Pshoi Of Scetis

PSHOI OF SCETIS A fourth-fifth-century monk (feast day: 8 Abib). Pshoi was born at Shansha, in the province of al-Daqahliyyah. There is another town of this name in the province of Beheira, and there thus remains some doubt on the precise location of his birthplace. His parents had seven children; and before his birth his …

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Dayr Yuhannis Al-Qasir

DAYR YUHANNIS AL-QASIR A monastery in Wadi al-Natrun founded in the fourth century (c. A.D. 380) by Abba Yuhannis according to the instructions of his father, Amoi. Tradition relates that the latter planted his staff in the sand and asked his son to water it regularly, although the closest well was 12 miles (19 km) …

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