DAYR AL-BARAMUS

Moses The Black, Saint

MOSES THE BLACK, SAINT (d. 407) Anchorite and martyr and the most famous of the monks called Moses (feast day: 24 Ba’unah). He was a former black slave who had been dismissed by his master “because of his immorality and acts of highway robbery.” When he became a monk at Scetis, he was subjected to …

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John XVI

JOHN XVI The 103rd patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1676-1718). He succeeded MATTHEW IV (1660-1675), originally a monk of DAYR AL-BARAMUS. As a native of the old city of Tukh al- Nasara or Tukh Dalakah his secular name before taking the monastic vow at DAYR ANBA ANTUNIYUS was Ibrahim al- Tukhi. He was …

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John XIV

JOHN XIV The ninety-sixth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1570-1585). John was a native of the city of Manfalut in Upper Egypt. He was selected for this high ecclesiastical office from the Monastery of Our Lady known as DAYR AL-BARAMUS after an interregnum of approximately two years, during which the bishops and the …

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John XIX

JOHN XIX Pope of Alexandria and 113th patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1928-1942). He was born at DAYR TASA in the province of Asyut in 1855. It was there that he received his education. He entered DAYR AL-BARAMUS monastery in the Western Desert and was chosen by Pope CYRIL V to be his …

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Isidhurus (1867-1942)

ISIDHURUS (1867-1942) Bishop and abbot who wrote a history of the Coptic church. Isidhurus was born at Homs, Syria, into a pious Christian family named Na‘um. In 1880 he emigrated to Alexandria at the age of thirteen in the company of a relative, Hegumenos Isaiah, who was the resident priest in charge of the Coptic …

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