Vladimir Legoyda: The Church Building is the Conceptual Dominant of the “Russian Field”

7/5/14 “His Holiness often mentioned in his sermons that Russia grew around the holiness of St. Sergius, around the churches built by him and his disciples.” Speaking at a press conference in Moscow organized by the “Russian Field” Slavic culture festival, which has been specially timed to coincide with the 700th anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh, ...

Egypt Finally Permits Another Church Building (But 149 More Still Pending)

World Watch Monitor - 13/6/13 Why did President Mohamed Morsi choose to approve his first church permit now? (WWM) Seventeen years have elapsed since the Coptic Church first requested permission to build a church in the town of Nubaria, Northern Egypt. Last Friday, their wish was granted. But not all Egyptian Christians are lining up to thank President ...

Egypt: Gutted Church Building Leaves Copts With Debt

14/6/2012 Wayne King A hasty, inadequate renovation of a church building that Salafi Muslims largely gutted a year ago has left the congregation with staggering debt from additional repairs, church members said. Waiting inside the main hall of the Virgin Mary Church in Imbaba, Cairo on Sunday (June 10), a woman looked at the woodwork and religious artwork ...

Egypt: Minya: Copts protest after governor decides to tear down Church Building

Some 10,000 Copts march against the decision taken by the governor of Minya, southern Egypt, to demolish a five-storey building used a centre for the disabled. Shouting “Go, go after your master, [Mubarak],” they call for his resignation. Cairo – More than 10,000 Copts in Minya Governorate, 250 kilometres south of Cairo, took to the streets ...