Bibliography on the Holy Family Tradtion

This bibliography is made for academics, journalists and anyone else with an interest to do further research about the Holy Family. Most texts on the contemporary tradition are found in the AWR database. No doubt many other titles exist. Please inform us about new titles if you discover they are missing in this overview.

1. Books, non-Arabic

Al-Maqrizi, Topography and History of Egypt in: Mémoires de la Mission archéologique français du Cairo, Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1985-1906

Anonymous, The Escape to Egypt According to Coptic Tradition, Cairo, Lehnert & Landrock, 1993 (photos of icons)

Anonymous, The Holy Family in Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, 1999 (itinerary based on the recommendations of the Holy Family Committee of the Coptic Orthodox Church, 1999)

Atiya, Aziz S., ed. Coptic Encyclopedia, New York, Macmillan, New York, 1991, 8 volumes. Many different entrees are relevant for the study of the Holy Family tradition.

Atiya, Aziz S., ‘Abd al-Masih, Yassa, Burmester, O.H.E. Khs., eds. and trans., History of the Patriarchs of the Egyptian Church, Societe d’archeologie Copte, 1948

Basili, William F., The Flight into Egypt, Dar Memphis Press, Cairo, 1968

Budge, Wallis A., Legends of Our Lady Mary the Perpetual Virgin and her Mother Hanna, London, Oxford University Press, 1933 (a later Ethiopic version of the Flight-to-Egypt)

Chapman, Marybelle, Egypt in the Bible, Maadi Community Church, March 1990

Davis, Stephen J., Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt, Oxford University Press, 2008

Davis, Stephen J., Christ Child: Cultural Memories of a Young Jesus, Yale University Press, early 2014

Demetrius, Bishop, The visit of the Holy Family to Mallawi, 2nd revised and expanded edition, Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Malawi, 1999 (the booklet was originally written in Arabic and is translated in English, French and German)

Dib, Pierre, Deux discours de Cyriaque, e’ve`que de Behne’sa sur la fuite en E’gypte, Revue de l’Orient chrétien 15, 1910

Evetts, B.T.A. trans., and Butler, Alfred J., ed., The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighbouring Countries, Attributed to Abu Salih the Armenian, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969

Eusebius, The History of the Church, trans. G.A. Williamson, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1965

Fabri, Felix, Voyage en Egypte, ed. And transl. J. Masson, Cairo, Institut français orientale du Cairo, 1975

Farid, Samir W. The Flight into Egypt, Youssef Abdallah, Cairo, 1965

Festugiére, A.J. ed. History of the Monks in Egypt, Brussels, Sociéte’ de Bollandistes, 1971

Frankfurter, David, Pilgrimage and Holy Space in Late Antique Egypt, Leiden, Brill, 1998

Gabra, Gawdat, Über die Flucht der Heiligen Familie nach Koptische Traditionen, DAAD, 1997

Gabra, Gawdat, and Hany Takla, eds. Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt. Vol. 6. British Academic Press, 2015.‏

Georgy, Fathy S. The Holy Family in Egypt, Dar Nubar, Cairo, 1998

Graf, Georg, Geschichte der Christlichen Arabischen Literatur, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, vol.1, 1944

Heimendahl, Adriane, Die Flucht nach Ägypten, Paul Pattloch Verlag, Ashaffenburg, 1951

Hyvernat, H., Les actes des martyrs de l’Egypte tire’s des manuscrits coptes de la Bibliotéque Vaticana et du Musée Borgia, Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1886

Iskander, Michael M., Jesus Christ in Egypt. The Events, Traditions and Sites of Halts during the Journey of the Holy Family into Egypt, Mahaba Bookshop, Cairo, 1999

Julien, Michel, “Traditions et légendes coptes sur les voyage de la sainte-famille en Egypte, Les Missions Catholiques 19, 1887

Kuiper, Willem, De Goede Hof, Neder-L, 2003

MacCoull, Leslie B. “The Holy Family Pilgrimage in Late Antique Egypt: the case of Qusqam,” in Akten des XII internationalen Kongresses fuer christliche Archaeologie: Bonn 22-28 September 1991, ed. E. Dassmann and J. Engemann (Jahrbuch fuer Antike und Christentum, Ergaenzungsband 20, Muenster: Aschendorffse Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1995-97).

Meinardus, O.F.A., In the Steps of The Holy Family from Bethlehem to Upper Egypt, Dar al-Maaref, Cairo, 1963. New edition published in 1986 by the American University in Cairo Press under the title “The Holy Family in Egypt”.

Meinardus, O.F.A., Christian Egypt, Ancient and Modern, American University in Cairo Press, 1977

Meinardus, O.F.A., The Holy Family in Egypt, abridged electronic version for Copt-Net, April 1993

Meinardus, O.F.A., Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity, American University in Cairo Press, 1999

Mingana, A. “Vision of Theophilus, or the Book of the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt,” Woodbrooke Studies 3.1, Cambridge, W. Heffer & Sons, 1931

Sheler, Jeffrey L., Culture & Ideas, US News & WorldReport, December 24, 2001 (on the land of Goshen)

Sozomen, History of the Church, ed.J. Bidez and G.C. Hansen, GCS 50, 1960, transl. C.D. Hartranft, NPNF, second series, Vol. II, New York, Christian Literature Company, 1890

Suchem, Ludolf von “Descriptions of the Holy Land, in: Palestine Pilgrims’ Text Society 12, reprt, New York, AMS Press, 1971 (a description on the guardians at Matariya)

Sicard, Claude (1676-1726), Lettres e’difiantes et curieuses, Vol. 5, Paris, 1905. A critical edition of his writings was published by the Institut français d’Archéologie orientale: Oevres, 3 vols., Cairo, 1982

Stephen, Boud’hors, Anne and Boutros, Ramez Wadie (no title and date of publication given)

Thierry, Nicole, Les peintures de Deir Abou Hennis, Solidarite-Orient, 207, 1998

Timm, Stefan, Das christlich-koptischen Aegypten in arabischer Zeit, Wiesbaden, Dr. Ludwig Reichert, 1984

Till, W., Koptische Heiligen- und Maertyrerlegenden, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 102, Rome 1935

Valensi, Lucette. La fuite en Égypte: histoires d’Orient et d’Occident: essai d’histoire comparée. Seuil, 2002.

Vansleb, Johann Michael (d.1679), Histoire de l’eglise d’Alexandrie, Paris, 1677 (Stephen: some refer to him but nothing in the Coptic Encyclopedia indicates he also wrote about sites of the Holy Family but it is certainly possible)

Yousef, Youhanna N. “Notes on the Traditions Concerning the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt,” Coptic Church Review, vol.20, no.2, 1999

Zaklama, Nashaat,  The Holy Family in Egypt, Published by “The Sons of Saint Mark the Evangelist” (English and Arabic), Cairo, self published, 1999

Zanetti, Ugo, Abu al-Makarim et Abu Salih, Bulletin de la Sociéte’ d’archéologie copte, 34, 1995

2. Books, Arabic

Abanub Louis, Father, Hayat we el-mu’agizat il-fata il shehid Abanub il-Nehisi, Published by the Bishopric of Mahalet el-Kubra, 1990

Anonymous, Kitab mayamir wa ‘aja’ib al-adhra, second edition, Cairo, ‘Ayn Shams Press, 1927 (containing the Arabic Vision of Theophilus, the Homily on the Visit of the Blessed Virgin and her Beloved Son at the Holy Monastry now known as Pai Isus or the House of Jesus in the City of al-Bahnasa of Bishop Kyriakos and the homily attributed to bishop Zacharias of Sakha.

Dawud, Nabih Kamil, Tarikh kanisat al-sayyida al-‘adhra bil Ma’adi, Cairo, 1999

Fu’ad, Hala, ‘Hal sharab el-Mesih min bir Tel-Basta’, in: Akher Sa’a,  May 31, 2000, p.28-29

Gregorius, Bishop, El Dayr el-Muharraq, tarikhu we wasfu we kul mushtamalathu, no publisher mentioned, Cairo, not dated, probably 1969

Ma’awad, Ibrahim Sabri and Father Dr. Rufa’il Sami and Prof. Dr. Makari Armanius Surur, Watha’iq tunsher l’awal marra ‘an Rahla el-`aela el-muqadassa l’ard masr, Published by: Mu’assasa Beter le tuba’h we nashr, Cairo, 2000

Omar, Mahmoud, Ba’r el-’A’ela el-Muqadassa, published by himself (ISBN 977-19-514-0-8), Cairo, 2000 [selfpublished, distributed by Madbouli bookstore, Cairo]

Nuns of the Monastery of Mar Girgis, Rahla el-`a’ela el-muqadassa ila masr we mantaqat masr el-qadima, published by Dayr Shahit el-`Azim Mar Girgis, Old Cairo, 1999

Philippus, Bishop, El-Sahaba el-Muta’aliqa fi Daqadus, published by the Church of the Holy Virgin in Daqadus, 1994

Ramzy, Fikri, 2000 ‘am ‘ala magi’ il `a’ela el-muqadassa ila ‘ard masr, Published by Aughustinos le tuba’h, 1999. The book was prepared and published under the authority of Metropolitan Athanasius.

Ramzy, Mohammed, El-Qamus el-Geografie lil bilad el-Masriya, publisher Dar el-Kutub el-Masriya, 1953-1954

Samuel al-Suriyani, Tarikh al-kana’is wa-l-adyura, 1984 (translation of Abu al-Makarim, Churches and Monasteries of Egypt)

Tadrous, Ramzy, Da’irat el-Maaref el-Qibtiya, Cairo, self-published, not dated

Yacobus, Bishop, ‘Azra’ El-Zagazig, Publisher: Coptic Orthodox Church of Zagazig, 1998, pp 136 (with 24 pages photos)

3. Magazine and newspaper articles (not in AWR database)

The articles are ordered on date of publication, between parenthesis are the locations, subjects or other background information provided.


Omaya Abdel-Latif, On the Track of the Holy Family, Al-Ahram Weekly, April 20-26, 1995

Samir Naoum, Myths, miracles and movable church, Al-Ahram Weekly, August 20, 1998 (The restored church of Saint Abscaron in, Bayaho, Samalut)

Samir Naoum, On the route of the flight, Al-Ahram Weekly, October 22-28, 1998 (Samanud)

Samir Naoum,  ‘An escape into Egypt’ , supplement, Al-Ahram Weekly, January 7-13, 1999 (Farma, Tel Basta, Bilbeis, Musturod, Daqadous, Samannud, Sakha, Wadi Natroun, Mattariya, Babylon, Maadi, Ahnasiya, Al-Bahnasa, Abay Aysus or Deir al-Garnus, Ishnin al-Nasara, Gebel al-Teir, Shagaret Al-Abid, Al-Ashmunein, Dairut Al-Sherif, Al-Qusiyah, Deir al-Muharraq and Durunka)

Rehab Saad, In their footsteps, Al-Ahram Weekly, January 7-13, 1999 (general, Holy Family pilgrimage, a new tourism attraction believes Stephen Newbiggin of Thomas Cook)

Hoda Osman, Holy Family path to be revamped, Middle East Times, 24-30 January, 1999 (efforts of the Ministry of Tourism to make the Holy Family sites a tourist destination)

Samir Naoum, ‘Egypt’s ancient gateway,’ Al Ahram Weekly, May 13-19, 1999 (about Farma or Pelusium)

Nevine El-Aref, Travels in Middle Egypt, Al-Ahram Weekly, June 10-16, 1999 (Assiut, Deir al-Muharraq, Durunka)

Muriel Allen, Tracing the holy trail, Al-Ahram Weekly, July 8-14, 1999 (English language editor of the RNSAW in 1998-1999) (NEHRA, organizing a procession from Farma to Cairo – not realized – , restoration of Matariya, Abu Serga, Haret Zuweila, Sakha, Musturod, Wadi Natroun, Maadi, campaigns to collect donations)

Dale Gavlak, Restoration goes private – with some government help, Middle East Times, July 18, 1999 (Egyptian businessmen founded the National Egyptian Heritage Revival Association-NEHRA- in an effort to restore historical churches on the route of the Holy Family)

Sherry Gad el-Rab, A walk along the Holy Road, Egyptian Gazette, October 24, 1999 (restoration churches in Old Cairo)

Zahi Hawas, Thoth is burning, Al-Ahram Weekly, November 11-17, 1999 (Tuna Al-Gebel and Ashmunein)

Rehab Saad, Holy Route, Al-Ahram Weekly, November 25-December 1, 1999 (the Ministry of Tourism developed a website about the trail of the Holy Family)

Joshi, Vijay, Holy Travels; Egypt hopes for tourism boost from holy family’s Biblical sojourn, Associated Press, February 21, 2000

Scott Bortot, Religious site needs publicity facelift, in: Middle East Times, February 24-March 1, 2000 (Mattariya)

Kees Hulsman, On The Holy Trail; Egypt prepares for the first pilgrims following the path of the newly restored Holy Family Trail, Egypt Today, June 2000, pp 68-75

Anonymous, Tree That Christians Say Bowed to Jesus Cut Down in Egypt,  The Associated Press, January 25, 2001  (the end of the holy tree at Gebel el-Teir)

Kees Hulsman, If a tree falls… , Cairo Times, February 1-7, 2001 (p.11) (the end of the holy tree at Gebel el-Teir)

Cornelis Hulsman, The Refugee Savior. How Egyptian Christians still make room for the Holy Family in: Christianity Today, December 2001 (Cover page article, a background of this article can be found in the RNSAW,  2001, week 51A, art. 12)

Claudia Wiens, Moulid Mania, A journey into the heart of Coptic Egypt, in: Cairo Times, September 6-12, 2001, pages 24-26 (based on a visit organized by Cornelis Hulsman)

Michael Burslem, Our Visit to Sakha and Samannud,  February 7th. , 2004, Musings from Cairo, February 8, 2004

Andrew Hammond, Christians evoke Pharaohs in holy family parade,  Reuters, July 28, 2002 (report of a Holy Family  pilgrimage organized by Kees Hulsman, June 2002, visiting Gebel el-Teir, Sawada and  the Holy Family celebration at Deir Abu Hinnis)

Norm Tucker, The Holy Family tradition in Dayr Abu Hinnis; an eyewitness account

Norm Tucker participated in a Holy Family pilgrimage to Dayr Abu Hinnis, June 2002

Michael Burslem, Our Holy Family Pilgrimage to Upper Egypt with visits to Gabel el-Teir, Deir Abu Hinnis, Mallawi and al-Ashmonein,  January 30th and 31st 2004, Musings from Cairo, February 3, 2004

Amy Kay, Blazing the Holy Trail, Travel Today Egypt, March/April 2003, pp 69-76 (based on joining Cornelis Hulsman’s group visiting Dayr Abu Hinnis, January 24-25, 2003)

Sherine Nasr, In their footsteps, Al-Ahram Weekly, December 2003 (also listing Arab-West Report as organizing tours).

Michael Burslem, Impressions of Our Holy Family Pilgrimage to the Governorate of Assiut, Deir al-Muharraq, Al-Qussia, Meir, Assiut, Durunka and Sarakna, from Friday, April 2nd to Sunday the 4th, 2004, Musings from Cairo, April 5, 2004


Kees Hulsman, Voor Kopten is Egypte heilig land; Overlevering laat Jozef en Marie een rondreis maken door het land aan de Nijl, Reformatorisch Dagblad, 5 januari 1996

Kees Hulsman, De Vlucht naar Egypte, Terdege, December 1999

Kees Hulsman,  In de voetsporen van de Heilige Familie, Katholiek Nieuwsblad, issues 44-47, (before 2002 – Hulsman wrote later more for the same publication)

Popko van Meekeren,  In de Voetsporen van de Heilige Familie, Nederlands Dagblad, not dated

4. Sources provided by travel writer Paul Perry

Travel writer Paul Perry provided these titles in 2002, publications used for his own work.

Anonymous, The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden,  Alpha House, Inc., Newfoundland, 1926. Paul Perry “All the gospels, epistles, and other pieces now extant attributed in the first four centuries.” Wikipedia writes this is a collection of 12th-century and 13th-century Latin translations of some Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and New Testament Apocrypha which were assembled in the 1920s, and then republished with the current title in 1996.

Barnstone, Willis (ed), The Other Bible; Ancient Alternative Scriptures, Harper Collins, 1984.

Barnstone is a poet and professor of comparative literature at Indiana University.    This book provides a collection of ancient and esoteric texts that were not included in the canon of the Holy Bible.

Hock, Ronald F., The Infancy Gospels of James and Thomas, Polebridge Press in 1995. A book that grew out of Hocks efforts to “make sense of the historically dubious but immensely popular stories of the birth of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.”  He is a professor of religion at the University of Southern California.

Porter, J.R. The Lost Bible; Forgotten Scriptures Revealed University of Chicago Press, 2001. Porter is professor of theology at the University of Exeter in England. An illustrated book that is an anthology of ancient scriptures that did not become a part of the Jewish or Christian bibles. (Most valuable are the chapters that deal with the infancy gospels.)

Save-Soderbergh, Torgny, Pharaohs and Mortals, Barnes and Noble Books, New York, 1996.  Contains information on healing practices of pharaonic physicians as well as information about the Holy Family’s travels  to Egypt.

Smith, Morton, PhD, Jesus the Magician, Barnes and Noble Books, 1993.  Written by a professor of history at Columbia University in New York. You can go to hell for reading this book.

5. Articles in the AWR database

Articles are placed in chronological order. Between parenthesis the locations or subjects they describe or sometimes other background information.

It is obviously from this list that Egyptian media gave substantial attention to the preparations for the June 1, 2000 millennium celebration. The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the Holy Family entered Egypt on June 1 and thus on June 1, 2000, Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Dr. Mamdouh El-Biltagui and sheikh al-Azhar Sayyed Tantawi gathered in the Holy Virgin Church in Maadi to watch an impressive show on the Nile commemorating the arrival of the Holy Family to Egypt. On the same day the Pope and the Minister opened the newly restored Holy Family garden in Mattariya. Also other locations had been restored prior to this big millennium celebration.

Egyptian media attention continued for a few years. Articles often appeared around celebrations.

The selection criteria of Arab-West Report changed from 2008 onwards and no longer automatically included the Holy Family. Reasons were reduced funds and thus reducing staff. Attention of our own staff continued and thus from this year onwards one finds primarily own work and no longer summery translations from Egyptian media.

Egyptian media attention for the Holy Family tradition has definitely increased since the Minister Hisham Zazou of Tourism organized the Holy Family event on June 1, 2013 and did so again in grander scale on October 21, 2014.

Egypt is a predominantly Muslim country and thus giving so much attention to a Christian tradition was a great show of national unity between Muslims and Christians. The amount of media attention giving to this subject was impressive. Of course Egypt hoped to stimulate Christian tourism to Egypt. This needed restorations of historical locations, improving facilities for food, drinks and sanitary provisions in locations that thus far had not received many tourists if any as well as publicity, both in and outside Egypt. Publicity in Egypt prepared Egyptian public opinion that such tourism is desired and publicity outside Egypt was of course intended to draw tourists to these locations.

We started our work under the name Religious News Service from the Arab World that was renamed Arab-West Report in 2003.

20. Celebrations of Christ in Sinai! Mon, Oct 19, 1998
16. On the route of the flight Wed, Oct 28, 1998
56. Christian ’Mulids’ are also an innovation Fri, Oct 30, 1998
21. Christ in Egypt Mon, Jan 04, 1999
20. The legends of Mary’s tree Mon, Jan 04, 1999
26. Congratulations people of Egypt Wed, Jan 06, 1999
25. The road of the Holy Family in Egypt Wed, Jan 06, 1999
29. An escape into Egypt Thu, Jan 07, 1999
28. In their footsteps Thu, Jan 07, 1999
30. ’The Holy Family in Egypt’, a book issued by the Ministry of Tourism Sun, Jan 10, 1999
25. Let such good initiatives continue Sun, Jan 10, 1999
17. Holy Family path to be revamped Sun, Jan 24, 1999
15. Pope Shenouda invites the Christians all over the world to make the pilgrimage in Egypt Sun, Jan 24, 1999
18. Sinai celebrates the birth of Christ Mon, Jan 25, 1999
8. A movie about Jesus Christ Sun, Mar 21, 1999
10. The prophets are the guests of the Sharaqwa [people from Sharqeyya Province] Sat, Apr 03, 1999
24. International Celebrations and the Journey of the Holy Family Fri, Apr 16, 1999
25. Complete Revival of the Route of the Journey of the Holy Family in 10 years Sun, Apr 18, 1999
23. Jumping like fleas between mountains and cane plantations in Al-Minya. The fundamentalists play blind-man’s buff Sat, May 15, 1999
19. “Mir Qibly” the upper Egyptian village blessed by the Holy Family Sat, May 22, 1999
16. What have we prepared, tourist-wise, for reception of the third millennium? Tue, Jun 01, 1999
17. The 1997th anniversary of the Holy Family in Egypt Sun, Jun 06, 1999
17. Travels in Middle Egypt Thu, Jun 10, 1999
49. The path of the Holy Family in Upper Egypt is waiting for its renewal. Are we going to invest in it in the celebration of the third millennium? Thu, Jun 24, 1999
52. Egypt in the Holy Bible Fri, Jun 25, 1999
19. Tracing the holy trail Thu, Jul 08, 1999
36. Discrepancies of doctrine Thu, Jul 08, 1999
31. The Holy Family Church in Matariya celebrates the memory of Christ entering Egypt Sun, Jul 18, 1999
30. Restoration goes private – with some government help Sun, Jul 18, 1999
26. Egypt’s celebrations of the third millennium… How? Wed, Jul 21, 1999
37. The path of the Holy Family is decorated in order to welcome the coming people Sun, Aug 22, 1999
24. Muslims and Copts in a Moulid Thu, Aug 26, 1999
26. Lots of Copts will travel to Israel to celebrate the year two thousand Sat, Aug 28, 1999
37. In the report of the American Foreign Ministry: There are no people arrested for religious reasons in Egypt Sat, Sep 11, 1999
43. The path of the Holy Family undergoes beautification Sun, Sep 12, 1999
24. Wishes and expectations during President Mubarak’s coming term [in office] Sun, Sep 19, 1999
22. Bishop Morqos, bishop of Shoubra Al-Kheima: We have no sacred place except for Jerusalem Fri, Sep 24, 1999
35. Dr. Mamdouh Al-Biltagi: Accomplishing the first stage of the project to develop the route of the Holy Family Thu, Oct 07, 1999
36. The path of the Holy Family; El-Maqrizy, Sekara and Vansleb wrote about the monastery of Saint Dimyana and the forty martyr in the wilderness of Bilqas Sun, Oct 10, 1999
33. Reviving the route of the holy family Mon, Oct 18, 1999
35. A walk along the Holy Road Sun, Oct 24, 1999
32. The Path of The Holy Family Grooms Sun, Oct 31, 1999
24. Signs on the road of the Holy Family Sun, Nov 07, 1999
35. 28 weeks left: The road of the Holy Family grooms Sun, Nov 21, 1999
16. In The Course Of Reviving The Path Of The Holy Family: The Restoration of monuments on the Route from Farma to the church of Abu Serga Sun, Nov 28, 1999
10. The Path of the Holy Family is beautified. Tel Basta, the Capital of Old Egypt in the 22nd Dynasty was honored by the steps of Virgin Mary and Jesus Sun, Dec 12, 1999
14. Dr. Mamdouh Al-Beltagi: The [Archeological] Complex of Religious Sites in Old Cairo is a Gift at the Beginning of the Third Millennium Sun, Dec 26, 1999
63. The journey of the Holy Family Wed, Jan 12, 2000
21. The path of the Holy Family is being beautified Sun, Feb 06, 2000
24. The new committee for restoring the old churches continues its meetings and its duties Sun, Mar 12, 2000
23. 11 weeks are left. The Path of the Holy Family is beautified Sun, Mar 12, 2000
8. “The Statement of the Hundred” calls for dealing with reality….”Restoring Churches” restrictions have been removed, but still there are “the security reasons” Sun, Apr 16, 2000
36. Egypt’s celebrations of the visit of the Holy Family Sun, May 14, 2000
24. The Christian Egypt that the French do not know. Coptic Icons shake Paris Sat, May 20, 2000
23. One week for the beautification of the holy family route to be complete.The holy family entered Egypt through the ancient Horus military route Sun, May 21, 2000
22. A world-class celebration for the first stage of developing the path of the Holy Family. Several programs for international tourism agencies attract tourists to Egypt Wed, May 24, 2000
23. coverage of the preparations of the celebration of the path of the Holy Family Sun, May 28, 2000
24. When development clashes with unenlightened local leaderships! Sun, May 28, 2000
10. Ashmonein celebrates the anniversary of the Holy Family’s journey to Egypt Sun, Jun 11, 2000
11. : A great festival celebrates the anniversary of the Holy Family’s arrival in Egypt Mon, Jun 19, 2000
9. Egyptians are deeply touched by the impressive celebration for the anniversary of the arrival of the Holy Family in Egypt Sun, Jun 25, 2000
9. The Holy Family united the heads of Muslims and Copts. A warm celebration in the Marqosiya church Mon, Jul 31, 2000
11. The head of the German delegation for antiquities asked to be protected from a university professor Sat, Sep 23, 2000
17. For the first time an opera about Christmas in Arabic Sat, Dec 02, 2000
18. The end of a budding Christian tradition Thu, Jan 25, 2001
17. Tree That Christians Say Bowed to Jesus Cut Down in Egypt Thu, Jan 25, 2001
19. If a tree falls… Thu, Feb 01, 2001
15. A controversy over a tree Wed, Feb 14, 2001
33. Thirty-five foreigners visit some places on the route of the Holy Family Wed, Feb 28, 2001
25. The Holy Family trip.. A new vision Wed, Apr 04, 2001
35. A new vision of the journey of the Holy Family in Egypt Sun, Apr 29, 2001
15. Referring a professor in archeology and five employees in Zagazig University for prosecution Sun, May 13, 2001
21. The Muharraq mulid.. Tomorrow Wed, Jun 27, 2001
14. The Coptic New years’ Day Sun, Sep 09, 2001
11. A pilgrimage that is performed by Christians and Muslims who seek healing…The Time of Jesus in Egypt Wed, Sep 12, 2001
12. Did the Holy Virgin appear in the monastery of Durunka? Tue, Sep 18, 2001
9. Muslims in the mulids of Copts Sun, Nov 25, 2001
14. Readers of Christianity Today were thrilled by the articles about the Holy Family and Reviving an Ancient Faith. Fri, Dec 28, 2001
12. The Refugee Savior. How Egyptian Christians still make room for the Holy Family. Fri, Dec 28, 2001
21. Fury over armed guard for Egypt´s Holy Virgin Tree Sun, Jan 06, 2002
20. In memoriam Father Luka from al-Qusseir Wed, Jan 30, 2002
1. Recent developments Mon, Apr 15, 2002
2. The incredible voyage Tue, May 07, 2002
24. Scholars and clergy differ in dating historical churches in Egypt Wed, May 15, 2002
11. Articles on the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt Fri, May 31, 2002
16. Holy Family Thu, Jul 04, 2002
17. Divine Steps Sun, Jul 07, 2002
12. Christians evoke Pharaohs in holy family parade. Sun, Jul 28, 2002
24. Two million Muslims and Christians celebrate the mulid of the Holy Virgin Wed, Aug 21, 2002
28. Finding the stolen Holy Family painting Sat, Aug 24, 2002
11. Discovering Christian Egypt Wed, Oct 02, 2002
16. A journey to Al-Qusqam Mountains Fri, Oct 11, 2002
15. With the Holy Family in the land of peace Sun, Oct 13, 2002
14. The journey of the Holy Family?a tour in the depths of the Egyptian society Sun, Oct 20, 2002
1. Recent developments Wed, Oct 23, 2002
25. St. Mary Still Appears in Assyut City and Mountain Millions From Many Nations Witness Spiritual Phenomena Sun, Nov 03, 2002
1. Recent developments Mon, Dec 09, 2002
2. The Religious News Service from the Arab World in the year 2001 Sun, Dec 15, 2002
15. List of churches in Assiut Governorate for which governorate decrees for restoration and presidential decrees for building and renovation were issued Mon, Dec 23, 2002
22. Christian businessman Mounir Ghabbour upset about distorted reporting Fri, Dec 27, 2002
13. Responding to Sabah Al-Kheir Fri, Dec 27, 2002
37. The flight of the Holy Family to Egypt Sun, Jun 01, 2003
1. The Egyptian electricity net has been extremely unstable in the last week and caused us much inconvenience. Mon, Jun 02, 2003
20. Jesus Christ in Egypt Fri, Jun 20, 2003
2. Obituaries of Bishop Samuel and Hosny Guindy Tue, Aug 12, 2003
2. In their footsteps Thu, Dec 25, 2003
1. Editorial Sat, Feb 21, 2004
25. Shooting a film about the Holy Family…in Sinai Mon, Apr 26, 2004
26. Producing a documentary film on the life of Jesus Christ in Egypt Tue, Apr 27, 2004
31. Two million Muslims and Copts on Gabal Al-Teir Fri, May 21, 2004
32. The Ministry of Tourism sponsors projects for environmental and constructional development Tue, May 25, 2004
19. “Jesus in Egypt” is Gibson’s next film! Sat, May 29, 2004
25. Problems on hold: Stalled for 19 years Sun, Jun 27, 2004
33. Muslims and Christians at the Mulid of the Virgin Mary Mon, Aug 16, 2004
44. Here is Durunka but without terrorism Sat, Aug 21, 2004
43. The book “Jesus in Egypt” Sun, Aug 22, 2004
45. In the Day of Saint Mary…candles before icons Tue, Aug 24, 2004
30. The journey of the Holy Family is an example of tourism development Tue, Nov 02, 2004
19. The Journey of the Holy Family, a pattern for promoting tourism Wed, Nov 17, 2004
23. Egyptian church welcomes adaptation of book into movie Sat, Apr 30, 2005
38. The Holy Journey to Egypt Tue, May 31, 2005
45. Encouraging tourism in the places visited by Jesus Christ Thu, Jun 02, 2005
20. A festival for Jesus in Egypt Fri, Jun 24, 2005
33. Mrs. Mubarak watches movie on holy family’s journey in Egypt Wed, Jun 29, 2005
47. Cinema sins with Jesus in Egypt Sat, Jul 23, 2005
58. The holy family’s visit to Egypt is re-exposed by an American writer and an American director Fri, Jul 29, 2005
19. Personal reflections on Dr. Otto Meinardus Tue, Dec 13, 2005
66. The Holy Family journey Wed, Jan 25, 2006
58. The Journey of the Holy Family Sun, Feb 05, 2006
57. Muslims and Copts gather at Jabal al-Tayr for the Virgin Mary festival Wed, May 31, 2006
56. The Holy Family in Egypt – The tree and the well Sun, Jun 04, 2006
19. Two million celebrate Virgin Mary’s birth on Jabal al-Tayr Fri, Jun 09, 2006
28. Minia: Muslims and Christians celebrate Mary Tue, Aug 01, 2006
3. Also “Christian persecution” needs to be checked Sat, Aug 05, 2006
29. Muslims and Christians together in the celebrations at Dayr al-Azra’ [Virgin Mary Monastery] in Assiut Wed, Aug 16, 2006
46. Where the Virgin trod Sun, Aug 20, 2006
42. Holy Flight in colour Sun, Aug 20, 2006
40. Blessings in Assiut Sun, Aug 20, 2006
39. The celebrations of Dayr al-Azra’ [Virgin Mary Monastery] in Jabal Assiut, a national gathering that preserves the bonds of love and peace Sun, Aug 20, 2006
30. Thousands of Egyptians celebrate Virgin Mary feast in Jabal Assiut Sun, Aug 27, 2006
34. Your light brightened our faces Tue, Aug 29, 2006
87. Ansena…town of martyrs Sun, Sep 10, 2006
57. Muslim artists’ creativity unleashed in the Monastery of Muharraq Sun, Dec 03, 2006
10. A Day with Metropolitan Bīshūy at the Convent of St. Dimyanah on the occasion of the festival of Saint Dimyanah Sun, Dec 31, 2006
40. Rumors removed me from office Sat, Jan 27, 2007
41. The Apocrypha; a gender of Christian literature Sun, Jan 28, 2007
1. Editorial Mon, Feb 05, 2007
39. The annual celebration of the Holy Family’s visit to Kom Maria – Blessed be Egypt my people Sun, Feb 18, 2007
2. Impressions from a Christian celebration in Upper Egypt Thu, Feb 22, 2007
41. 21 years on hold Sun, Feb 25, 2007
46. The blessed Mother Irene who eases the pain of both Muslims and Christians Tue, Apr 10, 2007
1. Editorial Mon, Apr 23, 2007
33. Mountain of the birds Sun, May 20, 2007
40. Silly joke: Christ escaped to Ethiopia not Egypt Sun, May 27, 2007
52. The anniversary of the visit of the Holy Family to Egypt Sat, Jun 02, 2007
30. Hail, Mary Sun, Aug 19, 2007
19. Sectarian incidents ignite in Samalut Sat, Oct 27, 2007
29. Sectarian violence in Gabal-al-Teir, Minya. Truck loads of violence Sun, Nov 04, 2007
40. 10,000 Copts celebrates the Holy Family journey Sun, Jan 27, 2008
3. Impressions on Dayr Abu Hinnis visit Thu, Feb 07, 2008
2. Two success stories on church building in Egypt? Thu, Feb 07, 2008
15. The threatened heritage of Deir Abu Hinnis Mon, Apr 28, 2008
56. Religious tourism and the development of the Sinai Tue, Apr 29, 2008
37. The annual celebration of the Holy Family in Egypt: a tradition not excluded from the hard financial conditions of Egyptians Sun, Jun 01, 2008
22. Copts celebrate Mulid of Saint Mary at Dayr al-Muharraq in Assiut amid strict security measures Sat, Jun 21, 2008
20. Rare icons and monuments burnt in the Holy Virgin Church Sun, Jun 22, 2008
19. Church on fire Sun, Jun 22, 2008
30. 25,000 Muslims and Christians celebrate the Virgin Mary Festival Sun, Jun 29, 2008
28. Statement by Assiut Orthodox Coptic Diocese Sun, Jul 20, 2008
22. The fast everybody loves Sun, Aug 10, 2008
12. Muslim-Christian tensions around the Monastery of Abu Fana in context Sat, Nov 15, 2008
68. Tree of Mary … a witness to history Sat, Dec 27, 2008
2. The Holy Virgin as a mutual point of reference and cult for Muslims and Christians in Egypt Sun, Dec 28, 2008
8. Fayiz Ghali: ’Christ in Egypt’ is written from a Christian point of view. Mon, Jan 19, 2009
36. US ambassador in Mallawi to attend the Holy Family festivity Sat, Jan 31, 2009
23. Christianity in Islam Mon, Feb 02, 2009
39. Kom Maria 2009 Sun, Feb 08, 2009
21. Fayiz Ghali: if the church objects, I’ll shoot the film abroad Tue, Mar 31, 2009
12. Pope Shenouda officially blesses the appearance of the Christ on the screen of the cinema Mon, Apr 13, 2009
11. The pope approved the script of ’the Christ and the other’ provided that he watches it after it is made Wed, Apr 15, 2009
39. Into Egypt Sun, May 31, 2009
13. The first book of the Holy Family Sun, May 31, 2009
28. A conflict between the Church and al-‘Adl because of changing the village name from Dayr Abu Hinnis to Wadi al-Ni‘na‘ Thu, Jun 11, 2009
1. Editorial Thu, Jun 11, 2009
47. No more ’Deir Abu-Hennes’? Sun, Jun 14, 2009
41. Pope Shenouda approved the script of the movie the Christ and the other Sun, Jun 21, 2009
29. Everything in a name Sun, Jun 21, 2009
23. Al-Muharraq Monastery that Pope Shenodua has asked Copts to visit as a pilgrimage Sun, Jun 21, 2009
13. The scent of history Sun, Jun 21, 2009
49. Church built on melted iron Sun, Jun 28, 2009
35. Hundreds of bishops and Copts march to celebrate the journey of the Holy Family. Sun, Jul 05, 2009
1. Editorial Sun, Jul 12, 2009
53. 2 million Christians and Muslims celebrate the Virgin mawlid in Drunkah. Tue, Aug 11, 2009
46. A journey to the most sacred Coptic places in Cairo Wed, Jan 06, 2010
31. Bishop Basenti: Egypt is the other Jerusalem Wed, Jan 06, 2010
33. Christ walks in Egypt’s streets Thu, Jan 07, 2010
34. Al-Misrī al-Yawm covers the Holy Family’s trip through Egypt [1] Thu, Jan 07, 2010
3. Book Review: Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity Thu, Jan 28, 2010
30. A new book substantiates the coming of Christ to Egypt Sun, Jan 31, 2010
40. Copts in the press: That all-enveloping religiosity Sun, Feb 14, 2010
2. Escapades in the Holy Family sites near Maghāghah Tue, Apr 06, 2010
12. 2 million Christians and Muslims celebrate the Virgin Birth Wed, May 05, 2010
26. The Virgin mūlid in Minya Sun, May 09, 2010
31. Holy Family’s flight to Egypt is a national holiday Wed, May 19, 2010
27. Holy Family and Depth of Ethiopian-Egyptian Relations Sun, Jun 06, 2010
29. 40 Ethiopian monks live in Al-Muharraq Monastery in Assyut and hundreds of others visit it annually. Why this card in the crisis of the Nile water? Sat, Jun 12, 2010
45-42. Tawadros Led Holy Week Prayers at the Saint Bishoy Monastery Mon, Apr 29, 2013
44. Upper Egypt: A Pictorial Travelogue Wed, May 01, 2013
39-34. Pope Tawadros Leads the Good Friday Prayers in the “Cathedral” … in the Memorial of the Christ Crucification Thu, May 02, 2013
32. Media focus on tensions between Muslims and Christians but Father Yu’annis of Qufādah explains that in his village Christians and Muslims get along well together Mon, May 20, 2013
18. AWR Daily Overview, June 2, 2013: Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates Holy Family journey to Egypt, attended by army not Presidency Sun, Jun 02, 2013
1. The beauty of Egypt; Holy Family sites in the Delta Tue, Feb 25, 2014
5. Meeting with Pope Tawadros II, the Holy Week and Easter Wed, Apr 16, 2014
60. Interview with Cornelis Hulsman, head of Arab West Report in Cairo on 04.10.2013 Mon, Jun 30, 2014
38. AWR Daily Overview, September 7, 2014: Pope Tawadros: Revising the Path of the Holy Family is one of the State’s National Projects Sun, Sep 07, 2014
A-05. Hong Kong TV station: importance of highlighting Egyptian efforts for dialogue Thu, Jan 01, 2015
13-1 Mahlab and Tawadros celebrate the holy family’s entrance to Egypt Tue, May 12, 2015
18-11 Capture of two suspects in the kidnapping of 4 Copts on Jabal al-Tīr in al-Minyā Mon, May 18, 2015
The Holy Family tree in Mattāriyyā Sun, Jun 14, 2015
Daytour Gebel al-Tayr, Bayahu and Qufada (Minya Governorate) Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Anba Julius: The Church Is Preparing For Celebrating Jesus Entering Egypt Tue, Apr 05, 2016
A New Holy Family Site and the Development of Coptic Tradition Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Deir Al-Muharraq In Assiut Was The Last station In The Journey Of The Holy Family Sun, May 15, 2016
Bishop Of Malāwī Delivers His Speech In Coptic And Arabic Language Wed, Jun 01, 2016
Egypt: Coptic Orthodox Church Commemorates The Flight Of The Holy Family Into Egypt Wed, Jun 01, 2016
Egypt’s Minister Of Culture: “Egypt Is Home For A Heritage That Spans Various Civilizations” Thu, Jun 02, 2016

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