Dayr Al-Khadim

DAYR AL-KHADIM

Ibn Duqmaq (1893, p. 8) and al-MAQRIZI (1853, Vol. 2, p. 505) mentioned a Dayr al-Khadim that was near Bahr Yusuf (al-Manha) in the province of and was dedicated to the angel GABRIEL.

The State of the Provinces in 1375 indicates the same (‘Abd al- Latif, 1810, p. 689). Ramzi (1953-1968, Vol. 2, pt. 3, p. 217) thought that this was the same as the DAYR AL-SANQURIYYAH, but the latter is consecrated to Saint Theodorus.

‘ABD AL-MASIH SALIB AL-MASU‘DI (1924, pp. 163, 179) distinguished the two monasteries very clearly, the first having disappeared but the second still being in existence, at least its church.

ABU SALIH THE ARMENIAN (1895, p. 245) placed Dayr al- Khadim at Antinoë (ANTINOOPOLIS).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • ‘Abd al-Latif. Relation de l’Egypte de ‘Abd al-Latif, trans. and ed. A. 1810. I. S. de Sacy. Paris, L’Etat des provinces is translated in an appendix.
  • Abd al-Masih Salib al-Masu‘di al-Baramusi. Kitab Tuhfat al-Sa’ilin fi Dhikr Adyirat Ruhban al-Misriyyin. Cairo, 1924.
  • Ibn Duqmaq. Kitab al-Intisar, ed. C. Vollers. Cairo, 1893.
  • Ramzi, M. Al-Qamus al-Jughrafi lil-Bilad al Misriyyah, 3 vols. Cairo, 1953-1968.

RENÉ- COQUIN

MAURICE MARTIN, S.J.