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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 interactions ...
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 very ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...


 

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