AL-MASHRIQI AL-MALLAWANI

An eighteenth-century Copt. Three are associated with this name. A al- Qibti (George the Copt) who had taken up the Catholic faith sent two letters to with arguments for the Catholic doctrine, a refutation of the Monophysite errors, and an invitation to conversion.

Murqus’ letter in reply declined the invitation, and its polemical message apparently had the effect that returned to the Coptic faith and accepted the penance that the of ABU TIJ, Christodoulus, laid on him. The extant manuscript of the dates to 1795-1796.

FREDERICK