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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...
Uncertainty lingers around the fate of al-Tarāwīḥ prayer (mass Ramadan evening prayers) in Ramaḍān 2020 at mosques after the Ministry of Endowments’ [al-Awqāf] decision to suspend Friday and congregational prayers at all mosques of Egypt as a precautionary measure to prevent gatherings that would...
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI), affiliated with Dār al-Iftāʾal-Miṣriyyah and the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, presented the top 10 statistics and results on the provisions of celebrating Mother’s Day, by monitoring approximately (2000) fatwas for that occasion issued by...
The flight of the holy family is celebrated as a feast day that is marked by the Coptic Orthodox Church on June 1st of every year. These celebrations are usually held by Pope Tawāḍrūs, a number of bishops, and organizations that are interested in the Coptic heritage and developing the areas of the...
Life turns upside down in Egypt once Ramadan is about to start. Besides the fasting and worshipping, this month also brings with it many traditions that over decades have become an essential part of the social life in Egypt. But life does not only change for Muslims during the holy month, Copts...

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