My first Armenian Orthodox baptism in Alexandria

July 21, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
When I accepted to document Lara's baptism a few years ago, little did I know about the Armenian Orthodox Church in Alexandria. I was awestruck by the beauty of the church and the richness of the baptism rituals. The shrine is magnificent and it is where most of the ceremonial prayers will take place. The baptism with water is performed in an adjac...
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A baptism tale at the monastery of Saint Mina

March 29, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Monastery and Cathedral of Saint Mina is one of the most famous monasteries in Egypt and is dedicated to Menas of Egypt, one of the most well-known Coptic saints in the East and the West, due to the many miracles that are attributed to his intercession and prayers. It is a very sought out blessing for many to celebrate the baptism of their chil...
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A serene baptism at the Jesuits in Alexandria

November 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The Jesuits Cultural center in Alexandria has been a welcoming home for me when I landed in Egypt 10 years ago. It is there that I made the acquaintance of so many of my Egyptian friends and it is also the place where I received the most relevant and soul piercing spiritual advice that would completely change my life. So I was over the moon when my...
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The Baptism: A surreal experience

November 20, 2021  •  1 Comment
Witnessing the baptism of your child is quite an experience. But seeing the photos of the ritual is simply mesmerizing and surreal! I am grateful to have been the storyteller of many baptisms where I was called to photograph and film a large variety of such ceremonies, according to a plethora of rites and rituals, all to fulfill one of the Holy sac...
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Architectural photography: My fun paid assignment

November 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The Stanley bridge is one of Alexandria's landmarks. Anyone who visits the city needs to have more than a few photos taken with the bridge. I was no different. As a hobbyist photographer a few years back, it was on my bucket list of stuff to try my lens at in Alexandria. My friends from work, Jo, Mo and myself would set out over the weekend to get...
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