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Led by Pope Tawāḍrūṣ II, the Coptic Orthodox Church is preparing to start the Christmas fast on November 25th, which will last for 43 days until Coptic Christmas is celebrated on January 7, 2023.  During this period, Coptic Christians abstain from meat and dairy products and observe several unique...
This morning, H.G. Ibrāhīm Isḥāq, the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, and Chairman of the Council of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops in Egypt, received Cardinal Mar Bishāra al-Rāʿī, Patriarch of the Maronite Church, at the Coptic Catholic Headquarters in Kūbrī al-Qubba.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II headed the consecration of the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Resurrection and the Virgin Mary, also known as the Church of the Holy Association in the Daher [al-Ẓāhir] neighborhood of Cairo, after the church’s recent renovations.
President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī congratulated His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria, patriarch of the See of St. Mark, on Christmas, during his visit to the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ at the New Administrative Capital.
Dr. Muʾmin al-Hawārī, Head of the Central Administration of the Red Sea region of Al-Azhar, and Shaykh Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Raḥīm, Director-General of Preaching of the Red Sea, headed a delegation on Monday to visit the "Catholic, Orthodox, and Evangelical" churches of the city of Hurghada, in order to...
For the first time in years, Catholics in Egypt don’t have to work on Christmas, not because the government made it a national holiday, but because their Christmas happens to fall on the weekend, on Friday and Saturday. For many ages, Egyptian Catholics have demanded that the western Christmas (the...
For hundreds of years, al-Minyā has been one of the most important stops of the Holy Family's journey from Asyūṭ to Sinai, which resided at Jabal al- Ṭayr (Mountain of the Birds) in Samāllūṭ, until a church named after the Virgin Mary was built on the banks of the Nile River.
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced the inauguration of the Virgin Mary Monastery in Mount Asyūṭ (known as the Monastery of Durunka). The opening ceremony of the monastery’s archaeological cave after its restoration witness the presence of Bishop Yūʾanis, bishop of Asyut along with a number of...
Orthodox Copts will celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary in the next month, during which they will visit monasteries and churches. The Virgin’s Monastery in Durnuka Mountain, in Asyūṭ, holds particular fame as it was the last stop for the holy family on their way to Palestine.
The Diocese of Samallūṭ is making every effort to end the crisis of Coptic visitors to the monastery of the Virgin Mary in Jabal al-Ṭayr, by opening the entrances to the roads and allow the Copts to enter, pray and receive blessings, after the suffering they have experienced. This comes after the...

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