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In the context of our round of introduction, which was shortly interrupted by tea and coffee, a discussion about the roots of Christian spirituality in Egypt, the church’s crisis in Europe especially among young people and Islam emerged.
The first thing that Reverend Richard did, when he introduced himself to our group, was bring a smile to our lips. Although being “officially” retired back in Canada, it became clear that God had plans for him in the Middle East. “Don’t think you can retire in the ministry!” he said, laughing.
Who meets Bishop Thomas is immediately captivated by his tranquility and positivity. As bishop of El-Qussia and Mair Diocese, he takes responsibility for a large number of Coptic Orthodox Christians. As initiator of the Anafora retreat center he reunites people from all over the world and of all...
In order to continue our research on the heritage of Christian spirituality in Egypt, we visited the monasteries in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, namely the Monastery of Saint Bīshūy, the Monastery of the Syrian and the Monastery of Baramus.
Two pastors, a civil servant, a professor and two students on their way to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo – what sounds like the beginning of a joke turned actually out to be a very educational trip through multiple millenniums of ancient Egyptian history. Blazing our trail through masses of people,...
After our visit to the Egyptian museum, we continued our research in Christian history in Egypt, when Cornelis Hulsman guided us to the Holy Virgin Church in Maadi, where we would learn about the relevance of the Holy Family’s stay in Egypt for Coptic Orthodox belief.
The Monastery of Patmos was established by Bishop Botros. He had bought the desert land upon which the monastery rests on his name with the government specifying that it was to be used for agricultural development. In 1993, he obtained a permit from the Egyptian Ministry of Defense to build a fence...
Dutch church delegation in Cairo: day 1 - meeting priests of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Shubra El Khayma
The Dutch delegation stayed three nights in Saint Anthony’s monastery where they attended masses and engaged in discussions about religion. This report describes how one of the oldest monasteries in the world is practicing the Christian faith. The monastery does not allow armed policemen to stay on...

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