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Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church, revealed the details of a church announcement to extend church closures and the cancellation of prayers for Holy Week and of Easter masses. He clarified that the measures would be carried out at all churches and in all parishes,...
It is almost Ramadan [Ramaḍān], which comes this year amid exceptional circumstances. The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has forced people to stay indoors following the preventative measures taken by the government, including quarantine and placing a curfew on civilians’ movement. The...
The majority of Muslims around the world began to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this Friday amidst a peak in the number of people infected with the Coronavirus. The virus prevents many believers from meeting their families or performing collective prayers in mosques, while some religious...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II said that the world is currently enduring difficult circumstances as the number of people infected with the Coronavirus increases. We face this situation for the first time but we say with warm hearts “Heal the sick“. In his sermon, coinciding with the Last Friday of the Great Lent...
Coptic researcher Michael Aziz [Māykil ʿAzīz] sent a letter to Pope Tawāḍrūs II about the opening of a church in the name of Pope Shinūda III in 15th of May City in al-Zarāyib area, an act that is in violation of Coptic Orthodox Church rite, rules, and traditions.  
Pope Tawāḍrūs II called on his followers everywhere to plan on participating in prayers during the holiday season through their screens in order for the oneness of heart and soul to be firmly rooted within all of them.  He also called on them to pray for Egypt and the president. 
Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...
Bishop Bākhūm, the official spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Egypt, announced decisions made by the Catholic Synod to suspend Holy Week and Easter Day liturgies and limit these liturgies to church priests and deacons only.  Liturgies, however, will be broadcasted online for the rest of the...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II celebrated the Palm Sunday Mass in the Church of the Transfiguration in the monastery of Saint Bīshūy in Wādī al-Naṭrūn without the faithful audience.
Due to the precautionary decision to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus, churches all over the world and especially Egyptian Coptic churches are witnessing for the first time the cancelation of prayers and Holy Week religious services inside churches.  This is one of the most difficult...

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