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The countdown to the Sham al-Nasīm reception has begun for the Egyptians, and according to astronomical calculations, it is expected on Monday April 17. Sham al-Nasīm is an ancient Egyptian national holiday. The Egyptians still hold on to the celebration from the time of the Pharaohs, marking the...
Archbishop Nicola Antonio Bishop of Tanta for the Greek Orthodox Church said that the celebration of the Church’s centenary will be limited to a Mass ceremony led by Bishop Theodoros II, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and the Whole Africa.
Archbishop Mūnīr Hanna, head of the Episcopal Church in Egypt and presiding bishop of the Middle East, said 36 archbishops representing 90 million bishops in 165 countries around the world agreed in principle in their meeting in London to the proposal of Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and...
The Eminence of the Grand Imam Dr. Aḥmad aṭ-Ṭayib, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, visited the Cathedral of St. Mark in Al- ʿAbassiyyah yesterday to congratulate Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic brothers on the occasion of the Easter Feast. The Grand Imam was received by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II...
The Coptic Christian observation of Maundy Thursday (The Holy Thursday), the Holy day also known as "Thursday of Mysteries", marks the anniversary of the "Last Supper" of Christ with his disciples. According to the Christian belief, Maundy Thursday marks the day that Christ had washed the feet of...
Veto Gate published a featured story on the occasion of the “Good Friday” and the Observance of the Holy Week and Easter celebrations of the Copts in Egypt. The featured story highlighted the practices and rituals of the faithful on this day. 
In an opinion article published by Al- Bawāba News to commemorate the observance of the day of Resurrection of Christ, writer and columnist ʿAbd al-Rahīm ʿAlī, considered that the holy day marks the Resurrection of Egypt and its salvation from the conspiracies weaved against it. 
On Friday, the churches of Alexandria witnessed a large turnout of thousands of Copts in the Governorate to participate in the "Good Friday" prayer. Good Friday is considered the most important day of the  Holy week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death.
On Thursday, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī sent the Secretaries of the Republic to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in al-ʿAbāsiyyah to congratulate His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the Pope of Alexandria, the Patriarch of St. Mark and the Orthodox Copts on the Day of Resurrection and the Easter...
Amid heightened security, the Holy See of St. Mark in Alexandria celebrated “Palm Sunday” where the churchyard was adorned with flowers and crosses. The crowd gathered in a marketplace for selling palms before performing the prayers at the Church. 
Veto Gate commemorated the Palm Sunday Observance in Egypt and shed light on the unity between Muslims and Christians. This unity was manifest in Muslims Joining forces with their Coptic brothers buying palms and take part in the celebration in Minya.
Egypt's Christians celebrated today "Palm Sunday”, the second day of Holy Week within the 55 days of the Holy Fast. Palm Sunday marks the day on which Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem and was greeted by the people with palms and olives.
The Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Muhammad Yaḥyā Rashīd, attended the Mass of the Egyptian church of Mar Mina in Dubai, to participate in the celebration of the Easter Feast with the Copts. His visit also came on the sidelines of his participation in the International Tourism and Travel Exhibition...
In its issue dedicated for the celebration of Easter, Al-Taḥrīr news published a report monitoring the observance of the events of the Holy Week and how Copts celebrate it. The article provided images of the celebrations and a brief rundown of the rituals.  
Despite the similarity of the ecclesiastical rituals and traditions of the Easter celebration and prayer between the late Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Kyrillos IV and his successors, Pope Shenouda III and Pope Tawadros II, the circumstances that have changed over...
While the Western Churches celebrate Christmas Eve on December 24 according to the Gregorian Calendar, the Eastern Churches, including the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on the eve of January 7, according to the Julian Calendar. The call of Pope Francis to...
When asked about the standardization Easter holiday date, Pope Tawādrūs commented, “We have proposed Sunday ,the 3rd of April each year as the standard date for Easter, there are churches who have agreed and others which are still thinking.” Most Theologians have agreed with the proposal, they find...
Copts celebrate Palm Sunday in the middle of intense proceedings As Copts prepare for Palm Sunday, heightened security measures will be implemented in churches near Cairo and in the provinces. Pope Tawadros II will visit the Monostary of Saint Pishoy in Wa̅di̅ al-Natu̅n for the celebration....
  Dr. Enan Galaly, having the Knight of Dannebrog title bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Ambassador of Historical Relations between Denmark and the Middle East and chairman of the Advisory Council for the International Association of University Presidents worldwide, and...
Today (May 5, 2013) marks the return of the first Coptic delegation from Jerusalem. Last Sunday (April 28, 2013), around 310 Copts left Cairo and went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and to celebrate Easter there. The Coptic visitors to Jerusalem enjoyed their time there, despite the poor treatment of...
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