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Heraclas, Saint

HERACLAS, SAINT The thirteenth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (231-247) (feast day: 8 Kiyahk). He studied theology at the CATECHETICAL SCHOOL OF ALEXANDRIA under ORIGEN, who selected him as his assistant to teach beginning students (Eusebius Historia ecclesiastica 6. 15). When Origen had difficulties with the authorities, Heraclas succeeded him as head of …

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Abusir Bana

ABUSIR BANA A town located in the Egyptian Delta about three miles south of SAMANNUD in the province of al-Gharbiyyah. Its Greek name was Busiris. Although Abusir Bana had a reputation as late as the Byzantine period for its devotion to Isis, Christianity also has a long tradition in the town. One of the bishops …

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