Youssef Matta

Saint Ababius, (Father Ababiyus) (1240?)

SAINT ABABIUS, (Father Ababiyus) A monk of Scetis. The Copto-Arabic SYNAXARION by MIKHA’IL, bishop of Atrib and Malij (about 1240), makes no mention of Saint Ababius. However, a fourteenth-century Arabic manuscript, copied in Syria, gives a long life of this saint. The manuscript attributes this life to JOHN COLOBOS (National Library, Paris, Arabe 259, fols. 57r-104v; …

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