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The Epiphany [al-Ghuṭās], which Copts are celebrating this year on Monday, January 20th, has become embodied in the current age through baptism, which is when children are submerged in water 40 days after their birth.  Rituals and customs that Copts are accustomed to doing on this day are not just...
Lawyer Najīb Jibrāʾīl, president of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights organization, submitted a complaint to chancellor Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī, the public prosecutor, accusing youths of making fun of Christianity by dressing up as monks and dancing and doing acrobatics in the monastic garbs. 
Dutch Arabist Eildert Mulder refers to a text in Deuteronomy 22:20-21 in relation to a tragic example of honor killing in the occupied Palestinian area. The text in Deuteronomy is part of the laws on sexual relations. The relevant section reads: “13 Suppose a man marries a woman, but after going in...
The cassation court has set April 1st as the date for the first sessions in the re-trial of the two former monks accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphaniyyūs], head of St. Macarius monastery (dayr Abū Maqār) in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, after petitions were presented by the monks’ defense team. 
On December 9, 2019, Egyptian businessman Mounir Ghabbour called a press conference in the Sonesta Hotel in Cairo to announce that his Holy Family operetta would be performed in Paris on December 17. The press conference was well attended by Egyptian media as well as by some foreign media outlets...
The media center for the Cabinet of Ministers published an infographic, which brought to light the most recent result regarding the number of legalized churches and buildings in application of Law No. 80 of 2016.  The state committee for the legalization of unlicensed churches, which was formed in...
On Saturday, Pope Tawāḍrūs II was received by general Ṭāriq Al-Faqī Governor of Sūhāj, general Ḥasan Maḥmūd, Security Chief of Sūhāj, and a number of senior security officers and bishops of the diocese in Sūhāj. Pope Tawāḍrūs II’s pastoral visit will last until January 16 and will include visits to...
Egyptian Christians began their Christmas celebrations yesterday amidst intensive security measures in anticipation of potential attacks on churches. Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria began the celebrations by leading Mass in Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. An army spokesman said...
According to what Pope Tawāḍrūs II announced, the number of Christians in Egypt as of now has reached 15 million in addition to another two million living abroad in 60 different countries across the world.  Christians make up close to 15% of the Egyptian people.  Despite these large numbers, their...
Christianity entered Egypt with Mark the Evangelist during the time of the reign of Nero in the first century. The Christians in Egypt at that time used the Coptic language and the Coptic Church still uses Coptic in prayers today. In his book "A Short Account of the Copts", the American...

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