Anba Yuna

Dayr Ghubriyal

DAYR GHUBRIYAL In the notice concerning Anba Yuna (perhaps Jonas) for 2 Tubah, the Sahidic recension of the SYNAXARION of the Copts mentions the Dayr Ghubriyal as one of the residences of the saint. It adds that the monastery was in the desert. According to the context, one must suppose that this desert was near …

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Dayr Anba Daryus

DAYR ANBA DARYUS A monastery mentioned in the Sahidic recension of the SYNAXARION in commemorating Anba Yuna (perhaps Jonas) at 2 Tubah. The Synaxarion locates it near the town of Armant. Anba Yuna’s uncle Victor, who prayed for the saint’s birth and to whom he owed his vocation, was buried near the church of this …

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Dayr Al-Saqiyah

DAYR AL-SAQIYAH This monastery, today in ruins, was situated on the left bank of the Nile 2.5 miles (4 km) north of the DAYR AL-NASARA, at the bottom of a large wadi that opened on the stony desert at the foot of the mountain. At the foot of a high cliff is a rectangular enclosure …

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