Militants Attack Coptic Christians in El-Minya : Several Dead and Dozens Injured

Militants attacked a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox Christian on their way to St. Samuel Monastery in the east of El-Minya governorate in Egypt on Friday 26th May 2017. At least 26 people were killed and many others are injured. A mini bus and two cars were attached. There are children among who are dead. Minya incident is the latest attack on Christians in Egypt. Coptic Christian are often targets of deadly attacks by several extremist groups in Egypt.

The visit of President of The U.SA. at the Church of the Resurrection

On Monday morning, 9th/22nd  May 2017, the President of the U.S.A. Mr. Donald Trump arrived at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv. Present at the official welcome was His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, as a representative of our Venerable Patriarchate. In the afternoon of the same day, the President of the U.S.A. visited the Church of the Resurrection, coming from David’s Gate with his wife and associates.

President Putin of Russia Receives Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

His Excellency Vladimir Puitn – President of the Russian Federation received His Holiness Tawadros II – Pope and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist and Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria at Moscow Kremlin on 24th May 2017. His Holiness Kirill – Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia was present for the auspicious occasion. They spoke on the relations between Russian Orthodox and Coptic Orthodox Churches, Egypt and Russian and on the conditions of Christians in the Middle East.

Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Receives Orthodox Unity Award from Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia

His Holiness Tawadros II – Pope and Patriarch of the See of St Mark the Evangelist and Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria received the prestigious Award of the Unity of Orthodox People’ from His Holiness Kirill – Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

The ceremony was held on 23rd of May 2017 at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow. His Excellency Gjorge Ivanov – the President of the Republic of Macedonia and His Excellency Sergey Sobyanin – Mayor of Moscow were other recipients of the award.

About the pilgrim Daniel the Russian (10th century)

The Patriarchate website posts an article of Miss Elisabeth Koulinsky, daughter of a Priest and Russian speaking student in the School of Theology of Athens, in the Russian language, about Daniel the Russian who came as a pilgrim in the Holy Land in the 10th century and wrote in his Intinerarium his pilgrimage impressions and experiences, which are quite useful regarding the Holy Shrines. For the article please follow the link:

Noah’s Ark replica to be built in Armenia

A “Noah’s Ark” historical-cultural and scientific-educational complex will be built in Armenia according to the proportions described in the Bible, using reinforced concrete, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the “We Build for All the People” Foundation, created especially for the project. According to Biblical tradition, Noah’s Ark, built by command of God that Noah and his family might survive the global Flood, came to rest upon the mountains of Ararat after the forty-day torrent. The replica ark is to be erected on a mountaintop across from Mt. Ararat. The ark is to be built of reinforced concrete, lined with wood. The foundation’s message notes that the ark will have a length of 300 cubits (433 ft.), height of 30 cubits (43 ft.), and width of 50 cubits (72 ft.).