Tagged with Bedouin

The Burning Bush is Closed

The Burning Bush is Closed

From al-Monitor, reporting from Mt. Sinai, where a Greek Orthodox Monastery houses what it claims is the original burning bush: In the Sinai city of St. Catherine, a few thousand people and around 800 camels have been left struggling since the first week of August, when Egyptian security authorities ordered the total shutdown of the … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Release

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Release

God, With great relief and little wrangling, the abducted security personnel in Sinai were released this week. The president, political parties, and military all celebrated their peaceful transfer through the intervention of tribal chiefs in the area. No negotiation, no bloodshed – all celebrated a successful resolution. Successful, that is, with two lingering uncertainties: No … Continue reading

Christians in the Sinai

Bishop Cosman is the presiding bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the diocese of North Sinai, consisting of an area 200km long and 127km deep. This roughly stretches from Port Said to Suez along the west (though these cities do not belong his bishopric). Bishop Cosman states that the population of his bishopric is … Continue reading