patriarch GABRIEL II

Canons Of Hippolytus

CANONS OF HIPPOLYTUS A series of thirty-eight canons peculiar to the Copts and certainly only a reworking of the famous Apostolic Tradition attributed, rightly or wrongly, to the antipope Hippolytus (Geerard, 1974-1987, Vol. 1, no. 1737; see also no. 1742). It would be helpful to know who the author is, an Alexandrian or a Roman, …

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Canons Of Epiphanius

CANONS OF EPIPHANIUS A set of canons prescribing moral rules concerning the clergy and the laity, promulgated by the emperor JUSTINIAN at the instigation of the patriarch of Constantinople. The Epiphanius under whose name these canons are placed is not, as one might be tempted to think, the famous bishop of Salamis in the fourth …

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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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Fuwwah

FUWWAH A city located in the Delta in the Gharbiyyah province about 14 miles (22.5 km) northeast of Damanhur. A version of the SYNAXARION for 3 Bashans lists the commemoration of Eudaimon from Fuwwah. But it is uncertain whether this Fuwwah is identical with the Fuwwah in the northwestern Delta. It is similarly uncertain whether …

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Copto-Arabic Nomocanons

COPTO-ARABIC NOMOCANONS Canonical documents are preserved either in chronological collections, in which the texts appear in the order in which they were published, or in nomocanons, in which texts are grouped according to subject to facilitate consultation. It appears that the Greeks invented this method of presentation and were imitated by the Copts, not in …

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