Theology And Liturgy Bibliography

THEOLOGY AND LITURGY BIBLIOGRAPHY Abdallah, Alfonso. L’ordinamento Liturgico di Gabriele V-88 Patriarca Copto. Cairo: Ain Shams Press, 1962. ‘Abd al-Masih Salib al-Mas‘udi. Al-Khuulaji al-Muqaddas. Cairo: n.p., 1902. Alcock, Antony. The Life of Saint Samuel of Kalamun by Isaac the Presbyter. London: Aris & Philips, 1983. Allen, Pauline, and C. Datema. “Leontius presbyter of Constantinople.” Byzantina […]

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Coptological Studies

COPTOLOGICAL STUDIES Coptological studies may be divided into several periods. The oldest began in the first Christian centuries, when the Greek alphabet with the additional letters from demotic was used to elevate the spoken Egyptian language into a written language. This made it possible for many Egyptians to read the Old and New Testaments or […]

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Somers Clarke (1841-1926)

SOMERS CLARKE (1841-1926) An English architect and archaeologist. He was born in Brighton and received his training in church restoration in the office of Sir Gilbert Scott. In 1922 he retired to Egypt, where he lived until his death. There he worked with J. E. QUIBELL and Frederick W. Green in the excavations at Hierakonpolis, […]

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Agostino Ciasca (1835-1902)

AGOSTINO CIASCA (1835-1902) An Italian Coptologist and Orientalist. Ciasca was born at Polignano a Mare, near Bari. He became prefect of the Vatican Archives and was named a cardinal in 1899. He traveled to Egypt in 1879 and acquired manuscripts for the Borgia Museum. He edited in two volumes Sahidic biblical fragments under the title […]

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Emile Gaston Chassinat (1868-1948)

EMILE GASTON CHASSINAT (1868-1948) A French Egyptologist and Coptologist. He was born in Paris and studied under Gaston Maspero at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes and under Eugène Revillout and Paul Pierret at the Louvre. He was appointed to the Egyptian department of the Louvre in 1894 and joined the Institut français d’Archéologie orientale in Cairo […]

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Liturgy In The Coptic Church

LITURGY IN THE COPTIC CHURCH The etymological origin of the word liturgy is from leitos, “public, relating to the people,” and ergon, “work.” It is used in the New Testament as a religious (priestly) service in Luke 1:23: “When the days of his ministry were accomplished, Zechariah returned to his house.” In Acts 13:2 we […]

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Marius Jean Joseph Chaîne (1873-1960)

MARIUS JEAN JOSEPH CHAÎNE (1873-1960) A French Coptologist. He was born at Tarascon, Bouches-du-Rhône, and was trained for the priesthood and later became an abbot. He studied under Joseph Halévy at the Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes. Among his numerous Coptic publications are Compendium morphologiae copticae (Rome, 1910) and Eléments de grammaire dialectale copte (Paris, […]

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Archibald Henry Sayce (1845-1933)

ARCHIBALD HENRY SAYCE (1845-1933) An English Assyriologist. He was educated at Grosvenor College, Bath, and Queen’s College, Oxford. His main field was Assyrian and West Asian archaeology and philology; nevertheless, he was intimately connected with Egypt for over half a century, traveling there extensively. He spent many winters in his own boat on the Nile, […]

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Heinrich Schäfer (1868-1957)

HEINRICH SCHÄFER (1868-1957) A German Egyptologist. He studied Egyptology under A. Erman (1887). He was appointed to a post in the Berlin Egyptian Museum, becoming director in 1907. He was also professor at Berlin University. From this time on, Schäfer was responsible for a great amount of reorganization and cataloging of this great collection. On […]

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Kurt Heinrich Sethe (1869-1934)

KURT HEINRICH SETHE (1869-1934) A German Egyptologist. He studied Egyptology under Adolf Erman at Berlin University and was appointed professor of Egyptology at the University of Göttingen (1900), later succeeding Erman at Berlin (1923). He was a member of the British Academy. Sethe was, with Erman, one of the two greatest figures in Egyptian philology […]

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