A number of bishops, besides a limited number of people, had attended the prayer, amid restrictive precautionary measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
In a cable, the premier wished all Egyptian Copts a happy Easter, according to a statement from the cabinet on Friday.
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.
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.
works of recording and documenting the fragments of the Jewish temples almost completed.
During the trial, Ash’eyaa pleaded not guilty, claiming that he was framed, al-Dostor newspaper reported.
Bishop Epiphanius was found dead on July 29 inside the monastery and two monks, who were kept in detention pending investigation, confessed their crime.
There are more than 1,000 churches across the island but the Holy Spirit Church is particularly unique.
The expelled monk Ash’eyaa and Monk Faltaous al-Makary were charged with the “deliberate murder” of Bishop Epiphanius.
The monks’ letter, which depended on a study conducted by St. Macarius Monastery, described the current monastic system in Egypt as "bitter".
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.
“A faithful monk, but not aware of the seriousness of the wrong theological expression,” Pope Shenouda described Father Matthew in his writings.
In case of criminal prosecution, monks are deprived of their priesthood, in accordance with the Church law.
Works regarding the Holy Family's trip will be done in 6 months.
All Coptic Orthodox churches in Egypt celebrate the Maundy Thursday, which falls on the Thursday before Easter.
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.
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
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 Shawky Allam affirmed in statements that greeting Christians is not incompatible with Islamic teachings, on the contrary, it is an act of righteousness.
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.