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Christianity in Asyut in Modern History

Christianity in Asyut in Modern History A Historical Introduction By the second half of the eighteenth century, Asyut had taken Girga’s place as the capital of Upper Egypt. With Muhammad ‘Ali’s interest in admin­istratively organizing Egypt’s governorates, the construction of the gover­norate building in Asyut began in 1811. In 1822, Asyut’s population was around seventeen …

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Mark VII

MARK VII The 106th patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1745-1769). His original name was Sam‘an, and he was a native of the village of Qulusana in the district of Samalut in Upper Egypt. As a youth, he retired to DAYR ANBA BULA in the Eastern Desert, where he took the monastic vow and …

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Iqladiyus Labib

IQLADIYUS LABIB (1873-1918) Egyptian Coptologist. He was born in the Coptic village of Mr in the province of Asyut in Upper Egypt within reach of the ancient monastery of Our Lady known as DAYR AL-MUHARRAQ. He was accustomed from his early youth to accompany his family in attending weekly services at that monastery. After the …

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Dayr Tasa

DAYR TASA Today the name of a Coptic village on the right bank of the Nile on the edge of the desert, south of ABNUB and opposite ABU TIJ. The cemetery and ancient church have been preserved. No ancient author mentions it. S. CLARKE in 1912 noted the church and its titular, the archangel Michael, …

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