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History of the Copts

History of the Copts

By History of the Copts podcast
The History of the Copts Podcast is a narrative history of Roman and Medieval Egypt through the eyes of its native population, the Copts. The Podcast is a part of @copticvoiceus – a 501C(3) non-profit with the mission to help forge a global Coptic identify.
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Episode 97. Epilogue
Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today! Intro Music: Lullaby of Democracy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CU09lSXzKk Outro Music: Stranger - Poem by Pope Shenouda III - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnGsPsbAtK0&t
23:45
October 13, 2020
Episode 96. Cyril Ibn Laqlaq
The reign of Cyril, the 7th Crusade, the Rise of the Mamluks. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
27:59
October 8, 2020
A New Home!
visit https://historyofthecopts.com/ Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
01:15
October 6, 2020
Special Announcement. The End.
An end date for the Podcast! Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
06:16
October 6, 2020
Episode 95. Golden Age.
The Fifth Crusade and the golden age that wasn't supposed to happen. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
26:04
September 29, 2020
Episode 94. The Empty Throne.
When there was no Patriarch... Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:10
September 22, 2020
Episode 93. The Third Crusade. Part 2
Closing the Crusading loop. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
19:57
September 15, 2020
Episode 92. The Third Crusade. Part1
Europe comes to Jerusalem. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:59
September 8, 2020
Episode 91. Jerusalem, again!
Back to Jerusalem! Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
27:54
August 25, 2020
Episode 90. The Leper King
Pre-Second Crusade Greater Syria and Egypt. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
30:18
August 18, 2020
Episode 89. Salah ad-Din
Saladin's conquest of Syria. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
33:14
August 11, 2020
Episode 88. The Iron Rod.
The reigns of the Patriarchs John the Fifth and Mark Ibn Zur'ah. Special appearance by the enigmatic priest Murqus Ibn al Qunbur. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
35:28
August 4, 2020
Bonus Episode 9. Interview w/ Dr. Werthmuller
Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today! Insights from the Fatimids and Ayyubids period from Dr. Werthmuller - author of Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt, 1218-1250 Available here: https://amzn.to/2D4Z2zz
01:32:28
July 28, 2020
Episode 87. The Massacre of Bilbais
When the Crusaders were in Cairo. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
32:28
July 13, 2020
Episode 86. Convergence
The second Crusade and the emergence of a unified Syria. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:47
July 7, 2020
Episode 85. The Battles of Gabriel
The reign of Gabriel II Ibn Turayk - the slow decline of the Fatimids and the rise of anti-Christian tension in Egypt. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
34:19
June 30, 2020
Episode 84. True Crime
The beginning of the end of the Fatimids. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
36:40
June 16, 2020
Episode 83. The Monk Who Had Nothing
Macarious, the 69th Patriarch. The Crusaders first attempt to conquer Egypt. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
32:17
June 4, 2020
Episode 82. A kingdom is born
The Fatimids move to crush the Crusaders. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
32:43
May 26, 2020
Episode 81. Jerusalem
The Crusades begins... Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
31:48
May 19, 2020
Episode 80. The Cannons of Cyril
The life and times of Cyril II, politics in Egypt just before the Crusades. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
28:30
May 10, 2020
Episode 79. The Armenian Conquest
An Armenian freed slave comes to conquer Egypt. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:00
April 21, 2020
Episode 78. The Seljuk Turks
The Patriarch is captured and sold as a slave. The Seljuk Turks arrive to the Middle East. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
32:03
April 14, 2020
Episode 77. The Cannons of Christodoulos
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30:17
April 4, 2020
Episode 76. The myth of al Hakim
The end of al Hakim reign. Shenouda the 2nd and Bukhaira. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
31:07
February 25, 2020
Episode 75. The Greater Persecution
al Hakim measures against Christians and Jews in the Caliphate. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:18
January 30, 2020
Episode 74. The Year 1000
Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today! The early reign of the controversial Caliph al Hakim bi amr allah and the elevation of the Patriarch Zachariah
31:14
January 21, 2020
Episode 73. The Saga of Ibn Raga
Al Aziz reign. Philotheus the Patriarch. Paul Ibn Raga. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
36:12
December 17, 2019
Episode 72. When the Mountains Moved
Yeb. Someone moved a mountain, but what did REALLY happen? Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
27:35
December 3, 2019
Episode 71. Abraham and Sawrius
The Fatimid State. The Patriarch Abraham Ibn Zari'ah and Severus of Al Ashmunin. Prelude to Al-Muqattam. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
31:30
November 19, 2019
Episode 70. Assassination
The life and death of Theophanous (Theophilus), the 60th Patriarch of Alexandria. The conquest of Egypt by the Fatimids. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
32:56
November 5, 2019
A special Announcement - Coptic voice Summit
Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today! Identity and Leadership Summit, learn more: http://copticvoiceus.com/ Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coptic-voice-identity-and-leadership-summit-tickets-74770403289?aff=ebdssbeac
14:49
October 27, 2019
Episode 69. Into the 10th Century
First half of the 10th Century, a prelude to the Fatimids. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
33:04
October 22, 2019
Episode 68. The Mystery of Al Farghani
Legacy of Ibn Tulun, the Qarmatian revolt, the Fatimids. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
35:27
October 7, 2019
Episode 67. Shenute the Steward
Shenute last few years, Ibn Tulun's death, and the council of Damascus. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
34:04
September 24, 2019
Episode 66. Ibn Tulun
Ibn Tulun consolidating his rule in Egypt. Exclusive Episode. Music Credit: Paul Hanna. O Kyerios Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
15:19
September 11, 2019
Episode 65. The Anarchy of Samarra
The breakdown of the Caliphate - Ibn Tulun coming to Egypt Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
27:26
September 3, 2019
Episode 64. The Jealous Servant
Dhimmitude. Al Mutwakill. Shenouda The Steward. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
31:18
August 20, 2019
Episode 63. Joseph of Alexandria
The reign of Pope Joseph, the 52nd Patriarch of Alexandria. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
35:39
August 5, 2019
Episode 62. The Last Rebellion
The depopulation of the Delta after the bashmourite rebellion. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
35:49
July 23, 2019
Episode 61. The death of a city
The destruction of Alexandria, the reign of Pope John and Mark. Harun Al Rasheid Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
36:41
July 8, 2019
Episode 60. Arabic Egypt
When the settled Arabs became Egyptian; sixth and seventh revolts of the 8th Century Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
33:11
June 11, 2019
Episode 59. The Arab Empire
When the Middle East became Arab. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
34:39
June 5, 2019
Episode 58. The Bashmourites
The end of the Ummayd. The Bashmourites and the beginning of the Abbasid era. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
30:00
May 23, 2019
Episode 57. The Casket
First and second Coptic rebellions, the exploits of the Moses, bishop of Wasim. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
28:48
May 15, 2019
Episode 56. The Apocalypse
The troubled reign of Pope Alexander, Apocalyptic texts, and the prelude to the 1st Coptic revolt. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:01
May 6, 2019
Episode 55. Poisoned Figs
Start of the 8th Century, Pope Simon and Pope Alexander. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
30:01
April 28, 2019
Episode 54. The appointed one
Pope John the merciful and Isaac. The relationship between the Muslim administration and the Papacy. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
31:38
April 19, 2019
Episode 53. A bumpy ride
On the transformation of the Early Caliphate to a theocratic monarchy, the death of Pope Benjamin and the relationship between his successor Agathon and the Melkite Church in Egypt. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
33:45
April 16, 2019
Bonus Episode 7. The State of the Union
Modern Theological Dialogue. Closing the Loop on Chalcedon Dedicated to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikos_Nissiotis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulos_Gregorios Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
32:47
April 5, 2019
Bonus Episode 6. Coptic Voice
Interview - Coptic Voice Launch Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
57:27
March 31, 2019
Episode 52. Third Time A Charm
Pope Benjamin post fall of Alexandria, relics of St. Mark, and the first fitna of the Caliphate. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
31:05
March 26, 2019
Episode 51. The Return of the Pope
The return of Pope Benjamin from exile. A Revolt in Alexandria. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
34:50
March 19, 2019
Episode 50. The New Masters
The New Arab administration of Egypt. The End of Roman rule Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
33:07
March 12, 2019
Episode 49. letting go
The Arab conquest of Egypt.. The fall of Alexandria and the treaty of Misr. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
32:07
March 5, 2019
Episode 48. The one who conquers
The Arab conquest of Egypt. The epic siege and fall of Babylon. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
32:33
February 26, 2019
Episode 47. Whips and Scorpions
The Arab Conquest of Egypt. Amr Ibn al-‘As crosses the Easern borders of Egypt. Fall of Pelusium. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
30:42
February 19, 2019
Episode 46. Excerpts
The Arab armies conquer Syria and Palestine and achieve a total victory at Yarmuk Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
34:37
February 10, 2019
Episode 45. Introduction 2.0
A quick overview of the birth of Caliphate and Islam.  Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
37:02
February 3, 2019
Episode 44. A Fast for Heraclius
In this episode we follow the years between Heraclius recovering the Empire, and the eventual Arab conquest- with the rise and then demise of monenergism in the background Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
26:31
January 25, 2019
Episode 43. The Persian Conquest
This episode explores the dynamic between a conquering Persian army, and a native Christian population in the Middle East, few years before the Arab conquest. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
31:25
January 18, 2019
Episode 42. Civil War
In the episode we go through the civil war inside the Byzantine Empire that preceded the Persian conquest of Egypt, and eventually the Arab conquest. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:23
January 13, 2019
Episode 41. Into the 7th Century
In this episode we go through the collapse of the Arab Christian tribes, the schism between Antioch and Alexandria, and the three brother rebellion Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
24:19
January 6, 2019
Episode 40. Disintegration
In this episode we go through the period between 565 AD and 578 AD, a chaotic period in the history of the Copts, where the Egyptian church was disintegrating into various factions Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
28:55
December 31, 2018
Bonus Episode 5 - Interview w/ Stephen Guerra
This episode is an interview about Pope Leo the Great and Chalcedon with the Host of the History of the Papacy Podcast - Stephen Guerra
01:10:55
December 25, 2018
Epiosde 39. The Three Chapters Controversy
In this episode we discuss the Christianization of the Nile valley beyond Egypt, the Justinianic plague, and the three Chapter controversy. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
31:55
December 22, 2018
Epiosde 38. One Empire, Two Churches, Three Patriarchs
In this episode we follow the career of Pope Theodosius into the the reign of Justinian and the events that led to the formation of a permanent miaphysite church and three rival patriarchs in Alexandria. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
32:27
December 15, 2018
Episode 37. One Empire, Two Churches
In the episode we explore the beginning of the end of a united Church in the early years of Justinian, with the elevation of Pope Theodosius in the background. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
31:09
December 8, 2018
Episode 36. Prelude to Justianian
In this episode we will explore the period immediately before the elevation of Justinian, and focus on Pope Timothy the Third actions in Ethiopia. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:32
December 1, 2018
Episode 35- The Trisagion Revolution
In this episode we will examine the events following the elevation of Severus of Antioch and the reaction in Constantinople and Europe including Vitalian's revolt, with the elevation of Pope Timothy the Third in the background. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
34:03
November 24, 2018
Bonus Episode 4. Cyril revisited
Bonus Episode 4. Cyril revisited by Jonathan Adly.  Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
01:08:51
November 17, 2018
Episode 34. A Good Man
This episode introduces Severus of Antioch and his interactions with the imperial government and the Coptic Popes. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
31:12
November 14, 2018
Episode 33. Act of the Union
This episode discusses the Henotikon and the events leading up to it with the personalities of Peter Mongus, and Acacius in the forefront. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:24
November 5, 2018
Episode 32. A hero?
This episode discusses the events of Zeno's elevation as an Emperor, Basiliscus's rebellion and the resultant ascendancy of the miaphysites. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
26:38
October 27, 2018
Episode 31. The Wobble-Hat
This episode is about the early reign of Timothy the Cat, his exile, and the consecration of Timothy the Wobble-Hat. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
28:34
October 20, 2018
Episode 30. The Emperor's bishop
This episode examines the reaction to Chalcedon in Alexandria, the reactions of the Copts to the Pro-Chalcedon bishop Proterius, and the elevation of Timothy the Cat as Patriarch. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:10
October 13, 2018
Episode 29. Chalcedon. Part2
This episode continues the events of the Council of Chalcedon and the resultant transformation of Egyptian Christianity. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
25:19
October 6, 2018
Episode 28.Chalcedon. Part1
This episode discusses the events leading to the Council of Chalcedon and its first 4 sessions. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
27:16
September 29, 2018
Episode 27. Total victory?
This episode goes through the events of the elevation of Pope Dioscorus and the Council of Ephesus II. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
27:36
September 23, 2018
Bonus Episode 3. Life in Byzantine Egypt
This episode goes through various topics that explores the Egyptian society between Diocletian and the Arabs.
30:17
September 15, 2018
Episode 26. Pillar of Faith
This episode discusses the legacy of Pope Cyril as well as the overall developments of 5th Century Roman Empire. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
24:54
September 9, 2018
Episode 25. Council of Ephesus
This Episode goes through the events of the Council of Ephesus as well as the split and then the reunion between Antioch and Alexandria. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
27:53
September 3, 2018
Episode 24. Christological debates
This Episode introduces Nestorius and the associated controversy. A brief overview of Christological concepts will be discussed as well. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
29:13
August 25, 2018
Episode 23. Jews, Monks, and Pagans
This episode goes through the events of the early reign of Pope Cyril including the expulsion of the Jews, the power struggle between the Prefect of Alexandria and Cyril, and the murder of Hypatia. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
27:33
August 17, 2018
Bonus Episode 2. Monasticism in late-antiquity Egypt
This bonus episode discusses the state of monasticism in Egypt during the late 4th/early 5th century, using the Hisoria Monachorum in Aegypto as our guide. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
26:16
August 12, 2018
Episode 22. The Oak Synod
In this episode the narrative of Pope Theophilus continues and the events of the Oak Synod and the exile of John Chrysostom is told. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
25:18
August 3, 2018
Episode 21 - Theophilus of Alexandria
In this episode we go through the narrative of Pope Theophilus life with emphasis on the anthropomorphism controversy and his interactions with John Chrysostom.  Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
26:40
July 29, 2018
Episode 20- John's Prophecy
In this episode we continue exploring the reign of Pope Theophilus, the events of the destruction of the Temple of Serapis, and the battle of the Frigidus river. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
24:34
July 21, 2018
Episode 19 - 4th Century Alexandria
In this Episode we explore the events of the Council of Constantinople, The rise of Pope Theophilus and life in 4th century Alexandria. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
27:35
July 15, 2018
Episode 18 - Moses and the Arab queen
In this episode we discuss the legacy of Pope Peter II and the events of leading to the Council of Constantinople with a brief detour introducing the Bedouin Arabs in our narrative. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
24:46
July 6, 2018
Episode 17 - Two Sword and A Spear
In this Episode we end the narrative of St. Athanasius' story and discuss his legacy as well as the connection between Julian the Apostate, Philobateer Mercurius, and St. Athanasius. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
26:11
July 1, 2018
Episode 16. It's a Riot!
In this episode we look at the events after St. Athanasius third exile and the transition of power between Constantius and Julian with the riot that killed the Arian bishop George the Cappadocian highlighted. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
28:32
June 24, 2018
Episode 15 - His Mercy Endures Forever
In this Episode the events post the death of Constans would be explored and the resultant 3rd exile of St. Athanasius. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
24:41
June 16, 2018
Episode 14 - The Return
In this Episode, St. Athanasius returns from his exile to Alexandria with the events of the Council of Serdica and relationship between Constans and Constantius in the background.  Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
20:38
June 10, 2018
Episode 13 - The Second Exile
This Episode will explore the circumstances of the second exile of St. Athanasius, his relationship with Constantine's sons, and the creation of the Ethiopian Church with the involvement of St. Athanasius. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
24:54
June 3, 2018
Episode 12- The First Exile
This episode is about the growing tension between Orthodoxy and Arianism as well as the relationship between Constantine and St. Athanasius ending with the exile of St. Athanasius. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
22:54
May 26, 2018
Episode 11 - Church and State
In this episode we will explore the political and social background of the Arian heresy as well as the start of St. Athanasius career. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit https://joyful.gifts/ to start today!
22:35
May 20, 2018
Episode 10 - Constantine
This Episode discusses the rise of Constantine and the Christian Empire as well as the brewing Arian heresy in Alexandria. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
24:43
May 13, 2018
Bonus Episode 1 - Flight of the Holy Family
This bonus Episode will recount the Flight of the Holy family into Egypt and it's historical value. It is mostly written and produced by John Fahmy. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
11:36
May 9, 2018
Episode 9 - The Last Martyr
In this episode Diocletian will begin the Great Persecution and The Coptic Patriarch, Peter I will be remembered as the last martyr. I will briefly go over the religious identity of Egypt as well. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
23:25
May 6, 2018
Episode 8 - The beginning
This episode will explore the situation of the Copts during the anarchy of third century and the beginning of the reign of Diocletian and the Era of Martyrs. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
22:30
April 29, 2018
Episode 7 - The Martyr Church
In this Episode we will explore the beginning of the Martyr Church Discourse in the setting of the anarchy of the third century and the first government sponsored persecution under Decius. Pope Dionysius life and actions are highlighted. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
24:10
April 22, 2018
Episode 6- Origen and Demetrius
In this Episode we will explore the relationship and the controversies between Pope Demetrius and Origen as well as how the Coptic church began to represent the Egyptians Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
25:57
April 15, 2018
Episode 5- The bucolic war
In this episode, we will look into the events of the best documented Egyptian rebellion against Roman rule, known as the bucolic rebellion, and birth of the theological school of Alexandria. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
22:09
April 8, 2018
Episode 4 - 10 Popes
In this episode, we will look into the spread of Christianity in Egypt during the first century with the Jewish revolt of 117 AD and the rise of Gnostics as a backdrop Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
20:01
March 25, 2018
Episode 3 - The seed
In this episode we will explore the first martyrs of Alexandria, and the account of the founding of the Coptic Church by St. Mark from both Coptic and non-Coptic sources. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
22:56
March 18, 2018
Episode 2- Conquest 101
In this Episode, we see how did the Romans govern Egypt and the first rebellion of the Egyptians against Roman rule, as well as the effects of their legal reforms on the social standing of the Egyptians. Music Credit to Doctor Turtle. Lullaby of Democracy Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
26:53
March 10, 2018
Episode 1 - Not quite the beginning
In this episode we would look where should start our Coptic history and what constitutes the beginning with a brief overview on the annexation of Egypt by the Roman and the identity of the inhabitants of Egypt. Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
23:20
March 3, 2018
Episode 0 - Introduction
Hello and welcome to the history of the Copts Podcast. Episode 0 - Introduction. In this Episode, we explore who are the Copts and the overall layout of the Podcast. Music credit to Doctor Turtle. Lullaby to Democracy Announcing Joyful.gifts. The best way to do gifts! Visit Joyful gifts to start today!
09:14
March 2, 2018