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On the seventh of August of each year, the Coptic Orthodox Church begins the fasting of the Virgin Mary (lent), lasting for 15 days, during this period daily prayers and liturgy along with the spiritual revival are held in the evening, where priests and bishops give various spiritual words...
  In an effort to raise public awareness of Asyut’s history and culture, the Governor of the Middle Egyptian city, Eng. Yāsir al-Dusūqī stressed on the importance of domestic tourism and praised the tours organized by the Regional Authority for Tourism Promotion to the historical sites of Asyut.  
Next Tuesday, the Copts will celebrate the start of the Virgin Mary’s fast that will end with the Assumption Feast on August 22. 
Sixty-five drivers got permits from the Durunka Monastery in Asyūt to allow them to transport visitors to and from the vicinity of the monastery after closing the Asyūt al-Ghanāyim main road to secure the monastery’s annual celebration of the Virgin Mary’s feast, which is usually attended by five...
Many legends surround an old tree called the “Virgin Mary Tree,” located in the ancient al-Maṭariyya district of eastern Cairo.
Assiūt is characterized by its many tourist and religious attraction, especially ones related to Christianity, because it represents a civilization, culture, and historical legacy of the Copts worldwide.
Background: Two interviews were conducted by Cornelis Hulsman at the Monastery of the Holy Virgin in Jabal Asyūt.  Side A: Brother Luke of the Monastery of the Holy Virgin in Jabal Asyūṭ (Durunka) talked (in English) about a miracle that happened years ago in a cave  where the light filled the...
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...
We often hear about the radical statements and fatwás of Muslims and about uncompromising Christian or secular activists who can appeal to populist sentiments and mistrust of the ‘other’.
The article reports on the celebration of the Virgin Mary feast and the expectation of a demonstration by Copts from al-Balyanā in front of the papal residence.

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