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2016

Cleveland Egyptian community at Cleveland Multicultural Event

The Cleveland Egyptian Community was represented at the 7th annual International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) holiday party on December 14, 2016.

120 people participated in the fashion show and each walked the runway to music from their country. Click on the white arrow to watch the short video of the Egyptian model Nadar Soliman.



Nadar Soliman

Nadar Soliman

Nadar Soliman

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Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt Exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt. The Exhibition examines the myths and realities of the Egyptian kings' power through extraordinary ancient objects from the British Museum.

Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt brings 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history to life through some of the finest objects from the British Museum's vast holdings and several of Cleveland's own masterworks. The first Egyptian art exhibition organized at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 1996, Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt looks past the myth to reveal the carefully designed personas of the Egyptian kings and explore the realities of daily life for the ancient royals.

Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt, a centennial special exhibition, is on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall from March 13 through June 12, 2016.

Pharaoh exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art

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Geography of Egypt (from Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt Exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art)

Map of Egypt from Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt Exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art


2014

Egyptian Fashion at Cleveland Multicultural Event

Representatives from the Egyptian community participated in the International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network's (ICC-WIN) 5th annual multicultural holiday celebration at the Global Center for Health Innovation in the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland Ohio. They modeled Egyptian costumes at the International Fashion Show which featured traditional costumes of dozens of countries.

Fashions of Egypt

Fashion of Egypt


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Happy Anniversary Fr. Mikhail

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of The Very Rev. Archpriest Fr. Mikhail E. Mikhail, D.Min.

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Egyptian Festival at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

The Cleveland Egyptian community gathered at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church for the 26th annual Egyptian Festival on August 22-24, 2014.

Little girls in Egyptian costumes  at the 2014 Egyptian Festival at St. Mark Church

Egyptian costumes for the Festival



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H.H. Pope Shenouda III Courtyard at St. Mark Church

Fountain in H.H. Pope Shenouda III Courtyard



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2013

Dr. Akram Boutros, President and CEO, MetroHealth System, hosted the Welcoming America reception at MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland. He told how he and his family came from Egypt when he was 12 because Christians did not have any opportunity there. He spoke no English, only Arabic and French, but learned and became friends with an Israeli student who came from Jerusalem.

Dr. Akram Boutros, President and CEO, MetroHealth System

Dr. Akram Boutros


Dr. Boutros say the greatest thing about America is how you can reap the reward of your hard work.

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2012

Egyptian Festival at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

24th Annual Egyptian Festival at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
August 24 - 26, 2012

Father Mikhail and Lion of St. Mark

Father Mikhail and Lion of St. Mark


"Egypt is a nation that lives within us
and not a nation we live in."
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

Our condolences to the Egyptian community and the Coptic Orthodox Church on the passing of the beloved Pope Shenouda.

Pope Shenouda in 2009

Pope Shenouda in 2009



2010



Egyptian festival - King Tut and girl in Cleveland

Fun at the 22nd Annual Egyptian Festival


22nd Annual Egyptian Festival at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
August 27-29, 2010


Heba Mostafa and Moatasem Al Bitar at CSU International Day

Heba Mostafa and Moatasem Al Bitar at CSU International Day


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Organizations and Resources for Egyptians in Cleveland

St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
2100 East Pleasant Valley Road. Seven Hills, OH 44131



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Egyptian History and Culture

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The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations.

A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C., and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 B.C., who in turn were replaced by the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines.

It was the Arabs who introduced Islam and the Arabic language in the 7th century and who ruled for the next six centuries. A local military caste, the Mamluks took control about 1250 and continued to govern after the conquest of Egypt by the Ottoman Turks in 1517. Following the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869, Egypt became an important world transportation hub, but also fell heavily into debt. Ostensibly to protect its investments, Britain seized control of Egypt's government in 1882, but nominal allegiance to the Ottoman Empire continued until 1914.

Partially independent from the UK in 1922, Egypt acquired full sovereignty with the overthrow of the British-backed monarchy in 1952. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt.

A rapidly growing population (the largest in the Arab world), limited arable land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress society. The government has struggled to meet the demands of Egypt's growing population through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure.

(facts courtesy of CIA World Fact Book)


Lion at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

Lion at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church


Egypt - 7000 year civilization display

Egypt - 7000 year civilization display at CSU International Day


Egyptian pyramid display at CSU




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