Coptic Church celebrates the new Coptic year today with social prayers and praises over night. Special food is also included in the celebration, namely: Red dates and guava, which refers to the blood of the martyrs and their strong faith. Vendors of dates and guava sold their goods in front of the churches as Copts celebrate Nayrouz by eating those fruits. Nayrouz or Neyrouz is a feast when martyrs and confessors are commemorated within the Coptic Orthodox Church. Celebrated on September 11, the day is also the start of the Coptic new year and its first month, Thout.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, received on Tuesday priests and the council of the Church of St. George and St. Anthony in Heliopolis. The council discussed their plans to serve the congregation and especially the youth, and they asked the Pope to ordain new deacons for the ministry in the church.
Media office of the Coptic Orthodox Church said that Bishop Bisanty of Helwan presided this morning the Holy Mass of the feast of St. Parsoum at his shrine in the monastery of St. Parsoum in Helwan. Hundreds of the congregation and dozens of clergy have also pariticapted in the celebration.
A Muslim girl named Serena Mamlouk got married to a young Christian man in Lebanon called Antony Qaour, which sparked widespread reactions through the media and social networking sites. Their marriage was considered a sign on peaceful coexistence between religions, while others assured such marriage violates Islamic laws. A group of artists and civil rights activists defended their rights and said that different religions are united by love.
The Islamophobia Observatory of the Egyptian House of Fatwa commented on the confessions of Tarek Ramadan, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood s international organization and the grandson of Hassan al-Banna who founded the terrorist group, saying that two women of the four who accused him of rape accepted committing adultery with him and were not forced to do so. The observatory said that the members of the terrorist group pretend to be bios and following the rules of Islam, but they are far from this. Statement of the observatory said that they insult Islam and Islamic communities in the West by such practices.
Bishop Michael, general bishop of Hadayed al-Qubba, ordained a large group of deacons in various ranks. They were celebrating the Holy Mass at the church of St. George Church of Manshiet Al-Sadr on the occasion of the New Coptic year.
Bishop Athanasius of Beni Mazar and Bahnasa inaugurated the Church of the Virgin in Beni Mazar after its renovation. 3 alters and one baptism were inaugurated in addition to the Coptic icons and the holy vessels.
A group of tourists from Germany visited the tourist attractions in Minya including Pharonic sites and Christian monasteries. Qassim Hussein, governor of Minya, said that the governorate has many tourist potentials and archaeological areas, and enjoy security and stability.
Copts celebrated the new Coptic year next Wednesday with eating special food, namely: Red dates and guava, which refers to the blood of the martyrs and their strong faith. Vendors of dates and guava sold their goods in front of the churches as Copts celebrate Nayrouz by eating those fruits. Nayrouz or Neyrouz is a feast when martyrs and confessors are commemorated within the Coptic Orthodox Church. Celebrated on September 11, the day is also the start of the Coptic new year and its first month, Thout.
Our Coptic churches in Egypt and other countries of the Diaspora celebrate the feast of Martyrs (Nayrouz ) which comes on August 11 of each year. It is also known as the Egyptian New Year in the Middle Ages during the Mamluk rule. It is known that Christianity introduced many saints and millions of martyrs and confessors as a result of their persecution from the early Christian times in the first centuries to the fo