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St. Macarius Monastery [dayr Abū Maqār] in Wādī al-Naṭrūn announced the passing of Fr. Bāsīliyūs al-Maqārī, one of Mattā al-Miskīn’s most famous students, after suffering from age-related diseases and not the Coronavirus. 
On February 1, 2019, I visited the Monastery of St. Makarios with a Dutch church group that made a journey into the spiritual heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Questions were asked and we visited the bookstore of the monastery where we bought several translated publications of Father Matta al...
An article in memorium of Metropolitan Bishop Bishoy (1942-2018)
Father Mattah al-Māskīn, before his consecration he was called Yūsuf Iskandar, was born on September 20, 1919 in Banhā,  Cairo. al-Māskīn participated in the Sunday School Movement and became a monk in 1948 knowing that the church could only be reformed from within. Students from the Sunday School...
Jayson Casper recently interviewed Father Basilius from the Coptic Orthodox Church on the role of monasticism in the church. He asked him specifically about issues related to the Monastery of Abū Fānā which was at the heart of a dispute last year with local Arab communities.
Sitting under the jasmine trellis as the passing of the last languid golden rays is mourned by the bell’s knell heralding the evening prayer to the black and brown-clad monks, the mind is tempted to imagine their every footstep toward the church a timeless recreation along a path first trod Saint...
The author reports on rumors about a monk from Saint Maqār Monastery succeeding Pope Shenouda according to a secret agreement.


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