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Ancient Christian Churches of EgyptAncient Christian Churches of Egypt - Overview of the location, design, and layout of early Christian churches in Egypt, with photos, diagrams, and links to specific examples and related topics; by Jimmy Dunn. Christian Monasteries of EgyptChristian Monasteries of Egypt - Noting that the earliest Christian monasteries were founded in Egypt, provides a brief overview of the most noteworthy -- along with a map and photographs -- and provides comprehensive lists, including links where available, of all the monasteries in Egypt by geographic location; by Jimmy Dunn.
Christian Oxyrhynchus (modern al-Bahnasa) and its EnvironsChristian Oxyrhynchus (modern al-Bahnasa) and its Environs - Illustrated article, with map, on the history, archaeology, and importance of Oxyrhynchus, which was, in the archaic Christian period, an important center for that religion and an Episcopal See; by Jimmy Dunn, on Tour Egypt. Christianity in EgyptChristianity in Egypt - A compilation of several essays on various aspects of Christianity in Egypt; the History of Christianity in Egypt essay recounts the birth and early growth of the faith, saints, theologians, the Council of Chalcedon, and a bibliography and links to related sites; from
Clement of AlexandriaClement of Alexandria - A lengthy essay which treats both the life and writings of this early Christian philosopher and theologian, by Francis P. Havey; from The Catholic Encyclopedia. The Coptic Museum in EgyptThe Coptic Museum in Egypt - Designed to show how Coptic monuments and artifacts form a bridge between Ancient, Pharaonic, and Graeco-Roman periods and the Islamic era, it contains an overview of the museum's history, an essay on "Christianity in Egypt," color photos of numerous important artifacts in the Gallery, a Virtual Tour, and many other features.
The Coptic Ps.Gospel of Judas (Iscariot)The Coptic Ps.Gospel of Judas (Iscariot) - A compendium of rumors, news accounts, and other information about this 13-leaf, 26-page codex manuscript, discovered in the 1970s in a cave northeast of El Minya, Egypt; includes a map, photographs, images of the manuscript pages and transcriptions, and a translation of the text. Desert FathersDesert Fathers - Contains: Early Egyptian Desert Fathers and 120 Wise Sayings of the Fathers, plus -- via the homepage -- links to the Manuscript Collection, Photo Album of Historic Moments, History, Heritage, Architecture, and other subjects; from Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery.
Fathers of the ChurchFathers of the Church - Contains selections from the writings of such early Church Fathers as Alexander of Alexandria, Athanasius, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Peter of Alexandria, Pierius of Alexandria, Theognostus of Alexandria, and others, plus several Gnostic texts. Gospel of JudasGospel of Judas - Discusses the Gospel of Judas, which was used among the Cainites, an early Christian gnostic sect, and the only known manuscript, a leather-bound papyrus codex which recently surfaced after 1700 years in the desert of Egypt; contains information on the Background, Contents, Rediscovery, Scholarship, and other aspects; from Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
Gospel of Judas Pages Endured Long, Strange JourneyGospel of Judas Pages Endured Long, Strange Journey - The twisting tale of the recently-discovered Gospel of Judas itself, its centuries in hiding, mysterious travels, and near destruction, and its modern discovery, scientific examination, conservation, and translation is nearly as surprising as the story the gospel tells; by Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News, April 6, 2006. Holy Family in EgyptHoly Family in Egypt - Recounts the story of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt, when Christ was an infant, as they sought haven from the wrath of King Herod.
Life of St. AntonyLife of St. Antony - Full text of Athanasius of Alexandria's Life of St. Antony, written between AD 356 and 362, the main source for subsequent biographies, from Medieval Sourcebook, Fordham University. Living for Eternity - the White Monastery, SohagLiving for Eternity - the White Monastery, Sohag - - Information and pictures of the Dayr Amba Shinuda, assembled by members of the University of Minnesota.
The Lost Gospel of JudasThe Lost Gospel of Judas - Describes the ancient Coptic manuscript dating from the third or fourth century, containing the only known surviving copy of the Gospel of Judas, which has been restored and authenticated after being lost for nearly 1,700 years; contains: The Document, The Project, Time Line and Map, Conservation, Authentication, and other information; from National Geographic. Lost Gospel Revealed; Says Jesus Asked Judas to Betray HimLost Gospel Revealed; Says Jesus Asked Judas to Betray Him - Hidden in the Egyptian desert for 1,700 years, the newly-discovered Gospel of Judas, a 26-page manuscript written in the Coptic script used by Egyptian Christians, offers a surprising take on Christianity's most reviled man; by Stefan Lovgren for National Geographic News.
Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great at Scetis (Wadi Natrun-Egypt)Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great at Scetis (Wadi Natrun-Egypt) - Provides an image of Saint Macarius the Great, detailed information on the Monastery's history, reconstruction, monastic rule, daily activities of the monks, and other aspects of monastic life and ritual; text is also available in Arabic, French, and German. Monastery of St. Macarius (Deir Abu Magar)Monastery of St. Macarius (Deir Abu Magar) - Deir Abu Magar, also called Deir Anba Makaryus, was probably the first monastery in the Wadi al-Natrun; recent excavations may show how a loose group of hermits evolved into a monastic society; by Jimmy Dunn.
Monks and Monasteries of EgyptMonks and Monasteries of Egypt - Summary of the book "Monasticism in Egypt" by Michael McClellan, with 35 photos from the book, and catalog and reviews of the photo exhibit; from Inner Light Productions. Nag Hammadi LibraryNag Hammadi Library - Discovered in December 1945 near Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt, this collection of 13 ancient codices dating from AD 390 contains the "Gnostic Gospels" and other early Christian writings; background information and complete English texts; from the Gnostic Society Library.
Pope's Visit Lays Historic Basis for Egyptian-Vatican TiesPope's Visit Lays Historic Basis for Egyptian-Vatican Ties - Summary of the Washington Times account of Pope John Paul II's 3-day visit to Egypt, the first visit by a Pope to Egypt; from Egypt State Information Service. President Mubarak Welcomes His Holiness Pope John Paul II in CairoPresident Mubarak Welcomes His Holiness Pope John Paul II in Cairo - Official welcoming address by President Hosni Mubarak on the occasion of Pope John Paul II's state visit to Egypt, delivered in Cairo on February 24, 2000.
Saint Anthony of EgyptSaint Anthony of Egypt - Biography of the Egyptian hermit and monk, which also discusses his place and influence in the history of Christian monachism; by E. C. Butler, in The Catholic Encyclopedia. St. AmmonSt. Ammon - Brief biography of the 4th century Egyptian hermit; from Catholic Encyclopedia.
St. Anthony - Abbot, Patriarch of MonksSt. Anthony - Abbot, Patriarch of Monks - - A biography of St. Anthony of Egypt; by Rev. Alban Butler. St. Anthony's MonasterySt. Anthony's Monastery - A brief history of this ancient Christian monastery, one of the oldest in the world, located in the Red Sea Mountains; by Jimmy Dunn, for
St Catherine's Monastery in the SinaiSt Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai - A brief history and lengthy description of the 1700th anniversary of one of the most important centers of Orthodox monasticism; by Iason Athanasiadis, in Al-Ahram Weekly Online. St. Macarius the Great of EgyptSt. Macarius the Great of Egypt - Hagiography of the Egyptian hermit and saint (AD 300-390), disciple of St. Anthony the Great; from Orthodox America.
St. Paul - The First HermitSt. Paul - The First Hermit - - A brief biography of Saint Paul of Thebes, commonly known as Paul the First Hermit or Paul the Anchorite (died ca. AD 345), who is regarded as the first Christian hermit; includes a history of Coptic Christianity, an overview of hermitry, a gallery of images, and other resources. Vita S. Antoni (Life of St. Anthony)Vita S. Antoni (Life of St. Anthony) - Scholarly, annotated, Introduction followed by full-text of Athanasius' "Life of Antony"; from Christian Classics Ethereal Library.


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