Letters Of Synods

LETTERS OF SYNODS By this name, two types of documents are generally described. The letters addressed either to other bishops or to some other contemporary personage, preserved in Greek or Coptic. These have been conveniently indexed by M. Geerard in his Clavis Patrum Graecorum (CPG). They derive from the synods held in the ancient period …

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Dayr Al-Qusayr (Turah)

DAYR AL-QUSAYR (Turah) [This article is made up of two parts, history and architecture. More information has accumulated about Dayr al-Qusayr than about many other monasteries.] History This ruined monastery in the Middle Ages was called Dayr al- Baghl (Monastery of the Mule); Dayr al- Yunan; Dayr al- Haraqal (Monastery of Heraclius); and Dayr Arsaniyus, …

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AKHMIM A city on the right bank of the Nile, about 250 miles (467 km) south of Cairo. In Byzantine times Akhmim was known as Panopolis. It remains today the chief town of the province of Suhaj. Akhmim is the name of pharaonic times (Chemmis) clothed in Arabic. Monasteries Pachomian Establishments The Greek and Coptic …

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