OF TABENNESE

(feast day: 18 ). Saint Victor is known as general of the Tabennesiotes (see , ) and local abbot of . According to the Coptic sources, he was present at the (431) with Saint CYRIL and Saint SHENUTE. According to the same sources, he was the natural son of II (408-450), which explains the favor he enjoyed with the emperor. With the support of the emperor, he began to build a church named for Saint at Pbow, but died both before and before the dedication of this church, which was organized by his successor .

Victor was celebrated at the (), as is shown by the typika preserved at Leiden (Insinger 39, ed. Pleyte and Boeser, p. 215), Cologne (Westermann, no. 10206), and Vienna (K9735).

An recounts the consecration of the church, which was begun by and was completed by his successor Martyrius (Lantschoot).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Lantschoot, A. van. “Allocution de Timothée d’Alexandrie.” Le Muséon 47 (1934):13-56.
  • Pleyte, W., and P. A. A. Boeser. Manuscrits coptes du Musée des antiquités des Pays-Bas à Leide. Leiden, 1897.
  • Westermann, W. L. Upon Slavery in Egypt. New York, 1929.

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