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H.H. Pope Tawadros - Letter regarding the Youth Service abroad 10/11/2016
Our New Video Player is here!
El Maqar TV launched the new video player for our 3 channels:
El Maqar 1 - Live Channel
El Maqar 2 - Praise Channel
El Maqar 3 - Bible Channel
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H.G. Bishop Karas to ordain Mr. Ameen Kelada as Archdeacon - Sunday 10/16/2016
Mr. Ameen Kelada will be helping out Fr. Moises with his service during the liturgies every week, once ordained as Archdeacon. The ordination has been scheduled for Sunday 10/16/2016. Everyone is welcome to attend.
How did Halloween begin? Should we celebrate it?
The origin of Halloween as we know, began over 1900 years ago in the area of England, Ireland, and Northern France. It was a celtic celebration of the new year, called Samhain which occurred on November 1. The celtic druids revered it as the biggest holiday of the year and emphasized that day as the time when the souls of the dead supposedly could mingle with the living. Bonfires were a large aspect of this holiday as well.
Daily Readings Page has been fixed!
Due to technical issues, the daily readings page has been offline. It has now been fully restored.
Nayrouz Feast (Coptic New Year) - 9/11/2016
The Feast of Nayrouz marks the first day of the Coptic Calendar known as the Year of the Martyrs "ANO MARTYRUM, A.M." Its celebration falls on the 1st day of the month named Tut, the first month of the Coptic year, which usually coincides with the 11th day of September.
The Coptic calendar, the oldest in history, originated three millennia before Christ. The exact date of its origin is unknown. It is believed that Imhotep, the supreme official of King Djoser C.2670 BC. had a great impact on the construction of the calendar.
Historically, ancient Egyptians initially used a civil calendar based on a solar year that consisted of 365 days only, without making any adjustment for the additional quarter of a day each year. However, in the mean time, they knew an astronomical calendar which is based on an astronomical concept namely the heliacal rising of a bright star called Sirius "Canis Major, the Dog Star" at the dawn of the eastern horizon. The day on which the heliacal rising of Sirius occurs marks the first day of the year. Sirius or Spdt in ancient Egyptian is characterized by high luminosity and is a member of the constellation Canis Major. It lies about 8.6 light years from earth. The first day coincides with the arrival of the highest point of river Nile flood at Memphis, south west of Cairo, the capital of Egypt during the early dynastic period of the old kingdom.
Videos Page Update on our Website
We have updated our Videos Page to show the latest YouTube videos uploaded by El Maqar TV.