Alexandrine

Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA Founded in 331 b.c. by Alexander the Great at the western end of the Nile Delta. An Egyptian town, Rakote, already existed there on the shore and was a fishermen’s resort. From its very beginning, Alexandria developed rapidly into one of the world’s great cities. The city replaced Memphis as the capital of Egypt …

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Coptologia

COPTOLOGIA An international journal that encourages research in the Coptic heritage, concentrating on Alexandrine theology and Coptic monasticism. It was founded by Fayek Ishak in 1981. Some of its publications are the Coptic Orthodox Mass and the Liturgy of St. Basil, the Horologion (al-Agbeya): The Book of the Seven Nocturnal and Daylight Canonical Prayers, and …

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Longinus

LONGINUS A sixth-century missionary, who, according to ecclesiastical historians, played an important role in bringing Christianity to the Nubian kingdoms both of NOBATIA and of ‘ALWA. Information about his life and activities is found in the work of his contemporary, John of Ephesus, and in the later writers Eutychius and AL-MAQRIZI. According to John of …

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