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A church source, declined to be named, said Fr. Bīgūl of St. Mary’s Monastery [al-Muḥarraq] in Asyūt [Assuit] is most probably to be the successor of Bishop Sāwīrūs, who passed away on July 21. 
‘The Egyptian Jerusalem’ is the name Ethiopian Christians give to the St. Mary’s Monastery, at Mount Qusqām in Assiut [Asyūt], Upper Egypt. The monastery is also known as Deir al-Muḥarraq [burned, in Arabic] due to the fact that the monastery had been burned several times over its several centuries...
In a cable to condole Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs, other church leaders and all Egyptian people on the death of Bishop Sāwīrūs of al-Muharraq Monastery, Asiūt, Governor of Beni Suef Sharīf Ḥabīb said, “late Bishop Sāwīrūs was an example to us all in loving, selfless giving, in living a...
"The people of love stay alive even when they die” is a famous saying by Ibn al-Fāriḍ. This saying embodies the lived reality of millions of Egyptians, Muslims and Christians alike. Throughout Egypt, religious festivals have been held in the memory of prominent religious figures for hundreds of...
Today, Wednesday, to commemorate the Holy Family's Flight into Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox Abū Serja and Bachusand Church in Old Cairo's al-Fūstāt, held a ceremonial celebration attended by state officials and various dignitaries.
Father Felixinōs, a monk of Deir al-Muharraq in Assiūt, confirmed that the old Virgin Mary Church of the Monastery was the place where the Holy Family lived, pointing out that it is the oldest church worldwide.
Between al-Qūṣiyya, Upper Egypt, and the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary or Dayr al-Muḥarraq, in the governorate of Asyut, lies the predominantly Christian village of al-Saraqnā. The village of around 10,000 inhabitants is peaceful but yet overpopulation creates a tremendous strain on the limited...
Between al-Qūṣiyya, Upper Egypt, and the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary or Dayr al-Muḥarraq, in the governorate of Asyut, lies the predominantly Christian village of al-Saraqnā. This alticle depicts a traditional Christian Upper Egyptian wedding. The village of around 10,000 inhabitants is...
Background:Between al-Qūṣiyya, Upper Egypt, and the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary or Dayr al-Muḥarraq, in the governorate of Asyut, lies the predominantly Christian village of al-Saraqnā. The village of around 10,000 inhabitants is peaceful but yet overpopulation creates a tremendous strain on...
Background: The Holy Family (Child Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Joseph) are believed to have visited Asyūṭ, Egypt around 2000 years ago. This revelation is very important to Coptic Christians in Egypt, and the monastery is therefore a place often visited by them. The degree of significance and...

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