1 day ago · A 2010 New Year's Eve attack by Islamic fundamentalists on the Coptic Orthodox Church in the city of Alexandria left 21 dead and many more injured.    One week later, thousands of Muslims stood as human shields outside churches as Coptic Christians attended Christmas Masses on 6 and 7 January 2011.
1 day ago · The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is a diocese of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria located in the United States of America and encompassing the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
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1 day ago · The Agpeya (Coptic: Ϯⲁϫⲡⲓⲁ, Arabic: أجبية ) is the Coptic Christian "Prayer Book of the Hours" or breviary, and is equivalent to the Shehimo in the Indian Orthodox Church (another Oriental Orthodox Christian denomination), as well as the Byzantine Horologion and Roman Liturgy of the Hours used by the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Churches, respectively.
12 hours ago · Coptic or Coptic Egyptian (Bohairic: ϯⲙⲉⲧⲣⲉⲙⲛ̀ⲭⲏⲙⲓ, timetremənkʰēmi; Sahidic: ⲧⲙⲛ̄ⲧⲣⲙ̄ⲛ̄ⲕⲏⲙⲉ, tməntrəmənkēme) is the latest stage of the Egyptian language, a northern Afro-Asiatic language that was developed during the Greco-Roman period of Egyptian history, and was spoken until at least the 17th century.
1 day ago · This list of Copts includes prominent Copts figures who are notable in their areas of expertise. For saints, please refer to Coptic Saints . Part of the series on
- estimations range between 9 to 15 million
- ca. 500,000
- ca. 60,000
- 10 to 15 million
1 day ago · Mary of Egypt is the subject of operas by Ottorino Respighi (Maria egiziaca) and Sir John Tavener (Mary of Egypt), the latter written in 1992 for the Aldeburgh Festival. The Unknown Masterpiece (1831), a novella by Balzac , contains a long description of a portrait of Mary of Egypt "undressing in order to pay her passage to Jerusalem".
1 day ago · The history of Egypt has been long and wealthy, due to the flow of the Nile River with its fertile banks and delta, as well as the accomplishments of Egypt's native inhabitants and outside influence. Much of Egypt's ancient history was a mystery until Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered with the discovery and help of the Rosetta Stone .
1 day ago · The Church of the Holy Angels (1934) serves the Ash area, and the "nicely composed and well detailed" Church of Our Lady of Sorrows opened in Effingham in 1913. A small church served Catholics in the Gomshall area from the 1960s until 2007, although it remains in religious use as a Coptic Orthodox church.
1 day ago · St. John One: One John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.