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Laqqanah - Coptic Wiki


A town located in the Egyptian about 7 miles (11 km) east of Damanhur in the Beheirah Province. Laqqanah was a bishopric by 1145 when Ya‘qub al-Qari’ of the town was one of a number of men who attempted to make ibn Kadran patriarch. In 1257 John of Laqqanah was present at the consecration of the holy CHRISM, and in 1299 Bishop John (perhaps the same man) of Laqqanah and Damanhur was present at the same event (Munier, 1943, pp. 35-36). wrote in the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century that there was a COLOBOS in Laqqanah.


  • Munier, H. Recueil des listes épiscopales de l’église copte. Cairo, 1943.
  • Timm, S. Das christlich- Ägypten in arabischer Zeit. Wiesbaden, 1985.