Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark led on Saturday night the Easter Mass in St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo’s Abbasiya amid high presence of priests and Coptic citizens.
A number of ministers, senior officials, Al-Azhar Representatives, and members of the House of Representatives and Senate are scheduled to participate in the celebrations.
Pope Tawadros II congratulated Egyptian President Abdle Fatah al Sisi Saturday on re-election for second term during Easter Mass.
The mass will be held on the Easter eve, also known as Holy Saturday. According to the bible, the day marks the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion on the Good Friday.
Pope Tawadros II, Head of Egypt's Orthodox Church, led Easter Mass on Monday in Bishop Bishoy’s Monastery at Wadi el-Natrun valley along with the church’s bishops.
Churches across Egypt held Easter services Saturday, but all celebrations have been cancelled