Friday, April 24, 2009

Photos: Coptic Easter


An Egyptian Copt monk burns incense prior to the Coptic Easter celebration mass led by Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark in Cairo the eve of April 19, 2009. The Church of Alexandria in Egypt has about 58 million members worldwide. (Getty/Daylife)

A member of the Egyptian Orthodox church performs a ritual at the Easter midnight mass in the main cathedral in Cairo April 18, 2009. (Reuters/Daylife)


Pope Shenouda III, 85 years-old, the 117th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, participates in the Coptic Easter celebration mass in Cairo the eve of April 19, 2009. The Church of Alexandria in Egypt has about 58 million members worldwide. (Getty/Daylife)

Pope Shenouda III, the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Egypt, attends the Easter midnight mass at the main cathedral in Cairo April 18, 2009. (Reuters/Daylife)


Egyptian Copt women attend the Coptic Easter celebration mass led by Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark in Cairo 07 April 2007. The Church of Alexandria in Egypt has about 58 million members worldwide. (Getty/Daylife)

Members of the Egyptian Orthodox church attend the Easter midnight mass at the main cathedral in Cairo April 18, 2009.(Reuters/Daylife)

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