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On Monday, the Monastery of St. Macarius [Abū Maqār] in Wādī al-Naṭrūn commemorates the 14th anniversary of the death of Father Mattā al-Miskīn.  Father Mattā al-Miskīn was born in 1919 in Banhā with the name Yūssuf Iskandar.  He was from a rich family and graduated from pharmacy school in 1943 and...
Kamāl Zākhir, a Coptic thinker and activist, sees the developments surrounding the monastic life today as needing to be placed within their proper historical context.  “We are facing a general stage that is not limited to monasticism alone where the digital revolution was able to surpass all...
Meeting with Father Lazarus in the monastery of St. Anthony on Monday, February 4, 2019. Transcript interview Joan Cabrera Robles, comparison to previous videos Cornelis Hulsman, editing Cornelis Hulsman and Taha K. Poonawala.
Following what was written about the assassination of Bishop Epiphanius, the abbot of the St. Makarius Monastery on one hand, and what is happening in the corridors of that monastery on the other, some important remarks can be made, although there are to now no official information disclosed: 
In few days the year 2018 will end, but major events occurred that will need decisions of the Holy Synod, presided by Pope Tawāḍrūs II.
Yesterday morning, The Coptic Orthodox Church was shaken by the murder of Bishop Epiphanius, the Abbot of the Monastery of St. Makarius in Wādī al-Natrūn. The preliminary police investigations revealed that the murderer hit the victim on the back of his head with a sharp object breaking his skull...
In a historic visit, Pope Tawadros visited the Monastery of Anba Makar [Also known as St. Macarios].
The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Wādi al-Natrūn, headed by Wāʾil Bakr, continued its investigation to uncover the mystery behind the death of Anba Ipiphāniyūs, the abbot of the Monastery of Anba Maqār (Makarius the Great), who died from head injuries at dawn on Sunday, July 29. 
In a statement disclosed to al-Maṣrī al-Yawm, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, issued a papal decree appointing the monk Pitruniyūs al-Maqārī (Petronius) as Secretary to St. Makāriyyūs The Great in Wādī Naṭrūn. The decision was announced during his...
 Nārīmān Fawzī begins this article by recalling a horrific scene that took place inside a monastary in Egypt. On July 29, an unprecedented and heinous murder occurred in the St. Makarius the Great Monastery or best known as Deir Anba Maqār in al-Bihīra. Here, the local abbot, Bishop Epiphaniyūs,...

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