Christianity

PM extends Easter greetings to Pope Tawadros II, Egyptian Copts

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 - 09:37 GMT

In a cable, the premier wished all Egyptian Copts a happy Easter, according to a statement from the cabinet on Friday.

Catholic Church extends suspension of masses, donates EGP 1 M to Tahya Misr Fund

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 - 02:38 GMT

The monks will continue holding the mass with one of the servants in the absence of churchgoers, according to a statement issued by the church on Friday.

Egypt applies for 8th world heritage site with Natrun Valley

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 - 08:00 GMT

For the first time in 17 years, Egypt has applied the Natrun Valley monastery complex to the UNESCO World Heritage List in hopes it becomes the eighth site of the country's.

Documentation, recording of Jewish artifacts almost completed

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 - 04:11 GMT

works of recording and documenting the fragments of the Jewish temples almost completed.

Trial of monks charged with killing Bishop Epiphanius adjourned to Dec. 27

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 - 09:30 GMT

During the trial, Ash’eyaa pleaded not guilty, claiming that he was framed, al-Dostor newspaper reported.

1st trial of monks charged with killing Bishop Epiphanius Sept. 23

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 - 12:44 GMT

Bishop Epiphanius was found dead on July 29 inside the monastery and two monks, who were kept in detention pending investigation, confessed their crime.

Dragons and steamed buns at Taiwan's temple-like church

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 - 10:12 GMT

There are more than 1,000 churches across the island but the Holy Spirit Church is particularly unique.

Two monks charged with murdering Bishop Epiphanius

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 - 02:12 GMT

The expelled monk Ash’eyaa and Monk Faltaous al-Makary were charged with the “deliberate murder” of Bishop Epiphanius.

A letter to Pope Tawadros II on monastic reforms

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 - 10:10 GMT

The monks’ letter, which depended on a study conducted by St. Macarius Monastery, described the current monastic system in Egypt as "bitter".

Another monk arrested over the murder of Bishop Epiphanius

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 - 03:53 GMT

The 33-year-old monk confessed that he helped the expelled monk Ash’eyaa of the St. Macarius Monastery, who is currently detained for 15 days pending investigation, in killing the bishop.

Ideological struggles: Background to Bishop Epiphanius’s death

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 - 09:11 GMT

“A faithful monk, but not aware of the seriousness of the wrong theological expression,” Pope Shenouda described Father Matthew in his writings.

Orthodox Church denies depriving St. Macarius monks of monasticism

Sun, 05 Aug 2018 - 11:12 GMT

In case of criminal prosecution, monks are deprived of their priesthood, in accordance with the Church law.

Locations of Holy Family's visit to Egypt to be renovated in 6 months

Mon, 14 May 2018 - 08:23 GMT

Works regarding the Holy Family's trip will be done in 6 months.

Pope Tawadros leads Maundy Thursday Mass in Alex.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 - 09:49 GMT

All Coptic Orthodox churches in Egypt celebrate the Maundy Thursday, which falls on the Thursday before Easter.

Shenouda III… A pope of all Egyptians

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 09:40 GMT

His successor Pope Tawadros II led the requiem mass for the sixth anniversary of Pope Shenouda III's death on Saturday at al-Surian Monastery in Wadi al-Naroun.

Why closing Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre Church is a big deal

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 - 06:25 GMT

The Church leaders in Jerusalem made a rare decision, as they announced the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest at a new Israeli tax policy

Why do Eastern Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7?

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 - 08:34 GMT

Celebrating Christmas on January 7 dates back to 1582 when astronomy scientists noticed a mistake in calculating the length of the Greek solar year.

Egypt’s Mufti affirms: Greeting Christ's birth is ‘righteous’

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 - 09:00 GMT

Egypt’s Mufti Shawky Allam affirmed in statements that greeting Christians is not incompatible with Islamic teachings, on the contrary, it is an act of righteousness.

Assiut: Holy Family’s last stop on the way back to Palestine

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 02:13 GMT

After staying for more than six months in a cavern, now Muharraq Monastery, Saint Joseph was told in a dream to go back to Palestine.

Rare heretical Christian writing reveals Jesus’s secret teaching

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 - 01:33 GMT

Scholars have translated an ancient heretic Christian manuscript in Egypt that contains a dialogue between Jesus Christ and his “brother”, James.

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