AL-QAYS A city located in Middle Egypt on the west side of the Nile about 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Bani Mazar in Minya Province. In Greek it was called Kynopolis ano (Upper Kynopolis). The SYNAXARION commemorates the martyrdom of Bisadah (Psoi) from al-Qays on 24 Tubah. Records indicate that the city was a …

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Panine And Paneu

PANINE AND PANEU A legendary saints and objects of a ninth-century cult. The surviving portions of this attractive legend were edited from the remains of two codices of the White Monastery (DAYR ANBA SHINUDAH) by G. Zoega (1810), C. Wessely (1917), W. Till (1935), and T. Orlandi (1978). To his edition, Till added a German …

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Martyrs, Coptic

MARTYRS, COPTIC The souls recognized in Egypt who suffered persecution and died for their faith. The majority of martyrs belong to the period of Roman persecutions from the time of Nero in the mid-first century to the time of Diocletian in the early fourth century. It is, of course, impossible to assemble the names of …

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