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Demetrius II

DEMETRIUS II The 111th patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1862-1870). Formerly abbot of DAYR ANBA MAQAR, he was elected in 1862. In 1867, the year that saw the establishment of the first Protestant church by the missionaries in Asyut, he made a tour of Upper Egypt to rally the Coptic flock round the …

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Dayr Sitt Dimyanah

DAYR SITT DIMYANAH A monastery near Bilqas. History It is very probable that the Dayr Jimyanah (or Dimyanah) described by al-MAQRIZI (d. 1441) and the present Dayr Sitt Dimyanah (to the north of Bilqas) are one and the same place, as suggested by ‘ABD AL-MASIH SALIB AL-MAS‘UDI (1924, p.149). The orthography given by al-Maqrizi, Jimyanah, …

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Churches In Akhmim

Churches in Akhmim Of the numerous churches in Akhmim, two are of some historical interest. The Church of Abu Sayfayn is situated in the southeastern part of the city. A walled enclosure is partitioned into two unequal parts by a wall. The larger area contains a cemetery of the Ottoman period and some dependent structures. …

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