coptic orthodox church

  • December 27, 2014

    This year Prince Charles visited the Armenian Orthodox, Chaldean Catholic, Coptic Orthodox and Syrian Orthodox Churches during the course of 2014. In the case of the Syriac Church, he visited them twice in one short year. Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian assesses the significance of these acts of concern and solidarity.

  • October 31, 2013

    Dr Wedad Abbas Tawfik has told the WCC 10th Assembly of her experiences and hopes for change as a Coptic Christian from Egypt.

  • August 21, 2013

    In these incredibly difficult days for much of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Egypt, it can be difficult to find the faith and hope we need to carry on.

  • August 21, 2013

    Egyptian has been asked to take urgent steps to ensure the safety of Egypt’s Coptic Christians after unprecedented sectarian violence across the country.

  • August 16, 2013

    Concern is increasing over the plight of Egypt's Christians and other minorities, as church burnings, hate speech and killings continue.

  • November 6, 2012

    The World Council of Churches has sent greetings to the new pope of the Egyptian Coptic Church, the largest Christian community in the Arab world.

  • November 4, 2012

    Today, 4 November 2012, the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Abbasiya, Cairo, witnessed what has been described in the media as an ‘altar lottery’ when a blindfolded young boy dipped his small hand into a glass bowl that contained the names of three vetted candidates and chose Anba (Bishop) Tawadros as the new Coptic Pope to succeed the late Shenouda III.

  • October 31, 2012

    A special service has been held in London this week to commemorate the Coptic Feast of Nayrouz, marking the new Coptic Year.

  • April 6, 2012

    “Egypt isn't a country we live in, but a country that lives within us” is a renowned saying from the late Pope Shenouda III. Following his death and questions about succession to his role, says Dr Harry Hagopian, the question now is whether Egypt will continue living within the Copts, and more pertinently how. This involves complex political, cultural, social and religious issues.

  • March 23, 2012

    'Church leaders' are easily (if not inevitably) mired in politics, expectation and institutional intrigued. Those that shine through do so because of the pre-eminent qualities of love, commitment and example. This is one of the personal lesson Dr Harry Hagopian draws from the life of Pope Shenouda III, the highly respected Coptic Orthodox leader, who died recently.