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Every year on January 11 or 12, Dayr Abu Hinnis, a small, isolated Christian village 186 miles south of Cairo, commemorates the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. The celebrations at Dayr Abu Hinnis begin in the early morning hours as Coptic pilgrims ferry across the Nile, singing and clapping...
The countdown to the Sham al-Nasīm reception has begun for the Egyptians, and according to astronomical calculations, it is expected on Monday April 17. Sham al-Nasīm is an ancient Egyptian national holiday. The Egyptians still hold on to the celebration from the time of the Pharaohs, marking the...
The Church of St. Mark in the Alexandria Massalat al-‘Attarīn district, and one of the oldest churches of Egypt,  has been the target of a terrorist attack today. The Church has two entrances, the first on Kanīsat al-Aqbāt St., and the second on al-Nabī Danyāl St., near to al-Raml tram station and...
Summary of the Ph.D. thesis of Revd. Dr. Wolfram Reiss about the Sunday School movement in the Coptic Orthodox Church with a focus on the role of Pope Shenouda III and Father Matta el-Meskeen and the place of the church in a Muslim society. Reiss´ study provides an excellent insight into the...
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