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Shaykh al-Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib has delegated Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, as a head of a delegation of the Azhar, Ministry of Endowments and Dār al- Iftāa’ shaykhs to visit Pope Tawadros in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Abāssiyah to congratulate him on the event of Easter
A number of Coptic activists have requested through Facebook Campaigns to intensify the security on churches during Easter. 
In preparation for Sham Al- Nissīm (Easter), the Heath Affairs Department in Cairo has announced a state of high alert in hospitals to make available health services for emergency cases during the feast. It has stopped issuing holidays to its staff and assured that mobile ambulances will be...
Amidst a remarkable security presence, millions of Copts came together yesterday nationwide to celebrate Palm Sunday. This tradition started when Jesus Christ was welcomed in Jerusalem with palm leaves and flowers.
Unknown persons had put a packet of dynamite next to the outer wall of the the HolyVirginChurch, in al-Saff [south of Cairo] while Coptic festivities were held. Explosives experts prevented the explosion.
Pope Tawadros II led the Palm Sunday mass yesterday in the Monastery of Saint Bishoy in Wādī al-Natrūn. Many Bishops and hundreds of Copts attended it. Hundreds of Copts celebrated Palm Sunday in the Cathedral of Abbāsiyah, amidst intensive security presence. Vendors sold palm leaves at the...
"The Church is trying to unify the Easter holiday with the Western Church," said Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria.
The Evangelical Community in Egypt announced that it will officially celebrate Easter on April 7, at the Evangelical Church in Heliopolis. The celebration will be headed by Rev. Dr. Andrea Zakī, the community’s president.
Dr. ʿAbd al-Hādi al-Qaṣabī, President of the Supreme Council of Sufī Orders and Head of the Social Solidarity Committee in the House of Representatives congratulated Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria for Easter Christmas. Al-Qaṣabī said that President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī attending Christmas...
For the first time in 50 years, the Pope is absent from the Cathedral of St. Mark in ʿAbbasiya, as this year's Christmas Eve Mass was held at the Nativity Church in the new administrative capital of Egypt.  
Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church said that an experimental liturgy will be held on Friday in preparation for the consecration mass on the Easter Christmas Eve on Saturday, January 6.
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...

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