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

August 6, 2018 Featured

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; […]

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Coptic Orthodox Bishop Anba Epiphanius Found Dead

July 31, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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July 25, 2018 Featured – 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 […]

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June 27, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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

June 25, 2018 Featured
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. […]

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

June 20, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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Comment from Archbishop Angaelos: Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated

May 16, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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Prophet Jeremiah

May 16, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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Apostle Mark the Evangelist of the Seventy

May 11, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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Venerable Mary of Egypt

March 26, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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

March 6, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent – 2018

February 18, 2018 Featured
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 […]

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February 12, 2018 Featured
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 […]

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February 8, 2018 Featured – 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 […]

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Patriarchal Encyclical on Mor Severus of Antioch

February 4, 2018 Featured
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 […]

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Venerable and God-bearing Father Anthony the Great

January 31, 2018 Featured

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, […]

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A Christian View of Debt And How To Manage It

January 12, 2018 Featured

  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 […]

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

January 7, 2018 Featured
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 […]

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July 4, 2017 Featured

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 […]

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Survivor Julia Ibrahim Speaks on Coptic Bus Attack

June 1, 2017 Featured

Julia Ibrahim: One of the survivors from the Coptic bus attack by ISIS in Egypt. She speaks about the harsh moments during the attack by the terrorists.

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The Martyrs of El Minya, St. Samuel the Confessor and a Plea to the Eastern Orthodox

May 30, 2017 Featured

Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim – 30/5/17 This might be considered a controversial post though I hope not…. It is well known that the main threat facing the Copts of Egypt is terrorism born out of Islamic fundamentalism. The recent attack in El Minya on the Coptic pilgrims visiting St. Samuel the Confessor’s monastery highlights this ongoing […]

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