patriarch GABRIEL II

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 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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