All posts by Nathan Hollenbeck

About Nathan Hollenbeck

Nathan joined Coptic Orphans in 2006. It was his response to a call to help return Egypt’s hospitality to the Holy Family on behalf of Christ Emmanuel and the Theotokos, after they changed his own life as a youth. He has a passion to fulfill God’s command to “bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” (Isaiah 1:17, ESV)

New Report Confirms: Copts Out-Give Egypt as a Whole

Coptic Deacons chant the Nativity Liturgy at St. Mark's Cathedral, Cairo

The Hudson Institute just published a report on philanthropic freedom worldwide. It’s an interesting read if you want a global perspective on how easily–or not-so-easily–charities run around the world. But some figures it cites (from another study) are a far cry from what George Washington University and Coptic Orphans found in last year’s Coptic Diaspora Survey. Or what we know by experience in Egypt. Continue reading

Blessed, We Pray

His Holiness Pope Tawadros leads Coptic Orphans volunteers and staff in prayer
His Holiness Pope Tawadros leads Coptic Orphans volunteers and staff in prayer

His Holiness Pope Tawadros leads Coptic Orphans staff and volunteers in prayer at St. Mark’s Cathedral after blessing our work exactly a week before yesterday’s turmoil there.

It brings new meaning to the words that His Grace Bishop Angaelos wrote yesterday afternoon:

We pray for Egypt because we believe that Egypt, as blessed by God, still has a chance.