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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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Coptic Bishop in Egypt: “Christians Are Original Inhabitants of the Nation”

September 22, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Solidarity – Raymond Ibrahim – 21/09/2016 Coptic Christian Bishop Daniel met with the Swiss Minister of exterior at the St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Church, during the minister’s recent visit. The bishop said that, formally, the Church enjoys good relations with the state and Al Azhar, which represents Islam […]

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The consulus general of The U.S.A. and Russia visit the Patriarch of Alexandria

August 11, 2016 Featured News

Patriarcate of Alexandria – Augsut 2016 On the 2nd and 4rd of August 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa received at the Patriarchal See the visits of the Consuls General of the U.S.A. Mr. Stephen Fakan and of Russia Mr. Rachid Sadikov, respectively and had lengthy and constructive […]

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Coptic Bishop: Egypt’s Christians Attacked ‘Every Two or Three Days’

July 26, 2016 Featured News
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Raymond Ibrahim – Coptic Solidarity – 26/7/16 Also Read: Egypt’s Coptic Pope Warns of Increased Attacks on Christians After the latest round of attacks on Egypt’s Christian minority—which saw at least one Copt stabbed to death and many Christian homes and a church burned—Coptic Bishop Makarious of al-Minya, the region where many of the attacks on Christians […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on increased attacks against Egypt’s Christian Community

July 25, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – Media and Communications Office- 25/7/16 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, on increased attacks against Egypt’s Christian community Egypt is undoubtedly going through a formative stage of its contemporary history. Having emerged from uprisings and changes in Government, dealing […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on the attack on the Coptic community in El Karm Village – Menia – Egypt

June 3, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – Media and Communications Office – 3/6/16 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom on the attack on the Coptic community in El Karm village, Menia, Egypt. Background On 20 May 2016 a violent mob shamefully stripped Soad Thabet, an elderly […]

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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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