Egypt’s Judiciary: Enabling the Victimization of Coptic Christians

Coptic Solidarity - Raymond Ibrahim - 3/4/19 On Sunday, March 17, the ruling court in Minya, Egypt, recused itself and stepped down from two ongoing cases concerning the victimization and killing of Coptic Christians.  Due to this unexpected move, both cases—which had already been at court three as six years—must now be retried anew, a process that will ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Pope Tawadros II in Egypt

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 31/1/19 On January 30, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited his brother in Christ His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark for the Coptic Orthodox Church, at the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbassia District in Cairo, Egypt. In his address, ...

Video: ‘Societal Denial and Deception’ Concerning the Persecution of Egypt’s Christians

Raymond Ibrahim - August 2018 Last month I chaired a panel at Coptic Solidarity’s ninth annual conference, held in Washington, D.C.  The panel was titled and dedicated to exploring “Government, Media and Societal Denial and Deception” concerning the persecution of Egypt’s Christian minority. Also on the panel were: Robert Herman, Senior Advisor for Policy, Freedom House; Mansour al-Hadj, ...

Coptic Orthodox Bishop Anba Epiphanius Found Dead

OCP News Service - 31/7/18 +Memory Eternal+ Egypt: His Grace Bishop Anba Epiphanius - Abbot of the Monastery of St. Macarius in Wadi al-Natroun was found dead in a pool of blood. Fractures were found on his skull as if the late Bishop was hit with some instrument. The Egyptian authorities have started an official investigation into ...

ORTHODOX HIERARCHS OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR DEADLY WILDFIRES IN GREECE

Orthochristian.com - 25/7/18 At least 80 have died and at least another 180 have been injured by the wildfires raging in Greece for several days already, making it the deadliest fire on record in Greece. Scores more have fled, and many are desperately searching for their loved ones. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days of ...

THE FEAST OF SAINT ONUPHRIOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate  - 27/6/18 On Monday, June 12/25, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of our Father among the Saints Onuphrios of Egypt, at the his Holy Monastery which is located at a short distance from the Biblical Siloam pool in East Jerusalem. This district is also named “The potter’s field”, because it on the field that ...

Request to Support Deacon Daniel Maylon’s Charity walk for Supporting Vulnerable Coptic youth in Egypt

Deacon Daniel with Bishop Anba Angaelos of London of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Justgiving - DEACON DANIEL MALYON - Delegate of United Kingdom of OCP - 25/6/18 Donate to Deacon Daniel Maylon here UK: As someone involved in Education and in the Coptic Orthodox Church, I feel both causes are close to my heart. With this in mind, I have decided to raise money for the St Kyrel Trust. St Kyrel Trust ...

Egypt Tries to ‘Reconcile’ Coptic Churches to Non-Existence

Coptic Solidarity - Raymond Ibrabim - 20/6/18 From attacks by Muslim mobs to closures by Muslim authorities, the lamentable plight of Coptic Christian churches in Egypt always follows a pattern, one that is unwaveringly only too typical. Thus, last April 14, a Muslim mob—predictably riled by the previous day’s Friday mosque sermons—attacked the church of the Holy Virgin ...

Comment from Archbishop Angaelos: Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated

Coptic Orthodox Church UK- 16/5/18 Comment by His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London : Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated to Egypt After months of waiting, the Coptic Libya Martyrs were finally repatriated to their homeland of Egypt yesterday. They were received by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See ...

Prophet Jeremiah

Church of Serbia - 16/5/18 The Holy Prophet Jeremiah, one of the four great Old Testament prophets, was son of the priest Helkiah from the city of Anathoth near Jerusalem, and he lived 600 years before the Birth of Christ, under the Israelite king Josiah and four of his successors. He was called to prophetic service ...

Apostle Mark the Evangelist of the Seventy

Church of Serbia - 11/5/18 The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12), was one of the Seventy Apostles, and was also a nephew of Saint Barnabas (June 11). He was born at Jerusalem. The house of his mother Mary adjoined the Garden of Gethsemane. As Church Tradition relates, on the ...

Venerable Mary of Egypt

Church of Serbia - 26/3/18 This Life of Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt was written down in the seventh century by Saint Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, some hundred years after the repose of the holy Mary, who fell asleep in the Lord April 1, 522. It is one of the most beautiful and edifying lives ...

Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Visits Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo

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John Anton – Correspondent- Coptic Affairs- OCP News Service - 6/3/18 Cairo- Egypt: For the first time in history, a high-level delegation led by His Highness Mohammad bin Salman - Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia met His Holiness Pope Tawadros II - Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist in Alexandria & Primate of ...

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent – 2018

His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – 123rd Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter in Antioch and All East Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 18/2/18 ܒܫܡ ܐܝܬܝܐ ܡܬܘܡܝܐ ܐܠܨܝ ܐܝܬܘܬܐ ܕܟܠ ܐܚܝܕ ܐܝܓܢܛܝܘܣ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܕܟܘܪܣܝܐ ܫܠܝܚܝܐ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ ܘܕܟܠܗ̇ ܡܕܢܚܐ ܘܪܝܫܐ ܓܘܢܝܐ ܕܥܕܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ ܐܪܬܕܘܟܣܝܬܐ ܕܒܟܠܗ̇ ܬܒܝܠ ܕܗܘ ܐܦܪܝܡ ܬܪܝܢܐ ܡ̄ We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the Metropolitans; our spiritual children: Very ...

COMMEMORATING METROPOLITAN GEEVARGHESE MAR OSTHATHEOS – REV DR VALSON THAMPU

Rev Dr Valson Thampu

  Rev Dr Valson Thampu- (Editor - Ecumenical Spirituality) OCP News Service - 2/12/18 Sermon preached at his memorial meeting at St. Paul’s, Mavelikara, on the 11th of February 2018. Text. “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!” -The Gospel According to St. Matthew 3:2. More on Metropolitan Ostathios Geevarghese here: PART -I It is a century since ...

“THE QUESTION OF JERUSALEM MUST BE DEPOLITICIZED AND JERUSALEM SHOULD BE DECLARED “THE CAPITAL” OF THE THREE MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIONS” H.H. ARAM I

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - January- February 2018 This view was the core of the intervention of His Holiness Aram I at the first session of the international conference on Jerusalem organized by Azhar in Cairo on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. After affirming that "the future status of Jerusalem must be an inseparable and integral part of the peace process," His ...

Patriarchal Encyclical on Mor Severus of Antioch

Musings from the Fourth Rome

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 4/2/18 We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the Metropolitans; our spiritual children: Very Reverend Corepiscopoi, Reverend priests, monks, nuns, deacons and deaconesses and the entire blessed Syriac Orthodox people throughout the world. May the divine ...

Venerable and God-bearing Father Anthony the Great

Church of Serbia - 31/1/17 Saint Anthony the Great is known as the Father of monasticism, and the long ascetical sermon in The Life of Saint Anthony by Saint Athanasius (Sections 16-34), could be called the first monastic Rule. He was born in Egypt in the village of Coma, near the desert of the Thebaid, in the ...

A Christian View of Debt And How To Manage It

  Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 12/1/18 Ever since Adam and Eve were told in the book of Genesis that they would need to work for their food, the Christian view has been largely that of self sufficiency. However, throughout the Bible provision has been made for borrowing, lending and debt. On leaving Egypt the Israelites ...

Putin Attends Services In St. Petersburg As Orthodox Churches Worldwide Celebrate Christmas

EA crowd celebrates Christmas in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. RFE/RL

RFE/RL - 7/1/18 Russian President Vladimir Putin helped usher in the Orthodox Christmas at services at the Church of Saints Simeon and Anna in St. Petersburg. The Russian leader arrived after the session had begun late on January 6 and joined in the services as the clock turned to January 7 -- the date the Russian Orthodox ...

THE FEAST OF OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS ONUPHRIUS (2017)

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - July 2017 On Sunday, 12th/25th June 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of our Father among the Saints Onuphrius of Egypt, at his Holy Monastery located in the district of the ancient Jerusalem, opposite Siloam font and on the slopes of Abu Tor hill, by the carved rocks – tombs of ...