HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS OF THE EGYPTIAN CHURCH

Dayr Al-Muharraqah

DAYR AL-MUHARRAQAH ABU SALIH THE ARMENIAN, who wrote in the early thirteenth century, is the only ancient author who mentions Dayr al-Muharraqah. He situated it in Giza near Bunumrus, also known as Abu al-Numrus (Ramzi, 1953-1968, Vol. 2, , p. 3 and p. 39). There is still a village of this name to the south …

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Dayr Al-Sham‘

DAYR AL-SHAM‘ The most ancient testimony is that given at the beginning of the thirteenth century by ABU SALIH THE ARMENIAN (1895, pp. 194-95), who saw an inscription dating a reconstruction of the monastery from the year 951. Abu Salih explained the nickname Dayr al-Shayyatin (Monastery of the Demons) by saying that the monks had …

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Dayr Al-Muharraq

DAYR AL-MUHARRAQ الدير المحرق Nothing is known for certain about the date of the foundation of this monastery. A sermon attributed to the patriarch THEOPHILUS OF ALEXANDRIA (384-412) credits him with a vision of the Holy Virgin in which she revealed to him that the principal church of the monastery in the place where Mary …

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Pshoi Of Scetis

PSHOI OF SCETIS A fourth-fifth-century monk (feast day: 8 Abib). Pshoi was born at Shansha, in the province of al-Daqahliyyah. There is another town of this name in the province of Beheira, and there thus remains some doubt on the precise location of his birthplace. His parents had seven children; and before his birth his …

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Gabriel V

GABRIEL V The eighty-eighth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1409-1427). Born probably in the province of GIZA, south of Cairo, Gabriel became a government functionary charged with collecting taxes. At an unknown age, he abandoned his official responsibilities in his province in order to become a monk. He entered the monastery of Anba …

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Patrology

PATROLOGY The term patrologia was first used by the Lutheran theologian Johannes Gebhard (d. 1637), and his work under that title appeared in 1653. Eventually “patrology” became synonymous with the science of patristics, especially as it relates to questions of doctrine and dogma. Patrology embraces all the church authors of antiquity beginning with Saint JEROME, …

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Dayr Al-Tin

DAYR AL-TIN This monastery was mentioned for the first time by al-Shabushti (Atiya, 1939, pp. 25, 26), who died at the end of the tenth century or the beginning of the eleventh. He called it Mar Hanna and situated it on the edge of Lake al-Habash, near the Nile. The HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS OF …

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