Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant & Hymnody
The Ragheb Moftah Collection at the Library of Congress
The photographs of Ragheb Moftah are sub-divided into topical groups: 1) Moftah with family and colleagues; 2) Moftah and others at Anba Bishoy and Anba Macarius in Wadi al-Natrun – Easter 1995; 3) In the recording studio; 4) Moftah at Mass, with the Higher Institute of Coptic Studies Choir, and with Pope John Paul II; 5) Moftah with his niece, Laurence Moftah, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, and Dr. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress; 6) Moftah’s 100th birthday – December 21, 1998; 7) Moftah’s funeral Mass – June 18, 2001; 8) Moftah’s burial at the family mausoleum – April 25, 2002.
A separate group of late nineteenth-century photographs of Coptic churches from the Prints and Photographs Reading Room is also offered in this Gallery, as well as some recent photos of St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.
Photographs of Ragheb Moftah by Topic:
- Alone and with Family and Colleagues
- At Anba Bishoy and Anba Macarius Monasteries, Easter 1995
- In the Recording Studio
- At Mass, with Coptic Studies Choir and with Pope John Paul II
- Pictured with Laurence Moftah and Pope Shenouda III
- 100th Birthday Celebration, December 21, 1998
- Funeral Mass, June 18, 2001 and Burial, April 25, 2002