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In an effort to promote religious tourism, members of al-Wafd Party, Assiut branch, visited the Dayr al-Muḥarraq, also known as the Muharraq Monastery, in al-Qūṣiyyah Markaz (country’s subdivision).
Wajīh Jamāl, Secretary General of the Egyptian General Tourist Guide Syndicate, said that the entity is currently preparing a three-day familiarization study tour of the path of the flight of the Holy Family in Minya [Minyā] and Assiut [Asiyūṭ]. 
In a sixty-minute documentary, Egyptian film director Samīr Zakī presents an autobiography of Bishop Sāwīrūs, abbot of the Monastery of the Holy Virgin in Meir, al-Qūṣiyah, Asiyūṭ, from 1985 till he passed away last July. As testified by all who knew him, Anba Sāwīrūs served the monastery, commonly...
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...
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.
This week’s articles correspond with the date of President Barack Obama’s inauguration and a number of articles tackle the issue of U.S-Egyptian relations. This relationship has taken a more complicated turn in the past week when the Egyptian government unexpectedly released the political dissident...
In recent years the tensions between Christians and Muslims in Egypt have increased. In many cases Christians have been victims of violence. Is there any chance that religions can live together peacefully in the land of Nile? This is the question that Cornelis Hulsman sought to answer in his paper...
The differences between the monastery of Antonius and the Red Sea governorate were blown up in Western media, fired up by Coptic activists in the West. The monasteries wish for protecting peace and quiet in the area was understandable but their method of protesting is questionable. Egyptian...
The article is the result of a RNSAW-trip to Upper Egypt [RNSAW, 2002, week 25, art. 1] and sheds light upon the celebration of the commemoration of the Holy Family´s arrival in Egypt and on the different villages and sites on the route of the Holy Family. Bishop Demetrius of Mallawi said that...
Memories of Dr. Otto Meinardus, and the position he took between two cultures, particularly in relation to his stance on Coptic Orthodox traditions.
A totally distorted report about the church in Egypt in a US publication called ’the Layman. Visit to Assiut with a group of journalists and members of expatriate churches. Meeting with Bishop Thomas of al-Qussia and Governor Ahmed Hamam Atiya of Assiut, that included a discussion on church...
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...
Visiting Holy Family locations in Upper Egypt; Minia, al-Qussia, Deir Rifa, Shutb.  Tensions in Beni Walmis. Anglican Bishop Kenneth Cragg’s opinion on how to approach Muslims as a Christian.
The author received many letters comparing the story Al-Nabaa published about the expelled monk and the contents of "A banquet for Seaweed," "The Formation Period" and "Yathrib Community," which are believed to disdain Islam. His conclusion was that the law prohibits scorning religions and that is...
Fahmi Howeidi believes that anger ruined the right way of handling the case of the expelled monk. Instead of regarding it as an attempt to attack the public system, violating the traditions of the journalism profession, it was regarded as a matter concerning only Copts. The angry people did not...

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