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The author writes about the Virgin Mary feast which celebrates both the Virgin’s fasting and the memory of the Holy Family’s journey in the Upper Egyptian area of Assiut. A visit to an old cave that housed the Virgin and young Jesus is an essential part of the festivities.
Watani interviewed Samir Mitri Gayed, a member of the National Egyptian Heritage Revival Association (N.E.H.R.A), a pressure group which is keen on opening up religious tourism in Egypt.
In light of the Holy Virgin’s fast, which begins on the first day of the Coptic month of Misra (7 August) and ends with the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin on 16 Misra, the author outlines the history of the sacred cave in Assiut which is believed to have sheltered the Holy Family for...
Bāsimah William writes about the celebrations of the feast of the Virgin Mary at Dayr al-Azrā’ in Jabal Assiut, which does not attract only Christians, but also Muslims and people from all over the world.
Catholic Priest Jirjis Wīsā Jirjis says in this interview that the marriage of Catholic clergymen is optional and that a priest might have the freedom not to confine his service to one particular church all his life.
The annual celebrations of the feast of the Virgin Mary at Dayr al-Azrā’ attracted millions of Muslims and Christians and boosted economic activities in the city of Assiut.
There is a contradiction between the Orthodox church and the Egyptian legislation on the matter of divorce. The book ‘Copts divorce’ reviews issues related to this matter.
The author reports on the celebrations in the Minia governorate of the anniversary of the passing of the virgin Mary and her son through Jabal al-Tayr area in Samāllūt during the holy journey.
Rūbīr al-Fāris writes about the history of the Sisters of Charity Federation, founded by St. Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac in France in 1633.
The author discusses the impact of the presidential decree of December 2005, arguing that the decree has not impacted on the realities of the difficulties that churches are facing from local authorities when applying for building repair or renovation.
Pope Shenouda has filed a lawsuit against the Minister of Education and the Assiut Governor for confiscating a school building linked to the church of Mār Girgis in Assiut.
The author advocates for a unified law for building places of worship in Egypt, citing problems in obtaining a license to erecting a house for aged care that was connected to the Holy Virgin Church in Assiut as one situation that would be solved by such a law.
‘Imād Basālī argues that the government’s culture of secrecy has disguised the true number of Copts in Egypt. While official statistics indicate that Copts constitute 7 to 10% of Egypt’s population, the Coptic Orthodox Church says that there are an estimated 10 million Copts in Egypt.
Eulogy in memory of Father Matta El-Meskeen
The presidential decree of December 2005 promised new freedoms in the area of building, restoring and repairing church buildings. However in reality these freedoms have failed to materialize. The author argues that the presidential decree only produced a cosmetic change and that the underlying...
An obituary of Father Matta al-Miskeen, the abbot of Anba Maqar Monastery in Wadi al-Natroun.
‘Abd al- Rahīm ‘Alī traces the history of the emergency law in Egypt. He also examines the terrorist attacks that rocked Egypt from 1981 through 1990, arguing that the emergency law failed to defeat terrorism.
The Monastery of St. Maqar is engaged in a legal dispute over land, allegedly containing antiquities, near to the monastery.
A robbery turns into a sectarian crisis inside Asyout court.
Last week, a number of Christians demonstrated in front of State Security Investigations building in Asyout because of their problems with a society of businessmen.
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