The Minya Prosecutor decided today to imprison 15 Copts and 20 Muslims in the village of Al-Barsha pending investigation in the sectarian attacks of Al-Barsha village, Mallawi Center, in Minya, which took place last Wednesday. A number of houses owned by Copts were attacked by extremists after publishing a comment of a Coptic youth on Facebook, which was considered as insulting of Islam. Police arrested more than 150 defendants and decided to extend the imprisonment of 35 of them pending investigation.
Bishop Isaac of Tima celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Archangel Michael Church in Tima, and ordained 71 new deacons. The new deacons were ordained at the basic rank of Ebsaltus, translated chanter.
HG Bishop Abanoub, General Bishop of the Mokattam Churches Sector, inaugurated the church of the two princes, Tadros al-Shutbi and Tadros al-Mashriqi, in Asmarat, Mokattam. The celebration was attended by a number of senior officials in the city. It is worth mentioning that the church is located on an area of 3,500 square meters, while the buildings occupy 1,850 square meters, and it consists of two floors.
After the death of Father Arsanyus Lotfi, priest of the Archangel Church in Zagazig who was infected with the new Corona virus, Bishop Timothy of the diocese decided to suspend the service in churches of the diocese. The departed father was born on July 6, 1957, and was ordained a priest on November 22, 1987. HH Pope Tawadros II offered his sincere condolences to Bishop of Zagazig and family of the late father and congregation.
His Eminence, Anba Yoakim, the General Bishop of Esna and Arman, ordained 4 new nuns at the monastery of the Virgin and the martyr Wadmon in Armant. The ordination ceremony was attended by Bishops Yousab of Luxor and Silvans of St. Pachomious monastery.
Father Mark Ramzi, Priest of Anba Shenouda Church in Mokattam, told Copts United that the Church of the two princes Tadros al-Shatbi and Tadros al-Mashriqi was officially opened yesterday to serve the people of Asmarat. He said that the date 29th of November was chosen because it coincides with the day of the founding of the first church named after the two princes al-Shatti and al-Mashriqi.
A report was published in the Egyptian media explaining why the Coptic Orthodox Church allows Copts to eat Fish and seafood on the Christmas fast, except on Wednesdays and Fridays. The monastery of Saint Damiana in Belqas explained that the church allowed eating fish because the word fish is in the Greek language is almost the same as Jesus. Moreover, fish is considered the purest type of animal, because it self-reproduces, without mating, and is considered one of the least desirable types of meat. It is worth mentioning that Jesus Christ has conducted many miracles related to fish.
Father Georgios, priest of Abu Sven Church in Bassous, south of Qena Governorate, participated at the opening of the Al-Azhari Elementary Institute, which was considered a gesture of love to the Muslim community. Sheikh Ahmed Abdel Sayed, director of the institute, praised the participation of the priest, which came along with several officials of the governorate.
HH Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mar See, and the Coptic Orthodox Church mourned Father Silanos Youhanna priest of St. John monastery in Batmos, Cairo. The late priest died at the age of 68, after a priestly service that extended for nearly 42 years.
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he lost his two hands in middle school, when a land mine exploded in him from the remnants of the World War, more than 40 years ago. Yet, the artist Talaat Nabih was able to write his name in history of art after he was able to prove his talent as great artist who paints with his mouth. Six months after the incident, Talaat , who is now 51 years old, decided to hold a pen with his teeth and mouth, entered the prep