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She contacted Christie's, and they managed to identify the Coptic text as coming from the Old Testament's Book of Deuteronomy - part of the Torah and the Christian Old Testament. "This is a very important discovery for the history of the Qur'an and early Islam. We have here a witness of cultural ...
After noticing the faint letters, she contacted the auction house which, following further analysis, identified the Coptic text as words of the Old Testament's Book of Deuteronomy, part of the Torah and the Christian Old Testament. Ms Cellard, who is attached to the College de France, said: "This is a ...

The role of the scouts “is to prepare the site and welcome the congregations and the guests,” according to Dr. Samuel, who is responsible for coordinating Christian Orthodox Church scouts across Egypt and directly overseeing those who volunteer at St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Abbasseya, the ...
The role of the scouts “is to prepare the site and welcome the congregations and the guests,” according to Dr. Samuel, who is responsible for coordinating Christian Orthodox Church scouts across Egypt and directly overseeing those who volunteer at St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Abbasseya, the ... Bombs
Speaking through a translator provided by the regional Christian broadcaster SAT-7, Fr Fathy said that some of the wounded were still receiving treatment for their injuries. In response to the various terrorist attacks carried out against Copts, Egypt's Interior Ministry instructed local police to guard churches ... Bombs

The Coptic Orthodox Church is the main Christian Church in Egypt. The church traces its founding back to around 42 AD, when the Apostle Mark is said to have visited Egypt. Pope Francis and the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, Pope Tawadros II, have in recent years worked to strengthen the ... Bombs
CAIRO – 1 April 2018: Egypt's Coptic-Christian community celebrates Palm Sunday, symbolized by the palm frond, which commemorates Jesus' triumphal ... Bishop of Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church attends a mass on Sunday to celebrate Palm Sunday, 1 April 2018 – Egypttoday/Mahmoud elHosry Bombs
Last year, on Palm Sunday, a sequence of suicide bombings killed a total of 47 Coptic Christians in churches in the Nile Delta and Alexandria. In May of last ... In the heartland of Christianity in Iraq, the many Christian villages of the Nineveh Plains sit in ruins almost a year since their liberation from ISIS. Bombs
One day in the fall of 2010, Father Anthony Messeh, then a priest at the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Fairfax, Virginia, sat down with a list of names. There were 30 individuals—all American converts with no Egyptian heritage—who had been baptized at the church since his arrival in 2001. Of the ... Bombs
Even in the absence of reliable polling, one point seems fairly clear: Four years into his rule, el-Sisi still commands strong support from the country's most important minority group, meaning its Coptic Christian population. Pro-el-Sisi banners hang overhead in neighborhoods where Copts reside, often ... Bombs
And there's no doubt, too, that among his most faithful supporters will be – in fact, must be – the Christians of Egypt, for the Coptic Orthodox Church and its pope have shown only fealty towards the Great President who won 96.1 per cent of the vote in 2014. I say “must” because the Christians of Egypt, like ... Bombs
"The alleged suicide of a number of Christian soldiers have raised many questions, but there has been a lack of investigations," the activist said. "In many cases, the military spokesman declares data on the development of various issues. So why have they not used the same method to declare facts about ... Bombs
Christian worshippers perform a baptism in the Kasr El Yahud Baptism site, on the Jordan River, in the southern Judean Desert, south of Jerusalem, ... Until 1967 Qasr al-Yahud was an active pilgrimage site that is home to Roman Catholic, Coptic, Ethiopian, Greek, Romanian, Syrian and Russian Orthodox ... Bombs
Coptic Church spokesman Boulos Halim told AFP that relations between the two men are excellent, but that there has been no official endorsement of Sisi. “We are not calling on people to vote for a particular person, but just to vote,” he said. Sisi is running for re-election virtually unopposed in a March ... Bombs
Up to 10 Coptic Christian asylum seekers in Melbourne are pleading with the federal government to be allowed to stay in Australia, just days before ... According to the Australian Coptic Movement, 10 out of a group of 29 asylum seekers have had their claims for asylum rejected; they were expected to return ... Bombs
CAIRO – 5 March 2018: A position like that of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria can very easily influence an entire region; and this is no ... Coptic Orthodox Christianity, perhaps the oldest form of Christianity existent, was born in Egypt. ... 'Copt' was a stronger word than 'Orthodox Christian' for them. Bombs

Incense wafted in the air, cars were double-parked in the lot outside and shoes sat in piles here and there on a recent Saturday as about 250 people gathered for the first Coptic Orthodox service in Dallastown's old Trinity United Methodist Church. Previously, the Copts gathered at St. Mary's Catholic ... Bombs
A week later, they were declared martyrs by Pope Tawadros II, leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Of the 21 Christian expatriate labourers executed by so-called Islamic State, one was Ghanaian and the others Egyptian, 13 of them coming from the Minya village of Al-Aour. More than 500 ... Bombs
Now, after almost two years of worshipping in downtown York, a community of 80 Egyptian Coptic Christian families has found a new home, for now — this time, in Dallastown, about 7 miles down the road. Incense wafted in the air, cars were double-parked in the lot outside and shoes sat in piles here and ... Bombs
Egypt's state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by ... The victims, 20 Egyptian Copts and one Ghanaian Christian, were kidnapped in separate incidents in Libya throughout December 2014 and January 2015. Bombs
DALLASTOWN, Pa. — The Coptic Christian community is growing so fast that it might may soon outgrow even this new home. They'd already left their homes in Egypt and landed in York, coming a distance of almost 6,000 miles. Now, after almost two years of worshipping in downtown York, a community of ... Bombs
The accused were referred to an Alexandria military court last May after at least 80 people died in a series of shootings and bomb attacks on Coptic churches in Cairo, ... Egypt's Christian Coptic minority makes up around 10 per cent of the country's 96-million-strong, Muslim-dominated population. Touring ... Bombs
An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced 36 people to death for their role in several deadly church bombings targeting the country's Coptic Christian minority. A string of bomb attacks on Coptic churches in Cairo, Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta between 2016 and 2017 killed more than 80 ... Bombs
Relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christian workers who were kidnapped in the Libyan city of Sirte, take part in a protest to call for their release, in Cairo, February ... CAIRO: The remains of 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians beheaded by Daesh militants on a beach in Libya three years ago will be repatriated, local ... Bombs
Each block is hand-carved and features traditional tattoo designs, mainly of Coptic Christianity, a denomination that began in Egypt and claims the author of the Gospel of Mark as ... The Razzouk family continues to provide a service for Christian pilgrims that Jacob's ancestors began while living in Egypt. Bombs
The cousins, along with eight other Coptic Christian asylum seekers in Melbourne, are appealing directly to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to show mercy and let them stay. Michael Ramzy, 31, was bashed and his mobile phone shop gutted in an attack by Muslim extremists in the village of Al Gharizat, ... Bombs
Now, after almost two years of worshipping in downtown York, a community of 80 Egyptian Coptic Christian families has found a new home, for now — this time, in Dallastown, about 7 miles down the road. Incense wafted in the air, cars were double-parked in the lot outside and shoes sat in piles here and ... Bombs
DALLASTOWN, Pa. — The Coptic Christian community is growing so fast that it might may soon outgrow even this new home. They'd already left their homes in Egypt and landed in York, coming a distance of almost 6,000 miles. Now, after almost two years of worshipping in downtown York, a community of ... Bombs
They'd already left their homes in Egypt and landed at a Catholic Church in York, Pennsylvania, coming a distance of almost 6,000 miles. After almost two years of worshipping in downtown York, a community of 80 Egyptian Coptic Christian families has found a new home for now - this time, in Dallastown, ... Bombs
The Coptic Orthodox Church will dedicate on Thursday a new church to the 21 Martyrs of Libya, who were beheaded by the Islamic State, three years after their deaths. The church ... Churches are a sensitive subject throughout Egypt, even though about 10 percent of the population is Christian. It's hard to ... Bombs
The director of Egypt's Bibliotheca Alexandrina Mostafa El-Feki met with the Coptic Orthodox Church's Pope Tawadros II on Saturday where they ... of the Egyptian character, and will include Egypt's Christian history between the first and seventh centuries, as well as an archived history of monasteries. Bombs
But Adel Guindy, the former president of Coptic Solidarity, a U.S.-based human rights organization that promotes equality for Coptic Christians in Egypt, told the Jewish News Service that such attacks are not being solely perpetrated by ISIS. The reality, he notes, is that Christian persecution has intensified ... Bombs
His Grace Bishop Karas begins the first Coptic Orthodox service in the old Trinity United Methodist building owned by Bethlehem UMC in Dallastown Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. York County's growing Egyptian Coptic Christian community had previously used St. Mary's Catholic Church in York for their services, ... Bombs
York County's growing Egyptian Coptic Christian community had previously used St. Mary's Catholic Church in York for their services, studies and other customs, and are now leasing the old Trinity building from Bethlehem UMC. The Copts, now numbering about 80 families, still hope to find a larger, more ... Bombs
Timaru's Coptic Christian community brought-in Egyptian carpenters to remodel their church as authentically as possible. St George's Coptic Church on Elizabeth St had been undergoing remodelling over the last few months. Iconostasis had been established behind the pulpit, the ceiling now resembled ... Bombs
Separately, a Coptic Christian defendant was fined about $20,000 for setting up the unlicensed church. The incident took place Dec. 22 when dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the building and stormed it. They destroyed the church's contents and assaulted Christians inside before security forces ... Bombs
The people who convert to Christianity are often beaten by their own family members for abandoning Islam and they are expelled from their houses. ... Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi on one hand gives positive signs in favor of Coptic Christian since he visited the church ... Bombs
When Mothers Antonia and Veronica first stepped out in their head-to-toe black religious habits on the streets of Woodend, people would stop and stare. With only their faces and hands exposed it was an unusual sight for many of the locals. "It's human nature to look at something that's different. We don't ... Bombs
On New Year's Eve two Coptic Christian men with their children stopped to visit a store owner and friend in Omranya, the suburban town of Cairo, on their way back home from a church service. Two masked gunmen who yelled slurs and curses at Christians opened fire and killed the two brothers. Traumatized, the children ... Bombs
The Bishop of the Coptic Church in Egypt – the oldest Christian church in the world – excused himself from meeting with the vice president, citing ... in the early 19th century to defend slavery against the clear moral arguments of abolitionists, American Christianity has been infected by slaveholder religion. Bombs
On Jan. 13, 27-year-old Bassem Herz Attalhah, his 38-year-old brother Osama, and friend Mohamed were stopped by three armed men while on their way home from work in El-Arish, Egypt. Osama told World Watch Monitor that the armed men were wearing black jackets and weren't masked, so they ... Bombs
... terrorist groups embarked upon torching Coptic churches across Egypt. They were able to torch a total of 83 Christian places of worship (including churches, monasteries, nuns' schools and Christian service houses), not mention that hundreds of Christian properties and possessions were burned to dust. Bombs
Established in the first century in Alexandria, Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox Church is still steeped in old traditions of the first Christian church. ... us an original first century church with beautiful teachings and it's our job to pass it to the next generation, not to give them emotional Christianity,” says Fr Abraham. Bombs
13-year-old Coptic Christian recounts attack on church, death of mother. January 18, 2018. » Continue to this story on Aid to the Church in Need. CWN Editor's Note: Nermeen Sadiq, 32, was among those killed during a December 29 attack on a Coptic Orthodox church in Helwan, a city near Cairo. The above note ... Bombs
Islamic militants who shot and killed a man on Saturday in Egypt because of his cross tattoo have pledged to kill more people belonging to the nation's beleaguered Christian community, a friend of the deceased believer has said. Friends and family of Bassem Herz Attallah, who was shot dead by a group of ... Bombs
Another Coptic Christian has been shot dead in Egypt's troubled North Sinai region, according to Egyptian security officials. Bassem Attallah, 35, was identified as the victim and the attack was carried out by three masked gunmen. Sinai ReutersEgypt's North Sinai region is threatened by Islamic State ... Bombs
Relatives of Coptic Christians grieve during the funeral service of victims of the attacked on Mar Mina church in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt's Health ... Bombs
A gunman has shot dead two Coptic Christians outside an alcohol shop in Cairo, just days after masked assailants opened fire on a church. The two victims, who were brothers, were killed in the southern Giza district as they celebrated New Year's Eve, security sources said. The assailant, armed with a rifle, ... Bombs
The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group, which has specifically targeted Egypt's Coptic Christian minority since December 2016 with a series of church bombings that have killed more than 100 people and wounded many more. Bambera's statement noted there have been more than 2,000 attacks ... Bombs


 

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