Coptic celebrations of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the Corniche and in public gardens in Luxor

The Nile Corniche and the public park in Luxor witnessed a large number of Copts flock to celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

This comes within the framework of the celebrations of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church and the rest of the Mark of St. Mark abroad, with the fast of the Virgin Mary, which began on August 7, and lasts for 15 days. The celebrations are interspersed with masses in most churches.

The “Fasting of the Virgin” is one of the occasions that have its place in the church, and this occasion is not the only one in which the church celebrates the feasts of the Virgin, but it is also celebrated in the month of Kiahk, with praises and glorifications of the Virgin Mary.

2 million visitors, including Muslims

The Monastery of the Virgin in Assiut is scheduled to receive nearly two million visitors from all Egyptian denominations, as well as from the Muslims of Egypt, who have all the love and respect for the Virgin.

During the period of the Virgin’s fast, churches hold masses and the revival of the fast of the Virgin Mary in “Drunka” headed by Anba Youannis, Bishop of Assiut.

Virgin fasting

The Virgin Mary’s fast is a second-degree fast in which all vegetarian food is available, including oils, in addition to allowing the consumption of fish. Some vow a fast with water and salt, that is, without oil.

The fast ends with the celebration of the ascension of her body to heaven, on the 16th of Misra, which corresponds to the 22nd of August, and is preceded by the fast of the Virgin (15 days).

The Apparition of the Virgin on May 15

And the appearance of the “pigeon”, which some claimed to be “spiritual”, was confirmed by the publication of Reverend Athanasius Rizk, pastor of the Church of Pope Shenouda III Zohour May 15, on the church’s official page on the social networking site “Facebook”, where he said, “It was observed that three white pigeons appeared in At half past seven on Monday evening, this went on for an hour and a half.”

The first appearance of the Virgin in Zaytoun was from 1968 AD, since the evening of Tuesday, April 2, 1968 AD, and then the Virgin Mary, Umm al-Nour, appeared in the Coptic Orthodox Church.

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