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Didymus
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« on: June 01, 2007, 04:14:15 AM »

To all Coptics and other Christians commemorating this day, may the Lord visit all His people even as He visitied the people the Egypt bringing tidings of good news  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 07:21:29 AM »

Dear Didymus,

Thanks for the notice. The journey of the Holy Family throughout the Holy Land, though a peripheral incident of the Gospel story according to many other Christian traditions, is a celebrated Feast of the Coptic Church. The Monasteries of the Coptic Church in the Holy Land mark the route of their journey; Holy Altars glorify their resting places, and miraculous phenomena continue to testify to the blessing of their presence.

Whether by coincidence or intention, the BOC just recently published and released its latest addition to the Oriental Orthodox Library: a translation of The Vision of Theophlius--an extra-Biblical tradition regarding the sojourn of the Holy Family in Egypt. This "apocryphal" work accounts for a vision, credited by a medieval Coptic Bishop to St. Theophilus (23rd Patriarch of the See of Alexandria) via St. Cyril, of the Virgin St. Mary through which she personally revealed, in inricate detail, her personal account of the journey.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 10:10:47 AM »

Thank you for the information. It is always nice to learn more about The Church and her traditions.

I believe you will find the British Orthodox Church is under the Coptic Church so it's likely to be a connected event.
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