Abba Mikhail, Bishop of Assiut, was born in Rahmaniyah village, Nag Hammadi, Qena, in 1921 in a Coptic family. He was ordained a monk on February 19, 1941 at the monastery of St. Macarius at Wadil Natroun. He was named Matthias of St. Macarius. On August 25, 1946, he was ordained a bishop of the Diocese of Assiut and its affiliates by HH Abba Yousab II, Pope of Alexandria who named him Mikhail. He suffered from many elders as he was so young.
Easter is the great feast celebrated by the Coptic Christians in Egypt. There are seven Major Feasts of the Lord: The Annunciation (Paramhat 29), The Nativity of Christ (Christmas, Kiahk 29), The Theophany or the Baptism of Christ (Tuba 11), Palm Sunday, The Feast of the Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost
The Feast of the Resurrection: It is preceded by the Great Lent (55 days) and is considered by the Coptic Church as “The Feast”. These 55 days include the Holy Week. On the last day before the feast of the Resurrection, Copts celebrate the "Joyous Saturday" or "the Saturday of Light" in which the Holy Light comes out of Jesus Christ's tomb, which is aired by many television channels.
Since the Saints Church in Alexandria was bombed in 2011, Many churches have been attacked and burned in Egypt, and more is coming. This is frequently happened here for various reasons, such as: Searching for a claimed kidnapped Muslim girl (Church of Empapa and St. George Church in Wasti, Beni Suef) and hoping to release them from church custody!
The Patriarch in the Coptic Orthodox Church is the successor of our Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles, and he is the greatest father. There are four patriarchs all over the world; the patriarch of Alexandria, the patriarch of Rome, the patriarch of Constantinople and the patriarch of Antioch.