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This is the first article of the series ‘Coptic Diaries’, where Marina Makary takes Egyptian Streets’ readers on a journey in the Coptic Orthodox church — its people, history, traditions, and culture. “Make sure that fasting has changed anything in you. Consider how much you have fasted and you’re still the same!,” - Pope Shenouda II Fasting is one of the major pillars of the Coptic Orthodox church in Egypt. Most Egyptians are not aware that Copts fast for more…