Michael VI

MICHAEL VI A ninety-second patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1476-1478). Michael (or in Arabic, Mikha’il) is briefly mentioned in the HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS; the dates of his investiture and his death are given, but no reference is made to the monastery from which he was chosen to occupy this ecclesiastical high office. …

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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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Epiphany Tanks

EPIPHANY TANKS Relatively large basins, measuring 8¼ x 9¾ feet (2.4 x 3.0 m) in the church of Saint Mercurius at the monastery of DAYR ABU SAYFAYN and 5½ x 8½ feet (1.7 x 2.6 m) in the church of Saint Sergius. As a rule they are rectangular and may be 4½ feet (1.4 m) …

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