Orthodox Church

Egypt's Orthodox church suspends activities for one month over rising coronavirus cases

Sun, 06 Dec 2020 - 09:57 GMT

In a statement on Saturday, the church said priests of each church can hold only one mass weekly with the participation of five deacons maximum.

Egypt's Orthodox Church announces procedures on gradual reopening of churches

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 - 01:03 GMT

The gradual reopening decision comes after the decrease of Covid-19 infection cases and deaths as per the daily reports issued by the Ministry of Health over the past two weeks.

Pope Tawadros greets Coptic Catholic Patriarch on Christmas

Wed, 25 Dec 2019 - 12:42 GMT

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese on Wednesday greeted Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Ishaq on the occasion of Christmas.

In pics: Pope Tawadros II inaugurates Virgin Mary Church in Menoufia

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 01:05 GMT

He also inaugurated the altar of the church under the name of Virgin Mary and another altar under the name of Anba Michael.

Egypt's Orthodox Church celebrates Ascension Thursday

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 - 03:44 GMT

The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates on Thursday the day of the Ascension of Jesus, which took place forty days after Easter.

Pope Tawadros II inaugurates Dusseldorf Coptic church

Sun, 12 May 2019 - 10:37 GMT

In that occasion, the Pope led a mass in the church.

Pope Tawardos II: Murder of Epiphanius ‘a big shock’ to Church

Sat, 08 Sep 2018 - 04:17 GMT

The murder of Head of St. Macarius Monastery in Wadi El-Natroun, Bishop Epiphanius, was a big shock to the Orthodox Church.

IS claims responsibility for church attack in Chechnya

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 06:03 GMT

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a church in Russia's Chechnya republic that killed three people

Sisi signs law on anti-terrorism supreme council

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 - 09:28 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Tuesday signed law No. 25 of 2018 on the establishment of the supreme council for combating terrorism and extremism.

Egypt’s Orthodox Church condemns al-Qawadis terrorist attack

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 08:49 GMT

The Ministry of Endowments has strongly condemned the attack in a statement issued earlier Monday.

Russia's 'Orthodox Taliban' sows fear over racy tsar biopic

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 07:00 GMT

Few in Russia took it seriously when hardline conservatives began protesting an upcoming biopic about an affair between tsar Nicholas II and a ballerina.