epiphany Service for Third Succesive Year,” Al-Shurūq al-Jadīd reports that Pope Shenouda III will hold the annual service at the Monastery of Saint Bīshūy (Dayr Anbā Bīshūy) at Wādī al-Natrūn in northern Egypt.   The pope has been absent from...
The article discusses the heated issue of Coptic feasts, and if Copts are entitled to paid leave to honor these celebrations.
In the Epiphany the Divinity of Jesus Christ Son of God was manifested by the descending Holy Spirit.
The writer talks about the Baptism feast, and how all Egyptians, Muslims and Christians, are sharing and celebrating these moments that indicates a unique social heritage.
Every year on January 19, the Coptic Orthodox Church all over the world celebrates the occasion in which Jesus Christ was baptized. This occasion is called Epiphany because Jesus revealed his Divine nature during baptism.
Almost until the end of the fourth century A.D., both Christmas and Epiphany were celebrated together in one day. However, after knowing the exact dates of the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ, each of the two occasions came to be celebrated separately. Christians used to baptize their children...
Father Shenouda Marqus welcomes President Mubārak’s decision to annul the Hamāyounī Decree, which required a presidential permission for the simple repairs to church buildings.
The author reports that Copts are celebrating Holy Epiphany, the baptism of Jesus.

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