The Patriarchal Museum and Coptic Panorama at the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center were inaugurated on Saturday, 16 March 2013, by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the see of St. Mark, on the first departure anniversary of late triple beatified Pope Shenouda III.
The Museum Consists of three large halls, the largest of which is dedicated to the display collection of personal belongings of «Pope Shenouda III» , including some clothes and gifts, his sermons desk and papal chairs.
The Papal Museum & Coptic Panorama also encompasses belongings of the late Archdeacon Habib Girguis, in addition to his personal library, his precious publications, and various rare manuscripts written in his own hand.
The other two halls, one hosts local and international galleries and the other is the memorial of the martyrs of the Coptic Church in the modern era, as well as the Library of St. Mark.
The Coptic Panorama sheds light on the most significant historical events of the Coptic Church, such as the Advent of the Holy Family to Egypt, as well as many personalities who participated in preserving the Coptic identity, like Mrs. Margit Toth, and that in the framework of international cooperation with the Republic of Hungary.
The museum houses new halls to display various local and international art works, as the museum’s and the center are keen to spread the Coptic culture and are open up to different cultures. The Galleries halls were inaugurated by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II on Tuesday, 18 November 2014, in His holiness enthronement anniversary: Galleries:-
The museum includes a large hall and a memorial of the martyrs of the modern era that includes martyrs belongings and parts of the churches that were attacked. Including martyrs of Egypt in Libya, Martyrs of Al-Boutrossiya, Martyrs of St. Mark Church, Martyrs of Tanta, Martyrs of Saints “Al-Qedesin” Church,Martyrs Naga Hammadi in addition to martyrs praises to pay tribute to them and benefit from their fragrant accounts.
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Alongside enjoying the Patriarchal Museum, the Coptic Panorama, the Galleries and taking the blessing of the martyrs’ memorial, you can visit St. Marks Library for church services, which includes books, gifts, crosses, crowns of the bride and various forms of crosier, Brazen serpent, religious books, children’s books and gifts. As well as the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center releases including books and CDs. For inquiries and orders 01282497922
The Patriarchal Museum, the Coptic Panorama, Martyrs Memorial, Library and St. Mark’s Bookstore for Church Services welcome visits daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Why visiting the Patriarchal Museum?
When visiting the Patriarchal Museum you and your family can learn about the history of the Coptic Church , and see the collection of historical figures who enriched and added to the church and take blessings from martyrs memorial, who’s blood is the seed of the church and buy souvenirs and special books and gifts.