Category Archives: pope Shenauda

A Desert, a Sanctuary, and a Manuscript Library


This article details the marvelous collection of manuscripts and fragments kept here. I was fortunate to visit here in 1975, and it is one of my favorite memories.                                                 Fr. Orthohippo  MSJ   MDAS Egypt’s Mysterious Monastery Hides Ancient Secrets By … Continue reading

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SOME WAYS OF SELECTING THE LEADER OF THE CHURCH


Roman Catholic cardinals of specified age gather in consistory to elect a new pope.  Many Protestant and Anglican groups gather both clergy and laymen who vote upon names nominated until they have a majority vote.  The Church of England adds … Continue reading

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A MAJOR CHRISTIAN LOSS


It is with sadness today I heard of the death of Pope Shenouda III, head of the Coptic Church. His 40 year reign during very difficult challenges for Egyptian Christians is an example of a long journey tiptoeing through a … Continue reading

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POPE SHENOUDA, COPTIC CHRISTIANS, PROPHESY, PERSECUTION, AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD


One of my great pleasures was visiting Egypt in 1977.  While there, I was able to visit several monestaries in the Western Desert.  The work and vision at Wadi Natrun, with Fr. Mattah el Misken was special.  He shared a … Continue reading

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