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Church Of Al-Mu‘Allaqah

CHURCH OF AL-MU‘ALLAQAH (Old Cairo) الكنيسة المعلقة   This church is called in Coptic manuscripts “the church of Saint Mary, Mother of God, at Babylon in Egypt” (Amélineau, 1893, pp. 577-79). Texts in Arabic describe it as the “church of our Lady Mary, surnamed the hanging.” European travelers have called it “the church of the …

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Fast of Jonah

Fast of Jonah Also designated the Fast of Nineveh, this fast is observed to commemorate the penance of the Ninevites at the preaching of Jonah (Jon. 3:1-10). This fast was originally kept by the Syrian Orthodox Church and was adopted as one of the fasts of the Coptic church by Patriarch ABRAHAM, the sixty-second pope …

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FASTING Fasting is strictly observed by the Copts in accordance with their calendar. The custom predates Christianity in Judaism and ancient Egyptian religion. Fasts are recommended by Jesus (Mt. 6:16; Mk. 2:20) and by the apostles (Acts 13:2, 14:23; 2 Cor. 11:27). The total fasting days in Coptic tradition cover approximately two- thirds of the …

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Abraham Persa

ABRAHAM PERSA The Sahidic text published by E. O. Winstedt in The Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology (1908, with the variants of the two folios: W. E. Crum, 1905, No. 318 and G. Zoega, 1810, No. 222, from a copy by O. von Lemm) is probably part of an encomium. Among other things, …

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