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Yūsuf Wahīb comments on monks and monasteries in Egypt and discusses monks’ important role in the country since Roman times.
The author investigates a number of Christian newspapers that have become mere advertising spaces on account of their supposed spiritual and instructive messages.
Drs. Hulsman’s report discusses the state of past and present relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. The paper opens by giving information about Pope Shenouda III and the most important incidents that have taken place during his reign. The second half of the paper then looks at specific...
The following press review presents the titles of Christian publications published in Egypt by various Christian denominations.
The following lines represent an interview with Ibrāhīm Sālim al-Tarzī who translated many of the Apocrypha Gospels. al-Tarzī reveals information about the Apocrypha and considers the texts to be an important piece of Coptic literature.
The author emphasizes the importance of monastic life for the Coptic Orthodox Church. It describes its history and gives suggestions for boosting monastic life.
Ibrahim Sabri writes in Watani, July 20 1997 that ancient pharaonic and Coptic art exposed at an exhibition in Switzerland was not taken out of Egypt in the 17th and 18th centuries, but was stolen at the beginning of the 20th century. The most important artefacts are described.
The author describes the Coptic Orthodox church at VilleJuif, just beyond the city center of Paris, particularly noting the resurrection mosaic on its facade and the work of the famous Coptic iconographer Adel Nassief.
The author discusses the reasons behind keeping the relics of saints in churches and monasteries. He raises many questions about how relics are known to belong to a certain saint. Are there complete relics of saints that have not been decayed?
Historically, in Al-Bahnasa alone, some twenty thousands nuns lived in convents. Many convents were also built in Fayoum, Cairo, Alexandria, and Lower Egypt in general during the fifth century. Most of these convents were destroyed during the Mamluk age In Cairo, four convents only survived.
For the first time in 27 years, Pope Shenouda III visited the governorates of Upper Egypt, amid warm welcomes from the populace of Upper Egypt, both Muslims and Christians. The Upper Egyptian population gave the image of the cohesive fabric of the nation, which confirms the falsity of rumors [that...
This report explains the escalations following the alleged conversion of a priest’s wife to Islam. Much background is given to the cultural context that explain why such an issue is so sensitive in Egypt. The report also shows that several of the organizers of the demonstration in Cairo have done...
Akhmim summary court decided to release three of the accused in the incidents of looting, theft and burning in Dar Al-Salaam on a 200 EgP bail for each.
The Monuments and Tourism prosecution service were able to apprehend an antique copy of the Old Testament inside a private car with four suspects (a driver, jeweler, accountant and a merchant) in Shoubra Al-Kheima. The book is an antique and handwritten dating back to the 17th century.
Bebawi writes he was not at all surprised with the decision to bar the holding of a funeral for father Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed but he was surprised to see the publication of an interview with Bishop Bishoy who, according to Bebawi, makes fatal mistakes in presenting church history.
Bishop Bishoi is the head of the church court and he is the secretary of the Holy Synod. He answered all questions which have been raised because of the story of the body of father Abdel Sayed and why it was forbidden to pray over the body of father Abdel Sayed.
The author describes a visit to pharaonic, Christian and Islamic sites in the governorates of Assiut and Sohag.
The History and Antiques Committee of the Supreme Council for Culture organizes on April 19 a seminar with the theme "The National Role of the Egyptian Coptic Church throughout the Ages." Artist Farouq Hosni (Minister of Culture), Dr. Gaber ’Asfour (Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for...
Copts prepare to celebrate Easter next Sunday [11 April 1999], and Egypt’s monasteries are making ready. It is the desert fathers who caused the monastic movement to bloom worldwide, and it is their spiritual heirs who continue to take the vows today.."
Bishop Bakhoum of Sohag, Maragha and Al-Munsha’a said that the statement of Pope Shenouda III confirmed that what happened in the Al-Koshh events was an ordinary incident, and it has nothing to do with Egypt’s national unity. What foreign papers published were exaggerations that defame Egypt, and...


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