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The article spots the apparitions of Virgin Mary in Egypt, some of which have been officially recognized by the Church while others are still under study. The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the first apparition of the Virgin Mary in the city of Burtus, Giza, on June 28, when, according to church...
  Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark's Church, has delegated Bishop Antonios, Bishop of Jerusalem for Orthodox Copts, to attend a ceremony organized by the Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian Churches on Wednesday, marking the end of the 10-month restoration process of the...
The Holy Family came to Egypt, says the Biblical text. But it is silent on what they did once there. Coptic Orthodox tradition has filled in the details. And now, as Arab West Report discovered on a visit led by Cornelis Hulsman on January 16, 2016, they have one detail more.
From April 25-28 I traveled with Arab West Report through a few Upper Egyptian Holy Family sites, places Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are recorded to have stayed according to Coptic tradition. This travelogue will share some of the insights and anecdotes learned along the way, by means of pictures taken...
In recent years the tensions between Christians and Muslims in Egypt have increased. In many cases Christians have been victims of violence. Is there any chance that religions can live together peacefully in the land of Nile? This is the question that Cornelis Hulsman sought to answer in his paper...
“Miracles happen when people decide they do.” Al-Bāz argues that the famous miraculous apparition of the Holy Virgin in 1968 was the product of the historical and social situation and served the church, the people as well as the political leadership.
Dr. Isaac Fānūs freely spoke his mind about the issues he found important. Dr. Fānūs was critical about ecclesiastical institutions and leadership, including those in his own Coptic Orthodox Church. In this interview religions are described as societal entities that humans have created and...
The church of Saint Marcos in the southern province of Assiut witnessed a new apparition of the Virgin Mary. Thousands of people saw her surrounded by white pigeons and flashing lights in a miraculous spectacle, which lasted 6 hours on one occasion. The priest’s council of the church in Assiut...
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.
Paul Perry says that despite no reporter from Sabah Al-Kheir attempted to contact him regarding his photograph, the magazine captured his feelings about this amazing experience. He thinks he did photograph a miracle, which was an answer to a question of his since beginning a study of the Holy...

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