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Palm Sunday: the profound meanings

       Today, Christians the world over celebrate Palm Sunday, the day that marks the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Over the years, artists have depicted the event in various ways, each according to the artistic trend he or she follows.…


Colourful tones in vibrant art

 To celebrate the 85th birthday of George Bahgoury, Picasso East art gallery held a commemorative exhibition of his works  George Bahgoury is a contemporary Egyptian artist who gained worldwide fame for art of exceptional quality. But for me, Bahgoury is not…


Icon for Boutrossiya martyrs

      This week the Coptic Church marks the Arbaeen, literally ‘Forty’ of the Boutrossiya martyrs. The Arbaeen is celebrated with Holy Mass on the 40th day of the death of the departed; the tradition goes back to ancient Egypt when it…


The Holy Virgin's Fast

 Last Friday marked the beginning of the fast of the Holy Virgin in the Coptic Orthodox Church. The two-week fast is widely observed and cherished by Copts, and celebrated daily Mass and evening services of hymns, praises and processions in…


Ascension day

   On Thursday 21 May the Coptic Church celebrates Ascension Day.The icon, by Wagdy Habashy depicts Christ ascending to Heaven “And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven” (Luke 24:51).…

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