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Egyptian Christians began their Christmas celebrations yesterday amidst intensive security measures in anticipation of potential attacks on churches. Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria began the celebrations by leading Mass in Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. An army spokesman said...
Copts demand a reply from the Coptic Church after the latter stopped a TV programme presented by bishop Zūsīma, bishop of Aṭfīḥ.
On Thursday, April 11, the heads of the Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical, and Episcopal Churches held a meeting at the papal headquarters at St. Mark Cathedral in ʿAbāssiyya in the hopes of ending the harmful personal status crisis.  The meeting was presided over by Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Patriarch ...
A state of controversy has erupted over the Los Angeles Coptic Orthodox Diocese’s decision to hold two masses for Christmas in 2020.  The first would be on the 24th of next December, and the second would be on the 6th of the following January, coinciding with the western and eastern calendars. ...
There are many treasures buried in the streets of Cairo and we pass by them daily but they do not attract our attention, in other words we do not pay attention to them. In one of the popular areas, a building contains a precious gift lying in the land of Egypt. The Church of the League of Jerusalem...
It’s been one year since the Holy Synod Monastic Affairs Committee issued its 12 revolutionary decrees on regulating monastic life against the backdrop of the murder of Bishop Epiphaniyūs, Abbot of the Saint Macarius [Makāriyyūs] Monastery in Wādī al-Naṭrūn. The decrees were announced following a...
The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center (COCC) under the supervision of Bishop Irmiyā, the General Bishop and head of the center, is participating in its 7th Coptic Orthodox book fair.  The book fair will run until November 22 in the Saint Athanāsiyūs room of the Anbā Ruways Church under the St. Mark’s...
Today, for the first time in Egypt, Pope Tawāḍrūs II inaugurated the conference of Lausanne Dialogue Initiative with the Orthodox churches.  The conference will continue for 4 days and will be also attended by Archbishop Angaelos [Anjīlūs], bishop for the Coptic Orthodox Church in London, and Mrs....
On February 1, 2019, I visited the Monastery of St. Makarios with a Dutch church group that made a journey into the spiritual heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Questions were asked and we visited the bookstore of the monastery where we bought several translated publications of Father Matta al...
The issue of menstruating women still attracts the attention of the Coptic public opinion, and raises controversy between reformist vs. conservative views, and between rejection and acceptance.

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