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Dayr Anba Bakhum

DAYR ANBA BAKHUM A small monastery on the Nile’s left bank, near Medamud, about 5 miles (8 km) from the ruins of the temples of Karnak and close to the present Luxor airport, to the north of this town. The first to name it, although he said nothing very precise, appears to have been C. …

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Dayr Abu Daraj

DAYR ABU DARAJ About 45 miles (68 km) to the southwest of Suez and about 160 yards from the police station known as Bi’r Abu Daraj, and 18 miles (28 km) from ‘Ayn Sukhnah—that is to say, on the road that runs along the Red Sea—are the ruins of the Dayr Abu Daraj. These include …

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Dayr Abu Musa (Misas)

DAYR ABU MUSA (Misas) The Coptic texts of MOSES OF ABYDOS give us some information about his monastery. Moses established himself first of all in proximity to the temples of Abydos, at a place called Pehke; then he went off toward the south wishing to escape the importuning crowds attracted by his miracles. But he …

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Dayr Al-Muharraq

DAYR AL-MUHARRAQ الدير المحرق Nothing is known for certain about the date of the foundation of this monastery. A sermon attributed to the patriarch THEOPHILUS OF ALEXANDRIA (384-412) credits him with a vision of the Holy Virgin in which she revealed to him that the principal church of the monastery in the place where Mary …

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Dayr Anba Antuniyus

DAYR ANBA ANTUNIYUS دير أنبا أنطونيوس History The Monastery of Saint Antony is situated 30 miles (45 km) southwest of the Red Sea lighthouse of Ras Za’faranah (100 miles, or 290 km, from Cairo via Suez) at the foot of the south end of the Jalalah mountain range. After the death of Saint ANTONY, a …

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Hamai Of Kahyor, Saint

HAMAI OF KAHYOR, SAINT A fifth-century monk who was martyred (feast day: 11 Amshir). His cult is attested by some Coptic documents, in particular some typika (books containing rules and rubrics for divine service), from DAYR ANBA SHINUDAH, but his life has been preserved only by a fairly long notice in a single manuscript of …

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