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The Religious Liberty Group of the World Evangelical Alliance has written a report on the escalation of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt. Hulsman quotes from the report and adds his own comments.
The Coptic Orthodox Church, isolated from the rest of Christendom for 1400 years by Chalcedon and Islam, is often unknown in the West. When I once explained to an interlocutor why I had been in Egypt--to study Coptic Christianity--the response was, "There are Christians in Egypt?!" Fortunately,...
The new Coptic year starts on September 11, 2004. The Coptic calendar is based on the Egyptian calendar, which is still used and memorized by Egyptian farmers.
A description of a visit to the Convent of St. Dimyānah on the Occasion of the festival of Saint Dimyānah whereby Metropolitan Bīshūy provided the delegation with a detailed explanation of Coptic traditions related to the convent. Dr. Picard noted differences between the way Metropolitan Bīshūy and...
The writer talks about how the West has transformed the celebration of Christmas into a celebration of Santa Clause, and it is starting to become a phenomenon in the East.
Watani publishes a monthly series depicting the true history of Egypt. The influence of the Romans, Greeks and Persians is explored, combined with the impact that religion had on Egyptian society.
A new book about Egyptian Coptic art and icons published in Paris by Mahmūd Zibāwī.
History has witnessed Western persecution against Eastern Christians. This review highlights some historical incidents that demonstrate this fact and asserts that the unity of Christians and Muslims in the East is facing foreign danger.
This article continues the series by Watani International, tracing the history of how modern-day Egyptians came to be what they are today and marking their origins and the origin of their traditions.
Tradition in the Coptic Orthodox Church has it that at present day Matariya, Joseph stuck his staff in the sand and Baby Jesus stretched out His hand and touched the staff, and a well of pure water sprung up there. The Family drank from the water, and Mary used it to wash the baby’s clothes. The...


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