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President Putin of Russia Receives Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

May 25, 2017 Featured
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Tera Rus – (Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) – OCP news Service – 25/5/17 His Excellency Vladimir Puitn – President of the Russian Federation received His Holiness Tawadros II – Pope and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist and Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria at Moscow Kremlin on […]

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Pope Tawadros II Receives Pope Francis: Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches agree to recognize shared baptism

April 29, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – John Anton (Special Correspondent in Cairo) 29/4/17 Cairo-Egypt; His Holiness Pope Tawadros II received His Holiness Pope Francis in Cario. In a common declaration, both Churches agreed to recognize shared baptism. A joint meeting of various Christian Prelates was held under the auspicious patronage of Pope Tawadors II of Alexandria. Pope […]

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Attack on Christian Church in Sinai Kills One – Reports

April 19, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 19/4/17 One of the oldest Christian monasteries in Egypt was the subject of a violent attack on security forces. One soldier has been confirmed dead while at least four have been wounded, local media outlets report. The St. Catherine Cathedral in Sinai was established in 565 A.D. as a Greek Orthodox church and is one of the […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta & Alexandria

April 9, 2017 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church of UK – 9/4/17 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria 9 April 2017 Today, Egypt’s Christians experienced yet another targeted attack, with a bombing of the Church of Saint George in […]

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The Feast of Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus

April 1, 2017 Featured
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Eotcmk.org – March- April 2017 Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus was entitled “the Star of the desert” and “the Head of Anchorites” Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus [means the salve of the Holy Spirit] was born on Tahisas 29 in 829 E.C; his date of birth and conception coincided with the day of His GOD, JESUS CHRIST. […]

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Serbian ambassador visited Patriarch of Alexandria

March 28, 2017 News

Church of Serbia- Patriarchate of Alexandria – March 2017 On 8th December 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa received in the Patriarchal See the visit of His Excellency Mr. Dragan Bisenic, Ambassador of the Serbian Republic to Egypt, as part of his visit to Alexandria. During their meeting, […]

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The Alexandrian Library opens its doors

March 25, 2017 News

Alexandrian Patriarchate – March 2017 On 22nd March 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Conference Centre of the Patriarchal Library within the Patriarchal Mansion, the Association of Alexandrian Scientists, who were visiting the Patriarchate for the first time. Present at the event were the Consul […]

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Comments by Bishop Angaelos on the recent spate of attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt, including the recent attacks in Al-Arish, Sinai.

March 1, 2017 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – Media and Communications – 1/3/17 I have now drafted and redrafted this statement numerous times over the past weeks, wanting to say something about the deadly attacks experienced by Coptic Christians in Egypt on a daily basis, yet every time I do, there seems to be a new and often […]

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Egypt: Four Christians Slaughtered in 10 Days

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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Coptic Solidarity – Raymond Ibrahim – 18/1/17 That the Coptic Christian Church continues to voice its support for President Sisi should not be interpreted to mean that the situation of Egypt’s Christian minority has improved. One need only look to the substratum of news for confirmation. The current month of January alone has already witnessed […]

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Nativity & New Year Greetings from OCP Chairman (2016-2017)

December 27, 2016 Featured News
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The Executive Council – December 2016/January 2017 – OCP News Service Dear All Nativity and New year Greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. Christ is Born, Let us adore Him!!! I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed nativity and peaceful New Year. Christmas is the season of joy, peace and hope. […]

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Christian Worship Is ‘Worse than Murder and Bloodshed’

December 22, 2016 Featured News
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Raymond Ibrahim – Coptic Solidarity – 22/12/16 For an idea on why Egypt’s Coptic Christians and their churches are constantly under attack—most recently last Sunday, when a church was bombed, killing at least 25 Christians—one need merely listen to the words and teachings of some of the nation’s Muslim preachers. Take Dr. Ahmed al-Naqib, for instance.  He has […]

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The Coptic Orthodox Nun Who Visited Mount Athos

December 18, 2016 Featured News
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Special Courtesy – Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim – OCP News Service – 18/12/16 Visit – http://tamavirene.com/ Adapted from the book ‘Tamav Erene: A Torch of Love in the Coptic Monastic Life’. Saintly Tamav Erene (Mother Irini) was the Abbess (Mother Superior) of the St. Philopateer Mercurius (Abu Sefein) Coptic Orthodox Convent in Old Cairo, Egypt. Saintly Mother […]

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DECLARATION BY THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA ABOUT THE BOMB ATTACK IN CAIRO

December 16, 2016 Featured News
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Alexandrian Patriarchate – December 2016 On 11th December 2016 during the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, H.B. Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, having been informed of the abhorrent bombing in Cairo, immediately declared his support of the Coptic Church and made the following statement to the media: “We here in Egypt, live in peace, […]

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The Archbishop of Canterbury & Ambassador of Egypt join Bishop Angaelos in prayers at The Innocent Victims’ Memorial at Westminster Abbey, for victims of the Cairo Church Bombing

December 15, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church of UK – 15/12/16 The Archbishop of Canterbury and Ambassador of Egypt join HG Bishop Angaelos in prayers at The Innocent Victims’ Memorial at Westminster Abbey, for victims of the Cairo Church Bombing. The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, and His Excellency Mr Nasser Kamel, Ambassador of Egypt to the […]

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Romanian Patriarch sends message of compassion and solidarity after Cairo bombing

December 15, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – December 2016 His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope and Patriarch of Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt Your Holiness, The news of the tragic terrorist attack on the morning of 11 December 2016 committed at the “Holy Apostles Peter and Paul” church of the Coptic community in Cairo, in which 25 […]

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Bishop Angaelos comments a day after the brutal bombing and murder of 25 people in St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church – Cairo

December 12, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church-UK – 12/12/16 HG Bishop Angaelos comments a day after brutal bombing and murder of 25 people in St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Cairo. Today is a day of many emotions: sadness, nervousness, uncertainty, and understandably even anger at times. That is because yesterday was a day in which we witnessed the worst […]

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‘A Sad Day for Egypt’ – Reflections by Bishop Anba Suriel on the Coptic Church Bombing

December 12, 2016 Featured News
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Bishop Anba Suriel – 12/12/16 Today has been one of the most difficult days of my life. Hearing about such barbaric events on the news or watching them on television is one thing but experiencing them firsthand is something else altogether. Walking up to the Church of St Peter (Botrosiya) in the Cathedral complex and […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos after explosion kills at least 25 at St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo

December 11, 2016 Featured News
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The Coptic Orthodox Church UK – 11/12/16 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom It is with great sadness that we receive the news today of at least 25 people brutally murdered by an explosion during regular Sunday worship at St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church […]

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Al Azhar Rejects Reforming ‘Religious Discourse’

November 30, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Solidarity -Raymonibrahim – 30/11/16 Much of the curriculum of Al Azhar—the Islamic world’s most prestigious university, located in Cairo—is based on Islamic books written in the medieval era or earlier.  These books—histories, biographies of Muhammad, hadith (words and deeds of the latter), tafsirs (Koran exegeses), etc.—are often criticized by more reform-minded Muslims for being too […]

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Messages from HRH The Prince of Wales, the Prime Minister & the Archbishop of Canterbury received as religious freedom is highlighted in annual Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) Service at Westminster Abbey

October 25, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church – UK  (Media and Communications Office) – 25/10/16 Messages were received from HRH The Prince of Wales, the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury as religious freedom was highlighted at the annual Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) Service at St Margaret’s, Westminster Abbey. Addresses were also delivered by HE Ambassador David Saperstein, […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS

September 24, 2016 Featured News

The Patriarchate of Alexandria – September 2016 On Monday 12th September 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, within the framework of his visit to the Holy Monastery of Kyreneia in Cyprus, went to the Presidential Palace and met with His Excellency Mr. Nikos Anastasiades, President of the Republic […]

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