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A man named ‘lantern’ finds a buried treasure, and with the money builds a church and extends a priesthood. If only all tales of Coptic Orthodox churches were so adventurous. (Some are.) The village of Qufādah, home of the Virgin Mary and St. Abaskhiroun Church, is about a 30-45 minute drive from...
Text of lecture about a declining Christianity in the Middle East. Dalrymple compares between his travels in the mid nineties to when he collected material for his book ‘From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East,’ and recently travelled to the areas he had visited...
This article continues the series by Watani International, tracing the history of how modern-day Egyptians came to be what they are today and marking their origins and the origin of their traditions.
The author comments on the features of the mulid of St. Dimyana. He believes the mulid is a clear example on national unity. The ceremonial manifestations bring to mind the mulids of El-Sayyed Al-Badawi and Ibrahim Al-Dosoqi [pious Muslim
The Cairo Foreign Press Association organized a visit to Coptic Old Cairo with Prof. Dr. Peter Grossmann and asked Cornelis Hulsman to write a report for the FPA Bulletin in May 2002. Hulsman pointed out that visiting Old Cairo with a scholar is very different from visiting it with Coptic clergy.
In Egypt, as in the rest of the Roman Empire, Christians were persecuted during the first three centuries following the inception of Christianity. The Egyptians or Copts as they later came to be known, accepted Christianity so very rabidly that it is no wonder the Romans were compelled to crack...
It is surprising to find a Coptic, religious author, who cherishes his Christian faith, defending Islam. That is what the Egyptian intellectual Nabil Luqa Bebawy actually did. He stood up to the false claim that Muslims spread their call through the edge of the sword and forced people to join Islam...
Al-Akhbar and Al-Ahram paid special attention to Coptic New Year’s Day. The articles published in both papers touched upon how the Coptic calendar began, how it relates to the Pharaonic calendar and the story of Emperor Diocletian, during whose rule many Christians were put to death.
The late Pope Kyrillos IV laid the foundation stone of the monastery of Mar Mena Al-Agybi, in 1959. The tomb of Pope Kyrillos, who took Mar Mena as his intercessor, is there. Mar Mena Al-Agybi [Mar Mena, the wonder-worker] was so called because of the wonders that took place where he was buried.
A lecture on the Islamic conquest of Egypt was held in the Cairo Opera House. The speakers stressed that the Islamic conquest of Egypt was not a colonization. It saved the Copts from the persecution of the Byzantines. They warned against recent attempts to distort Islamic history in Egypt.

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