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Mother Kereya the Abbess & Bishop Ireneaus (Vassiliou) : Miraculous Oil & Orthodox Unity

April 15, 2016 Featured News
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Eastern & Oriental: One Orthodox Faith Fb Group- 15/4/16 – Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim Dear Friends…please enjoy this beautiful story that not only includes several saints but presents us with a great hope for the unity of the Orthodox Churches, Oriental and Eastern! The Following story is told by Mother Erene herself: When Tamav Erene entered the monastery and served Mother Kereya […]

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People Don’t Fast Because They Don’t Know the Meaning of Lent – Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany

April 2, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – April 2016 For many people, Great Lent is a time, let’s be honest, of difficulty and sorrow. Statistics show that every year only 3-5% of those who call themselves Orthodox Christians observe Lent, and even those don’t adhere […]

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Egypt: Another Christian Killed in His Military Unit, Supposedly by “Suicide”

February 23, 2016 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – Coptic Solidarity – 23/2/16 Another young Coptic Christian conscript has allegedly committed suicide in his unit in Menufia, Egypt, says a February 17 report by MCM (actual date of incident not indicated). According to Maj. Gen. Muhammad Mas‘ud, the 20-year-old Copt known only as Michael “shot a bullet from his firearm into his chest, dying […]

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Egypt: Salafi Party Bans Muslims from Congratulating Christians during Christmas

December 31, 2015 Featured News

Coptic Solidarity  – Raymond Ibrahim- 31/12/15 Shiekh Sameh Abdel Hamid Hamouda, a leader of Egypt’s Salafis, has issued a fatwa banning Muslims from congratulating Christians during their Christmas celebrations. According to Hamouda’s fatwa, Muslims are permitted to greet Christians over more generic celebrations, such as birthdays or weddings.  However, congratulating Christians over their religious celebrations—such as […]

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MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS 2015

December 26, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 Today Bethlehem welcomes the one who sits for ever by the Father, today angels godly praise the born infant, glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace, good will to people.  (Idiomelon of Christmas Matins). The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church of Christ across the world celebrates today as it pastorally declares […]

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Encyclical from The Ecumenical Patriarch on the feast of the Nativity – 2015

December 23, 2015 Featured News

December-January 2015 By the mercy of God, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch: grace, mercy, and peace to all the fullness of the Church from Christ, the Saviour born in Bethlehem. Brethren and beloved children in the Lord, The sweetness of the Holy Night of Christmas once again envelops the world, and in the […]

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Bishop Angaelos delivers keynote address at international conference in Rome on the Christian response to persecution

December 18, 2015 Featured News

18/12/15 – Coptic Orthodox Chuch of United Kingdom His Grace Bishop Angaelos delivers keynote address at international conference in Rome on the Christian response to persecution. After a short introduction by Daniel Philpott, Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK MEETS WITH HIERARCHS OF THE COPTIC CHURCH

December 14, 2015 Featured News

On 9 December 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with a delegation of the Coptic Church in the parish house of the Church of “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon of the Mother of God. The delegation, which has arrived in Moscow with the […]

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Raymond Ibrahim on Redeemer Broadcasting

December 1, 2015 News

Raymond Ibrahim – November -December 2015 I was recently interviewed on Redeemer Broadcasting’s “A Plain Answer,” with Dan Elmendorf. Many topics were discussed in the nearly 30-minute discussion, including the historic rise of Islam, past and present Christian martyrdom, Egypt’s Sisi and the Coptic plight, and a number of Islamic doctrines, including those of abrogation, loyalty […]

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The Letter of Prophet Muhammad to the Orthodox Monks of St. Catherine Monastery in Mount Sinai

November 30, 2015 Featured News
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The Higher Learning.com – 30/11/15 Visit Mount Sinai Monastery Website here: Read more on the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Mount Sinai: Also Read – Covenant of Prophet Muhammad with the Monks of Mt. Sinai Ashtiname of Muhammad: Prophet Muhammad ‘s Letter to the Monks of St. Catherine in Mt. Sinai offering protection religious freedom and peace. […]

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Sinai crash: St.Petersburg’s bells toll for each of 224 victims as new intel says bomb to blame

November 9, 2015 Featured News
The memorial service for A321 crash victims at St. Isaac Cathedral in St. Petersburg. © Igor Russak

 RT- 8/11/15 Moscow: Thousands of people in St. Petersburg’s main cathedral commemorated the victims of the plane crash in the Sinai desert on October 31. Experts are homing in on the cause of the incident, while thousands remain stranded in Egypt as flights are suspended. It took 37 minutes for the 10-ton bell of the […]

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Newsmax Video: Raymond Ibrahim on Downed Russian Flight and Egypt

November 9, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim -8/11/15 Earlier today I was interviewed by JD Hayworth on Newsmax TV.  We discussed the significance of the downed Russian flight over Sinai — including how it ultimately belies ISIS’ weakness vis-a-vis heavy Russian bombardments — and the amorphous nature of Islamist groups in Sisi’s Egypt and elsewhere.  The segment begins right around the […]

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Radio Interview: Raymond Ibrahim on Jihad and Forced Conversions

November 9, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – November 2015 I was recently interviewed on Reel Talk with Audrey Russo.  Among other topics we discussed Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah’s comments on “defensive jihad” and “offensive jihad,” and how Coptic Christians were being abducted in Egypt and tortured to renounce Christianity and embrace Islam.Click here for the 20-minute interview. Source:    

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Teacher Savagely Whips Coptic Christian Boy 40 Times

October 29, 2015 Featured News
10-year-old Babawi Farag in better times.

Raymond Ibrahim – 29/10/15 Coptic Solidarity An Egyptian teacher of Arabic language whipped a 10-year-old Coptic Christian boy with 40 lashes using an electric wire last week in a Cairo school. The doctors who later examined the boy’s wounds “could not believe that a teacher could do this,” said the child’s father. The incident occurred on […]

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Egyptian Journalist: Sermon on Mount Should be Taught in Egyptian Schools

October 16, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – October 2015 Ibrahim Eissa, an Egyptian television personality, recently made some remarks that were as objective as they were startling to many in Egypt. After pointing out that it is good to teach Coptic Christians the Koran in public schools, simply because knowledge of the Koran goes a long way in improving knowledge […]

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Pope Tawadros II Discuss Egypt-Ethiopia Relations

September 27, 2015 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 27/09/15 Report by Mentu Desta Asrat “We are historical communities who drink one river together” Pope Tawadros II Addis Ababa: His Holiness Pope Tawodros II of Alexandria met with  , Ambassador Bihane (Deputy of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus- FDRE Foreign minister)as well as with the Ethiopian public diplomacy group and discussed about […]

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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia 

September 26, 2015 Featured News

Yonas Gredew (OCP Delegate of Addis Ababa and All Ethiopia) OCP News Service – 26/9/15  Pics – Fb Page of Coptic Spokesperson:  Addis Ababa: His Holiness Tawadors II of Alexandria on the Throne of St Mark the Evangelist has arrived in Ethiopia for the first apostolic visit. The Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church is accompanied by a […]

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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria visits Ethiopia 

September 26, 2015 Featured News

Yonas Gredew (OCP Delegate of Addis Ababa and All Ethiopia) OCP News Service – 26/9/15 Addis Ababa: His Holiness Tawadors II of Alexandria on the Throne of St Mark the Evangelist is in Ethiopia for a four-day official visit. The Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church is accompanied by a high-level  delegation from Egypt. Pope Tawadros […]

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ISIS Abducts 12 Egyptians in Libya

September 25, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – Coptic Solidarity  – September 2015 The Islamic State in Libya has abducted 12 more Egyptians.  They were reportedly laborers preparing to return back to Egypt. According to RT Arabic, the Egyptians were abducted in Sirte, late in the evening of Sunday, September 13. Coptic Christians are among those kidnapped. The Egyptian ministry has not issued […]

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Comment by Bishop Angaelos on the Refugee Crisis

September 25, 2015 Featured News

September 2015 Welcoming those less fortunate Comment by His Grace Bishop Angaelos- General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.  Until now, the Middle East crisis has been contained in that part of the world, and has, for some, become somewhat of a distant reality. If we have occasionally been moved by what we […]

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Coptic Shop Bombed by “Muslim Brotherhood”

September 6, 2015 Featured News

Coptic Solidarity – Raymond Ibrahim – September 2015 The shop of a Coptic Christian located in Qena, Egypt, was bombed earlier this week and severely damaged. The first, failed attempt was caught by the shop’s security camera.  In it, a bearded Salafi looking man comes into the shop holding two bags.  He purchases nothing but surreptiously leaves one of […]

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