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The Monastery of Abba Barsūm al-ʿIrīyān in al-Maʿṣara, continues the activities of the spiritual renaissance for the fifth day in a row to celebrate the annual feast of St. Barsūm-Al-ʿIrīyān on Thursday, which is celebrated for 20 consecutive days, under the chairmanship of Bishop Bīsantī, the...
The celebrations will begin on November 10th, and will last for a week until November 16th. Thousands of tents will be set up to welcome visitors who wish to stay overnight during the days of the anniversary of the birth [Mawlid]. Meetings are also held in the last week of October of each year to...
Thousands of Jews are traveling this week to a tiny village in the Beheira governate on the Nile Delta in order to visit a 200 year-old shrine to Abū Hasīrah, a Jewish Egyptian rabbi. Some residents of the village protest the event, saying that Israelis shouldn’t be allowed to enter Egypt while...
Over 1 million Sūfīs head to the Red Sea’s Humaythrah Valley today in celebration of the Abū Hasan al-Shāzlī Mawlid. Secretary General of the Sūfī chiefdom Ahmad Khalīl said that the Sūfī supreme council managed to convince the authorities to continue with the mawlid, which they had planned on...
In Egypt a popular level of religion exists whereby celebrations of the Virgin Mary have had both Muslim and Christian participants.
Religious fractions as justification to create a Coptic state are discussed.
Christian reporter Nagy George, critical of US Coptic activists, passed away. Report on a visit to the monasteries of al-Muharraq, al-Qussia and Assiut. Description of the conversations on difficulties around expanding the Monastery and Muslim-Christian relations in the area with Bishop Thomas of...
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