Coptic denominations offered thank President al-Sisi for legalizing 87 new churches. The committee on the legalization of churches at its Wednesday meeting approved legalizing the status of 87 churches and affiliated buildings to raise the total number of legalized churches to 1322 churches.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark See said in his weekly sermon yesterday that the Coptic church has preserved Pharaonic Music in its melodies. He added that the heavenly life is full of praises and praises are full of music.
Unidentified people attacked Coptic house in Giza killing the wife Rina and seriously injuring the husband Amir. Their child survived the attack since she was in the nursery and Police are currently investigating the matter.
In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Coptic international actor Mena Massoud shared that he hasn t landed a single new audition in Hollywood since he starred in Disney s live action Aladdin. It is worth mentioning that Aladdin has made more than 1 billion dollars.
Bishop Andraws of Abu Tieg ordained 3 new priests at St. Mark Church in Abu Tieg. The ordained priests are Father Faltaous Wagih, Athnasious Kamil, Philopatir Kamiel. The new priests will spend the forty days following the ordination at the monastery of the Virgin Mary (Muharraq) in Qusiya.
The Monastery of St. Samuel in Minya opens its doors to visitors for a week to celebrate the feast of its intercessor on December 18th. This comes under extra security measures taken by police to secure the road to the monastery in which two terrorist attacks have targeted visitors of the monastery.
Bishop Abraam of Fayoum ordained 5 new priests from the monks for the ministry in the diocese for the monastery of Archangel Gabriel, Mount El-Nuqroun, and the Monastery of St. Makarios, in Wadi Al-Rayyan, and the Church of St. Mary and St. Ruiz in Bayada. This came during the monthly meeting with priests of the diocese.
Bishop Sharobim of Qena perfumed the remains of St. Mina and St. Simon and St. Salib at St. Peter Church in Qena in the presence of hundreds of Copts. The diocese is holding a spiritual renaissance for two weeks on the occasion of the Nativity fasting.
Copts of El Gawly Village in Manfalout Center in Assiut celebrate their annual feast of St. Phlopatir at his monastery. The feast is celebrated by more than 10,000 visitors of the monastery located at Jawli village 22 kilometers north of Assiut and about 7 kilometers south of Manfalut.
From the top of Mount of Olives, which is located east of Jerusalem, there were many important events mentioned in the Bible. Several churches were built in the location to commemorate these events. The mountain was named after the many olive trees that distinguished it. Father John Nassif, the priest of the Church of Our Lady in Chicago, mentioned in his article Events on the Mount of Olives seven important even