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Coptic Monasteries Egypt"s Monastic Art and Architecture by Gawdat Gabra

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Published by American University in Cairo Press .
Written in English


  • Early Church,
  • History Of Art / Art & Design Styles,
  • Other ancient Oriental Churches,
  • Religious buildings,
  • Religious subjects depicted in art,
  • Monasticism,
  • General,
  • Religion - Church History,
  • Religion,
  • Egypt,
  • Religion / General,
  • Christianity - History - General,
  • History,
  • Art, Coptic,
  • Monasteries, Coptic

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Edition Notes

ContributionsTim Vivian (Introduction)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9191314M
ISBN 109774246918
ISBN 109789774246913

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Otto F.A. Meinardus (–) was the author of numerous publications on the history of Christianity in Egypt and the Near East, including Monks and Monasteries of the Egyptian Deserts (AUC Press, ), Coptic Saints and Pilgrimages (AUC Press, ), and Christians in Egypt: Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant Communities Past and Present Cited by: The only exception is some of the Historical books, which were always in short supply in Coptic Monasteries. The New Testament on the other hand is represented in its entirety though in a fragmentary shape. A second category is the apocryphal Gospels, Acts, and Biblical lives that were frequently read in Coptic Monasteries. These two books consists of the commemoration of the saints throughout the Coptic year. Part 1 includes the months of Thoout, Paope, Hathor, Koiakh, Tobe and Meshir. Part II includes the months of Paremhotep, Parmoute, Pashons, Paone, Epep, Mesore and . Coptic Monasteries of Egypt, Introduction In early a project was initiated to document the current state of the Coptic Monasteries and Churches in Egypt with a pilot at Deir al-Salib, The Monastery of The Cross, in Naqada. The project was launched by The Saint Mark Foundation through Dr. Fawzy Estafanous. It.

Image: Ancient and old book from a Coptic Orthodox library at one of the Egyptian monasteries - Photograph by Michael Ghaly for صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: كتب قديمة وأثرية في مكتبة قبطية أرثوذكسية بأحد الأديرة المصرية - تصوير مايكل غالي لـ: موقع الأنبا تكلا. (# ) Coptic Orthodox Monasteries - (In and outside the city of Alexandria) - (Destroyed in the 7th century) St. Menas Coptic Orthodox Monastery - - (Destroyed) Diocese of Wadi El Natrun. Monastery of Saint Pishoy. Paromeos Coptic Orthodox Monastery - (Wadi El Natrun) St. Coptic Monasteries “They rode for the entire day. Toward the end of the afternoon, they came upon the Coptic monastery. The alchemist dismounted, and told the escorts they could return to camp.”() The Alchemist and Santiago come upon the monastery after riding on their horses across the great Sahara desert all day long.   What led me to think the Sahidic Psalms codex which Budge published in is that he says in his book “The Earliest Known Coptic Psalter: The text, in the dialect of Upper Egypt” that it was found in ruins of an ancient Coptic church and monastery in Upper Egypt with ten homilies, which he gives details of (pp. vii, viii, xiii, xiv).

In his book, “Institutes” he had twelve chapters, the first four about the history of Coptic monasticism, the life of monks and their way of life, and the other eight chapters about spiritual warfare which may attack monks; for example, pride, vainglory, anger, and so on. "Contains Coptic versions of the Books of Deuteronomy, Jonah, and the Acts of the Apostles, from the papyrus Codex Oriental no. , and the Book of the Apocalypse from the paper manuscript, Oriental no. " MSS, Coptic, Hamuli, Manuscript, Monastery, Saint Michael Archangel, California Digital Library. 3, K. The martyrdom and. Gawdat Gabra has 22 books on Goodreads with ratings. Gawdat Gabra’s most popular book is Coptic Monasteries: Art and Architecture of Early Christian. Book Description: Egypt, the birthplace of communal monasticism, has a rich store of monasteries and monastic art. Coptic Monasteries takes the reader on a tour of the best preserved and most significant of these ancient religious centers, documenting in exhaustive detail the richness and the glory of the Coptic .